2017-03-15 / Looking Back

Looking Back


Women walking with their parasols and young girls in pony carts were part of the Votes for Women parade on Main St. in Delphi in 1919. The Delphi Christian Church can be seen in the background. Women walking with their parasols and young girls in pony carts were part of the Votes for Women parade on Main St. in Delphi in 1919. The Delphi Christian Church can be seen in the background. From files of Carroll County Comet, Journal-Citizen, Hoosier Democrat, Delphi Journal, the Flora History website, and the Carroll County Historical Museum.

10 YEARS AGO

Carroll County residents Linda Wise, Richard Bradshaw and Kenneth Pyle were inducted into the Agriculture Hall of Fame at the Carroll County Pork Producers annual banquet at the 4-H Community Building in Flora.

Carroll County Council members approved the use of $30,000 of riverboat gambling money for a grant match for the joint Yeoman Community Center and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) garage project. County Auditor Beth Myers reported $30,000 for the project was put in the EMS budget for two years until 2007, when it was deleted.

25 YEARS AGO

Tara Shanks of Camden is the 1992 recipient of the Bellringer Award. The award is presented annually by the Carroll County Pork Producers and Elanco Products Company and is given to a woman who has contributed significantly to the pork industry.

Alice Sledge and Ed Lane were elected Queen and King at Rossville Milner Community Health Care. Sledge resided in the Senior Citizens Apartments in Flora unit 1991. She is president of the Resident Council at Health Care. Lane a former resident of Stockwell enjoyed feeding birds and fishing.

50 YEARS AGO

Bowen “Bo” Conn has assumed the position of manager of the Carroll County Country Club in Delphi. He graduated from Delphi High School in 1940. He returned from Chicago where he had been with a tool company as a sales engineer for 10 years. He and his wife Kitty have eight children.

Cpl. Robert J. Grubb, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Grubb of Flora, received the Purple Heart from General Walt. Grubb was wounded in action while on duty March 2, 1967, in Vietnam. He suffered shrapnel wounds in his upper left arm and shoulder.

75 YEARS AGO

Members of the Gamma Alpha Chapter of Tri Kappa, a Delphi sorority, presented the Delphi High School with a painting by artist Roy Trobaugh. A second painting was presented by artist Trobaugh himself. He said he was glad to know that two of his paintings had found a permanent home at the high school.

Mrs. Susie Flora received a letter from her son, Private Russell Dean Shankland, that he arrived with a contingent of soldiers in Australia. He said he had a safe voyage and a fine trip. He is the grandson of Mrs. Ella Flora of Delphi.

100 YEARS AGO

A world’s record was made when Frank Enoch sold a bunch of hogs on the open market for $15. Enoch fed the hogs on his farm near Rossville and were sold through the firm of Graves, Nave & Company to the Indianapolis Abattoir Company.

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