2017-07-12 / Looking Back

Looking Back


A street following the fair in possibly Flora or Bringhurst is seen in this 1900 photo. A street following the fair in possibly Flora or Bringhurst is seen in this 1900 photo. 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

Indiana has 121 new troopers assigned to state police districts throughout the state. Three of the troopers were assigned to work in Carroll County - Holly Falk of Wells, Kyle Herron of Fort Wayne and A.J. Smith of Delphi.

Kampen Lodge was dedicated as the newest facility at Camp Tecumseh. The 17,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose building was the crowning touch on Camp T’s $7 million expansion. The one-of-a-kind lodge hosted a 33 ft. high rock climbing wall, handmade canoes, northcountry artifacts and an entry way mosaic.

25 YEARS AGO

Colleen and Steve Isley became instant millionaires when Steve’s computer-pick ticket matched all six numbers in the Hoosier Lotto Cash drawing. Steve is a former IBEW lineman who became disabled two years prior. Colleen operates Purple Turtle Day Care Center in Delphi.

A Kid’s Club program started in the local WIC Clinic has become a test pilot throughout Indiana and by fall it will be available for distribution nationwide. The club teaches young children about nutrition and food health habits through the use of songs, puppets and other fun activities. Barbara Mayfield, a registered dietitian with the WIC program in Carroll and White counties, created the program.

50 YEARS AGO

The Indiana State Board of Health has discontinued operating all mobile chest X-ray units. The units have been used since 1950 and were used in 1965 to take 252,830 chest pictures. Of that number, only 59 cases of TB were detected. Dr. Louis Soplar the executive secretary of the Indiana Tuberculosis Council, said the $70,000 spent on the mobile units could be better spent battling Tuberculosis in other ways.

Carroll County Auditor Paul Smith received a check for $106,550.71 from Indiana State Treasurer John Snyder for property tax relief. The amount was $1,655.91 less than the $108,206.08 that was received last year.

Terry Miller, age 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. Webb Miller of Flora, won the 1967 Lafayette Soap Box Derby race. His brother, Tom, won the race the year before. Miller registered the fastest time of 23.72 seconds. He beat Mark Bongen of Lafayette by half a car length to win the championship race.

75 YEARS AGO

A report made by T.A. Gottschalk, administrator of the State Department of Public Welfare, was received concerning the Carroll County Jail. Fred Farnam made an inspection on June 18 and found some improvements. The summary of the report suggests that ultimately only a complete remodeling of the interior of the old structure will be the most efficient and economical solution.

100 YEARS AGO

A Secret Service man paid a visit to a resident of near Lockport. German by birth, the resident has been very pronounced in his remarks favoring Germany. He was not arrested but advised to conduct himself better in the future. The officer requested his firearms and the few sticks of dynamite that he claimed were for stump blasting.

The Straw Board Company is considering Delphi as a location for the manufacturing of egg filler cases and other products made from straw board. The filler factory would bring $400,000 worth of business annually to the city and $150,000 would be expended for labor and products in the community.

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