2017-08-09 / Looking Back

Looking Back


Children ride the carousel at the 1930 Old Settlers street fair. The carousel sat at the corner of Washington and Franklin streets in Delphi. The Citizens Times newspaper sign is visible in the background. Children ride the carousel at the 1930 Old Settlers street fair. The carousel sat at the corner of Washington and Franklin streets in Delphi. The Citizens Times newspaper sign is visible in the background. From files of Carroll County Comet, Journal-Citizen, Hoosier Democrat, Delphi Journal, Flora History website and the Carroll County Historical Museum.

10 YEARS AGO

Carroll County Sheriff Tony Burns was granted permission by the commissioners to pursue purchasing agreements with local healthcare providers to help reduce medical costs. Burns discovered that entering into a purchasing agreement with Greater Lafayette Health Services would result in a 20 percent discount if paid within 20 days of invoice.

Carroll County Clerk Laura Sterrett decided to help overcome an expected shortfall between county expenses and county income when the fulltime second deputy resigned. She replaced her with parttime help because part-time workers did not receive benefits.

25 YEARS AGO

An attractive rate of interest from as low as 5 7/8 percent to 7 1/2 percent is projected for the $1.865 million Delphi City bond sale. The city expects to advertise for $1.1 million in bonds but an agreement between the city and IPC cannot be finalized forcing the higher amount to be borrowed.

Superintendent Robert Foremen presented the 1993 budget for the Carroll Consolidated School Corporation to the school board. The total general fund increased 3.79 percent due to increased insurance costs and special education.

50 YEARS AGO

Lox Equipment Company of Livermore, Calif., became the new owners of a substantial majority of Alloy Crafts Company stock. Alloy Crafts was incorporated in Chicago in 1938. It was expected that no changes would be made to the existing line. However, they have doubled the floor space and have begun manufacturing cryogenic equipment.

Carroll County Commissioners awarded Raymond Temple of Pittsburg the contract for construction of the septic system at the County Home with his bid of $12,000.

75 YEARS AGO

The 87th Annual Old Settlers meeting held at the Delphi City Park was well attended. The carnival held around the courthouse square was attended by over 10,000 people. It was reported that $20,000 worth of war bonds were sold during the four-day celebration.

Fred W. Martin, 21, a farm youth from Camden, was the 2,000th recruit for the month of July in the Indiana Navy. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Martin.

100 YEARS AGO

Carroll County Auditor Good received a letter from Indiana State Examiner G.H. Hendren that required all auditors and county board commissioners to observe a new state law concerning public work contracts. It said that a duplicate of the plans and specifications for all contracts for gravel roads, bridges, public buildings, dredge ditches or other public works had to be sent to the state department of accounts before bids could be advertised.

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