2017-09-13 / Looking Back

Looking Back


Red Mill on the banks of Deer Creek is pictured. A small boat is visible in the lower lefthand of the photo. This is the future site of Riley Park, located on the south edge of Delphi in 1900. The poem at the bottom of the photo reads: “Genial people, social converse, friendly games that don’t deceive. Oh, the reasons they are plenty that make Delphi hard to leave.” Red Mill on the banks of Deer Creek is pictured. A small boat is visible in the lower lefthand of the photo. This is the future site of Riley Park, located on the south edge of Delphi in 1900. The poem at the bottom of the photo reads: “Genial people, social converse, friendly games that don’t deceive. Oh, the reasons they are plenty that make Delphi hard to leave.” From files of Carroll County Comet, Journal-Citizen, Hoosier Democrat, Delphi Journal, Flora History website and the Carroll County Historical Museum.

10 YEARS AGO

Ann Hughes owner and operator of Sassy’s held a grand opening of her new full-service salon that included hair, nails and massage treatments. Hughes said she wanted to expand but it was important to her and for her customers to stay local.

Delphi Community High School freshman Jordan Wagner and DCMS seventh grader Shelbi Fisher were the top boy and girl overall winners of the first Delphi Middle School Triathlon held at Lake Shafer. Wagner and Fisher received a plaque, trophy and medal for their performance. The event was considered a success by all the participants and their parents, who thought the event should be held every year.

The senior housing project known as Water Tower Place, located on the Crooked Road to Flora/Delphi, opened to the public. The facility was also to host a clubhouse, fitness center, recreation room, business center and hair salon.

25 YEARS AGO

Delphi Mayor Sam Deiwert requested that the City of Delphi be released from its financial obligation to the Carroll County EDC for 1993 and remainder of 1992. County EDC Director Bret Rinehart said he would not grant a release to the city. Mayor Deiwert said the city was forming a Planned Community Development program and had hired a woman to work 20 hours a week for a salary of $27,500.

50 YEARS AGO

Carroll County taxpayers had a 1968 Carroll County proposed budget tax rate of $1.36 as compared to $1.21 in 1967. The county-wide school rate of 25¢ had been transferred from the county budget to the school budgets.

Boy Scout Troop 165 member Arthur Small was awarded the Life Scout and Merit badges for life saving, fire safety, pioneer reading and scholarship at a ceremony held at the Scout Cabin in Riley Park. Scott, Ted and Tom Harford, Jeff Kelly, Mike Gray and Pat Clifford were presented Merit badges for swimming.

75 YEARS AGO

Everett McCauley, a Cutler School vocational agriculture teacher, announced a new National Defense Class to be taught at the Cutler High School farm shop. The Elementary Electricity course was taught by Charles Pierson and the training was government supervised. The course was open to people from Flora, Burlington, Rossville and Ockley.

Rev. Bert Hodge, pastor at the First Brethren Church, was employed by Trustee William Wingard to teach Social Studies at the Carroll High School for a term. He was also employed to teach Junior High History and Citizenship.

100 YEARS AGO

An automobile driven by Harold Emrick of the Coapstick Garage struck Harry C. Milroy, a local cartoonist and sculptor who lived outside the city limits on Camden Road. Milroy came very close to death for a few seconds while in the doctor’s office. He was dreadfully bruised, his head was cut and he sustained a torn ankle and two broken ribs.

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