2017-10-11 / Looking Back

Looking Back


George W. Sheagley was the driver of the Cutler School Hack in 1900. Kobel Photography Studio in Bringhurst is in the background. Sheagley was born March 9, 1858, in Owasco. He died May 23, 1941 in Cutler and was buried in the Rossville Cemetery. George W. Sheagley was the driver of the Cutler School Hack in 1900. Kobel Photography Studio in Bringhurst is in the background. Sheagley was born March 9, 1858, in Owasco. He died May 23, 1941 in Cutler and was buried in the Rossville Cemetery. 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

Delphi Community High School senior Erika Hawn was crowned Homecoming Queen during half-time of the Delphi/ Benton Central football game. Her escort was Corby Anderson. The freshman class won the pep banner competition.

Winners of the Carroll Elementary School PTO trash bag fundraiser were Kelby Jones, first place, and Alyssa Overholser, second place. Jones sold 97 rolls and received $125 for her effort. Overholser sold 78 rolls and was awarded $75. Students sold over 4,440 rolls and earned $12,000 to purchase equipment and technology for students and teachers.

25 YEARS AGO

Ground was broken for the addition to the Burlington Community Building in the Burlington Community Park. The addition is to include a second kitchen, meeting room and storage area on the main level and a library and museum on the lower level. Fundraising began in 1990 to reach the target goal of $145,000. Actual cash pledges received were $81,000.

Carroll County farmer and Delphi Community High School vocational agriculture teacher Ross Striebeck has been using recycled newspapers from the school and Delphi’s recycling drop-off site as bedding for his 415 head of hogs since last fall. He said he has saved $120-$140 in using the newspaper over straw. The school saved $2,565 by not having the newspaper picked up with the rest of the trash.

50 YEARS AGO

Michael Construction Company of Frankfort was awarded a $27,373 contract to build a bridge for which Tippecanoe and Carroll counties will share the cost. The contract is for a two-lane bridge over Sugar Creek on County Line Rd., one mile east of Colburn.

Carroll County Blazers is the name selected for the county saddle club at the club’s organizational meeting. The club is open for membership with dues of $2 per person or $5 per family.

75 YEARS AGO

Argument in the case of the Town of Flora against the Indiana Service Corporation was heard before Judge William B. Smith in Carroll Circuit Court in Delphi. The case is one in which Flora is seeking control of the light plant owned by Indiana Service. A.D. Bishop of Flora is one of the town’s attorneys.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Royer of Camden purchased a sixacre farm and 80 acres unimproved and personal property in the northern part of the state. The land was entered to the government by a relative of Mrs. Royer’s over 120 years ago and the family is in possession of the old sheep skin deed signed by President Andrew Jackson.

100 YEARS AGO

Betsy Lane Shepard, a young American soprano of great prominence through her splendid work in oratorical, gave a recital in Delphi. Shepard is comparatively new to music lovers outside of New York, but has gained interest in that she is recognized as one of the finest sopranos of America. Shepard was presented in concert by music lover Edwin L. Ruffing, by card only. She was a pupil of Sergel Kilbausky and Frank LaForge of New York.

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