2018-02-07 / Looking Back

Looking Back


Delphi High School teachers Bob Tyner, Jim Moore, Charlie Geheb, John Beach, Bob Bradshaw and other men watching homecoming activities outside the east entrance of the Carroll County Courthouse in Delphi, 1968. Delphi High School teachers Bob Tyner, Jim Moore, Charlie Geheb, John Beach, Bob Bradshaw and other men watching homecoming activities outside the east entrance of the Carroll County Courthouse in Delphi, 1968. 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 Chamber of Commerce Award recipients for 2008 were Norm Miller, Samuel Milroy Award; Sara Daly-Brosman, Making A Difference Award; and Anita Werling, Lynn Corson and Dick Traeger representing the Delphi Preservation Society, the Community Appearance Award.

Carroll County Council initiated a public meeting with the DLGF to develop a plan to reverse poor money management practices of the past four years. “We have got to do something now,” said county council president Nancy S. Cripe. “We can’t rely on short-term fixes, we must develop a long-term plan.”

25 YEARS AGO

The county council approved a resolution to purchase the Hammond building in Flora. Besides housing the ambulance, it will also serve as a training center for EMT classes.

Delphi Hard Court Homecoming King and Queen candidates were: Wendi Packard, senior; Gabe Woods, junior; Kim Cripe, sophomore and Janelle Bailey, freshman; Randy Welk, senior; Clay Shoop, junior; Nathan Martin, sophomore and Corey Barnard, freshman.

50 YEARS AGO

Camden School Industrial Arts teacher Stan Dishon introduced a new approach to teaching. He introduced line production and mass production of a product to give students a more realistic view of industry. Students created two new companies; The Linkie Shelf Company that produced wall shelves and the Mighty Memo Memo Pad Company that produced a wall memo pad.

Carroll County Auditor Paul Smith received $57,081.87 from the Indiana State Auditor for the county’s share of the Use Tax for tax relief mandated by the 1967 legislature. The county’s share of money came from taxes the state collected the first nine months of 1967.

75 YEARS AGO

Farmers of Carroll County were happy to learn a vast and rich agricultural limestone deposit has been found on the Ben Been farm one mile west of Burlington. The quarry opened with 10,000 tons in stockpiles ready for processing. The State of Indiana through Purdue University made several tests of the neutralizing value of the lime and no test was below 90 percent; that was considered excellent. One test showed 94.4 percent calcium carbonate, a neutralizing content.

100 YEARS AGO

The Delphi High School basketball team surprised its loyal supporters Friday night by putting up an excellent game and defeating the heavy favorite, Sheridan High School team, to the tune of 35 to 13. The boys had been playing a good game all season but lacked the necessary punch in the closing stages of the games, so that a large number of the contests this season had been defeats.

The United States Department of Agriculture earnestly requested every one of the 1918 poultry growers in the county to help overcome a possible meat crisis by turning into action the slogan, “100 hens on every farm, 100 eggs from every hen in Carroll County.”

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