2018-02-14 / Looking Back

Looking Back


Three couples pose for a photo taken in Carroll County in 1910. Can anyone identify the young men and women? Three couples pose for a photo taken in Carroll County in 1910. Can anyone identify the young men and women? From files of Carroll County Comet, Journal-Citizen, Hoosier Democrat, Delphi Journal, Flora History website and Carroll County Historical Museum.

10 YEARS AGO

Rural Carroll County resident Larry Welborn was bestowed the title of Distinguished Hoosier during the Carroll County Soil & Water Conservation District Annual Meeting. He received the title due to his commitment to conservation and community in Carroll County through the years. He retired in 2006 as District Conservationist with the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Delphi Community High School Agriculture teacher Beth Theobald was one of six individuals to receive the Teacher Mentor Award during the National Association of Agricultural Educators annual conference. Theobald was asked by NAAE to head up the association’s mentoring program because of her continued relationship with the 24 Purdue students she had mentored over the years. She received a plaque, cash award and an expenses-paid trip to attend the annual conference in Las Vegas.

25 YEARS AGO

Carroll County Recorder Phyllis J. Ellis reported 447 instruments were recorded during January with a total of $3,694.55 collected.

Members of the Civil Air Patrol, Brian Johnson, Jason Weirick and Sarah Ayres, all of Flora, took part in a search and rescue mission in the Chesterton area where a Cessna airplane was believed to have gone down. Joe Miller, a 29-year-old Chicago pilot was reported missing Feb. 5. Searchers found parts of his plane that washed up on the shores of Lake Michigan. The pilot was not found.

50 YEARS AGO

Stephen Landrum, 17, a senior at Carroll High School and Craig Groninger, 18, a senior at Delphi Community High School, both received their principal’s appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, according to Rep. Charles A. Halleck.

A very impressive induction ceremony into the National Thespian Society was performed by the Delphi High School Thespian Troupe under the able direction of Morris Buck, Thespian sponsor. The ceremony was held at Delphi for 25 Carroll High School students to become charter members of the Carroll Thespian Troupe.

75 YEARS AGO

The Delphi City Council held a special meeting to name Charles A. Wood Mayor of Delphi to fill the unexpired term of C. Clay Pearson who resigned after serving one month of his second four-year term. Pearson resigned to accept a defense position in Dayton, Ohio.

From Feb. 9 to June 15 the No. 17 Stamp in War Ration Book One was good for one pair of shoes. People could use the stamp for themselves or an immediate family member related by blood, marriage or adoption and living in the same household. Persons entering the service need to return Book One upon leaving for service. Books for babies need to be applied for one month prior to their birth date.

100 YEARS AGO

Internal Revenue Collector for the District of Indiana Peter J. Kruyer received an announcement from Washington stating that time for filing income and excess profit returns has been extended by the revenue department from March 1 to April 1. The ruling also applied to reports on incomes paid at the source by employers and business enterprises.

The people of Carroll County were informed that it is the wish of Gov. Goodrich and the State Council of Defense to organize Liberty Guards in the county. The guard is to be used for local defense during the period of war. They cannot be taken out of the state. The Liberty Guards are to be made up of ablebodied men between the ages of 18 and 45 and composed of no less than 50 and no more than 150 and drill every week.

Correction

The McCain Jewelry Store was incorrectly identified in the Jan. 24 Looking Back photo. In 1974 Lee Kuns operated Kuns Watch Service on the north side of the courthouse square in that location. The original description for the photo was provided by the Carroll County Historical Museum.

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