2018-02-21 / Looking Back

Looking Back


A group of young men from Carroll County are seen leaving, March 29, 1918, from the train depot in Delphi for Camp Taylor in Kentucky to be trained to fight in World War I. A group of young men from Carroll County are seen leaving, March 29, 1918, from the train depot in Delphi for Camp Taylor in Kentucky to be trained to fight in World War I. From files of the Carroll County Comet, Journal-Citizen, Hoosier Democrat, Delphi Journal, the Flora History website and the Carroll County Historical Museum

10 YEARS AGO

Janet Ayres, one of Indiana’s experts in leadership development, received the Friend of Conservation Award from the National Association of Conservation Districts during a ceremony held at the annual conference. The award recognizes an individual, business, organization or agency for outstanding contributions to the conservation of the nation’s natural resources.

Carroll County Clerk Laura Sterrett, with the assistance of First Financial Bank, made short of a costly crime spree after detecting irregular activity in the child support and clerk accounts. Sterrett and her staff found that cashed and returned checks were not written by the office. Some checks were cashed at various Walmarts in the Indianapolis area.

25 YEARS AGO

Money was made available from the Child Care and Development Block Grant to help fund child care services under a new “voucher” system called Step Ahead. Carroll County families with children age infant to 13 years can receive assistance to help with child care when they meet certain income guidelines.

Dawn Frank, D.V.M. and Noreen Glabowicz, D.V.M. held an open house Feb. 27 at their new veterinary facility, located three miles west of Delphi. Horizon Veterinary Service, Inc., began operating as a fullservice, large and small animal practice. The facility also includes equine training and boarding and an animal general store.

50 YEARS AGO

An ordinance that went into effect April 1, 1951, was to be enforced by the present Delphi Street Commissioners. Garbage receptacles have to be of regulation size, rigid metal, watertight and a weight convenient for a collector to handle. Containers cannot weigh in excess of 100 pounds when full and rubbish is to be placed inside so as not to spill or fall out. The ordinance carries a penalty for failure to comply .

Courtney B. Justice was recently admitted to the Bar in Washington D.C. He is associated with the firm Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin and Kahn and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Justice.

75 YEARS AGO

Tom C. Fouts, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Fouts of near Young America, known as “Captain Stubby,” makes regular appearances on USO shows in addition to his regular schedule of radio programs. Fouts, who conducts a washboard band called the Buccaneers, has made excellent progress from his 4-H club days. His band, composed of five members who play 40 instruments, also took part in bond rallies with movie stars Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Hugh Herbert, Iloua Massey, Bonita Granville and others.

100 YEARS AGO

The firm of Mount & Son, that succeeded the firm of Mount & Lane, has begun carrying a complete line of hardware and implements. They pledge to the residents of Delphi to carry reliable brands and to serve their patrons in a satisfactory manner.

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