2018-03-07 / Looking Back

Looking Back


Camden Elementary 1st grade class, 1958-59 Pictured are (l-r): Front - Wanda Brubaker, Sue Ragan, Kathlene Shaw, Barbara Miller, Debbie MacNab, Gilbert Gonzalez, Connie Joyce, Joy Johnson, Joyce Snoeberger, Beth Calloway. Middle – Jane Pickart, Edith Winegardner, Lorene Zinn, Cynthia Rohrabaugh, Bonnie Arion, Cynthia Fincher, Lacinda Edging, George Shaw, Bobby Kesterson. Back – Teacher Elizabeth Kent, Gary Scholl, Doug Dillon, Creig Zook, Eddie Winegardner, Ned Peterson, Tom Miller, Larry Sparks, Gary Linn, Bill Yeager and Joe McCain. Camden Elementary 1st grade class, 1958-59 Pictured are (l-r): Front - Wanda Brubaker, Sue Ragan, Kathlene Shaw, Barbara Miller, Debbie MacNab, Gilbert Gonzalez, Connie Joyce, Joy Johnson, Joyce Snoeberger, Beth Calloway. Middle – Jane Pickart, Edith Winegardner, Lorene Zinn, Cynthia Rohrabaugh, Bonnie Arion, Cynthia Fincher, Lacinda Edging, George Shaw, Bobby Kesterson. Back – Teacher Elizabeth Kent, Gary Scholl, Doug Dillon, Creig Zook, Eddie Winegardner, Ned Peterson, Tom Miller, Larry Sparks, Gary Linn, Bill Yeager and Joe McCain. From files of Carroll County Comet, Journal-Citizen, Hoosier Democrat, Delphi Journal, Flora History website and the Carroll County Historical Museum.

10 YEARS AGO

Carroll County Commissioners interviewed nine people for the county zoning administrator position. Commissioner Bill Brown moved to approve Kathy Mylet for the position and commissioner George Mears provided the second. The motion passed on a two-to-one vote.

The Delphi Community High School Fab Elvis 5x2 team defeated Carroll in the Battle of the Books competition with a score of 124-113. DCHS team members included Payton Windell, Jordan Hudelson, Grace Mears, Amanda Payne, Megan Veach, Kim Lambirth, Jimmy Reed, Abbey Mose, Grace Curie and Chloe Fivecoate.

25 YEARS AGO

Delphi Mayor Sam Deiwert proclaimed the second week in March as Girl Scout Week and the whole month of March as Disabilities Awareness Month. The Girl Scout program emphasizes personal growth and community service. Disabilities Awareness month pointed out the unequal treatment of people with disabilities have historically undergone and emphasized their capabilities and personal needs.

Byron Carter was presented the 1993 Rotary Employee of the Year Award. Carter, a 27-year employee of Yeager & Sullivan, Inc., was nominated by Charles Yeager for his dedication, loyalty and outgoing positive attitude.

50 YEARS AGO

Only one bid was received for the purchase of Sewage Works Revenue Bonds offered by the City of Delphi for the new project. Bonds in the amount of $1,250,000 were sold to City Securities Corporation and Associates of Indianapolis with an interest rate of six percent and no premiums. The bonds would mature in 1997 and 1998 inclusive.

A fire that was fanned by high winds left 14 people homeless in Burrows. Homes destroyed were owned by Mrs. Ruby Stinson, Clarence Starbuck and Ralph Wilson. The parish hall owned by the ladies of the Burrows Christian Church and all the contents were also destroyed.

75 YEARS AGO

According to Carroll County Clerk of the Ration Board, Glae Cook, 13,859 ration books were issued in Carroll County with 3,193 issued by Delphi schools.

There are a number of war production classes available at the local schools for people who are out of school or above school age said Ray Hurt, vocational agriculture instructor. Training and experience are offered in motors, egg production and electricity.

100 YEARS AGO

The contract for a magnificent drinking fountain to be located at the southwest corner of the public square in Delphi was a $3,200 gift by Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Murphy, provided for in their will. The contract was let to the Blakeley Monument Company of Indianapolis. The Murphys designated C. B. Shaffer, William C. Smith and the mayor of Delphi as a committee to find a location for the drinking fountain. The fountain is to be made out of the same kind of marble contained in the Soldiers and Sailor’s monument.

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