2018-04-11 / Looking Back

Looking Back


Mrs. Sarah (Samuel) Ulrey sits in a rocking chair outside her home in Jackson Township, Carroll County, in 1920. She was born May 24, 1868, to Joseph and Eliza Wallace Fry of Ohio and later married Frank Ulery. She died on Sept. 1, 1929, and was buried in the Camden Cemetery. She was the great-grandmother of Harvey Furnish. Mrs. Sarah (Samuel) Ulrey sits in a rocking chair outside her home in Jackson Township, Carroll County, in 1920. She was born May 24, 1868, to Joseph and Eliza Wallace Fry of Ohio and later married Frank Ulery. She died on Sept. 1, 1929, and was buried in the Camden Cemetery. She was the great-grandmother of Harvey Furnish. 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

Kylee German, Delphi Community High School senior, and Angela Jackson, Carroll Jr.-Sr. High School senior, will receive full-tuition four-year scholarships as Carroll County 2008 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars.

Delphi Community Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Tim Conner followed through on his part of a challenge with students. He said he would dye his hair pink if they attained 7,000 points in the Reading Counts program by the end of the school year. The student surpassed that target two days before spring break.

Madison Rinehart and Anna Scharer received awards at the recent Headliners Dance Competition in Indianapolis.

A full-scale, look-alike canal boat is being constructed at Canal Park.

25 YEARS AGO

Fees for two summer courses were increased at Carroll Jr.-Sr. High School. The Drivers Education program increased from $125 to $150 and swimming lessons from $10 to $15 per student.

City of Delphi Wastewater Plant supervisor Dick VanSickle reported a sewage spill from the IPC lift station on SR39 into Bridge Creek. Approximately 6,935 gallons were spilled.

50 YEARS AGO

John A. Bush, DVM, of Flora has signed a contract with the Board of Carroll County Commissioners to operate a dog pound. The agreement with Dr. Bush is for him to accept dogs only from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department and town or city police departments in Carroll County for retention, release, or disposal as such action is appropriate.

The establishment of a Carroll County Sanitary Landfill near the County Farm moved a step closer when the Delphi City Dump was put on a limited use basis by mutual agreement between Peters- Revington Manufacturing Co. and City of Delphi Mayor Richard Cornell. Officials from Peters- Revington are sorry to take such action, but could not overlook the hazard to their buildings and operation.

75 YEARS AGO

Assistant State Supervisor of Agriculture Education Clarence Eyer has proposed a community cannery at the local school. Chamber of Commerce and school officials plan to cooperate for the project. People who plan to can fruits and vegetables because of food shortages will probably save much food that might otherwise be lost. Service charges would be kept to a minimum.

The Carroll County USDA War Board have made plans to save dairy cows, heifers and heifer calves from going to slaughter. There is a shortage of young dairy cattle because of the increased marketing of this type of cows and in an attempt to halt the slaughter the Department of Agriculture authorized the War Board to purchase dairy cattle. The cattle will be kept on Carroll County farms and resold to local farmers who agree to keep them for milk production.

100 YEARS AGO

The detachment of the Great Lakes Naval Training Station Band was in Delphi April 19, 1918, to aid in inspiring patriotism and stirring up enthusiasm at the third Liberty loan meeting. President Woodrow Wilson calls them “the greatest band in the world.” The Naval band is comprised of youth that has grown to over 700 pieces who are directed by the world famous Lieut. John Phillip Sousa.

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