2018-05-16 / Looking Back

Looking Back


Ben Cox, James Flannery, Charles Albert Clawson, and Isaac Rohrabaugh are pictured with a steam engine somewhere in Burlington in 1890. Ben Cox, James Flannery, Charles Albert Clawson, and Isaac Rohrabaugh are pictured with a steam engine somewhere in Burlington in 1890. From files of Carroll County Comet, Journal-Citizen, Hoosier Democrat, Delphi Journal, Flora History website, and the Carroll County Historical Museum.

10 YEARS AGO

Steve and Linda Carroll of Delphi received an unexpected invitation to meet Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, in Kempton. The chance meeting was a result of work their daughter’s (Lori Murphy) friend, Shawn Clements, did on a house previously owned by the candidate’s ancestors. Clements bought and restored the historic dwelling. While campaigning in Indiana, the Obamas visited the home and the Carrolls were among a small group invited to meet the Obamas.

Members of the Delphi Community High School Academic Super Bowl Interdisciplinary team earned first place during state finals competition held recently at Purdue University. Team members are Aubrey Mc- Carty, Kyle Bender, Shane Evans, Jenna Buehler, Nicholi Kauffman, and Jared Kelly. Team leader is science teacher Kirk Janowiak.

Township trustees across the state will no longer do assessments as of July 1. The state legislature mandates that assessing duties will fall to county assessors.

25 YEARS AGO

Carroll County Commissioners awarded a bid of $29,400 to J.R. Kelly Co. Inc., of West Lafayette to make the restrooms in the courthouse handicap accessible. The work is being done to conform to a state mandate.

Citizens of Delphi are asked to embark on an imaginary flight to envision what the city will look like in the year 2005. The imaginary flight is part of a citizen’s forum being held at Delphi Community High School and facilitated by Dave Wright, director of Camp Tecumseh. The purpose of the gathering is to discuss the future of Delphi and to focus on a few key issues that can be critical to the city’s growth.

50 YEARS AGO

Out of the 254 public libraries in the State of Indiana, the Flora Public Library and citizens of the community are one of eight selected to participate in a statewide study of library services and responsibilities. The study will make it possible for libraries to offer more up-todate library services to its patrons.

Carroll County Commissioners opened bids for a county sanitary landfill. Three of the bids are for a landfill on the 160 acres owned by the county at the County Home. Bids were submitted from John Skiles of Monroe Township, $11,810, James Jeffries of Jefferson Township, $11,000 and Howard Heavilon of Mulberry, $30,420. Each would operate the landfill for six months.

75 YEARS AGO

Ed Lynch purchased Harold Coble’s interest in the Dame Hotel building. The building is owned by Harve and Ed Lynch and is modern in every way. There are several apartments located on the second floor and the lower floor is occupied by the AAA office and Mae’s Lunch Room.

100 YEARS AGO

A Ford car, belonging to LeRoy Nice of Democrat Twp., was stolen from in front of the Cutler Presbyterian Church some time between 10 and 12 o’clock Sunday morning. Nice offered a reward of $25 for its return and authorities traced the stolen car as far as Montmorenci in Tippecanoe County. Nice has reasons to believe that the driver of the car, Clarence Long, is headed toward Leavenworth, Kansas. Long, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Long, has probably devised a means of reaching his father who lives in Leavenworth via the Ford route. Long is a mute and well known.

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