2018-12-05 / Looking Back

Looking Back


A group of unknown young girls are seen all dressed up in their winter coats with fur collars, hats and high button shoes. The photo was taken in Carroll County in 1911. A group of unknown young girls are seen all dressed up in their winter coats with fur collars, hats and high button shoes. The photo was taken in Carroll County in 1911. From files of Carroll County Comet, Journal-Citizen, Hoosier Democrat, Delphi Journal, and Flora History website and the Carroll County Historical Museum.

10 YEARS AGO

Helen Ennis was honored by the Flora Lions Club as the winner of the 2008 Pete Award. The 25th recipient of the award, Ennis has demonstrated outstanding service to her community. She is known for her longtime involvement with the 4-H program and her dedication to the Flora Community Park.

The Indiana Historical Society has presented awards to Dan McCain and Phyllis J. Moore, both of Delphi. McCain received the Eli Lilly Lifetime Achievement Award and Moore was honored with the Willard C. Heiss Family History/Genealogy Award.

25 YEARS AGO

Carroll County EMS changed its system to shorten response time and save more lives. EMS director Mike Durr said after the first of the year there would be three full-time EMTs as well as a third paramedic on staff. Durr also said a fulltime EMT will be stationed at the Delphi and Flora ambulance bases from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Madison and Tippecanoe townships filed petitions with the Carroll County Board of Commission requesting to agree to let their residents use the Delphi Public Library. More than 20 percent of the residents in each township signed the petition.

50 YEARS AGO

The Flora Town Board approved a $25 per month increase in salary after the first of the year for the three board members, Town Clerk-Treasurer and Town Attorney. Board members will receive $1,200 each, the Clerk-Treasurer $1,800 and the Town Attorney $1,500 for the year.

75 YEARS AGO

Ralph Rinehart of near Cutler disposed of 115 head of his purebred Holstein and Guernsey cattle in a big sale. The herd brought a total of $17,500. The top cow, sold to Dr. W. H. Lane and Son farms of Camden, brought $420. Choice heifers were sold to Dr. Mills and Son farms east of Flora for between $350 and $360 each.

100 YEARS AGO

The United States Census Bureau reports that more deaths were caused by the Influenza epidemic in 1918 than has occurred from all the causes among the American expeditionary forces from the time the first unit landed in France until the end of the war. It is estimated the report shows 82,306 deaths from influenza and pneumonia between September and Nov. 9. It was stated that normally there would be 4,000 deaths from these causes during this period, leaving 78,000 attributed to the epidemic.

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