2008 John Richard McCain

John Richard McCain

Richard McCain was born and raised in Carroll County and has resided here all of his life except when he served in the military. After graduating from Flora High School in 1944, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He earned the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star Award. After serving his country, Richard came home to the family farm and began his farming career.

In 1950 he met Joan Hannell and they were married. They moved to Madison Township and farmed with her father.

One of Richard’s favorite activities was cooking pork chops at the various events with the Carroll County Pork Producers. He served as the Madison Township director for the Carroll County Pork Producers until 1990.

Richard is a charter member of the Carroll County Antique Tractor and Machinery Club and received the Wall of Fame Award. Richard has served on the Burlington and Salin Bank boards for 15 years. He is also a member of the Flora American Legion, Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite. Richard also enjoys singing in church choirs. He has sung in church choruses in Delphi and Flora and in Flora’s Easter Sunrise services for 28 years. He is a member of the Flora United Methodist Church. Richard retired from farming in 1989; however, he still raises swine on the farm. His hobbies include antique tractors, going to parades, plow days and various festivals.

February 11, 2010


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