When John Adolph was growing up in rural Jennings County in the 1910s, none of his neighbors drove cars.
He used horse-drawn plows to prepare the family’s fields for corn and wheat. He attended a one-room schoolhouse, where all the area children learned together.
Much has changed in Adolph’s nearly 103 years, but the Franklin resident has adapted with the times. He is a whiz with the computer, using email to communicate with family and friends. He keeps a cellphone, and until a few years ago, drove his car.