From the November 16, 2016, MidWeek "Looking Back."
1916, 100 Years Ago.
"Because Carlton has only a few of the fair sex residing there, the Afton Centre Ladies Aid Society is to serve the dinner next Monday for the road workers will be in Carlton for the day at the Afton Centre church. Many people do not understand that the Carlton and Afton Centre are five miles apart.
"The women of Afton Centre want to make it clear to te men that there will be no dinner at Carlton, instead it will be in the next town."
Afton Center is an unincorporated town six miles south of DeKalb, Illinois. At first I thought they were talking about the town of Ashton, Illinois,I was unable to find any reference to a town of Carlton.