Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

March 7, 1916

The boys at the fire department were a bit embarrassed this afternoon while answering an alarm received from the home of Mr. Shatto on West North Street. When the motor truck reached the Court Street canal bridge, it stopped and refused to budge. The boys quickly got the emergency hose wagon and completed the run to the Shatto home where the roof of the house was on fire. It was put out without a large amount of damage. The motor truck was towed to Knupp’s garage and repairs quickly made.

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While unloading a piano in front of a residence in the Third ward yesterday afternoon, Web Fry was badly injured, when it slipped and fell over on him. He was pinned beneath the piano until enough assistance could be secured to raise it off his body. He will be confined to his bed for several days.

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Fire Chief William Bender and City Commissioner William O’Brien of Urbana were in Sidney yesterday to purchase a team of horses for the Urbana fire department.

75 years

March 7, 1941

The minimum goal of $1,800 for the annual Salvation Army campaign was exceeded last night when team members and captains in the drive turned in a total of $1,854.50, with some reports still outstanding. Major Paul Seiler, director of the campaign organization expressed the opinion the drive would exceed last year’s $2,100, when all reports are completed.

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Shelby County is the first county in the state to have the children’s dental health unit, sponsored by the Ohio Department of Health, making a survey of the dental needs of all elementary school children. Dr. Harry Wain today announced the arrival of the unique dental unit, which is today operating at Anna. Two dentists, assigned by the Ohio Department of Health, are working with the unit.

50 years

March 7, 1966

Roger McGee, Sidney school superintendent, is scheduled to be guest speaker at Tuesday’s luncheon meeting of the Sidney Optimist Club, to be held at Johnson’s Banquet House. He is expected to discuss progress in education in Sidney schools.

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Bill Fisher registered a fetching 642 to lead the King and Queen Session at Holiday Lanes on Sunday evening. Posting a high 245 game, Bill paced Dekker’s Flowers to an 8 – 0 shutout of Sidney Ready Mix.

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Women may see the “What To Wear – How to Wear It and the “When” in a “Six Penny Fashion” feature Tuesday evening in the club room of the Amos Memorial Public Library. Altrusa Club is the sponsor of the one dress feature staged by two if its members, Mrs. Andrew Neer, Jr., and Mrs. Bernard Santo. The show will tell the story of how to be well dressed and have a nice wardrobe with little cost. It will be based on one basic dress with variations and will introduce many accessories. Mrs. Neer will be the model and Mrs. Santo, well versed in the art of fashioning and tailoring clothes, will narrate the feature.

25 years

March 7, 1991

Working mothers in Ohio will finally be getting some tax assistance. The Ohio General Assembly has just passed a new law. It will allow families paying for child care to obtain a tax credit. Other states have enacted similar legislation. The dramatic increase in mothers entering the workforce resulted in the need for the law.

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There will be a new administrator at the Fairhaven Nursing Facility. Long time director William Stine has announced his retirement. A search committee has been formed. The final decision to hire a replacement rests with the Shelby County Commissioners.

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Out of the past

These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet! www.shelbycountyhistory.org

These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet! www.shelbycountyhistory.org

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