Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

March 10, 1916

The district anti-conservancy committee will meet in Troy tomorrow with the county commissioners of Shelby, Miami and Clark Counties to adopt the form of detailed objection to the official plan of the Miami Conservancy District.

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Walter Pence, who recently sold his grocery on Main Avenue to William F. Kingseed, has gone back into the business again. He made arrangement for the purchase of the Mann Grocery on North Main Avenue today and immediately assumed charge of the business.

75 years

March 10, 1941

Officials of the Monarch Machine Tool Co. said today that the announcement made in Washington by the Navy Department that a contract for lathes and machine tools for the local company was premature. W.E. Shipp, president of Monarch, stated that the “contract” consists of a blanket order in the total amount of nearly $1 million but that final approval and acceptance has not yet been made by either the Navy department or the local firm.

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Shelby County sent one team into the quarterfinals of the Class B Sectional basketball tournament last night at Springfield, when Anna defeated Xenia East 50 to 35. The other county entrant, Jackson Center, county champion, bowed out in taking a 42 to 32 defeat at the hands of a strong Tipp City quintet.

50 years

March 10, 1966

Shelby County Sheriff Robert Burns said today that he is sending two of his deputies to attend the Buckeye Sheriff Training School at Columbus, March 14 through 16. Deputies Fred Carey, Anna and Ed Bland, R.R. 1, Botkins, will be schooled in the handling of juveniles, interrogation and statement, laws of arrest, search and seizure, civil rights and court testimony.

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A young man in the military service was a loser in the weekly Sidney Lucky Barrel award Tuesday at Steinle’s Drug Store. He was Jeff Deatherage, R.R. 3, Sidney and he hadn’t come from Indiana to register. The barrel is now at Flint’s Electric, East North Street, for a new signup. Again it is worth $600 to a winner, nothing to a loser.

25 years

March 10, 1991

The main topic of discussion around town at the moment is where the new jail will be located. Various potential properties have been discussed. The county commissioners have authorized the preparation of plans for the jail. On the ballot this year will be a .5% sales tax. The issue must pass for the jail to be constructed.

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Now that more and more veterans are returning from the Persian Gulf Conflict, various organization are stepping up to assist the veterans. The first to do so was the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA. Dennis Ruble, the Y’s executive director, just announced the Y will offer free memberships to the vets and their family members. There is a veterans’ support group with 130 members. Ruble invited them all to the Y as well.

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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