Out of the Past


100 Years

March 30, 1916

More than 350 persons, members of the Baptist Church and other close friends of Rev. and Mrs. J.W. Kinnett, were present last evening at the farewell reception given by the church in their honor. W.O. Anderson, superintendent of the Sunday school, spoke of the accomplishments of Rev. Kinnett during his six years as pastor of the local congregation. Miss Arlene Lonsbury, on behalf of the congregation, presented to Rev. and Mrs. Kinnett farewell gifts. The latter will leave later this week for Elkhart, Indiana to assume a new pastorate.

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John Knoop has moved to New Carlisle, where he recently purchased the Piper Hardware Store. He has sold his residence at the corner of Grant Street and St. Marys Avenue to G.A. Granlund.

75 Years

March 30, 1941

Work on rebuilding of “Whitby Place,” the Goode family home on North Ohio Avenue, was started this morning. The home was heavily damaged by fire early this week. Present plans call for a temporary roof to be placed on the building to protect the interior from further weather damage and additional repairs delayed until detail plans can be drawn.

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A 10 ton truck-tractor outfit, loaded to capacity with paint and roofing, was completely destroyed by fire in a spectacular blaze at 4 o’clock this morning on State Route 66, one and ¼ miles north of Newport. The fire apparently started in the engine an d when the driver, F.F. Limbert of Troy, saw the blaze under the hood, he turned the vehicle into the ditch. Overhead telephone and power lines were damaged by the intense heat.

50 Years

March 30, 1966

CINCINNATI – The proposal to raise parking fees at city owned lots near Crosley Field by 25 cents per car drew a protest Monday from lawyer Charles Mechem, representing the Cincinnati Reds. He told the City Council Finance Committee the $1.25 is higher than the fee charges at “easy out” parking facilities near ball parks in other major league cities.

The committee recommended at the meeting that City Council authorize $200,000 for hiring an engineering firm Monday noon related to plans for a proposed new riverfront stadium.

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FORT LORAMIE – Mike Ernst and Dave Boerger were the top award winners at the 3rd Annual Fort Loramie Booster Club Banquet at Lindhaus Grove Sunday night.

Ernst was named most valuable player for the 1965-66 season and also won the W.J. Borchers foul shooting trophy. Boerger won the field goal percentage trophy and the rebound trophy.

25 Years

March 30, 1991

American Legion members recently prepared eggs at the Legion Hall in Sidney in anticipation of an Easter egg hunt to be held Sunday. A total of 2,400 hard-boiled eggs will be hidden for children through 7 years of age to find. Working on this project were William Zorn, Lavern “Lefty” Bevans, and Daniel Strohl.

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, (AP) Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf said Friday that contrary to his comments in a TV interview, he agreed “100 percent” with President Bush’s decision to halt the Gulf War. The four star commander apologized for his “ poor choice of words” in questioning the president’s judgement about calling a cease fire.

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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