Out of the Past


100 Years

March 31, 1916

Rev. W.B. Love had a narrow escape from being struck by a car at the Miami Avenue crossing of the Big Four tracks yesterday afternoon. Driving his machine, he had stopped to let the engine and several cars pass the crossing and then started across the tracks, failing to see another rolling car, which had been cut off and was approaching. He was practically on the crossing when someone called to him and he was just able to get his machine stopped in time.

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All the students of Sidney High School and teachers formed a parade yesterday afternoon marching from the high school through the downtown and around the square, carrying banners to advertise the debate to be held tomorrow evening in the high school auditorium between teams from Sidney and Bellefontaine. They were led by the high school band and when the court square was reached a pep rally was held.

75 Years

March 31, 1941

Highway Division Seven Bridge forces today completed the task of moving a 180 foot bridge from Covington in Miami County, through Darke County to Fort Loramie. The bridge formerly spanned the Stillwater River west of Covington and has been replaced by a new concrete and steel beam bridge. The old bridge will be stored at Fort Loramie for possible future use in that vicinity.

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Dr. Paul Maurer, Sidney dentist, will leave Monday for Fort Bragg, N.C., to enter his year of military training there, where he will be stationed with a dental unit as a first lieutenant.

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Henry Simon was elected president of the Shelby County Jefferson Club at the business meeting held last evening. He succeeds H.E. Beery in that capacity. Charles Hentrich was elected first vice president; Howard Farmer, second vice president; John Koenig, third vice president; Thomas Daugherty, fourth vice president; Mrs. John Geary, secretary and Wayne Bertsch, treasurer.

50 Years

March 31, 1966

The former Ross Building, 222 South Ohio Avenue, was inspected today by County Board of Education members as a possible new location of county school offices now established in the Court House.

Available in the South Ohio Building are three first floor offices. The space was viewed Tuesday by County Superintendent Paul R. Needles. Both board members and Needles voiced the opinion that the suggested quarter would be adequate to meet needs.

Present for the inspection tour were four board members, Ferd Fleckenstein, Edward Maurer, John Jelley and Roger Watkins.

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James J. Fullenkamp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fullenkamp of Botkins, has been promoted to the rank of captain with the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Captain Fullenkamp was born in St. Henry but lived in Botkins at the time of his enlistment. He is a graduate of Anna High School in 1944.

25 Years

March 31, 1991

Dr. Enrique C. Montana and Dr. Michael L. Stark were elected to three year terms on the Board of Trustees of Wilson Memorial Hospital at the annual meeting of the Shelby County Memorial Hospital this week. Dr. Montana is a senior surgeon who graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Medical School in Manila, Philippines while Dr. Stark graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and served a three year residency in ophthalmology residency at Grandview Hospital in Dayton.

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The Salvation Army Advisory Board inducted two new board members at its recent meeting. Lt. Felipe Tamayo said Michael Serrer and Roger McGee were inducted as new board members.

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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