Out of the past


125 Years

November 9, 1891

The Underwood Whip Co. factory building is receiving the finishing touches. Just three months ago today a splendid crop of corn was sacrificed for the improvement and the ground was measured for the splendid new building. It is three stories high, has 500,000 bricks in its smooth walls and is roofed with slate. There are 165 windows in the building. Everything is rushing and if expectations are realized the manufacturer of whips in Sidney will commence on the 16th.

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It is not generally known that the country records show that Sidney has a “Mt. Auburn.” It is the elevated lands in the north and northeastern part of town. Samuel McCune has deeds for land on Mt. Auburn. It is a high sounding title and Mt. Auburn residents are justly proud of it. The standpipe is in the favored region, and the water is considerably better by reason of it.

100 Years

November 9, 1916

Returns show result of the Presidential election is in doubt. Republicans and Democrats are both claiming the advantage. It may require the official count to determine who won. Hughes piled up a strong early lead, but shortly after midnight a decided swing toward Wilson began to appear. At the state level, both Cox and Pomerene were out in front.

Democrats made a clean sweep of all county offices in the election Tuesday, with the following being elected: F.M. Wildermuth, representative; Fred Clawson, Ben Foster and W.D. Brandon, commissioners; Robert Burns, sheriff; Walter Eisenstein, clerk of courts; P.L. Stafford, treasurer; William Harmon, auditor; John Tompkins, recorder; Charles County, surveyor; D.F. Mills, prosecuting attorney; Dr. S.G. Goode, coroner. I.M. Apple was elected state senator.

75 Years

November 9, 1941

The capture of two juveniles, fugitives from the Glenview Boys’ Industrial School at Cincinnati, by Sheriff Truman Pitts in a hay mow on the Urban Benanzer farm near St. Patricks, has apparently solved a series of auto theft cases in this area. Benanzer saw the youths enter the hay mow early this morning and notified the sheriff. The boys confessed to the theft of five autos, including one belonging to Cecil Watkins of Sidney.

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Armistice Day will mark the opening of the annual Red Cross roll call throughout the nation, with Thanksgiving Day the closing date Arnold Henke, roll call chairman, said today. He noted that the quota for Shelby County is 3,600 members.

50 Years

November 9, 1966

Grand opening of the Mummey Sinclair Station on Michigan Street near Interstate 75 is planned Thursday through Saturday.

Proprietor of the new station is David Mummey of Quincy who has been associated with Sinclair and Standard Oil stations the past four years.

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Mrs. Mary Gallagher and Mrs. Mary Louise Sayre attended the 44th annual meeting of the Ohio Classical Conference held recently in Columbus.

Mrs. Gallagher represented the Sidney Education Association. She is a Latin and English teacher at Central Junior High and Sidney Senior High Schools. Mrs. Sayre teaches Latin and Social Studies in Wapakoneta High School.

35 Years

November 9, 1991

The City of Sidney income tax renewal passed, but very narrowly. The vote was 51.55% to 48.45%. The measure, a .5% renewal tax, will now apply to those who live elsewhere and work in Sidney.

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Shelley Reamon has earned a significant honor. She has been chosen as District 9 Player of the Year in volleyball. She plays for the Anna Rockets, who finished the SCL season with a perfect 12-0 record.

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These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (937-498-1653) 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 (937-498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet! www.shelbycountyhistory.org

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