Out of the past


125 Years

November 10, 1891

The abandoned water works building in East Sidney, built in 1873, for the power house of the old water works system, is going to pieces as fast as time and public abuse will let it. The house belongs to Sidney corporation and the land upon which it stands to B.W. Maxwell. It is a mark for every missile that roving boys can handle and that they have acquired great skill. Testimony is found in broken windows and dismantled chimney tops.

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The Sidney scraper factory shipped a large number of wheelbarrows to Brazil last week. If that country gets into civil war, which it now seems to be tending towards, Sidney is furnishing implements for building fortifications.

100 Years

November 10, 1916

The result of the race for the Presidency is still in grave doubt, with the possibility that a very few votes in the electoral college, perhaps one or two, will decide it. With the final vote in California and Minnesota yet to be determined, Wilson still holds a narrow edge over Hughes. Cox appears to have defeated Willis for governor and Senator Pomerene has apparently been re-elected over Herrick.

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Owing to the fact that there will be no school, with all teachers attending the State Teachers Association meeting in Columbus, and because of injuries to several varsity players, there will be no football game on Friday. Because of this rest, the team is expected to be in prime condition for its game with Urbana next week.

75 Years

November 10, 1941

A policy of installment selling of cemetery lots was adopted at the regular meeting of the Graceland Cemetery committee last night in the sexton’s office. Payments may be made over a 12-month period, with a minimum down payment of 10 per cent.

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Perry Partington was elected worshipful master of Temperance Lodge No. 73 F. & A.M. during the annual election of officers held last evening. Glen H. Hildebrand was named senior warden; Harold M. Shue, junior warden; Walter R. Blake, treasurer; Herman J. Schlagetter, secretary; Wallace H. Wright, senior deacon; William F. Dickey, junior deacon; C.W. Shopp, Tyler and Robert S. Bertsch, trustee.

50 Years

November 10, 1966

CELINA – Poultrymen in the Fort Recovery area reported huge losses when turkeys froze in the fields during the snow storm and freezing weather last week. They estimate about half a million birds were lost just when they were ready for pre-Thanksgiving sale. Total cash loss was about $750,000.

Now underway in the Carthagena area is removal and burial of the turkeys.

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Landslide victories for Judge Lieudell E. Bauer and County Auditor Thelma Short and passage of all but one of the school, county and village tax issues highlighted Tuesday’s election here.

Judge Bauer triumphed over Attorney Millard Hussey by 7,137 to 3,439 in winning re-election to the probate-juvenile court bench by more than 2 to 1, according to unofficial returns. County Auditor Thelma Short was not far behind Judge Bauer. She got an unofficial total of 7,084 to 3,709 for her Democrat opponent, James Pence.

25 Years

November 10, 1991

There was an upset in the race for Anna Village Council. Incumbent Robert D. Bell lost to Dale Locker. In other local Anna news, the voters passed the Anna Schools bond issue on the fourth try. The bonds will general about $5 million to build a new local elementary school. Superintendent Charley Rhyan was ecstatic. He thanked the all his supports profusely.

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Julia Lamb stadium will get a facelift. The 80 year old facility is showing wear. The project to spruce things up will cost $8,500. The local Vespa club is contributing $3,000. Club president Ernie Dubois headed the effort.

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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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