Out of the past


125 Years

November 11, 1891

One of the leading lawyers of Sidney says that whoever believes standard time cannot be legally adopted without action by the Legislature is mistaken; that such time may be adopted by any city or village and that its use for legal and commercial papers would be as valid as any time. He believes standard time has come to stay and favors its adoption by the council of Sidney.

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The Board of Improvement has had correspondence with a firm of buggy makers at Troy, with the view to considering a proposition to locate in Sidney. Nothing definite has been reached.

100 years

November 11, 1916

Almost complete returns from the states in doubt show President Wilson re-elected by a majority of at least six electoral votes.

Arrangements are being made for a big jollification meeting in this city next Monday night, celebrating the re-election of President Wilson, the return of Governor Cox to the state home, and election of the entire Democratic ticket. An effort will be made to have Governor Cox present. Contacted by telephone this morning, he said he would have a definite answer by this evening.

75 Years

November 11, 1941

John Wintringham was named to head the Shelby County Farm Bureau last night when the group held its 24th annual meeting in the dining room of the First Methodist Church. Henry Feldman was elected vice president and Roy G. Metz, secretary, treasurer. Ed Bath, legislative representative for the Ohio Farm Bureau at Columbus, headed the list of speakers which included, A.F. Moon, state vice president and Leon Stoll, Wapakoneta, district state organizer.

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Seven Boy Scouts will be honored tonight at a court of honor to be held in connection with the rally for all Shelby County troops at Botkins. Receiving awards of Life Scout rank will be Merrill E. Davis and Richard Paddock, both of Troop 97, Sidney. Star Scout awards were presented to Marvin Metz, Jackson Center; Joseph Bell, Richard Elliott and Home Riddle, Pemberton and Joe Shively of Sidney.

50 years

November 11, 1966

COLUMBUS – The state Natural Resources Department today announced the closing of sections of two state parks to allow work on improvement projects.

The Chippewa campground at Indian Lake State Park was closed for work to begin next week on a $900,000 development program.

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“The United Fund has reached a total of $110,219 to date. That is 113 per cent of the goal,” William A. Ross Jr., told board members Wednesday evening in the Chamber of Commerce office.

Ross served as chairman of the Shelby County fund drive October 3 – 19. Therman Chiles is president of the board.

25 Years

November 11, 1991

The recent election featured two new Sidney polling places. Orange township east voters now have to go to the Wapoo Wood Products in Kirkwood. The previous voting place was the Orange school. Third ward voters were told just before the election they would need to vote at the World Mission for Christ Church.

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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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