Out of the past


125 years

Friday, April 21, 1892

Louis Frey, a cabinet finisher in John Loughlin’s school desk factory, has a novel clock of his own manufacture on exhibition at the Burkhart shoe store. The fancy woodwork was done with a scroll saw and is Gothic in design. The clock strikes every 30 minutes and each time it does it plays a tune. For breakfast it plays: “The Devil’s Hornpipe,” which gets everyone out of bed early. At noon, “Yankee Doodle” is rendered, and at supper time “Home Sweet Home” aids digestion.

100 years

Friday, April 21, 1917

The county spelling match conducted Saturday at the Central School building under the supervision of the county superintendent was a great success in every way with every township represented. Eighty-one of the 82 township winners was present. Johanna Sextro, McLean Township, was first among the 7th and 8th graders with a score of 100. Mary Miller, Salem Township, also scored 100 to rank first among the 5th and 6th graders, with Clara Albers, McLean Township, first among the 3rd and 4th graders with 99 points.

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Chief of Police O’Leary began his annual cleanup of curbstone loafers and “booze fighters” this morning. Four professional loafers were picked up about the square and ordered to go to work or go to jail.

75 years

Friday, April 21, 1942

Members of city council at their meeting last night went on record opposing the annexation of any additional territory to the city for the duration of the war. The action was taken when it became apparent that pipe for sewer lines would not be available.

50 years

Friday, April 21, 1967

A six-year-old Ayshire cow owned by Norbert Pleiman was the pacesetter for the Shelby County Dairyman’s Association Production Testing Program for the month of March. This Ayshire cow had a 305 day production record of 16,380 pounds of milk and 683 pounds of butterfat. This record was better than 20 percent above the milk record for the Ayshire breed.

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Seven Shelby County Future Farmers of America members will be in Columbus today and Saturday to attend the annual FFA convention and receive the highly prized State Farmer degrees which they won this year. They are Harry Egbert and Steve Davidson, of the Anna High School; Clayton Wagner, Botkins; Bruce Knasel, Fairlawn; and Paul Webb, Ron Dershem and Bruce Cron, all of Hardin-Houston.

25 years

Friday, April 21, 1992

NEW YORK (AP) – Ivana Trump lost a court battle to talk about her life with The Donald. A state appeals court Thursday upheld a provision of the couple’s divorce decree forbidding her from such discussions. Mrs. Trump’s lawyer, Robert Stephan Cohen, said he would appeal.

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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