Out of the past

125 Years

July 21, 1892

W.R. Adams, of Chicago, general manager and treasurer of the United States School Furniture Co. is here today. He pronounced the Sidney factory the best owned by the company.


Co. L., Third Regiment, left for Woodsdale Park this morning. There were 51 men in the company and two wore patent-leather shoes. Nine of the companies met in Dayton this morning for a parade.


About three weeks ago, we published an account of an attempted burglary of the Miller Bros. store in Houston. It was reported at that time the burglars were shot at and one of the men hit, being tracked about a half-mile by drops of blood the following morning. This week a strange man died at Osgood, in Darke county from a gunshot wound in the neck. It is said he admitted he was one of the parties who made the attempt on the store at Houston.

100 Years

July 21, 1917

The first number drawn in the national lottery for military service in Washington today was No. 258. In Shelby county that number is held by Charles Martz, Jr. A total of 10,500 numbers were to be drawn, with the top number in Shelby county 2058.


John W. Miller is preparing to open a music store in the Wagner House block in the room formerly occupied by the express office. He will deal in pianos, musical instruments and sheet music.


Leander Meyerholtz has enlisted in the Navy as a machinist and will report to Watertown, Mass.


Judge Klinger gave his opinion in the case of the city of Sidney against the C.H. & D. railroad on the proposed extension of Court street this afternoon. He noted the wide variance of estimated costs of the project, with the city maintaining the cost would not be over $112,000, while the railroad contended it would probably run up to $330,000. He gave his opinion that if the city would guarantee the railroad that the proposed improvement would not cost over $140,000 an order for the improvement would be made. He expressed the belief the Poplar street extension would be cheaper and urged the city and railroad to seek an agreement.

75 Years

July 21, 1942

Sidney and Shelby county join in the greatest nationwide scrap drive ever undertaken with the launching today of the local participation in the all-out, and continuing effort to collect scrap materials for war production. There will be no time limit on the drive, which will concentrate on metal and rubber. No scrap paper is wanted in the drive.


Mrs. Daisy Taylor was elected president when members of the Ladies Aid Society of the United Brethren Church met yesterday with Mrs. Clarence Harp. Mrs. Stockstill was named vice president; Mrs. Dickey, secretary; and Mrs. Schoffner, treasurer.


Homer English, of English Studios, is in Granville where he is on the staff for two weeks at the photographic school in connection with Denison University.

50 Years

July 21, 1967

FREYBURG – Paintings by the Rev. Lawrence J. Tebbe, pastor of the St. John’s parish in Freyburg are on exhibit at the Kennedy union at the University of Dayton. Rev. Tebbe specializes in landscapes, many of which were painted during travels in the Rocky Mountains and the Swiss Alps. He is a 1923 graduate of the University of Dayton and was ordained in the Cincinnati Diocese in 1929. He has been associated with the Freyburg Church since 1938.


Mrs. Hugh Worthington was elected to serve as president for the Greenview Women’s Fellowship when the July meeting was held at the Center in Plattsville. Assisting her as vice president will be Mrs. John Moore. Other officers elected were Mrs. Robert Hageman, secretary; Mrs. A.F. Moon, treasurer; and Mrs. Elden Verdier and Mrs. Roger Watkins, program committee.


Christmas, without the commercialism which accompanies the church festival in December, will be observed Sunday at the Christian Tabernacle, 421 North West avenue, in Sidney. The first service is at 10:30 a.m. The second service is at 7 p.m. A color film on the holiday will be shown at the service. The public is invited to attend both services.

25 Years

July 21, 1992

Buckeye Girls State has been exciting, at least for one participant. Four girls from Jackson Center High School are attending Buckeye Girls State. They are Jennifer Burch, Sarah Reed, Chelsea Poppy and Heather Lenhart. Miss Burch decided to tell dirty jokes during her campaign speech for common pleas court judge. Her gambit was successful and she was elected. Ms. Reed served as city treasurer. Ms. Poppy was on the governor’s staff and Ms. Lenhart was elected as a central committee representative.


Roy Morelock is back in the grocery and meat business. Readers of this newspaper may recall Roy sold Morelock Meats in Hardin, Ohio about five years ago. He now has decided to enter into a partnership and purchase the Anna Market, formerly known as Anna Foods. His partner is Paul Dunkman of Lewisburg, Ohio. Mr. Morelock commented, “I thought I was losing out. Retirement isn’t all it is cracked up to be.” Roy had previously attended meat cutting school in Toledo. He is excited about his new venture.


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