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125 Years

Sept. 13, 1892

Mrs. Benj. Slusser, as local agent for this county for woman’s work to be exhibited at the World’s Fair, has called a meeting of ladies for Thursday evening in the library room. The ladies of other counties in the state are making preparations for an exhibit, and Shelby County should be represented.

100 Years

Sept. 13, 1917

The local exemption board received orders this morning, calling for 56 men from Shelby county to be ready to leave Sidney for army service next Wednesday. They will leave at 11:30 a.m. on a special train over the B. & O. railroad, which will start from Toledo and pick up men from communities along the way.

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Prof. George C. Enders, of Defiance, will give a patriotic lecture on “Why We Are At War With Germany” at the Baptist Church in Pemberton on Wednesday evening.

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A feature of the program to be presented by the Sidney band at the grandstand at the fairgrounds tomorrow afternoon, will be two solos sung by Miss Mabell Nigen, “Farewell to Thee,” and “It’s Time For Every Boy To Be A Soldier.”

75 Years

Sept. 13, 1942

The 42nd annual Shelby county fair, dedicated to agriculture’s contribution to our national defense, and with “On to victory” as its keynote, will open unofficially Sunday with the WLW Boone county jamboree the feature during the afternoon and night at the grandstand. The fair will run for four days.

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Dr. E.P. Sparks, Jr. has received his call for military service. Commissioned a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps as a medical officer, he will report to Wellston air depot, Wellston, Ga., on Sept. 25.

50 Years

Sept. 13, 1967

Glen Phillips, 510 Aurora Avenue, office manager at Everyday Manufacturing Co., has been selected as Shelby county leader for the Ohio Information Committee.

An independent, nonpartisan, statewide political action organization, the OIC is now in its 11th consecutive year and conducts a year-round registration and vote program among business groups. It also conducts civic leader polls on major public issues, encouraging businessmen to speak out on public issues and participate in their solution.

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Miss Elaine Langhorst, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Langhorst, Brookburn Street, returned home September 4 after spending three months in Europe.

Miss Langhorst was one of 180 students from Ohio University, Athens, going to Europe for the summer months. They worked at various jobs in different countries. Miss Langhorst was employed at the American Embassy in Bonn, Germany.

25 Years

Sept. 13, 1992

There’s no better proof that something good can come from something bad than the new Alpha Community Center Building at 330 E. Court St.

The “bad” was the December 1989 fire that destroyed the Center’s original location, just up the street at 232 E. Court St. The center bounced around for the next few years, going from Main Avenue to 215 S. Ohio Ave, its home for the past two years.

The “good” was the vast outpouring of support the community showed for the new center building, located across from Ye Old Wash House, moved into last Saturday. While the move has been made, boxes are still being unpacked as the center prepares to begin its programs for children, teens and adults this Tuesday.

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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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