Out of the past


125 Years

Sept. 22, 1892

Walter Hussey is walking on crutches today, having had his foot run over by a carriage on the way to the fairgrounds.

100 Years

Sept. 22, 1917

The first round of the Ladies golf tournament at the Sidney Country Club will be played Monday with the award going to the lady with the lowest score on nine holes.

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The board of commissioners of the sinking fund for the Sidney City school district purchased $7,000 of the $221,700 bond issue offered by the city of Sidney for street paving purposes. The remainder of the bonds will be offered to the state industrial commission next week before they are offered for public sale.

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Word from Camp Sherman today advises that all members of the Shelby county quota who left earlier this week passed their physical examinations.

75 Years

Sept. 22, 1942

A freakish miniature cyclone, estimated at only 100 feet wide, struck in the Hardin community yesterday afternoon and caused damage at a number of farms in the area. Damage was reported from the Hugh Jelley, Roscoe Wright and Bernard Luthman farms, with roofs being torn from some smaller buildings at each location.

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William Rhees was elected president of the Iutis club for the ensuring year at the club’s annual election held last night. Serving with Rhees will be: Cecil Watkins, vice president; Ralph Baumgardner, treasurer; Kenneth McDowell, secretary; Russell Sayre, chaplain; Wilson Lochard, sergeant at arms; Arthur Killian, trustee; and Oliver Amos, historian.

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George Wagner, Emerson Deam, James Blackford, Gale King, Roy Miller of this city, and Herschel Brown of Maplewood, were in Columbus over the weekend, attending the 25th annual reunion of the company in which they served during World War I – Co. H 329th infantry.

50 years

Sept. 22, 1967

Another Interstate 75 interchange corner has been sold for development. The latest is a 5.75-acre tract at the southwest corner of I-75 and State Route 219 at Botkins. A deed on file at the office of the Shelby county recorder showed that the property has been bought by the Sieradzki Investment Co. of Muskegon, Mich., from Alfred J. Buehler, Botkins, under land contract at an undisclosed price.

Plans of the Michigan firm for development were not made known although there was speculation that the site may eventually be transferred to an oil company for another service station along the freeway.

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NEW YORK – Slugger Mickey Mantle, who has played in more games than any New York Yankee in history, will continue to play “for at least two more seasons,” according to President Mike Burke.

Mantle, who made the successful switch from centerfield to first base this season, is completing his 17th season as a Yankee and could round out 20 years with the team if he can play three more seasons. Mantle is the only member of the current Yankees who played on Casey Stengel’s last pennant winning team in 1960.

25 Years

Sept. 22, 1992

The City of Sidney is mentioned in the Sept 8 issue of the tabloid National Examiner as one of the 10 safest small cities in the U.S.

Citing information from the book “Life in the America’s Small Cities,” the book rates Sidney as the eighth safest small city in the country with 54.2 violent crimes annually per 100,000 population. The safest small city, according to the story, is Olean, N.Y., which has a rate of 28.6.

The national average is 600 violent crimes per 100,000 population.

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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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