Out of the past


125 Years

Sept. 28, 1892

If there was anybody who went to Minster yesterday for German Day, who was not made welcome and comfortably provided for, it was his own fault. The crowd was estimated at from 8,000 to 12,000 people. After a drive through the streets and a visit to many of the dining halls and booths, we reached a conclusion there was not less than 10,000 people. All sections of Shelby county turned out to join in the affair.

100 Years

Sept 28, 1917

Lt. Vernon Lemaster received orders this morning to proceed to the training camp at Fort Ogelthorpe, Ga., to join the medical reserve corps at that camp. He planned to leave later today.

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Members of the Sidney Council of Knights of Columbus elected Dr. J.M. Costolo as grand knight at their meeting last night. Other officers named include John C. Collins, deputy grand knight; Fred Gattes, financial secretary; J.N. Lauterbur, treasurer; Albert Aselage, recording secretary; Frank Kerber, inside guard; Paul Maloney, outside guard; Ed Salm, trustee; Urban Doorley, delegate.

75 Years

Sept 28, 1942

Sidney’s collection of scrap metals, rubber and textiles for the war effort will be made Saturday, Oct. 3, it was announced today by the local defense council. Air raid wardens will assist in the effort by contacting all homes in their assigned territories. Among the items scheduled ‘to go back to war” is the old civil war cannon in the southwest corner of the public square.

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Miss Doris Mas Zupp is the second young woman from this city to enter the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps. (WAAC). Formerly of Bellefontaine, Miss Zupp has been serving as desk clerk at the Hotel Wagner for the past year.

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Mr. and Mrs. William Milligan have received a letter from their son, Bill Milligan Jr., a student at the University of Mexico, telling of his experiences in climbing Popcatapel, the famed mountain in Mexico.

50 Years

Sept. 28, 1967

The G.C. Murphy Co. announced today that effective Sunday, Oct. 1, the Sidney store will be open Sunday afternoons. Store hours will be from 12:30 to 5 p.m.

A check with other local stores this morning revealed that at the present time there is no contemplated change from their present store hours. Most Sidney stores, including groceries and other retail outlets, have remained closed all day Sundays.

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Ten teen-age girls from Sidney spent last Saturday at children’s Hospital, Columbus, learning more about birth defects and the problems that are a part of having a child born defective.

Misses Carol Farley, Melba Geise, Mary Ann Henson, Karen Hoying, Cindy Kirk, Kris Kolar, Rita Lingrell, Cathy Peltier, Sharon Runyon, Jerri Wagner, and Mrs. Jim Wildermuth, local vice chairman of the National Foundation – March of Dimes, attended the Ohio Youth Leadership Conference on Birth Defects. The girls have taken part in the local Teen-age Program (TAP) of the Foundation for the past year.

25 Years

Sept. 28, 1992

Thanks to the hard work of teachers, parents, students and PTO members, a computer lab has become a reality at Holy Angels School. Eight new personal computers along with two printers have been installed enabling students to interface with personal computers on a weekly basis.

The recently installed computers and printers represent one-half of the school’s goal in computer hardware. In order to raise additional funds to further equip the computer lab, Holy Angels is offering a series of computer classes available to parishioners and the general public.

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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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