Out of the past


125 Years

November 2, 1892

The commissioners have contracted for a new bridge over Tilbury run in Jefferson street. It will reach from curb to curb and will be one of the widest bridges in Sidney.

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A returned traveler from Jackson Center says the residents of that thriving village are very much in earnest in doing their share to induce the Ohio Southern railway to run by their doors.

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Dr. Edwin LeFevre, the health officer, in his report for October showed a total of 25 cases of diphtheria with five deaths. During the entire epidemic, there were 36 cases with eight deaths. There is only one case at the present time and it is not thought to be a dangerous one.

100 Years

November 2, 1917

Mrs. J.D. Barnes, campaign director for the library fund for soldiers, reported today that $411,89 had been contributed to the drive. The quota assigned to Shelby county was $400. These funds will be used to supply books for the libraries at the military cantonments.

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The newspaper received six communications on the Court and Poplar street question today. Had these been received early in the morning we would possibly have been able to publish them. Taking the time they came in and their length it was impossible to prepare them and get them out in the news this evening. Therefore all were left out. They were from both sides of the controversy.

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County Clerk Eisenstein has received notification from the Bureau of Mines, Department of Interior at Washington, that beginning Nov. 15, he must issue licenses to all persons in Shelby county who have explosives of any character on their premises.

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Gov. Cox today appointed Hon. Chas. C. Marshall of Sidney, as chairman of the Ohio Public Utilities Commission to take the place of Judge O.H. Hughes, who died last week.

75 Years

November 2, 1942

Shelby county went Republican in a big way at yesterday’s general election, according to unofficial results released by the county election board. Governor Bricker carried the county by 747 votes, over John McSweeney, while Congressman Robert Jones was re-elected over Clarence Miller by 628 votes. In the only county contest, Fred Middleton, was re-elected county commissioner over his Democratic opponent, William Puthoff by a 559 vote majority.

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The two-mill operating levy for the Sidney schools was approved by a three-to-one margin in the election Tuesday.

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The Republican party today was riding on the crest of a tremendous victory as the GOP captured state after state and seriously threatened President Roosevelt’s influence over the new house of representatives.

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Due to the lack of operating funds, the Sidney Boys’ club at a meeting last night decided to postpone club activities until funds could be secured to carry on the much-needed program. A planning committee, named to formulate a reopening program, includes: Clyde Mechling, chairman; George Dill, Harold Slager, Cecil Watkins, Joe Brady, and W.W. Wheeler.

50 Years

November 2, 1967

October was cooler and wetter than usual, said Weather Observer David V. Fette in making his statistical report on the month just ended. In the matter or rain, there was a total of 3.37 inches, which was .65 of an inch above the long-time average of 1.49 inches more than October 1966.

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Exterior lighting of the Shelby county courthouse will be installed in time for the opening Nov. 24 of the 1967 Christmas season here. This was announced today by county commissioners who said a contract for the job, specifying that deadline, has been awarded the Sidney Electric Co. on a bid of $7,590.

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John McCullough came through with a splendid 650 series to lead the 12-ball league at Holiday Lanes on Friday. Notching games of 217, 218 and 215, to show consistency, John led Holiday Lanes to an 8-0 shutout of Hawthorne Seving and a 1034 game.

25 Years

November 2, 1992

There was an interesting jury trial completed recently in the Shelby County Common Pleas Court. Francis Furniture had filed suit against Area Land Corp. Area is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Leo Doak. The issue before the jury was whether or not Area owed Francis money for carpeting purchased for the installation of several homes under construction. The jury rendered a verdict in favor of Francis and against Area in the amount of $13,500. Area was awarded $2,000 on its counterclaim against Francis for defective carpet.

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The Anna Lady Rockets volleyball team was crowned Area IV District Champions. They beat Cincinnati Country Day 15-10, 15-4. The winning record of the Rockets is now 21-3. They will next play Southeastern in the regional semifinals. The record of their opponent is 23-1.

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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