Out of the past


125 Years

November 6, 1892

The latest election reports indicate that Cleveland has carried a number of key states, including New York, New Jersey, and Illinois, as well as every southern state. There appears little doubt but that he is elected President.

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In Sidney there were 649 votes cast for Cleveland and 582 for Harrison. Weaver, the People’s Party candidate, came in for 10 votes, and Bidwell, the Prohibition candidate, received 23 votes. The Democrats made small gains in a number of the voting precincts of the county and have carried it by about 1,200 votes.

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Harry Bennett was 19 years old on Saturday, and to make him remember it a crowd of friends paid him their respects. His father presented him with a gold watch, a fine supper was served, games enjoyed, and other pleasant methods adopted for impressing the event on his memory.

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An electric light has been put into the Sidney library hall.

100 Years

November 6, 1917

Mayors and other municipal officials and towns throughout Ohio were charged with “wholesale robbery” of coal, by the fuel administration today. Discovery of the thefts involving the unlawful confiscation of thousands of loaded coal cars was officially announced. Reports indicated that officials in not less than 200 cities face possibilities of robbery charges.

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Flinn Rickey, of this city, has been granted a pharmacist certificate by the State Board of Pharmacy, following an examination taken at Columbus last month. Rickey has been employed at Brigg’s Drug Store for several years.

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C.C. Steenrod and family, of Maplewood, left yesterday for Larkins, Fla., where they will spend the winter. They made the trip by automobile.

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Based on incomplete reports from 62 counties, election experts in the office of the secretary of state predicted the state would go dry by 3,000 to 5,000 votes. In contrast, the Ohio Home Rule Association said that gains reported for the wets showed the state had undoubtedly gone wet by 2,500 to 3,000 majority.

75 Years

November 6, 1942

Displaying an inspired brand of ball, the Sidney High Yellow Jackets gave Miamisburg a real run last night before relinquishing their lead in the last four minutes of play and going down to a 14 to 13 defeat. It was Miamisburg’s fifty straight win in Miami Valley league play and clinched the title for the Vikings. Flanagan scored both Sidney touchdowns.

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The British Eighth Army drive steadily westward today across Egypt in pursuit of fleeing German forces, after capturing more than 20,000 German and Italian prisoners.

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Rent registration for Sidney and Shelby county began today at room 326 in the Ohio building under the Federal rent control program, with R.E. Boller, Jr., rent examiner, and T.J. Kerrigan, rent inspector, for the county. They are being assisted by Rufus Lisle, assistant rent director for the Dayton area, of which this county is a part.

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The opportunities for women to assist in civil defense activities were outlined by Mrs. A.N. Hemmert when she spoke last evening at the regular meeting of the Business Girls Association.

50 Years

November 6, 1967

William B. Keiser, R.R. 6, of Sidney, missed winning $200 by failing to register for the Sidney Lucky Barrel when it was at the Famous Store on South Main avenue during the past week. The barrel, now worth $300, is at Bunny’s drug store for another award selection, set for next Tuesday afternoon.

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Area residents experienced the coldest weather of the current season Wednesday morning, when the mercury dropped to the 17 degree mark. In reporting that figure this morning, Dave Fette, weather observer, noted it was the coldest for the date since Nov. 8, 1959, when the temperature got down to 16 degrees.

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The election provided an opportunity to give a mini-preview of how the courthouse will look when a new exterior lighting system is installed by opening of the Christmas season, Nov. 24. The Sidney Electric Co., contractor on the job, had placed ground flood lights at the southeast corner of the building, lighting up entrances to the area housing the electric board office. “Looks great,” one observer said. A few wondered about the size of the lighting bill.

25 Years

November 6, 1992

Plastipak Corporation, headquartered north of Jackson Center, Ohio, is pursuing a tax abatement. They plan to invest $2,000,000 in their property. Mike Dodds is the Jackson Center administrator. He is working with them to prepare the tax abatement application.

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Former Shelby County resident Richard Adams is now a Miami County Commissioner. He defeated William Thornberg and garnered 51.9% of the vote for the victory. This is Mr. Adams’ first attempt at public office. He was the former superintendent of the joint vocational schools. His parents, Dick and Barbara Adams, still reside in Shelby County.

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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