Out of the past


125 Years

November 9, 1892

The November crop reports give the number of acres of wheat in this county as 35,584, yielding 501,424 bushels, an average of 11 bushes to the acre. Of oats, a total of 16,057 acres were threshed, yielding 417,482 bushels, an average of 26 bushels to the acre.

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Dr. H.E. Beebe no occupies his elegant new office. His former office has been purchased for a residence and will be moved to the Syndicate addition.

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The bridge for the Studevant pike crossing of the C.H. & D. railway is in the process of construction.

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William Brandon will wheel Ed Johnston and Mike Gack around the court square Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock as payment of a wager on a political bet.

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The trains from the north early this morning showed effects of a violent snow storm. They were so covered with snow and icicles that scarcely any of the woodwork was visible.

100 Years

November 9, 1917

A crowd of 125 men, representing every section of Shelby county, gathered in the dining room of the Presbyterian Church last evening to complete an organization and discuss the plan for the Army Y.M.C.A. drive for funds throughout the county next week. Sidney and Clinton township will be asked to raise $10,000, with another $5,000 to come from the balance of the county.

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Mrs. Charles Dormire has purchased the S.M. Shaffer grocery at the corner of St. Marys avenue and Maple street, and will open the store on Monday.

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Approximately 500 sponges were the result of the evening’s work of the girls who met in the probate judge’s offices last evening to work for the Red Cross. Next Friday evening the girls will meet in the Golden Eagles hall.

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Frank Young, George Fenner, Dar Warner, W.E. Edwards, and Oscar Burns left today for Jacksonville, Fla., where they will work on the cantonment there.

75 Years

November 9, 1942

Wendell E. Whipp has been appointed as county chairman of the 1942 Christmas Seal campaign of the Shelby County Tuberculosis and Health Association, it was announced today by Urban Dooley, president of the association. The seal sale will open on Nov. 23.

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At the regular meeting of the city council, Mrs. Joseph Casper, representing the American Legion Auxiliary, requested that legislation be passed to enforce a curfew requiring children to be off the streets by 9:30 p.m. Council members agreed to take the matter under advisement and placed it in the hands of the law committee.

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Motorists will get a few extra days in which to get in those last “unnecessary” drives to the country, with the announcement today by the office of price administration, that registration for gasoline rationing had been postponed until Dec. 1.

50 Years

November 9, 1967

BOTKINS – A two-story vacant frame home, which was to have been occupied this weekend, burned to the ground about 4:30 a.m. today. Botkins Assistant Fire Chief Don Ambos said Walter Ambos, who lives about one-fourth of a mile from the home on Montra road, west of Montra, turned in the alarm. The house, owned by G.A. Becker or R.R. 1, Botkins, was insured. It’s possible that the oil furnace had a malfunction Becker’s wife said. The cause was not ruled upon by Ambos, pending further investigation.

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Proposals for an Upper Miami Valley Joint Vocational High School with a new alignment of districts have been revived. The Shelby county board of education acted unanimously Thursday night to invite area schools to attend a meeting tentatively set for Dec. 12 for purpose of planning the project. Under the revised program, the school would be located in Shelby county and serve all seven local schools in the county system as well as exempted village and rural schools, in fringe areas of neighboring counties.

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Five local beauticians attended the fourth annual Tri-State Beauty Spectacular, held at the Carrousel Inn, Cincinnati, on November 6-7. Present at the two day hair style show and school were Miss Mary DeWitt, Miss Judy Engel, Miss Jeannette Wick, Miss Barbara Guey and Elmer Allen. Guests with the group were David Guey and Mrs. Elmer Allen. The latest trends and techniques, taught by leading hair stylists from London, Canada and California, were demonstrated.

25 Years

November 9, 1992

The county’s United Way goal is at 82%. Scott Hinch, the campaign chairman, made the announcement at a recent reporting breakfast. His volunteers have raised $794,000 toward a goal of $854,000. Mr. Hinch indicated we are “just plugging away at it.” There is confidence the goal will be reached.

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Nineteen-year-old Steven Scott has had a rough go of it. He is facing brain surgery. Young Mr. Scott suffers from dystonia. It is a congenital problem. His condition sends mixed signals to his arms and legs, causing pain. Steven indicated, “I just desire to live a normal life.”

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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