Out of the past


125 Years

November 11, 1892

With 2,000 people on hand, Ernest Shaw paid off his election bet to Joseph Wurstner this afternoon, by playing a cornet solo at the Wagner House Corner. He gave a first class rendition of “March on the Right.” It was short and sweet but filled the bill, and was received with cheers. Shaw had bet on Harrison to win.

100 Years

November 11, 1917

Today was the 13th as far as Charles Long is concerned. The team hitched to his dray took fright near Monarch Machine Tool Co. this morning and ran away, shaking up things generally. Two hours later, the same team became frightened near the Wagner Manufacturing co. and ran away, running down the hill to Fair avenue, where one of the horses fell and was trapped.

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Miss Hulda Horst, assistant state leader of the boys’ and girls’ club work in Ohio, will be at Thiedick’s Dept. Store Saturday, to judge the exhibit of articles of apparel made by the girls of Shelby county in the competition for a trip to Washington.

75 Years

November 11, 1942

Fifteen additional Shelby county men left this week for active duty in the Army, 11 of these departing this morning for Fort Benjamin Harrison. Four left Tuesday. There was a large crowd of relatives and friends at the New York Central station to see the group off this morning.

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The board of directors of the Monarch Machine Tool Co. today announced that the company will pay a Christmas bonus to all employees. The amount will vary from $25 to $305, being based upon length of service.

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Sidney police enlisted the assistance of the state highway patrol this morning in an attempting to locate two cars stolen last night from the city streets. One, belonging to a Kentucky resident, was taken sometime before 10:30 p.m., while the second, belonging to Harry Shroyer, R.R. 7, was stolen shortly after midnight.

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Staff Sgt. Robert Allinger is home from Camp Bowie, Tex. To spend a week’s furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Allinger, South Ohio avenue.

50 Years

November 11, 1967

Officers of the Sidney Jaycees attended the organization’s November all-state meeting Saturday and Sunday at the Commodore Perry Hotel, Toledo. Present were Don Lochard, vice president, and James Lockwood, external vice president.

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Samuel J. Milligan of the Sidney Sand and Gravel Co., has been elected vice president of the Ohio Sand and Gravel Association. Milligan has served as a committee member and director of the association for several years.

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Ross Pattern & Foundry, Inc. has become the first winner of an award established by Westinghouse Aerospace Electrical division to recognize outstanding vendor performance. The award was made in recognition of Ross Pattern & Foundry’s outstanding performance in meeting quality, delivery and service criteria on castings supplied to the Westinghouse divisions… and for its contributions to AED’s “Error Free Performance” program.

25 Years

November 11, 1992

Shelby County Commissioner John Laws will be the Veterans Day Speaker on the Court Square. Mr. Laws is a Navy veteran who fought in the Korean conflict. The wreath laying this year will be handled by the V.F.W. Post. Commander Steve Yeager is in charge of the arrangements.

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Harris Jewelers has taken a significant step forward in serving its customers. Ed Ingram of Harris Jewelers made the announcement. The business has purchased “GemVision.” It is a computer-designed software system capable of designing and cutting precious stones. There are only eight such systems in the world, and the one in Sidney is the only one in Ohio.

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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