Out of the past


125 Years

November 16, 1892

A rumor is current that a great many new cases of diphtheria have developed. There are but four cases in town, and only one has been reported since Monday. There is no occasion for alarm, but it is always in order to be careful.

100 Years

November 16, 1917

A total of $5,725 was pledged to the Y.M.C.A. during the meeting of citizens held last evening at the First Methodist Church. The meeting was in charge of W.E. Kilborn, and the address was given by Rev. Merville, of Cleveland, an active worker in the army cantonments. These funds will be added to those already collected.

75 Years

November 16, 1942

A six-room farm house, tenanted by Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Watkins and their eight children, burned to the ground last night north of Port Jefferson. Cause of the fire was not determined. A passerby discovered the fire but efforts of a bucket brigade to save the building were fruitless.

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Dr. John Ruskin How, president of Otterbein College, Westerville, will be the speaker at the annual father and son banquet at the First Methodist Church this evening.

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With a giant Japanese armada reported streaming southward, the fierce struggle for Guadalcanal today thundered on toward a new climax.

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The war and newsprint rationing has caught up with the Daily News. The new government order freezing newsprint will result in a 40 percent reduction in supply for this newspaper.

50 Years

November 16, 1967

The evening of Friday, Nov. 24, has been set definitely for the recount of ballots cast in two township elections last week. The recounts were asked by Harvey D. Yinger, narrowly defeated for clerk of Salem township, and by Maurice Quinter who lost a similarly close election for trustee of Cynthian township. The count will be made by the election board in its office in the courthouse basement.

25 Years

November 16, 1992

The Court Square in downtown Sidney has a new monument on the northeast corner of the Square. The unveiling of the monument, honoring those who served in Desert Storm, was attended by approximately 250 people. The monument cost about $4,000, all which was raised privately.

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The Anna volleyball team is preparing for its regional final game. Anna, possessing a fine 21-3 record, will play Southeastern. This volleyball powerhouse has a record of 23 wins and one loss. Both teams met in the regional last year, and Anna came away with the victory.

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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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