Out of the past


100 years

June 26, 1915

The new grain elevator for the Hardin Grain Co. is nearing completion. The building has been completed and the equipment is being installed. It is expected that everything will be in readiness for receiving grain at the oats and wheat harvest. The elevator has a capacity of 25,000 bushels of grain. And the equipment is the very latest available for the purpose. Plans are to utilize the old building for a year and then it will be torn down and coal and lumber bins erected where it stands.


Postmaster Lee has received word from the Post Office Department that the buildings which are located on the new post office site at the corner of Ohio avenue and North street must be torn down or removed within 60 Days after July 2. The work of tearing down the buildings will begin at once.

75 years

June 26, 1940

With an estimated attendance between 9,000 and 10,000 people the Sidney Industrial Exposition was brought to a successful conclusion last evening at the Karn’s skating rink, following a three day showing. Large numbers of out-of-town visitors were in attendance at the exposition Saturday evening and again Saturday afternoon and evening. The WHIO radio station at Dayton sent its special events department to Sidney Saturday afternoon under the direction of Lester Spencer and a recording of a tour of the exposition was placed on the air later that evening.


Announcement of the dissolution of the partnership between Herman Earl and Henry Kampf, doing business in Sidney under the name of Colonial Filling station , was made today. Earl purchased the interest of Kampf. A.C. (Dewey) Earl, who has been manger of the station ever since it was started 10 years ago, will continue in that capacity.

50 years

June 26, 1965

What may have been the earliest wheat harvest in the history of Shelby County was completed Wednesday on the farm of Frank Amann off South Brooklyn avenue just beyond the Sidney city limits. An 8.8-acre field was combined by Virgil Martin, who operates the acreage for Amann and it produced at a dry weight of 46-1/4 bushels an acre. Eldon Lust, manager of the Sidney Landmark grain terminal, said the wheat was delivered there six days earlier than any had ever been received in the past. The wheat was excellent quality, having a test weight of 59-1/2 pounds. Price paid was 1.26-afigure about the same as the same date in 1964, according to Lust.

25 years

June 26, 1990

Classes may have officially ended at city and county schools for the year, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any students in school. Some 270 students are enrolled in the Sidney City School’s classes which run from June 11 to 29, except for physical education which ended Thursday. Why would anyone want to take a class during the summer? There are a variety of reasons. For example said school director David Gates, a student may be strongly interested in music and to get all of his or her music classes. The student would need to take physical education classes in the summer. Or a seventh grader may want to take pre-algebra by taking the pre-algebra enrichment class at Bridgeview Elementary School.


Four Sidney young men departed Saturday as delegates to Buckeye Boys’ State the event being held this year at Bowling Green University June 16-24. The delegates are Kreig Small, Fairlawn high School, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth E. Small. Also, Rob Hemp and Allen Guehl, both of Sidney High School, Ron is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hemp and Allen is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Guehl. Also attending is Matt Leach, Lehman High School. Matt’s parents are Gene Leach and Pamela Wheeler. Buckeye Boys’ State is a school in government through practical application in which a young man learns that government and good citizenship are inseparable.


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