Out of the past


100 years

July 9, 1915

During the storm last evening about 6 o’clock, lightning struck the silo on the farm of M. A. Roth, just north of Botkins. Seven large holes were torn in the silo as the bolt followed the ladder down to the ground. Mr. Roth was about 100 feet from the structure when the bolt struck and was more or less shocked.


Long distance telephone operators from here will join those of eight other counties in Lima next Tuesday and Wednesday to receive instructions on how to handle calls under the new rules of the Ohio State Telephone Co. The demonstration will require the erection of a miniature telephone plant at the ballroom floor of the Elk’s Home where the sessions will be held.

75 years

July 9, 1940

Capt. Pete Cardone, 51, for many years one of the community’s better known citizens, died suddenly in a restaurant in West Manchester, yesterday afternoon. According to a message from the family home at Eaton, where they have lived since 1934, Mr. Cardone was on an inspection trip for the WPA office in Cincinnati and had planned to visit Sidney later in the day. A World War I veteran, he had served as safety director for Sidney from 1930 through 1933. Funeral services will be held in Eaton with burial to be made in Sidney.


A group of piano and voice pupils of Miss Jessie Ayers Wilson presented a program last evening at Russells Point under the auspices of the Woman’s Club of that community. Taking part in the program were Robert Shatto, Marilyn Ely, Marilyn Martz, playing piano numbers and Martha Thompson, Caryl Whited, Garland Whited, Rose Mollie Sexauer and Mrs. John B. Kiser presenting voice selections.

50 years

July 9, 1965

A new face appeared today as the conductor of a courthouse real estate auction. It was that of William D. Cottrel, Pemberton, who called the sale of a seven room, two story house at 725 S. Main Ave., which had been appraised at $13,000. Cottrell has been working with John Fogt, Sidney auctioneer and has handled a number of sales of household goods. This was the first time he presided over a real estate auction on the courthouse steps.


Clyde Albaugh of 1913 N. Main Avenue will be formally licensed into the Christian ministry at a special service of worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the Trinity Church of the Brethren.

25 years

July 9, 1990

Sidney City Council has begun a new program designed to reward citizens who get involved in helping others. It is called the Interested Citizen Award. The first winner of the award is Jube Marsh. The Sidney Daily New carrier reported to police the fact that an elder resident on his route had not picked up her mail. The police checked and found she needed emergency care.

These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet! www.shelbycountyhistory.org

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