Out of the past


100 years

Aug. 17, 1915

Justice of Peace Hess issued a replevin for the fire department apparatus of Port Jefferson this morning. The replevin was issued against E.M. Honell, owner of the building in which the fire equipment is kept, who claimed the rent was due and would not allow the apparatus to go out until the rent was paid.


Word has been received from Ohio State University at Columbus that the petition for an Agricultural Extension School to be held in Shelby County next winter has been approved. The dates for the school will be Jan. 24-28, with separate sessions for men and women. Five speakers will be sent from Columbus

75 years

Aug. 17, 1940

Fire, originating apparently near the rear of the building, completely destroyed the roller skating rink at Russells Point this morning. The blaze had gained considerable headway when discovered and dense clouds of smoke rolled over the resort community. Firemen from Lakeview, Belle Center, and Bellefontaine joined Russells Point firemen in fighting the blaze.


Officers and directors of the Sidney Machine Tool Co. were re-elected when shareholders in the company held their annual meeting in the offices of the company yesterday afternoon. Frank P. Thedieck was named president; A.C. Getz and Frank Fields, vice presidents; F.D. Dickas, secretary; Val Lee, treasurer; directors E.J. Griffis, C.M. Fogt, E.C. Amos, Cable Wagner, L.S. Kirby, and Jesse Wright. Fields was named general manager.

50 years

Aug. 17, 1965

A Sidney man will head the new chapter of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants scheduled to receive its charter in Lima on Aug. 17. Joseph G. Monnier is president of the new group to be known as the Lima Area Chapter. Four other Sidney accountants will be members of the new unit. They are George E. Brockman, John E. DeLaet, Alva A. LaVergne, and Charles H. McCrate.


The annual Putt-R-Gold Tournament will begin next week at the local Putt-R-Golf course located on Route 25-A, according to Bruce Blackston, part owner of the course. The tourney will again be divided in three divisions. All class winners will receive trophies, but the A champion gets a trip to Akron. The first prize is $1,000 and second place is worth $500. Third is $100. The Nationals will be held Sept. 11.

25 years

Aug. 17, 1990

A Sidney Police officer sustained minor injuries Wednesday night when he was dragged by a car after his arm was caught inside the vehicle in the K Mart store parking lot. Lt. Renny J. Smith sustained minor injuries to his left arm, shoulder and side in the 7:26 p.m. incident. He did not require immediate medical treatment for the injuries. The driver of the vehicle escaped. According to a police report, the car Smith was trying to stop was later determined to have been stolen Tuesday from Henderson, Ky.


Displaying 40-year membership certificates for the Rainbow Gardeners are charter members Edna Lillenkamp, Dorothea Bolinger, Clara Jacoby, and Margaret Josse. The four women were honored Tuesday during a luncheon meeting at the Sidney Holiday Inn. The occasion marked the 40th anniversary of the local group.


JACKSON CENTER – New Jackson Center village development director Michael Dodds hopes to be able to step into village administrator Richard Sailor’s shoes when Dodds takes over early next year. Dodds began his new job this month after working for the city of Sidney at the wastewater treatment plant for nearly 10 years. Prior to that he was employed by Jackson Center for six years.



Out of the past

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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