Out of the past


125 Years

February 9, 1896

Same Lyon has resigned his position in O.J. Taylor’s hardware store and will open a bicycle store in the rear of the Robertson building. He has purchased his brother’s interest in the Sidney Ice Company and will carry on that business himself.


Dr. B. Stanton, of Cincinnati, a member of the State Board of Health, was in Sidney this afternoon, inspecting the proposed sewer system for Sidney.


G.K. Monroe, of Pemberton, has been granted a patent on a window screen.

100 Years

February 9, 1921

Elmer F. Short entered upon his first term as probate judge of Shelby county this morning. Judge Short has been serving as probate judge for the past several months through appointment by Governor Cox. The present force now in the office. Miss Minnie C. Hennesse, as deputy, and Mrs. Ollie Culberson, as juvenile officer, will be retained.


The Shelby County Republican Executive committee at its meeting last night made the following endorsements: J.E. Russell, secretary of the State Board of Agriculture; Edd McVay, deputy state fire marshal; J.W.A. Fridley and Harry kraft for Postmaster of Anna.

75 Years

February 9, 1946

Mrs. Mabel Bonnoront is the new manager of Sidney’s Style Shop, located on the east side of the public square, according to an announcement made today by the store’s general management. She succeeds Mrs. Neil Lippincott, who is retiring from active business after managing the shop for the past many months.


The Voress grocery, 203 West Water street, was broken into sometime during the night, according to Robert Voress owner. Voress, who was making a check to determine if anything is missing, said entrance was gained by breaking a glass in the front door.

50 Years

February 9, 1971

John Lenhart has been named interim sheriff of Shelby County, but the Jackson Center area man says he will not seek the Democrat appointment to the unexpired term of Sheriff Don Laws. Lenhart, 25, will serve as sheriff approximately two weeks, beginning Thursday. He was named to the interim post Tuesday afternoon by county commissioners.

Lenhart, who has been with the sheriff’s department the past several years as both a full-time and part-time deputy, said he does not want the sheriff’s post permanently. He and a brother are partners in a farming operation in Jackson township.


Seven directors of the Sidney-Shelby County Pastoral Counseling Center retired and seven new board members were named at the annual meeting in the First United Methodist Church Monday night.

Newly-elected are Ralph Bornhorst, Arlene McRill, Vernon Millhoff, Roger Hoersten, Mrs. Lester Fogt, Mrs. James Shaw and Walter Ambos. Retiring boar members are William Heath who served as chairman, Robert Mays, Russell Bunker, Herbert Schlater, Elmer Mirsberger, Rev. William Hovestreydt and Dr. Ned Smith.

25 Years

February 9, 1996

CHICAGO (AP) – Baltimore gets Art Modell’s team. Cleveland gets the Browns, their history and up to $48 million to build a home for the next edition of the Browns.

The NFL and Cleveland agreed Thursday night to the deal, announced by Cleveland mayor Michael White.


BOTKINS – The Botkins Historical Society is seeking volunteers interested in serving on its board of directors, Brad Reed, the organization’s president reported.

Historical society members met Thursday at the Shelby House Hotel Museum on West State Street.


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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