Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Nov. 14, 1915

County Engineer C.A. Maurer has received a copy of the new rules and regulations covering driving on the public highways. He has also received instruction to erect sign boards on all highways in Shelby County. The signs are to be of non-rust iron, with sunken letters 21 inches high designating the distance to Sidney or any other city or town toward which the traveler is en route. The lettering is to be white.

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About 20 members of the sophomore class were guests of Frank Morris last evening, when he entertained at his home several miles south of Sidney. Because of the rain, they were met by a large covered van instead of a hay wagon, that conveyed them to the Morris home. Present for the affair were: Daisy Russell, Fannie Young, Marceil Altenbach, Ruth Blue, Marie Stockstill, Pauline Pence, Agnes Bayley, Lawson Ordean, Richard Wolf, William Quinn, Martin Wells, Darrel Barber, Myron McClure, Cecil Webster, Walter Williams and the host. They were chaperoned by Miss LaDonna Quinn and Dorothy Morrison.

75 years

Nov. 14, 1940

Winter’s first real attack descended on Sidney and Shelby County on the wings of a high gale yesterday afternoon and last night, with the result that today there was widespread damage to trees and small out buildings. The gale reached a velocity of 50 miles per hour at times and brought sub-freezing temperatures. A large number of wires were reported down over the county with telephone service disrupted in some areas.

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A troop committee for the Girl Scout organization was completed at a meeting of interested persons last evening. Mrs. Philip Wagner was named commissioner, Miss Ruth Fitzgerald, secretary, Mrs. E.J. Garmhuasen heads the newly organized senior group of scouts and Mrs. Don Gasaway is leader of the junior group. Other members of the troop committee include: Mrs. M.V. Loudenback, Mrs. Harry E. Kratt, Mrs. H.M. Sharp, Mrs. Robert Roth, Mrs. L.E. Canter, Mrs. L.R. Oller, Mrs. L.S. Kirby, Mrs. Granville Robinson, Miss Dorothy Morrison and Mrs. Cable Wagner.

50 years

Nov. 14, 1965

Troop A: 2nd Squadron, 17th Calvary, 1st Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division on the front line in Vietnam will share the Christmas remembrance from the people of Sidney and Shelby County. Major Virgil Alexander, commander of the artillery battalion of the National Guard, announced that he had received definite identification of the specific unit to receive the packages sent from here. Sponsors of the project, in addition to Major Alexander, include Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Crim and Thurman Chiles.

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Upwards of 6,000 Christmas seal envelopes are to be mailed next week to open the 1966 campaign, chairman Roger Elsass said today. Although the campaign runs to the holidays, Elsass urges returns to be made at an early date, easing the work of the volunteers.

25 years

Nov. 14, 1990

There is a big development in education. The Ohio Department of Education announced that each student must pass a 9th grade proficiency examination to graduate. Sidney School Curriculum Director Tim Bickel reported on the issue. “It is a big test. It is for the diploma,” he said. The law provides that each student will have nine opportunities to pass the test.

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There is a new business in town. Carol Berquist has opened Grand Finale Gift Baskets. It is located at 213 North Ohio in Sidney. Berquist had been engaging in the same business in her home for over two years. Marian Spicer from the Chamber and Mayor William McMillen conducted a ribbon cutting at her new location.

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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

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