Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Nov. 16, 1915

The local management of the Deisel-Weimer Co. is using every effort to increase their working force as well as their output of cigars. They have now about 200 people employed and could use 150 more, as the sale of the San Felice cigar has increased immensely. They now have orders for 5,000,000 of these cigars and haven’t the cigars to fill them.

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During the past few nights automobile hunters have been out through the county using the automobile lights in the hunting of rabbits. Several residents residing south of Sidney have filed complaints again this practice. Two gentlemen said hunters threw the lights of their cars into the yards and then shot into the yard, killing rabbits at both places. On one occasion, they shot directly at the house.

75 years

Nov. 16, 1940

The local Red Cross chapter is in need of aid of persons who can cut materials for garments to be sewed later for sending as Shelby County’s quota for the needy in war torn lands. Bolts of material have been received at the headquarters in the assembly room and Mrs. C.C. Curtner, secretary, is seeking assistance from groups and individuals to cut the material for sewing. The patterns are available.

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Three Miami county residents, two men and a young woman, escaped serious injury about 8 o’clock last evening, when the car in which they were riding ran head-on into the home of Mrs. Retta Baker at Plattsville, completely demolishing the furnishings in the front room of her home. All three of the injured were removed to Piqua Memorial Hospital for treatment of cuts and bruises. The driver of the car apparently did not realize the road made an abrupt turn as it enters the village and was unable to stop in time.

50 years

Nov. 16, 1965

Two Sidney Marines now stationed in South Vietnam had a happy reunion after two years in an unexpected manner, members of both their families have learned in mail from that far off South Asiatic country. They are Lance Corp. Gary F. Kelly, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Kelly of 122 Pike Street and his former buddy in Sidney who only in recent weeks was advanced to the same rating. His name is Jacques (Jack) C. Kerber, son of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Kerber of 117 E. Lyndhurst St. The get-together occurred unexpectedly as both were in the chow line at the base on the second day. Corp. Kelly was there, neither knowing the other was stationed at the same place.

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Twelve members of the Sidney Vocational Industrial Club were in Columbus today attending the 15th annual fall convention of the Vocational Club of Ohio. Dennis Wick and Carl Knapke, both of Sidney, were the official delegates. The Sidney Chapter hosted the convention held in the Youth Center on the Ohio State Fairgrounds. James Spillers of Maplewood is president of the Sidney chapter whose sponsors are Gary Barger and Melvin Schmidt.

25 years

Nov. 16, 1990

A long-time location business has announced management changes. Milligan Construction and Sidney Sand and Gravel are related entities. Patrick Milligan stepped down as president of both businesses. His son Tom Milligan took over as president and chief executive officer of Sidney Sand and Gravel. John Westerheide took the reins of Milligan Construction. Pat Milligan started with the family business in 1954. It was founded by Frank and William Milligan in 1922.

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Well known volleyball coach Wade Wilhelm has been selected as Coach of the Year by the other coaches of the District Nene Volleyball Coaches Association. He has led Fairlawn to a 12-0 record so far this year. They are of course first in the SCL. His team is in the regional finals. Wilhelm has a long record of success at the school.

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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