Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Nov. 19, 1915

G.F. King, of the Sidney Welding Works, has designed and is placing on the market a new type post made from high-grade three-inch tubular steel. The end and corner tie are formed to a figure “A” and welded into one continuous piece. Great strength and durability are claimed for the post which is to be set on a concrete foundation. A model of the new product is on display at the store.

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The damage suit of Mrs. W.A. Linn against the City of Sidney for injuries suffered in a fall on the sidewalk began in Common Pleas Court this morning before Judge Mathers and a jury. Members of the jury are: Dode Sarver, B.T. Bulle, Thomas Johnston, William Robbins, Robert Watson, J.N. Vandemark, John Orbison, Wesley Ash, R.C. Snyder, Adam Keys, William Counts and Arthur Applegate.

75 years

Nov. 19, 1940

Wendell E. Whipp, president of Monarch Machine Tool Co., has accepted the post as chairman of the 1940 Christmas Seal campaign, it was announced today by Urban H. Doorley, president of the Shelby County Tuberculosis and Health Association. The annual campaign is scheduled to open on November 25. Whipp held a similar capacity last year.

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The Shelby County grange chorus, composed of members from the granges in the county, is competing with groups from Erie and Marion counties for state honors at Morral, Ohio on Saturday evening. The winner of the contest will go to Cleveland in December to appear before the Ohio state grange. The project has been promoted by Carl Tunks, district deputy for Shelby County and is under the direction of C.G. Harbaugh.

50 years

Nov. 19, 1965

Successor to Lewis F. Warbington, of Sidney, as trustee of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is Wallace Hirschfeld, of neighboring Auglaize County. Hirschfeld, who lives on a 200 acre farm on R.R. 1, New Bremen, was elected to represent District 10 as a trustee at the annual meeting of the OFBF Thursday in Columbus. The district comprises Shelby, Logan, Mercer and Auglaize counties.

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Sidney and Shelby county residents will have an opportunity to inspect the new manufacturing facilities of the Liberty Folder division of Bell & Howell Co., during an open house to be held Sunday afternoon. The new plant, containing 60,000 square foot is located on a 15 acre site along the north side of Campbell Street. More than 57,000 sq. ft. will be used for manufacturing and warehousing, with the remainder allotted for office space. Completion of the new building has permitted Liberty, which formerly operated in four locations in the community, to consolidate all its operations at one point.

25 years

Nov. 19, 1990

The Shelby County chapter of the American Cancer Society was honored recently. The group received a state-wide award for increasing its fund raising results by 15% over last year. Receiving the award were Jacque Mintchell, the immediate past president and Lorraine Holly. She is the current president.

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Everyone is talking about the new 900 series phone numbers that are now available. There are pornographic numbers people can call, but most of the numbers are for news, sports scores and tele marketing. Police sources advised that illegal use of the numbers will be prosecuted. Citizens were told to be careful when using the numbers.

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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