Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Nov. 25, 1915

The safety department of the city has purchased a lungmotor from the Life Savings Device Company of Chicago at a cost of $150. The apparatus has been received at the fire department and is now ready for use. The Lungmotor has been used with much success for the past few years in drowning and suffocation cases from gas, smoke, etc . in the larger cities. It will be kept at the fire department for all emergency cases in the future.

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While driving north on Brooklyn Avenue, north of Court Street in East Sidney last evening, Herbert Stockstill had a thrilling experience. His horse ran in to a log wagon loaded with logs driven by John Stewart. The animal jumped to one side, started to run and tumbled over the embankment toward the river. The buggy and horse rolled over several times and when they stopped, Stockstill crawled out from underneath the wreckage unhurt.

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The Anna band is a strong candidate for the post as official band of the Buckeye Corn Special. Five of the band members are students in the Anna schools, three being enrolled in the 8th grade and two seniors. Members of the band include: Prof. Gus Korn, William Rembolt, John Gross, Harley Gross, Ernest Zorn, Ed Heiland, Leo Fogt, Odley Toland, Harold Curtis, Audry Toland, Gomer Fogt and Clyde Grate.

75 years

Nov. 25, 1940

Franklin Clark, of Maplewood Grange, was elected master of the Pomona Grange at the annual election held last night, with the Jackson Center grange as host. Thirty new members were welcomed during the meeting. Other officers named are: Clarence Wymer, Orange, overseer; Mrs. Paul Smith, Maplewood, lecturer; E.S. Chiles, Valley, stewart; Ray Widney, Compromise, assistant steward; Miss Mildred Widney, Compromise, lady assistant steward; Mrs. Dave Campbell, New Hope, chaplain; Mrs. Sherrill Arnett, Unity, secretary; Mrs. Oscar Swiger, Unity, assistant secretary; Mrs. Sam Lotz, Jackson, treasurer.

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A nine-day Christmas holiday will be given every soldier of the 37th Division if the recommendation of Mag. Gen. R.S. Beightler, commanding the division, is accepted by army authorities. Gen. Beightler has asked army officials to grant furloughs from December 21 through December 29.

50 years

Nov. 25, 1965

The Sidney Sand & Gravel Company has taken a lease of 50 acres of Orange Township farmland estimated to contain between 1 and 1 ½ million tons of gravel, it was learned today. The tract is located on the John McCaslin farm which adjoins the company’s present scene of operations on the George Wagner farm. It lies between the Baltimore & Ohio R.R. on the east and Vandemark Road on the west. Sam Milligan, president of the firm, estimated that the gravel reserved on the base would meet the company’s needs for 10 or 12 years, in conjunction with the Port Jefferson operation on State Route 47.

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Sue Ellen Henschen was honored as Botkins High School’s outstanding senior and was chosen November “Teenager of the Month” at Tuesday’s luncheon meeting of the Sidney Optimist Club at the Hotel Wagner. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Henschen, R.R. 1, Botkins, Miss Henschen carries a 3.14 average and is a member of the National Honor Society.

25 years

Nov. 25, 1990

Will the Port Jefferson fire department levy pass or not? The levy was behind by 5 votes when the on site ballots were counted. After the absentee ballots were counted, the vote was tied, a tie vote means a loss. The fire department will ask for a recount. The announcement was made by Fire Chief Steve Butterfield.

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There is a new business in Anna. It is Papa Joe’s Truck Stop. It is a truck wash business. The owner is Joseph Justice of Piqua. It is located in the Anna Commercial Park. A Sidney business is celebrating an anniversary. It is Tim Allison’s Custom Jewelry. It has been in business for a year. Customers participated in a drawing for a $150 ring. It was won by Ann Marchal.

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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