Nov. 26, 1915
The residence of C.C. Hermetet, manager of the Farmer’s Telephone Company at the corner of North West Avenue and Pike Street, was burglarized last night. Jewelry and money were taken by the robber, who apparently used a ladder to enter through an upstairs window. The Hermetets were away during the early evening and discovered the robbery when they returned. A bloodhound brought here from St. Marys traced the scent of the presumed robber down West Avenue to the Big Four railroad tracks and then west to Highland Avenue, where the scent was lost. It is believed the robber boarded a freight train at that point.
The Sidney city football team continued their outstanding showing yesterday afternoon when they defeated the previously undefeated Dayton Shamrocks by a score of 3 to 0 at Lakeside Park. The lone score came in the final two minutes of play, when Van Horn kicked a field goal from the 25 yard line. The drive that put the Sidney team in scoring position came after Hoskins, local captain and quarterback, was injured and had to be carried from the field. He suffered a broken shoulder.
Nov. 26, 1940
Santa Claus’ assistant in Sidney, the Charity League, has set up shop in two basement rooms of the new city building. Sidney firemen will lend a helping hand in repairing broken or damaged toys. The toy hospital project of the Charity League is in the hands of a committee, composed of Miss Marjorie Potter, Mrs. L.E. Center and Mrs. L.R. Oller.
The famed General Platoff Don Cossack chorus will make its first appearance in Sidney tomorrow evening. The program is the first of the series to be presented locally by the Sidney Cooperative Concert Association.
Nov. 26, 1965
Although a day late, the Shelby county courthouse yard again will have a Nativity scene as a feature of its Christmas settings this year. A new crib and accompanying figures arrived this morning and will be put in place during the day, it was said. The old scene had not been installed at the northeast corner of the square because of damage to several of the figures, sponsors said.
Mrs. Pauline B. Bertsch, house mother at Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity house at Bowling Green State University, is here for the Thanksgiving weekend with her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Bertsch and family.
Nov. 26, 1990
Edison State Community College sponsored a Shelby County Writer’s conference. A surprise guest was none other than Edgar Allen Poe. He was played by Randy Locker of Anna. Mr. Locker is the principal at McCartyville Elementary School. The event was sponsored by the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. Students in grades 9-12 attended.
The Village of Jackson Center has a new police chief. Vic Elliot will be taking over for Kenneth spencer. Chief Spencer is retiring. He worked in law enforcement for 18 years. He is 60 years old. The chief commented that the job got tiring at times, as the phone line also rang in his house as well as at the village … during all hours of the night. Hs son, Ken Jr., is with the Wapakoneta Police Department.
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