Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Dec. 2, 1915

Word from Washington today advises that the Ohio Building and Construction Co., with offices at Reading Road and Burnet Avenue in Cincinnati, yesterday was awarded the contract of the new Sidney Post Office building. The contract price was $51,650.

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Carl Dunson has purchased the Homer Laughlin cash grocery on North Ohio Avenue and has moved it a few doors north into the Goode building at the corner of Beech Street and Ohio Avenue. The Dunson grocery will have on hand all kinds of the staple and fancy groceries and in a week or so will keep a supply of fresh meat in stock.

75 years

Dec. 2, 1940

Members of the Shelby County selective service advisory board have completed arrangements for providing assistance to registrants in filling out their questionnaires. Competent assistants will be in the grand jury room of the court house each afternoon.

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Several girls of the class of 1940 at Sidney High School met yesterday in the home of Janice Roth to form a club which has been named “The Fortys.” The object of the club is to keep in contact with members of the class. Those present included: Misses Irene Hall, Helen Harp, Opal Lantz, Louise LeMaster, Barbara McClellan, Geneva Mann, Mardella Monroe, Evelyn Wiessinger, and Janice Roth.

50 years

Dec. 2, 1965

COLUMBUS — The president of the Ohio State Medical Association Wednesday cautioned Ohio’s senior citizens that the new federal Medicare program will not pay their full medical and surgical bills. “The Medicare beneficiary who enrolls in the supplementary plan must pay $36 a year, which is matched from federal tax funds,” Crawford explained. “It is not unexpected that this premium rate will be increased from time to time.”

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First steps in the organization of a multi-county community action commission under the federal government’s anti-poverty program, affecting Shelby, Logan and Champaign counties, were taken at a meeting in Bellefontaine Wednesday morning. Participating in the program from here were: Rev. Paul Moore, chairman of the local group, and Mrs. Moore, Paul Needles, Roger McGee, George Burrey, James Humphrey, Merton Maxwell, Walter Loy, John Dullea and Richard Wilson.

25 years

Dec. 2, 1990

Janet Ross, Northwood School six grade teacher, is the Sidney City Schools 1990-91 teacher of the Year. Mrs. Ross was nominated for the honor and selected by a committee of administrators.

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Christmas Sketch: Today is the second day of December which means there are only 23 shopping days left before Christmas. This reminder of the season was drawn by Belinda Schaub, a sixth-grade student at Botkins Elementary School.

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Eleven-year-old Matthew Clayton is pictured proudly displaying the buck he shot Friday morning in Logan County. The young hunter used a 45-caliber muzzle-loading rifle to bag the animal while standing in a field about 30 yards away.

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There will soon be orange bows decorating the trees on the court square, according to an announcement made during a Monday night meeting of the Operation Desert Shield Support Group. Faye Barras, who established the local support group earlier this fall, in honor of the men and women who are stationed in the Mideast.

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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