Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Dec. 5, 1915

S.E. Dilbone, agent for the Dodge and Paige cars, has moved his sales room to the Motor In garage recently erected on East Court Street.

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A special committee has been named by the City Federation of Women’s Clubs to solicit funds to be used to supply clothing for the needy children of the city at Christmas time. Members of this committee are: Mrs. J.D. Barnes, Mrs. Jesse Laughlin, and Mrs. John Shine.

75 years

Dec. 5, 1940

Ray Boller was elected president when members of the Ohio State Alumni Association in Shelby County met last evening at the Hotel Wagner. Other officers named by the group include Miss Ruth France, first vice president; Mrs. E.P. Sparks, Jr., second vice president; Dr. Paul Maurer, secretary; and Miss Anna Oldham, treasurer.

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Led by Bernie Kearns with 24 points and Dick Henke with 19, the Sidney team opened its home season last night by defeating Urbana High School by a score of 53 to 38.

50 years

Dec. 5, 1965

A construction program that will total over $29 million in 1966 has been approved by the board of directors of the Dayton Power and Light Co. A new substation will be built northeast of Sidney at the southwest corner of Thompson-Schiff and Hoewisher roads.

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The Gadabouts Group of the Welcome Wagon Club attended the Johnny Gilbert television show in Dayton Tuesday morning. Mrs. Joe Springer was awarded a prize. The eleven members making the trip had lunch in Culps Cafeteria. Mrs. Stewart Ash planned the trip.

25 years

Dec. 5, 1990

Mrs. Ohio Stacy Arthur of Sidney finished as one of the top 10 contestants in the Mrs. America Pageant held in the Soviet Union, but Mrs. Arizona took the title. Mrs. Arthur, 22, and pageant officials indicated there were marked contrasts between the American contestants and their Soviet counterparts. The January Playboy centerfold said the Soviet contestants were more provocative in their appearance.

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Christmas Sketch: Andy Arnold wants to drum his way into Christmas with this holiday drawing. Arnold is a sixth grader at Holy Angels Elementary School. There are 20 shopping days left before Christmas.

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Six Fort Loramie High School students are candidates for homecoming king and queen. Queen candidates are: Denise Heitkamp, 17; Jill Eilerman, 17; and Christina Winner, 18. King candidates are: Jason Hoying, 18; Rodney Robbins, 18; and Randall Seger, 18.

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The top three cross country runners in Sidney last season, Tom Stoker and Tony Fraij of Sidney and Jeremy Reyes of Lehman, are in Omaha, Neb., today, preparing for Saturday’s Junior Olympics Cross Country Championships, where they’ll be running for the Miami Valley All-Stars.

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Douglas Stewart, a Sidney native, has been named chairman of the Sidney Salvation Army’s 1990 Christmas Campaign. Stewart is president and managing officer of Peoples Federal Savings and Loan Association of Sidney.

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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