Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Dec. 12, 1915

At a meeting of the saloon keepers today, it was decided they would all close their saloons all day on Christmas.

75 years

Dec. 12, 1940

Ralph E. Smiley, a former resident of Sidney, has resigned as state service officer of the Works Projects Administration in Ohio to accept a position on the staff of the personnel division of the National Youth Administration in Washington, D.C. Smiley graduated from Sidney High School in 1930.

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Ray Burke, Leo J. McFarland, Roy Harmony, Frank Shea and Richard Bertsch will be in Dayton this evening to attend the Petroleum Legislative dinner to be held at the Van Cleve Hotel.

50 years

Dec. 12, 1965

Congressman William M. McCulloch, Piqua Republican, today announced that he will seek re-election to Congress next year from the Fourth Congressional district. McCulloch, who is the senior minority member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, is presently serving his ninth consecutive two-year term in the United States Congress.

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Sidney’s first building inspector is a local resident of many years with experience of 34 years in the construction field. He is John J. Hanagan, 54, of 234 South Miami Avenue, where he has lived for 27 years. He and Mrs. Hanagan are the parents of three children of adult age.

25 years

Dec. 12, 1990

Christmas Sketches: A holiday version of the cartoon character Bart Simpson is offered by Jennifer Warfield, a freshman at Sidney High School while Melissa Brandewie depicts Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer all lit up for the holiday. Melissa is a junior at Fort Loramie High School. There are now 13 days left before Christmas.

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Photo: Ray Woodruff, 10 and Christopher VanTilburgh, 11, do their best lip sync imitation of rap singer M.C. Hammer during a talent contest at Parkwood Elementary School. The duo placed third in the competition with their rendition of “Can’t Touch This.” A group made up of five students took first place.

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Homecoming queen candidates at Botkins High School include Cheryl Klopfenstein, 17, Tami Kramer, 17, Pamela Heuker, 18, and Danielle Koenig, 17. One of four senior boys will be crowned homecoming king during the ceremonies. The candidates are Jesse Serr, 17, Matthew Hueker, 17, Scott Steinke, 17 and Chad Huelskamp, 17.

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At Monarch Machine Tool Co. of Sidney, A. “Barney” Adams, manufacturing project engineer, is pictured showing a prototype of a new machine to Peter Hodapp, engineer and member of the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Business Development Committee. The Model 92 Lathe shown behind the men with the computer controls to the side is 27,000 pounds, 112 inches wide and 262 inches long with chip conveyor.

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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