Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Dec. 16, 1915

F.L. Smoot, who has traveled for many years for the Hickok Candy Co., has announced plans to open a candy factory in Troy for the making of candy to be sold at wholesale. He expects to have the factory open by the first of the year.

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Work on the excavation for the new Sidney Post Office is now under way at the corner of North Street and Ohio Avenue, under the supervision of Edd McVay of J.A. Warms of the Ohio Building and Construction Co., Cincinnati. The company expects to have the building ready for occupancy in six or seven months.

75 years

Dec. 16, 1940

Members of the junior class at Anna High School will present “Pigtails,” as their class play Friday evening in the school auditorium. Members of the cast include: Eleanor Thaman, Frank Thaman, Hilda Heiland, Vernon Millhoff, Mary Brockman, Irene Buckenroth, Martha Fry, Janice Hagelberger, Marian Egbert, Tony Winner and Maxine Billings.

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A.W. Tangeman was re-elected president of the Shelby County Fair Board when members held their regular meeting Saturday afternoon. W.R. Korn was re-elected vice president; Ben O. Harman, secretary, and Dorl Middleton, treasurer.

50 years

Dec. 16, 1965

The Shelby County Fair Board soon may be a farm landlord. Members voted at their monthly meeting Wednesday night to lease the 64 1/2-acre tract southwest of the exposition grounds if satisfactory final arrangements can be made with the Sidney Board of Education. The suggested lease would be for a two-year period and would insure the fair board continued use of as much of the land as needed for parking.

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No reports of the sale of imported Hong Kong ice balls in Sidney stores have been received by the health department. Dr. Robert S. Oyer, commissioner, said today. The commissioner said the local department will follow a policy outlined by state officials, outlawing sale of the Chinese balls. Laboratory test have shown the balls made in Hong Kong may have been processed with water containing bacteria which could result in intestinal disorders.

25 years

Dec. 16, 1990

Turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, cranberry sauce and all kinds of pies were consumed by Shelby County residents Saturday at the annual Christmas Dinner sponsored by the Shelby County United Way and private donors. United Way executive secretary Marlene Bowman reports that a total of 1,305 meals were served, 167 more than last year. The figure includes meals that were delivered throughout the county to the homebound. All of the food was prepared by the Sidney Holiday Inn.

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Christmas Sketch: This festive bear appears ready to open a Christmas present in this scene created by Jackson Center High School junior Josh Ware, 201 Oak St. It won’t be long before everyone is opening presents with only 9 days left until Christmas.

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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