Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Dec. 17, 1915

The local champion Invincibles basketball team, with their regular lineup in action, rather easily defeated the crack Wapakoneta Reds at the Armory last evening by the score of 51 to 24. Members of the local team were: P. Smith, E. Berger and A. Smith at the forwards; Eccles, center, F. Shea, B. Smith and Kimble at the guards. Eccles led the scorers with 18 points, while P. Smith had 15.

75 years

Dec. 17, 1940

Federal Judge Robert R. Nevin, Dayton, today directed O.S. Kenny, receiver for the Wagner Brewing Co. on East Poplar St., to sell the brewery for $42,000 by Feb. 15, 1941. If no offer is received by that date, the receiver was ordered to dispose of the operation at an auction on March 1, 1941. The brewery has been in the hands of the receiver for the past two years. Although several attempts have been made to revive the brewery in that time, each time negotiations failed to materialize.

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William Ross Jr., and Bruce McClellan, students at Castle Heights, Lebanon, Tenn., have arrived home to spend their holiday vacation with their parents.

50 years

Dec. 17, 1965

A circular seeking applicants for firemen in the Sidney Fire Department states that the base pay for that position has been raised from $4,600 to $4,800. The request for such action had been presented as a part of the department’s annual budget to city council by Fire Chief Vernon Millhoff recently.

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COLUMBUS – Ohio State University President Novice G. Fawcett today asked the university trustees to abandon plans to build him a controversial $500,000 home following public furor created by the trustees’ Dec. 9 announcement of plans to build the mansion.

25 years

Dec. 17, 1990

Photo: Pretending to be asleep during a rousing chorus of “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” are Russia Elementary School students Sarah York, 7 Rachel Francis, 6, and Cassandra Francis, 6. They were among elementary, junior high and high school students who participated in a “Christmas in Song” program held Sunday afternoon at the school gymnasium. The vocal and instrumental selections ranged from novelty tunes to favorite carols.

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Christmas Sketch: Gaily wrapped presents and a festive bear are all ready for Christmas in this drawing by Mary Murphy, 1563 E. Court St., a seventh grader at Bridgeview Middle School. There are only eight 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