Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Dec. 18, 1915

The big Christmas tree for the Elks treat and celebration has been erected in the rear of the lodge home at West Avenue and Court Street. The tree is being wired for electric lights and it is expected it will be ready to be illuminated by tomorrow evening. A large star, containing 25 lights, will surmount the tree.

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The Holy Angels basketball team journeyed to Minster last night and won a hard-fought game from the Minster High School team by a score of 7 to 6. A return game will be played between the two teams in this city in the near future.

75 years

Dec. 18, 1940

According to a telegram received today from Capt. Stump, the troop train, carrying members of Co. I, now in training at Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Miss., will arrive in Sidney tomorrow evening at 6:17 over the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. A number of the boys will come home on a ten-day leave from the holiday period. Approximately 80 percent of the 9,000 Ohio National guardsmen in camp will be permitted to come home on leave.

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I.M. Wilkinson, chairman of the Shelby County AAA committee, reminded farmers today that those planning to apply for a loan on 1940 wheat, must complete their applications at the AAA office in the K. of C. Building before Dec. 31. Seventy-three growers in Shelby County have already filed the necessary papers for loans.

50 years

Dec. 18, 1965

City Council Monday night took time out from usual legislative duties to express appreciation to servicemen fighting in Vietnam. The appreciation was expressed in resolution, unanimously approved, in which it was pointed out that the United States is engaged in a large-scale military action in Vietnam in defense of liberty and world freedom.

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In a planning meeting today on the proposed new Shelby County Home, commissioners seemed to be in agreement that the new structure that will replace the present 99-year-old institution shall be built on the one-floor and basement plan. A two-floor building got some attention at first, but this was dropped after Chairman Roger Elsass came out strongly in favor of a one-level program. “We have plenty of room on the present Infirmary Road farm site to construct a building that is safe for elderly occupants in the modern no-step plan,” Elsass said.

25 years

Dec. 18, 1990

The steel frame is up for the new location of Dickman Supply Inc. on State Route 29 near Area Energy and Electric. The new location will consolidate two current Sidney offices and enlarge the space for Dickman Supply. The new 28,000-square-foot building is to be ready in the spring.

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A 33-year-old attorney from Sidney, Gary J. Carter, has been appointed domestic relations referee for Shelby County Common Pleas Court, effective Jan. 1. Common Pleas Judge John D. Schmitt today announced Carter’s appointment to the $25,000-a-year job.

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A jolly but somewhat slimmed-down Santa reminds local residents that there are only seven days left before Christmas. The drawing is offered by Tracy Janell Strunk, 2962 Jerome Drive, Piqua, a third grader at Hardin Elementary School.

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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