Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Dec. 24, 1915

Charles Rodgers, the bill poster, has placed two appropriate pictures upon billboards to be left during the holidays. The picture on the billboards on West Avenue is entitled ‘Christ Born In A Manger” and the one on South Walnut Avenue is of Boy Scouts.

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Sidney Court, Tribe of Ben Hur, elected the following officers at their regular meeting held last evening: Frank Schlagetter Sr., P.C.; E.V. Moore, chief; Sophia Schlagetter, judge; Molly Fry, teacher; J.C. Davis, scribe; Jud Fry, K of T.; Tracey White, captain; Marian Wagner, guide; Jennie Eberle, K of I.G.; J.F. Wagner, K of O.G.; J.B. White, secretary.

75 years

Dec. 24, 1940

The shoe store and repair shop of Joe the Quick on East Court Street was broken into and burglarized sometime last night or early this morning. As far as could be determined the only thing taken was 50 cents in pennies from the money drawer.

50 years

Dec. 24, 1965

The three crew members of the aircraft owned by Zantop Air Transport Co., of Kindster, Mich. are flying again after being grounded for a month without pay following a crash of a plane on Interstate 75 south of Piqua Oct. 14. The plane narrowly missed several cars and tore through an overpass ripping off its wings and tail in the spectacular landing. No one was hurt. It was noted that all four engines quit, leaving the pilot with no power to operate the landing gear.

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The proposed new Shelby County Home will be designed to accommodate a minimum of 90 and a maximum of 100 residents, it was tentatively agreed at a meeting this morning between county commissioners, heads of the institution and architects. Average population of the home over the last three years has been 57 or 58, Supt. Charles Shaffer told the group. A peak of 67 was reached once before facilities became exhausted and applicants had to be turned away.

25 years

Dec. 24, 1990

Pictured trying out a chair they won in a drawing at Goffena Furniture in Sidney are Dr. and Mrs. Timothy Baumann, 660 Westover Drive. The drawing was held in connection with the store’s 49th anniversary celebration.

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Christmas Sketch: Mother Mary with the infant Jesus are depicted in this drawing by Luddie Tingler, a sophomore at Houston High School. The birth of Christ is, of course, what the Christmas observance is all about. Today is the last day before 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