Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Dec. 26, 1915

County School Superintendent W.E. Partington has received the official list of words for the Ohio State Spelling Contest to be held in Columbus on June 2. He has in hand a large number of the lists and a copy may be secured by calling at his office.

75 years

Dec. 26, 1940

There will be no rural delivery of mail on New Year’s Day and only one delivery in the city. The post office will be open from 9 to 10 a.m.

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George Loudenback, C.H.C. Blue, John Dunson, J.L. Atkinson and Henry Shiflet played a match series of checkers last evening at Loudenback’s store. Each player played three games with all the contestants, 12 games in all. Loudenback and Blue each won eight games to tie for first.

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Plans were under way today for the reopening of the Spot Restaurant south of the present location, following the fire on Christmas morning which damaged the interior of the building and inflicted serious burns on W.R. Anderson, co-partner, and minor burns on Wilbur Henman and Homer Arthur, employees. The three, along with Harold Gerkey, Richard and Lester Meyers, and Robert Fridley, of the restaurant force, and Henman’s two sons, Joe and Ray, were in the building when the fire started, apparently from some cleaning fluid being used to clean the restaurant. Damage to the interior of the building was estimated in excess of $3,000. Joe Cook, who had left the restaurant only a few minutes before, said this morning that arrangements were being completed to reopen the business several doors to the south. Anderson was reported in fair condition at the hospital today.

50 years

Dec. 26, 1965

Larry Richards again paced the shooters in the Valley City Junior Rifle Club’s weekly indoor shoot at the Armory Wednesday night. Richards had a 261 total, Jo Ann Charavy finished with a 257 and Joe Grubemeyer was third at 244.

25 years

Dec. 26, 1990

Photo: Workers with Altercon Contracting of Wapakoneta carry trusses to a new bathhouse under construction at the Sidney municipal swimming pool. Swimming outdoors may be the last thing on the minds of most people, but when the pool opens next spring, the new bathhouse will be ready. Recreation Director Robert New said the project has benefited from good weather and is expected to be completed before Memorial Day.

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Botkins High School seniors Matthew Heuker, 17, and Danielle Koenig, 17, were crowned Homecoming King and Queen during a ceremony held at halftime of Botkins’ reserve game with Fort Loramie Friday night.

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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