Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Dec. 28, 1915

In its final session of the year last night, city council approved an ordinance calling for the extension of Court Street westward beyond the tracks of the C.H. & D. Railroad. Another ordinance passed by council calls for the abolishment of the grade crossing over the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway on North Main Street. In still another action, the council instructed the city solicitor to proceed to prepare the necessary legislation for annexing of the Syndicate Addition to the City of Sidney. B.P. Wagner presented a petition for annexation to council.

75 years

Dec. 28, 1940

A special window display, in keeping with the holiday season, is attracting considerable attention at the Sidney Public Library. The display was designed by Richard Cromer. The statue and candlesticks used in the arrangement were loaned by Father Edward Goldschmidt and Sister Anna Simeon of the Holy Angels Church.

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A novel adaptation of ice hockey – played on roller skates – has become a popular Friday feature at the local Pastime Roller Rink. Manager George Karns said today that he is hopeful that leagues may be organized to play on a regular schedule shortly after the first of the year.

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Work on adapting the south room of the Piper Building on South Ohio Avenue into a restaurant was started today by Joseph B. Cook, who announced that the Spot would be open for business just as soon as possible. The temporary location is just a half-block south of the corner and will remain headquarters for the restaurant while cleanup and repair operations continue at the former location. In the meantime, W.R. Anderson, severely burned in the fire early Christmas morning, continued to show improvement at Wilson Memorial Hospital

50 years

Dec. 28, 1965

The big Copeland Refrigeration Corp. plant on Campbell Street was closed down this morning by a power outage in a transformer. About 1,500 employees on the first, second and night shifts were affected.

25 years

Dec. 28, 1990

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – Vanna White bought a marriage license in this celebrity-filled ski resort, but she didn’t provide a clue about when she’ll say “I do.” With a scarf wrapped tightly around her head, the 33-year-old “Wheel of Fortune” letter-turner and her boyfriend, Brooklyn native George Santo Pietro, 44, picked up the $20 license Thursday at the Pitkin County Courthouse.

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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