Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Jan. 7, 1916

Joseph A. Clem announced today that he would be a candidate for the position of probate judge at the Democratic primary.

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Miss Beulah Young entertained the members of the J.T.C. Bunch in her home on Poplar Street last evening. Present for the affair were Misses Jeanette Mathers, Elanore Boyer, Dorothy Loudenback, Carolyn Nutt, Lenora Flinn, Eulalie Spillman, Zelma Sargeat, Agnes Bayley and the hostess.

75 years

Jan. 7, 1941

The Shelby County Selective Service Board has received notification from the federal authorities asking for a quota of 37 men from the county in the next draft call fixed for Feb. 1. The men will report to Fort Hayes and will go to Columbus on a special bus.

50 years

Jan. 7, 1966

Secretary William Stewart, President Fred Linker and other fair board members returned Thursday from the Ohio Fair Managers convention at Columbus with contracts for some additional attractions in their pockets. Booked for the Sunday night grandstand show is the Venita Rich Talent Search contest in which 20 local entertainers will compete for a chance for a free trip to New York on an audition for Ted Mack’s Amateur Hour. Also signed was “Uncle Heavy and his Porkchop Review,” for the afternoon grandstand attraction on Kiddies Day. Cast of the show includes a 600-pound porker and other trained hogs who will perform in similar fashion to that of dog and other animal acts.

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A five-year-old Lowell kindergarten pupil turned “hero” in the short space of 15 minutes Thursday afternoon when he found a boy half his age wandering in an alley minus shoes and socks, cold and lost. Douglas Van Fossen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Van Fossen of 826 S. Main Ave., took the unknown child by the hand and led him to the nearest house belonging to Mr. and Mrs. William Moloney, 844 S. Main Ave., where he asked that the police be called. The “lost” boy turned out to be Greg Mills, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Mills, 709 S. Miami Ave., who was supposed to be asleep with his brother Donnie and sister Renee but had slipped out to go to a nearby friend’s house.

25 years

Jan. 7, 1991

Rising caseloads are a problem but an even more important problem, says retiring Shelby County Juvenile-Probate Court Judge Thomas Kerrigan, is “what to do with some of these kids.” Kerrigan will retire at the end of this month, concluding five years as judge and more than 30 years as a practicing attorney. Kerrigan said the biggest problem he has faced since taking office is determining what can be done to help the youths brought before the court. Most of the juveniles he has dealt with are good kids, he believes.

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Washington (AP) – Federal regulators ended Bank of New England’s year-long struggle to survive the region’s real estate slump and began what ultimately will become a $2.3 billion government bailout. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. took over the holding company’s three banks in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maine. It transferred their assets and deposits into newly created government-owned institutions known as “bridge banks.”

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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