Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Jan. 8, 1916

Stockstill and Duckro have moved their tin shop from the basement of the Metcalf Building to the room formerly occupied by S. E. Dilbone on Main Avenue, one door south of Loudenback’s bicycle and repair store. The business will be known as the Safety First Tin Shop.

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In the pony contest, Ernest Long won with 18,076,890 votes. The cash prizes were won as follows: William Bauman, $15; Thelma Rieck, $10; and James Taylor, $5. W. A. Harmon and Chester Johnston acted as judges.

75 years

Jan. 8, 1941

Joseph E. Cook was elected president of the Sidney Board of Education when members completed their organization last evening at their meeting held in the office of Supt. C. C. Crawford. Dr. R. M. Kerr was named vice president, and J. C. Custenborder was continued in the office of clerk. A financial report presented to the board showed sufficient funds in sight to continue school for the normal period of 9 1/2 months.

50 years

Jan. 8, 1966

New buildings constructed to replace structures destroyed in the Palm Sunday 1965, tornado will be appraised for tax purposes next week, County Auditor Thelma Short disclosed today. Some landowners have decided not to rebuild in the area, but a number have already constructed new barns and homes. It is these buildings which will be appraised next week.

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First to receive a thank-you for presents sent to American servicemen in Vietnam from the Whittier School sixth grade pupils is Joe Minniear of 514 S. Brooklyn Ave. Late in November the sixth graders voted to donate their allowances and also to do special odd jobs for a week to accumulate a fund to buy presents. This week Joe received a letter from Sgt. Frank Lloyd who is serving with Battery C., 2/20 Artillery, Aerial Photography of the First Cavalry Division. Among other thoughts in his letter, Sgt. Lloyd told Joe and his classmates: “You must all remember that you are the lifeline of our nation and our future years depend so much on you.”

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Quincy – Susan Weiskittel, Quincy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Weiskittle and student at Riverside High School, won first place and a $50 savings bond in the 19th annual “Voice of Democracy” contest staged by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and its auxiliary.

25 years

Jan. 8, 1991

Last week’s flooding caused an estimated $10,000 damage to city parks, the Sidney Recreation Board learned at its meeting Monday. Recreation Director Robert New said he estimated total damage to parks at $10,000, with at least half of that loss occurring at Berger Park which lies along the Great Miami River at the south end of the city. Damage also occurred at Custenborder Field and Tawawa Park.

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Last year, a girl at Sidney High School decided it wasn’t worth her while to stay in school. She stopped coming to classes. Without an education, this young woman could have easily become just another drop-out statistic. But thanks to some caring individuals at Sidney High School, she is back in class and working towards a high school diploma. The individuals who made a difference in this girl’s life are members of The Moore Group, an organization named after the late Ruth Moore, a former Sidney High teacher.

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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