Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Jan. 21, 1916

A decision by the court of appeals at Dayton this morning in the conservancy case is interpreted by Attorney P. R. Taylor, legal counsel for the opposition, as a big victory in the case against the dam proposition as advocated by the Dayton people. The decision by the appeals court clears the way for the matter to be carried to a higher court.

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Under orders issued yesterday by the adjutant general, Col. R. L. Hubler is placed on duty as commander of the Third Regiment of the National Guard. He is a resident of Dayton. His appointment came after Lt. Col. W. T. Amos, who has been in active command of the regiment for the past year, advised the adjutant general he could not give the time necessary as commander of the regiment, although he had been assured of virtually unanimous support by all companies.

75 years

Jan 21, 1941

The flu epidemic tends to decrease is the word coming from the Sidney public schools, bearing out the prophetic statement of the local health department yesterday that it believed the epidemic had reached its peak last weekend. C.C. Crawford, superintendent of schools, reported that absence from school today was down to 11 percent. Last Friday 20 percent of the student body was absent.

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Housing conditions in Sidney and the immediate need for expansion along these lines were discussed by E. M. Seving, manager of the Ohio State Employment Service, at the January meeting of the Retail Merchants Association last evening. Seving reported that at the present time approximately 3,300 people are working in Sidney. Of this number around 800 now live outside the county and drive to work each day.

50 years

Jan. 21, 1966

New 1966 auto license plates, with white numerals on a red background were being delivered today to local registrars more than five weeks in advance of the sale date.

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Dr. H. Eugene Crim was elected president for the coming year of the staff of Wilson Memorial Hospital at its annual reorganization meeting held Tuesday at the hospital. Dr. Thomas Hunter was named vice president and Dr. Charles McCorkle, secretary. The chiefs of service named are Dr. J. W. Tirey, medical; Dr. Alfonsas Kisielius, surgery; Dr. George Schroer, obstetrics; Dr. Ned Smith, pediatrics.

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JACKSON CENTER – Kiwanians from throughout Ohio will converge on Jackson Center Saturday night to take part in Charter Night ceremonies for the newly organized Jackson Center Kiwanis Club. Principal speaker for the event will be the current governor of Ohio Kiwanis, Stanley Schneider of Crestline. Officers of the Jackson Center club include: M. E. Musser, president; John W. Gilbert; first vice president; Daniel E. Snider, second vice president; Earl F. Davidson, treasurer; H. Nicholas Viet, secretary, and Ralph Sailor, assistant secretary. The board of directors is made up of Paul E. Zorn, Robert Painter, Bernard Hereld, Donald L. Holt, William Korn, Dennis G. Lotz, and Merton E. Maxwell.

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On Television: Mary Martin flies into the hearts of young and old as “Peter Pan” returns in a color presentation tonight at 7:30 p.m. on WHIO-TV.

25 years

Jan. 21, 1991

Officers were elected to serve on the Shelby County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities during a recent meeting. Ralph Keister was re-elected to serve as president. Dale Barr was re-elected vice president and Darlene Craver was re-elected secretary.

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – Muslim women who worship at the Dayton Islamic Center have been asked to stay inside their homes as Arab-Americans try to protect themselves from threats and harassment. Kamel Abdul, who worships at the mosque, said Thursday that people are targeting it because of “statements (Iraqi leader) Saddam (Hussein) made about holy war and Muslims to unite. People automatically assume all Muslims are with Saddam, and that’s not true.”

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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