Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Jan. 22, 1916

Justice of the Peace Hess has moved his office into Room 12 in the Woodward building. E. C. Quellhorst will occupy the building opposite the traction depot as an automobile show room.

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Emerson Looker has announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for county surveyor. Mr. Looker has been an assistant in the office for the past two years.

75 years

Jan. 22, 1941

The Shelby County Draft Board announced today the names of the 37 young men who will leave Feb. 1 for Fort Hayes at Columbus for induction into training for military service. Eleven in the list are volunteers. A call for an additional seven men to leave on Feb. 7 has been received by the draft board.

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The Amos and Andy Restaurant near the high school building, was broken into and burglarized sometime last night. As far as can be determined, the only loss was 62 cents.

50 years

Jan. 22, 1966

Shelby County’s first woman auditor, Mrs. Thelma L. Short, will be a candidate for election to a full four-year term. Mrs. Short, who has been serving by appointment of the Republican Central Committee since the death of her husband, Thomas Short, last August, made the announcement today.

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Mail Call are magic words and the highlight of what is otherwise a drab and even dangerous day for servicemen. That’s the consensus of the Sidney Lodge of Elks members, many of whom have experienced the lonesomeness of being thousands of miles from home. The Elks lodge as a group has started a campaign to write letters to all servicemen, including those in Europe or other outposts. Harold Glass, exalted ruler, says the need is for addresses of Shelby County servicemen. The committee in charge of the letter-writing campaign includes Eugene Carper, Horace Long, William Klipstine and Hugh O’Leary.

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Appointment of Sailor E. Beer, 876 Chestnut Ave., as manager of distributor sales of Monarch Machine Tool Co., has been announced by company officials. Beer, a native of Shelby County, has been associated with Monarch for 29 years and during that period his work has required extensive travel, bringing him in close contact with the companies served by Monarch.

25 years

Jan. 22, 1991

Sixteen Sidney City School students will compete Jan. 26 in an Invention Convention at the Wright State University Lake Campus, Celina. Invention Convention, a national program, is designed to encourage young people to come up with creative ideas and solutions to problems. In this area, the Invention Convention is sponsored by Wright State University and will include inventors from Shelby, Auglaize, Mercer and Van Wert Counties.

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“Desert Shield,” a movie starring Rob Lowe, is in the works as Hollywood rushes to capitalize on recent events in the Persian Gulf. Lowe, the grandson of Robert Hepler of Sidney and an occasional visitor to this area, stars in the film which tells the story of two members of the U.S. Navy SEALs who meet in underwater training and again on a mission in the Persian Gulf. Their assignment is to wipe out a military installation targeting U.S. ships with chemical warheads.

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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