Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Jan. 25, 1916

An appropriation of $35,000 for work on the new post office for Sidney, was one of seven such measures approved today by the House of Representatives in Washington.

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Mrs. Mary Wiley welcomed the clerks of Piper’s Dry Goods Store and a few friends as her guests last evening at her home on South Main Avenue. Enjoying the affair were Misses Cecilia Johnstone, Clara Guy, Ethel Storey, Mary Tompkins, Flo Robbins, Mae Stewart, Mildred Ferguson, Edith Cartwright, Edith Cronley, Irene Storey, Mrs. Wilbur J. Piper, Mrs. Elizabeth Murphey, Mrs. Jennie Fee, and Miss Marie Hagelberger, of Anna.

75 years

Jan. 25, 1941

A.C. Dill was elected president of the Shelby County Trustees Association when the members completed their organization at a meeting held yesterday afternoon in the assembly room of the courthouse. He succeeds L. E. Steenrod in that post. Elected to serve with Dill were Harley Strayer as vice president; W. B. Eilerman, secretary and treasurer, and W. E. Geer, assistant secretary and treasurer.

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Miss Norma C. Brown, of the National Forum with headquarters in Chicago, will lecture tonight in the council room of the new city building. Speaking on the subject, “Can American Democracy Survive?” Miss Brown is appearing under the sponsorship of the Business Girls.

50 years

Jan. 25, 1966

Speaking of Sports by Zack Crusey: Dick Wiley and his son-in-law Dave Musser had a shaky experience recently while ice fishing on Lake Erie off Catawba Point. As their catch was nearing a pailfull of 100 perch, there was a snapping noise and everyone was suddenly aware they had been caught off the mainland by a rupture in the ice. They estimated the block upon which they were stranded was about two miles long, 1 1/2 miles wide and about eight inches thick. It moved out about 50-75 feet from shore before the Catawba Volunteers and the Coast Guard approached to lend a helping hand. Despite the episode, Dick was ready to go back to Lake Erie and asked us if we would like to go along over the forthcoming weekend. Because of basketball assignments, we reluctantly turned down the invitation, although it would be something to write about, especially if we floated from Ohio to Canada on a hunk of ice.

25 years

Jan. 25, 1991

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – Donald Trump’s father apparently bailed him out of a financial problem last month. Fred Trump, 85, had an attorney buy more than $3 million in chips from the Trump Castle casino on Dec. 17, The Wall Street Journal said Monday. The money was enough for the younger Trump to make an $18.4 million payment due bondholders in the casino, surprising analysts who had said it appeared he lacked enough money to make the payment, officials said.

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FORT LORAMIE — Village officials have begun the search for a new law enforcement officer as Police Chief Vernon “Morrie” Frey has informed them he plans to retire from his duties by spring. “You only go around once in life,” Frey said of his decision. “I’ve put in 21 years with the village, and I’ve decided to step down.”

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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