Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Jan. 27, 1916

At the last regular meeting of the city council last evening, City Solicitor Doorley brought members up to date on the status of the ordinances requiring the Big Four and C. H. & D. railroads to construct subways at the intersections of North Main Avenue and West Court Street.

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The report of Fire Chief George Hume, filed with director of Public Safety today, shows the department answered 63 alarms during the past year. Damage to buildings involved was set at $2,375, and to contents, $10,010. The inventory of fire apparatus and living quarters places the value at $28,987. The motor truck is valued at $10,000.

75 years

Jan. 27, 1941

The Sidney Board of Education, accompanied by Supt. C. C. Crawford, visited Piqua and Troy High schools yesterday afternoon to investigate the fine arts departments in these two schools. Consideration is being given to expansion of the art program at the local high school.

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C.R. Anderson and William Joslin were re-elected directors for two-year terms, when the members of the Shelby County Milk Producers Association held their ninth annual business meeting last evening in the I.O.O.F. Temple. Julius Barhorst, Floyd Higgins and Howard Russell are the other members of the board of directors.

50 years

Jan. 27, 1966

Although given a setback in its advocacy of crossing gates at Sidney school street corners, the Shelby County Traffic Safety Council went ahead at a meeting Monday night with other anti-accident programs. Mrs. L. H. Cooper, council secretary, told the group gathered in the courthouse assembly room that crossing gates which extend into the street to halt traffic do not conform with new state regulations. Use of the proposed gates was opposed by the Shelby County Motor Club. The gates for which the council have been trying to find sponsors could be projected in front of street traffic but are intended primarily to halt children at the curb until crossing is safe. They are made by a Lima firm.

25 years

Jan. 27, 1991

Donna Burchett, known to many people as Sidney’s “Christmas Tree Lady,” has been honored by the American Legion Department of Ohio for her selfless efforts in bringing cheer and happiness to children throughout the state. Mrs. Burchett, who resides at Jackson Towers, 333 E. North St., received an engraved plaque Saturday during the American Legion’s annual mid-winter conference in Columbus. Numerous Legion dignitaries were on hand for the presentation. “I never expected anything like this,” Mrs. Burchett said. “It came as a complete surprise.”

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WASHINGTON (AP) – It’ll cost four cents more to send a Valentine to your sweetheart this year. Or to pay your credit card bill. Or even send home a postcard from vacation. Postage rates will go up on Feb. 3, the governing board of the U.S. Postal Service announced Tuesday, accepting a recommendation made earlier by the independent Postal Rate Commission. The price of a first-class stamp will climb from a quarter to 29 cents and a post card stamp will increase from 15 cents to 19 cents.

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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