Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Feb.3, 1916

Roy Cox has purchased the interest of William Tunks, of the business of Charles Bennett and Tunks and engaged in the moving business. Mr. Cox is a brother of Mrs. E.W. Smith of the Wagner House.

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A number of calves were killed east of Sidney on the Big Four railroad yesterday when a cattle car on an eastbound train overturned. The accident was caused when one of the tracks became un-fastened. The uninjured cattle were driven to Pemberton.

75 years

Feb 3, 1941

Sidney has one of the lowest percentages of vacant homes in the state according to figures compiled during the Federal housing census of 1940, but many people seeking a home now believe that the percentage should read an absolute zero. The census takers last spring found that there was a total of 2, 908 dwellings in Sidney, with the vacancies running seven-tenths of one percent. The state average was 2.7 percent.

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Three trustees will be named when the members of the Wilson Memorial Hospital Association hold their annual meeting this evening in the council chamber of the city building.

50 years

Feb. 3, 1966

Appointment of Dr. Charles McCorkle as general chairman of the 1966 Heart Fund campaign in Shelby County was announced today by Dr. John Kerrigan, president of the county heart association. The campaign will be conducted through the month of February reaching a high point on February 20.

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Sidney will again be the scene of one of the 11 Crime Control Clinics to be held throughout the state during the spring months, it was announced today by Attorney General William B. Saxbe. The clinics were originated by Saxbe during his former term of office 1957-58 and were resumed in 1963.

25 years

Feb. 3, 1991

Linsey Verdier recently fired a snowball from her igloo which she and her stepfather, Jack Goffena recently built in their backyard at 841 North Main avenue. The icy structure is ready to withstand winter winds not to mention snowballs that may be returned. Linsey is the daughter of Lisa Goffena, and Stephen Verdier of Sidney.

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SAUDI ARABIA — Iraqi and USA led forces probed and parried anew Friday in Saudi Arabia’s battle hot Khafji corner, the wind down of skirmishes in which marines and Iraqi intruders battled just yards apart in the chilly desert. In other news from the front Army Spec Melissa Rathbun-Nealy is believed to be the first female soldier listed as missing in action in the Gulf war.

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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