Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Feb. 4, 1916

A meeting was held today in the assembly room of the courthouse for the purpose of organizing to secure a county farm agent for Shelby County and promote better farming in the county .The Shelby County Farm Bureau Association was organized with L.V. Ward elected president. Other officers are S.L. Wicoff, vice-president, Lew Marrs, secretary, H.W. Robinson, treasurer. Ed Swanders and Harry Wilson were named members of the executive committee.

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James Anderson, in a public statement today, challenged both the city council and county commissioners to get something done about the bridge on Michigan street. He points out that the street has been closed for six months because of the need for a new bridge at the C.H.& D. Railroad.

75 years

Feb 4, 1941

Mrs. John Sexauer was elected president of the Sidney Garden Club when members met yesterday afternoon, at the home of Mrs. Robert Werst. Mrs. A.W. Rietsiahl was named first vice-president, Mrs. Joe L. Updegraff, second vice-president: Mrs. Elizabeth Murphy, secretary, and Mrs. Ray Burke, treasurer.

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When members of the seventh and eighth grade of Sidney Schools present the operetta Love Pirate of Hawaii on February 11 the lead parts will be played by Shirley Shively , Everett Boyer, Arlyn Robinson, Charlotte Aschenbach, Betty Bryan, Carolyn Kah, and Ann Mclean. An annual affair the junior operetta is being directed by C.A. Naffziger.

50 years

Feb. 4, 1966

Police Chief John Warner warned today anyone caught throwing snowballs or other objects at passing automobiles or persons can be arrested and cited into municipal court. The warning came as a result of his department receiving many complaints from Sidney motorists that youths were throwing snowballs at their automobiles.

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Sidney’s offensive water problem of the last several days appears to be the aftermath of the wreck of the New York Central freight train at Degraff last Friday night. In the wreck some of the tank cars rolled down the embankment of Bokengehalas creek which flows into the Great Miami river a short distance short of the accident scene. Dr. Robert Oyer, Shelby county health commissioner, says he has sent samples of the water to Columbus and to the Brookside Laborotories in New Knoxville for analysis. At this time he could not say that the water was absolutely harmless. Actually he explained, “The water tastes so bad that I doubt that any adult would drink it.”

25 years

Feb 4, 1991

Dr. David Clooney , a Sidney Surgeon who was activated in the U.S. Army Reserves has been ordered to Saudi Arabia. Clooney was ordered in early December to Fort Lee, Va., for training in the U.S. Army and now has orders to deploy to Saudi Arabia. Clooney has not yet been informed as to when he will leave nor where he will be stationed in Saudi Arabia.

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The son of a retired Sidney physician is himself a doctor and founder of a medical center in Columbus. Dr. Edward D.”Butch” Sparks, son of Dr. and Mrs. Edward P. Sparks Jr., founded the Canyon Medical Center which specializes in internal medicine in 1973. There are nine doctors in the medical center which is associated with Mount Carmel East Hospital.

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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