Feb. 5 ,1916
The county commissioners noted today, in answer to James Anderson, the advertisements for letting the contract to replace the Michigan Street bridge have already been published. Bids will be opened February 26. The bridge is not strong enough to be repaired to carry the heavy loads and will have to be repaired the commissioners stated.
Homer Monroe, who has been attending Ohio State University for the last two years, has accepted a position in the office of R.C. Barnum Co. in Cleveland. He left for that city today.
Feb. 5 ,1941
Eleven additional Shelby County young men will be sent to Columbus for induction into the U.S. Army during the month of February according to an announcement by the local Selective Service Board today. Five of these men will leave on Feb. 12, and the other six on February 28.
A British War Relief Committee has been organized in Sidney. Mrs. Robert Andersen is general chairman. She is being assisted by Mrs. John Sexauer, Mrs. Delay Runckle, Misses Julie and Elizabeth Smith, Miss Alice McCashen, Mrs. Ed Smith, and Mrs. Charles Hunter.
Feb. 5, 1966
Harold Allison of 619 Highland Avenue retired as January 22, completing 39 years as a transportation worker. The first three years he was a motorman on the interurban, and the next 36 a bus driver for Greyhound. Allison says he would have liked to have been a railroader. For the retiree and Mrs. Allison the years as a transportation worker adds up to three college degrees. One with son Darrell who is with the state wildlife division, Jon a science teacher at Parkwood Junior High, and Tim who is a special education teacher at Central Junior High School.
Feb. 5 ,1991
Scot Wallace, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wallace was the first place winner in the district American Legion sponsored high school oratorical contest held at Minster High School. The topic “Securing the Blessings of Liberty” was addressed by Wallace in nine minutes and seven seconds earning him the $100 top prize and a chance to advance to the Feb. 24 state contest at Bellefontaine High School. Wallace is a 11th grade student at Sidney High School.
An experienced pilot, who once loaned money to Howard Hughes, died in a plane crash Tuesday morning near the Sidney Municipal Airport. Charles Groff, 70, of Tipp City died as a result of the crash of his single engine Beechcraft about 600 yards South of Sidney-Platsville Road in a woods on the J.E. Pruden estate.
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