Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Feb. 18, 1916

Chief Police O’Leary and Prosecuting Attorney Mills left today for New Iberia, La.to pick up Thomas Williams wanted here for the murder of Walter West last August. Prosecutor Mills in Columbus yesterday to secure the necessary extradition papers to return Williams to Ohio for trial.

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B.C. Adams, supervising Architect for the new Post Office building arrived in Sidney yesterday from Mandan, N.D. He is accompanied by his wife and child.

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Frank and Urban Dooley have formed a law partnership and will open up an office in the Woodward Building the first of March.

75 years

Feb. 18, 1941

Marking the completion of 20 years of service with the Sidney Police Department, Officer Russell Neal retired today as a member of the department. With no reserves on file to fill the vacancy, the civil service commission has set the date of March 3, for examination of candidates for the position.

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Members of the Sidney Rotary Club made a tour of inspection of the plant of the Stolle Corporation, local plating firm, following their regular weekly luncheon today at the Hotel Wagner. Charles Conley, manager of the local plant, was in charge of the program and arranged the tour. Stolle currently employs 300 workers.

50 years

Feb.18, 1966

City Manager John W. Dulles said today he will file damage claims with the New York Central System within the next few days as a result of the tainting of the city’s water supply from a leaking tank car at Degraff in January. The claim will include costs for water wasted to dilute the system by “bleeding” the old with the new as well as any overtime and the extra activated carbon necessary to help the problem, First complaints were registered with the city manager’s office on Feb. 3, almost a week after a freight train pile-up of 42 cars in the village of Degraff.

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Mrs. Jackie Friesthuhler of Port Jefferson was the winner of $189.95 General Electric Hi-Speed range as the major award of the 14th annual Sidney Daily News cooking school held recently at the Central Junior High School auditorium. The electric range was one of the 30 major gift awards presented at the close of the third session of the cooking school.

25 years

Feb. 18, 1991

“It just makes you feel good that you can bring a little happiness” explained Carol McMillen about her volunteer work for Hospice Care of Wilson Memorial Hospital. Mrs. McMillen and Clara Steinke have both been volunteers assisting the terminally ill and their families since the program began 2 1/2 years ago. There are currently eight women who volunteer their time through the Hospice program. “I tell them the job is open-ended,” says Mrs. Davis. The volunteers can do as much as they wish. Chores could include visiting with the patient, giving the patient’s family a break by staying with the patient, running errands or even helping with the bereavement process afterward. Volunteers can give some medical care if they are qualified.

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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