Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Feb. 19, 1916

A real estate deal was consummated this morning for the sale of the Christ Timeus property on the south side of the square, now occupied by Arthur Ginn, for a residence property and restaurant. The property formerly known as the Goffena property, was purchased by W.H. Princehouse.

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The home of William Shue, the janitor at the Central School building, on South Main Avenue was totally destroyed by fire about 9:30 last evening. There was no one home at the time , and the fire which apparently started in the kitchen, had gained considerable headway before it was discovered. Most of the household items were saved although damaged by water.

75 years

Feb. 19, 1941

A substantial increase in the circulation of books at the Sidney Public Library during the past year was reported by Miss Mariam Ginn to the board of trustees yesterday. The total circulation was 116,772, an increase of 11, 331 books over last year. A total of 1624 new tittles were added to the library with the number of borrowers now standing at 7,607. Urban Dooley, is president of the board, Miss Helen Michael, vice-president, J.C. Cummins, treasurer. Other members of the board are Harry K. Forsyth, Miss Francis Goode, C.C. Crawford, and Charles M. Wyman.

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The Hospital Benefit Club at its meeting yesterday afternoon took formal action to purchase a water cooler for the lobby of the hospital as a gift to the institution.

50 years

Feb. 19, 1966

Mrs. Joseph Updergraff was crowned Queen of Hearts and T.G. Logan the King of Hearts during the Senior Citizens Valentine party held Monday at the center. Mrs. R.L.Shawkey conducted the drawing of the name for the volunteer Sweetheart of the Day, was Miss Emma Schafer.

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WASHINGTON — Sen. Earnest Gruening D-Alaska who said he was talked out of it last year by President Johnson, Thursday introduced legislation to bar the sending of draftees to Southeast Asia without congressional consent.

25 years

Feb. 19, 1991

Doris Blackston has been named Woman of the Year by the Long Community Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association. The announcement highlighted the groups dinner meeting held at the Townhouse restaurant. Mrs. Blackston who is serving as program co-chairman has been a chapter member since 1987. She was elected to the Sidney City Council in 1983 and has served as vice-mayor for two years. She has sought the post of county commissioner in the last two elections and works part-time in the communications department at Wilson Memorial Hospital. Her dedication to community service is very noteworthy.

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Sidco Industries in Sidney is building components for the U.S. Patriot missle which they will paint Army green. Sidco employees have been busy painting various parts for the missel and also the M-1 tank, both of which are playing a major role in the Persian 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