Feb. 20, 1916
Word was received this morning from Prosecuting Attorney Mills advising that he and Police Chief O’Leary have secured the necessary signature of the Governor of Louisiana of Baton Rouge to extradite Thomas Williams to Sidney where he faces a charge of murder in the death of Walter West. They expect to arrive home with the prisoner tomorrow evening.
A handsome new range and hot plate have been placed in the City Restaurant on Poplar Street by the owner Roy Sarver. The range is the largest ever received in the city and Mr. Sarver is trying to make the City Restaurant up-to-date in everyway.
Feb. 20, 1941
Rev. F..J.Mittermaier pastor of St. Jacob’s Lutheran church at Anna and Raymond Ludwig of Jackson Center are in Lima Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries received last night in a two car accident in that city. Fred Metz and Rev. W.W. Kuck of Jacksion Center, other occupants of the car, escaped with minor injuries. The four men were enroute home from a church meeting in Crestline when their car was struck by another driven by a Lima woman.
The Salvation Army board announced today a plan for a city wide request for maintenance funds. The drive will be conducted by Major and Mrs. Paul Seller at the Cincinnati Headquarters.
Feb. 20, 1966
Cadet Dale C. Schmiesing, son of Mr. and Mrs .Edwin Schmiesing, of Sidney has been named to the Dean’s Merit List at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The Rev. Harold Kochersperger of Port Jefferson, pastor of the Port Jefferson and Maplewood Methodist church’s, joins a group of Methodist layman and pastors at Miami, Fla., Tuesday for a missionary crusade to Hatti, West Indies. He will participate in service to the town and country churches , along the roadside, in the market place and assist in the medical dispensary at Marranc.
Feb. 20, 1991
Church Women United of Shelby County will meet March 1 at 1:00 P.M. at Memorial United Methodist Church on Russell Road for the annual World Day of Prayer observance . Of special emphasis will be prayers for peace in the Middle East and Persian Gulf. World Day of Prayer is an international worship event that bonds Christian women of all major denominations and faiths into a day of prayer. The global chain of informed prayer and informed action which began in the United States 104 years ago has spread to 170 countries and regions of the world.
On Saturday the people of Shelby County once again proved that they are a generous people with compassion for the less fortunate. Over 16, 750 food items were collected by the Boy Scouts of America to be used by food pantries in the area. The Boy Scouts and leaders are to be congratulated for their efforts in the collection of food on a day of terrible weather conditions. This was a Letter to the Editor submitted by Peg Morrow and Marie Fogt Co-directors of Fish of Shelby County.
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