Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Feb. 22, 1916

Sidney police today were investigating two burglaries that occurred over night. Thieves entered the grocery store of Al King on North Main Ave. by cutting the window in the back door. An investigation found nothing taken and it was presumed the burglars were scared away. The other break-in occurred at the R.O. Bingham home where entrance was gained by prying open a window in the dining room. Again, the thieves were scared away with a muffler and new hat of Mr. Bingham the only things reported missing.

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Chief of Police O’Leary and prosecutor Anthony Mills arrived home this morning from Louisiana with Thomas Williams charged with the murder of Walter West, South of Sidney last August. Williams does not deny the shooting and says after the crime committed he went to Indianapolis for several days and then went South. He will be arraigned in court later this week to plead to the first-degree murder charge.

75 years

Feb. 22, 1941

The name of Carl Custenborder, Sidney was sent to the Ohio Senate today for confirmation of his reappointment as a member of the board of trustees of Miami University. Four other names for reappointment and four new members were included on the list.

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Rev. F.J .Mittermaier and Raymond Ludwig, injured in a two car accident in Lima on Tuesday night were reported improved today at Lima Memorial Hospital where they were taken for treatment. They will possibly be hospitalized for two more days.

50 years

Feb. 22, 1966

Members of the Sidney Board of Education at their regularly monthly meeting went on record urging the widening of Russel Road from Wapakoneta Avenue to State Route #29 and the installation of sidewalks in the area.

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Speeders get more attention as safety hazards, but don’t ignore the “slow poke” warns Robert A. Stump of the Shelby County Motor Club. Slow Poke drivers are those whose pace is under that set by the majority of motorists around them, says Stump, and they not only become involved in accidents, but often cause them without being involved.

25 years

Feb. 22, 1991

At a time when are young men and women in the armed forces are facing their greatest test, we at home are facing a test as well. Our test is to maintain our unity and reserve, as our troops are doing in the Persian Gulf. We don’t want Saddam Hussein to take this country’s tolerance for anti-war demonstrators as a signal he should wait out our resolve in a long and bloody war. Our soldiers say that they have a job to do and they are going to do it. I feel I have a job to do too. And that is to stand up in strong support for our troops. (Inez R. Shue-Letter to the Editor)

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A Sidney student has been initiated into the Kappa Delta Sorority at Miami University in Oxford. Seema Patel has been accepted by the sorority. A Sidney High School graduate, Miss Patel is majoring in accounting.

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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