Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Feb. 25, 1916

Officials of the Big Four Railroad Company announced in Cleveland today that approximately $90,000 will be spent rebuilding bridges on the Indianapolis-Cleveland division of the railroad. It was indicated that the bridge over the Miami river in Sidney will be the one to be repaired and rebuilt.

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Gartley Rostrom and Harry Piper of Sidney are members of the bowling team entered by Kiefer Drugs at Piqua in the international bowling tournament at the American Bowling Congress to be held in Toledo in March.

75 years

Feb 25, 1941

Camp Shelby at Hattesburg Mississippi, where many Sidney men are presently located has been termed by the War Department as the “best” camp in the nation. The largest tent camp planned by the quartermaster general office, it will have an ultimate capacity of 67,946. Officials estimate that by the middle of June the camp will have about 53,000.

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N.H.Truax Division Seven engineer for the State Highway Department announced today that a safety and traffic engineer would be assigned to the local garage here. This is in line with the department’s program to have a traffic and safety engineer in each division. Previously divisions Seven and Eight had shared an individual for this purpose.

50 years

Feb. 25, 1966

Herman Thompson 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Thompson is the 1965-66 Spelling champion at Emerson School. He will represent Emerson at the Shelby Miami spelling bee at Troy March 22. Herman, a member of Mrs. Judy Fogt’s fifth grade class earned the opportunity to represent Emerson at a spelling bee held at the Emerson PTA on Feb. 21. Laurie Hutchinson was the runner-up. Judges were Myra Stickler, Kathy Comstock and Bud Ledwith.

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The Shelby County Chapter of the American Red Cross has announced that they will send 350 Friendship Boxes from the school children of Shelby County to the children of South Vietnam. The local project, under the sponsorship of the Junior Red Cross is part of a program to send 100,000 of these boxes to the war-torn areas of Southeast Asia.

25 years

Feb. 25, 1991

Faye Barras is founder and president of the Shelby County Operation Desert Shield Support Group. She established the group last fall after discovering the nearest support group for relatives and friends was Beavercreek southeast of Dayton. We needed a group here in Sidney and Shelby County, and we needed it now. Now the group meets the first and third Mondays of the month at the Sidney American Legion. Attendance generally amounts to at least 100.

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Four Bridgeview Middle School eighth graders have qualified for the district Power of the Pen writing contest to be held April 20 at Wittenberg University in Springfield. The four are Lynn Allen, Geneva Serrer, Eric Swiger, Thiago Winterstein. They are the students of Bridgeview teacher Jennifer Van Matre.

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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