Feb. 26, 1916
The annual meeting of the Shelby County Deer Hunters was held in the assembly room of the courthouse today, with 35 members and guests present. The number was the largest to ever attend a meeting. Venerable hunter John E. Bush, who was elected president for life several years ago, presided at the meeting. L.C. Allinger was elected vice-president, James Overden, secretary, and Harry Bennett, Secretary. The names of Kerr Carey, Roy Redinbo and Albert Smith were announced as new members.
I.M. Apple has announced his name as a candidate for Senator in the 12th district, subject to the decision of the Democratic Primary election.
Feb. 26, 1941
The government’s sweeping order for the rationing of aluminum and machine tools for the defense program will have a direct bearing on Sidney industry .Most vitally effected will be The Wagner Manufacturing’s aluminum division, if the order extends beyond the May 31st deadline. Stolle Corp. may be affected if the ban is continued .Monarch Machine and Tool and Sidney Machine Tool have priorities on shipments.
The fire department was called to the Amos and Andy lunchroom at the high school shortly before 10:00 o’clock last night to put out a blaze in the interior of the building. Damage is reported to be light.
Feb. 26, 1966
A Presidential Citation capped the National Guard formality of Company A’s annual inspection at the Sidney Armory Thursday night. With the local soldiers standing stiffly at attention Lt. Col. Virgil Alexander, commander of the 1st Howitzer Battalion, 134th Artillery of which Sidney’s guard is a segment, announced the Presidential Unit Citation. Actually this hearkens back 20 years to the time when Company L, of the local guard, as part of the 148th infantry, distinguished itself with heroic valor in the Battle of Luzon when local soldiers regained the land for the Phillipines.
A Shelby County farmer, father of six children, was among the top five in the Ohio Jaycees Outstanding Farmer Contest at Canton on Saturday. Newell J. Moore, 33, was one of four receiving state honorable mention. He was tops in the 21 to 31 age group.
Feb. 26, 1991
In the Christmas season of 1987 a small Christmas tree along I-75 was decorated and brought great joy to motorists along the interstate. Unfortunately this tree, which brought much joy to many, was cut down and a note was left at the site which said Bah Humbug. It’s not a stretch to state if lynch mobs were still fashionable those who did this terrible deed would be strung up. Eventually the two young men who cut down the tree were caught. One, who was over eighteen, appeared in court and was punished for the crime he committed. This punishment was minor compared to the public ridicule he experienced over the next several years. He professed sorrow over his crime, and announced that he had let his parents and community down. Now in 1991 this same young man is risking his life in the service of his country. He is no longer the boy who cut down the tree, but a fighting man who deserves our respect, admiration and gratitude.
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