Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

July 16, 1915

The congregation of St. Paul’s Evangelical Church will observe the 45th anniversary of the founding of the church with special services in the morning and evening. The Rev. A.B. Meyer of Troy will deliver the sermon at the morning worship service, with the Rev. P.J. Gehm speaking at the evening service. The occasion will also mark the final payment of the indebtedness of the new parsonage of the congregation which was completed about two years ago.

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The rainfall for the first half of July was a little over five inches. The average rainfall for Ohio during the year is about 46 inches. Comparing the rainfall for the first 15 days of July with the average, shows that it was about two and half times the average.

75 years

July 16, 1940

The board of directors of the Shelby County Motor Club announced today the appointment of C. L. Seving as secretary of the association. For the past 20 years, Mr. Seving has been employed in the office of the American Steel Scraper Co. and his previous travel experience in this capacity is expected to be an aid to him in his new position of serving the motoring public of the county. The offices of the motor club are now located in the basement of the courthouse.

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The Uhlman Store personnel enjoyed a dinner party last evening, the affair planned as a social get together for the staff of the store. The group motored to Russells Point where dinner was served at the Plaza Hotel, followed by boating and dancing. Enjoying the affair were Mr. and Mrs. Clair Zimmerman, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Toland, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bertsch, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Siford, Mrs. Wilbur Piper, Mrs. Lawrence Goffena, Misses Marie Hagelberger, Clara Clark, Inez Ehterington, Louise Applegate, Naomi Rudy, Muriel Petty, Martha Salm, Mrs. Cora Conner, Mrs. Mabel Albers, Ray Snapp, Kenneth Walkup, Robert Eversman and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth McDowell.

50 years

July 16, 1965

One of the deepest holes ever sunk in this area is located on the Leland Hoover farm a mile east of the Shelby-Logan County line, just off State Route 274. Drillers have penetrated to a depth of 2,400 feet in their search for oil at the site. That is 1,000 feet below the Trenton rock level to which other drillers have stopped in the sporadic exploration that has been going on.

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Speaking of Sports by Zack Crusey — Golf swingers won’t be cut off by nightfall at the Shelby Oaks new driving range from now on. New lights have been installed to carry the pastime past the twilight zone into the evening hours for those who like to improve on their driving ability as well as just sock the pill a couple of hundred yards for the fun of it.

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The lighting system was installed this week by the Sidney Electric Co. with the cooperation of the serving utility, the Pioneer Co-op Electric Co.

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Joan Platfoot was crowned queen at the Anna Homecoming Festival, with Donald Elsass, mayor, officiating at the crowning.

25 years

July 16, 1990

It was a sad announcement. Sidney City Manager Steve Husemann will be moving on. Husemann has been in Sidney almost 6 years and has done a fine job. He has been chosen as the new city manager of Kettering, Ohio. His last day will be the last working day in July. A search committee will be formed to find a replacement.

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The announcement has been made. Shelby County Commissioners will finally purchase the waste transfer station. Negotiations have been underway with Sidney Sand and Gravel, the owner of the facility for about 18 months. The remaining contingency is that the county must also enter into an agreement with Garbage is Beautiful concerning the hauling of the trash. The announcement was made by prosecutor Mike Boller.

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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