Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Aug. 5, 1915

Teddy Grieves has sold his bakery and restaurant at Botkins to the Althoff Brothers and moved to his new place of business on North Main Avenue in this city. The Shoepp property has undergone changes under his direction. The residence has been remodeled and the business room greatly improved and enlarged. A new bake shop has been installed and will be equipped with new machinery. He expects to have the bakery open in two weeks.

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Salaries for members of the school staff were fixed and teaching assignments approved when the members of the board of education met last evening. As superintendent, H.R. McVay, will receive $200 a month; Lee A Dollinger, high school principal and teacher of agriculture, $140 a month. Salaries of other members of the teaching staff vary from $40 to $90 per month. Schools will open on Monday, Sept. 6.

75 years

Aug. 5, 1940

Acting under orders of Chief of Police William O’Leary, Police Officers Guy Roach and Emerson O’Leary visited the country club late yesterday afternoon and confiscated three slot machines. The chief pointed out that he issued orders some time ago barring slot machines in the city and says that he intends to see that his orders are carried out. The machines will probably be held for several days and then destroyed.

50 years

Aug. 5, 1965

Shelby County will be the scene Sept. 15 of one of the five meetings in the state being called to consider the possibility of constructing an area vocational high school This was learned today by County Supt. Paul R. Needles in a letter from Byrl R. Shoemaker, state director of vocational education. Shoemaker said that an application by the Shelby County school board for conduct of a vocational survey had been received favorably.

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Six years and 10 months ago when Gerald Edward Bensman was 20 years old, he left for Rome to study philosophy and theology at the Pontifical Urban College of Propagation of the Faith at Vatican City. He was ordained last winter at St. Peters Church, Rome. He’s now home at age 27 and looks younger than he did when he left. Bensman is home until Aug. 15 when he will assume his duties in whatever assignment is made for him in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. He says that when he arrived at the airport in Vandalia, there were two brothers-in-law he had never met and 14 new nieces and nephews.

25 years

Aug. 5, 1990

The proposed annexation of the Eagle Glen Subdivision and other land along County Road 25A North to the city of Sidney cleared another hurdle Thursday when Shelby County Commissioners approved the measure. Northland Development Corp., developers of the planned Eagle Glen Subdivision, initiated a petition that would annex about 174 acres to the city.

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Movie star Rob Lowe visited Sidney Thursday on his way back to Hollywood. Lowe’s grandfather, Robert Hepler of Sidney, confirmed reports that Lowe was in town. Hepler said he and Lowe ate lunch at the Spot restaurant, which Hepler formerly owned. A number of people recognized the movie star during his visit.

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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