Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Aug. 20, 1915

Dr. A.B. Gudenkauf has moved his office into the Emory G. Nutt property on Ohio Avenue, four doors south of his former location.

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Arrangements are being made for many improvements to the United Presbyterian Church on North Main Avenue. The edifice is being wired for electric lights, the walls are to be redecorated and new carpets are to be placed on the floors.

75 years

Aug. 20, 1940

Announcement of the starting of football practice at Sidney High School in the very near future was made today by Athletic Director Herbert Woolweaver, with this year’s squad to get their first taste of action a week from Monday. The first game of the season will be played Sept. 9 at Julia Lamb field, with Bellefontaine as the opponent.

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German planes again swept over the British Isles today, carrying out scattered raids on many sections of Great Britain. It was estimated that between 2,000 and 2,500 planes took part in raids yesterday.

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Ed Steinle and his son-in-law, James Eshman, have formed a partnership and opened a stove and tinware shop in the large building at the rear of his residence on Franklin Avenue. The building has been remodeled and conveniently arranged to accommodate their new business. Mr. Steinle has been connected with the stove, tin and sheet metal business in Sidney for over 40 years.

50 years

Aug. 20, 1965

Selected by overwhelming vote of the Republican Central Committee, Mrs. Thelma Short, widow of Thomas W. Short, will become Shelby County’s first woman auditor. Mrs. Short received 32 of the 36 votes cast on the first ballot.

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To a recent graduate of Botkins High School has come the rare honor of being awarded the American Farmer degree of the Future Farmers of America (FFA). Singled out for the distinction which goes to not more than one in 1,000 FFA members is William Billing, 21, who operates a farm in Dinsmore Township. He is the first graduate of Botkins High to get the degree and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Billing.

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H.E. Roth, president of the Sidney Board of Education, announced today that Thomas E. Kramer, vice president of Ross Pattern and Foundry, Inc., has accepted the responsibility of assisting the board with the tax levy campaign this fall.

25 years

Aug. 20, 1990

The Cromes Funeral Home No. 2 team won the handicap championship in the Newport Sportsmen Club’s fall league. Members are Gary Cromes of Sidney, Leroy Bergman of Minster, Britt Havenar of Sidney, Don Ailes of Anna and Ron Chiles of Sidney.

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Longtime Newport Sportsmen Club member Adolph “Sonny” Meyer and trap shooter Bob Havenar hold up the Dale Meyer Memorial plaque, which Havenar won by finishing as the top shooter in the fall trapshooting league at the club. Dale Meyer, the son of Sonny, lost his live in an automobile accident in January of 1989.

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Memories of the past were made three-D Saturday as BK Root Beer Stand of Sidney held its second annual 1950s-‘60s Cruise Show in the evening. Robert Davis, drove in his 1960 Corvette for some service from carhop Teresa Richards, 17. Classic cars parked in the restaurant lot Saturday for others to view. There was food, dancing, miniature golf and door prizes. There were 95 vehicles registered for the show and a large crowd of spectators.

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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