Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Aug. 21, 1915

City authorities, in their efforts to secure better results in the enforcement of the traffic ordinance, have marked off the corners at the northwest and southwest corners of the public square and expect to mark off the other two corners. Pedestrians who have been walking diagonally across the corners are requested to refrain from it in the future and walk straight across the street inside the lines indicated.

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A telegram was received today by the Wagner Manufacturing Co. from San Diego, Calif., advising that the company had been awarded the grand prize for its display of Wagner Ware at the San Diego exposition. A similar award to the company was received from the San Francisco exposition several weeks ago.

75 years

Aug. 21, 1940

Homer English, of English Studio, is in Chicago, attending the national convention of the Photographers’ Association of America in session this week. He left Saturday, going by way of Elwood, Ind., to attend the notification ceremonies for Wendell Wilkie.

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As a result of numerous complaints received of damage to the roadside park, south of Sidney, Chief of Police William O’Leary, and Juvenile Court Judge Robert A. Eshman today warned that those caught doing damage would be severely punished. They pointed out that the park has been placed there at public expense and is used not only by local people but also by the traveling public.

50 years

Aug. 21, 1965

Season ticket holders will have more comfortable seats this season as new bleachers were installed in the reserve seat section of Julia Lamb Stadium. This is part of a replacement program that eventually will include all the bleachers on the home side, according to William Haag, faculty manager.

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Mrs. Pauline B. Bertsch, who is home for the summer from Bowling Green, is spending a few days at Glen Lake, Michigan, the house guest of Mr. and Mrs. A.M. LaPierre. Mrs. Bertsch will return to Bowling Green in early September where she is house mother at the Pi Kappa Tau Fraternity house.

25 years

Aug. 21, 1990

Boy Scouts measure a tree on Miami Avenue as part of a project to inventory trees for the City of Sidney. Working on the project are Ricardo Winterstein, 15, Robert Strayer, II, 14, and Ann Scott Strayer, 11. Eagle Scout candidate Robert Strayer organized the effort last week to gather information on the species, size and general condition of the “street trees” for Sidney.

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Two orthopedic surgeons have joined the staff of Wilson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Phillip Edwards and Dr. Gregory Stover, both of Port Clinton, have joined the staff, according to John Mirabito, president and chief executive officer of Wilson Memorial.

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Shown in the exercise yard of the Shelby County Jail during a tour of the facility Tuesday are Sheriff John Lenhart, the tour leader; Juvenile-Probate Judge Thomas Kerrigan, Common Pleas Court Judge John D. Schmitt and Sidney Municipal Court Judge Donald Luce. All three of the judges endorsed the sheriff’s proposal to place a half percent sales tax increase on the ballot this fall to fund a new jail after viewing the current facilities.

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Donita Harger, Willa Stewart and Stephany Black have been selected as entrants in the 1991 Miss Ohio Teen USA Pageant, a Carvern Production, to be held at the Worthington Holiday Inn. The state pageant will select Ohio’s representative to the Miss Teen USA Pageant to be held in July of 1991.

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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