Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Aug. 26, 1915

At the regular meeting of city council last evening the clerk read a proposal from the Miller-Baxter Rubber Co., asking council for the transfer of Lot No. 7 to the company. Elmer Unum then presented the blueprints and specifications for the building the rubber company expects to erect on the site which is an ideal location for a factory of this kind. The matter was referred to the city solicitor and law committee.

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While going through some old papers of his grandfather, Thomas English, one of the first settlers and land owners of the area, Harry English came across a plat of the town of Sidney, dated 1820. Lot No. 1 was at the northwest corner of Water and Miami Streets. The names of the streets shown on the plat are Miami, Main and Ohio, running north and south, and South, Court, Poplar, and North, running east and west. It should be noted that the original spelling of the Poplar Street was “Popular.”

75 years

Aug. 26, 1940

The old brick smoke stack, connected with the factory buildings on North Miami Avenue recently taken over by the Dunson Supply Co., of North Main Avenue, and at the rear of the Dunson property, was dynamited and wrecked late yesterday afternoon. A crowd of approximately 500 were on hand to see the stack fall. It was erected 54 years ago by William Harp, for the late James Anderson who then operated a spoke and wheel works in the adjoining property. The stack was 118 feet high.

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With $5,000 allotted by the state for improvements at Lake St. Marys, Fort Loramie area residents were wondering today when Lake Loramie will get some recognition from state officials. Improvements have been planned and promised for Lake Loramie for a long time but they don’t materialize. It still seems to be the “forgotten lake.”

50 years

Aug. 26, 1965

“Selective traffic enforcement” may be the solution of Pasco’s highway hazard problem. The method was proposed at a meeting of the Shelby County Traffic Safety Council by Don Laws former sheriff’s deputy sergeant. This involves the stationing of law enforcement cars in the vicinity of the troublesome intersections during rush periods it was decided to contact both the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Sheriff Robert Burns, asking that “selective traffic enforcement” be given a trial at the intersection of State Routes 29 and 706 in Pasco.

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It was only 11 years old, but the Halfway House, once one of the busiest truck stops and restaurants in the country, has already become a memory. All that was needed to turn “Halfway” into a business casualty was transfer of traffic from the Old Dixie Highway (now County Road 25-A) into the new Interstate 75 expressway. “That cost us 90 percent of our patronage,” said Edwin Haas, one of the owners following this week’s auction of equipment of the eating place at the location between State Route 274 and Botkins.

25 years

Aug. 26, 1990

Sidney Junior and Senior High School teachers will start Tuesday with students. New teachers include Patricia Heckler, Bridgeview seventh grade English and reading teacher; Miriam Hoffman, high school math teacher; Steve Corbin, in-school suspension teacher and football coach; Lori Hedberg, Bridgeview girls physical education; Peter Galanic, ninth grade earth science and assistant football coach. Also ready to start their first year as Sidney School teachers are Donna Colatruglio, English as a second language in all grades; Cindy Sparks, Northwood fifth grade teacher; Theresa Dunn, speech therapist, Mary Beth Riddle, Northwood sixth grade teacher; Meggan Weaver, Talent Unlimited teacher for kindergarten through fourth grade; Patricia Long, Northwood fifth grade; and Carla Gaier, Northwood fifth grade.

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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