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100 years

Aug. 27, 1915

Fisherman need not go to Michigan for sport of this kind. Our representative, J.E. Russell, has promised Christian the druggist that he will see that a generous lot of the finny tribe are procured for stocking the pond surrounding the drug store at an early date.

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While Policeman Snow was making his rounds in the south end of the city about 12 o’clock last night, he noticed two suspicious-looking characters on the porch adjoining the grocery of Clem Crusey on Queen Street. He immediately covered the two men with his revolver and ordered them to jail. One started to run but was soon brought to a stop. Awakened later, Mrs. Crusey found nothing disturbed.

75 years

Aug. 27, 1940

Both of Sidney’s All-Star outfits scored well-earned victories in the benefit night program at Harmon Field last night. The Sidney All-Stars squeezed out an exciting 12-11 victory over Dayton’s Frigidaire team, while the local star-studded Boy’s Club outfit had an easier time in topping Brixey’s Midgets, 6 to 3.

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The outskirts of London were bombed again today when at least a thousand German planes, ordered out on a mission of destruction in apparent retaliation for British attacks on France and Germany, raked wide areas of southeastern England with tons of heavy bombs.

50 years

Aug. 27, 1965

Dan Boone, who lives on Franklin Avenue, is the president of the Teen Center youth board for the coming year, 1965-66. Other new officers are Ralph Osborne, first vice president; Marilyn Kiracofe, second vice president; Joyce Shipman, secretary, and Pam Snavley, treasurer. Also named as board members are Cheryl Bell, Steve Elsner, Fred Hughes, Shelley Lott, Debbie Rowell, and Dave Snyder.

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A new chapter in the Swanders “air pollution” case was written in common pleas court here today in the form of a pre-trial conference conducted by a visiting judge, Eugene McNeil of Van Wert County. The legal controversy began several months ago when a group of Swanders residents sought an injunction against the Swanders Farmers Elevator. They alleged that dust and odor from elevator operations was contaminating the air in the village and could be a menace to health.

25 years

Aug. 27, 1990

Starting their first year as teachers at Sidney Schools on Tuesday will be: Mary Perry, Chapter I reading teacher at Central and Holy Angels schools; Robyn Helman, Emerson fourth grade teacher; Melinda Stombaugh, learning disability tutor for Longfellow and Parkwood schools; Amy Billing, Emerson fourth grade; Kirsten McCulloch, art teacher; and Mary Ann Verostko, art teacher.

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Students at Shelby County schools will see some new faces this year, including Jerry Corbin, social studies teacher at Fairlawn High School; Alice Martin, learning disabilities teacher at Anna School; Robert Lauster, physical education teacher at Fairlawn; Ann Loy, second grade and gifted student teacher at Botkins School; Beth Lane, Spanish teacher at Fairlawn, and Jennifer Ritter science and learning disabilities teacher at Botkins.

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New teachers at Shelby County schools this year also include: Nancy Luebke, teaching second grade at Fort Loramie Elementary School; Amy Walker, teaching seventh and 12th grade classes at Houston High School; Joan Massey, speech therapist at Hardin and Fort Loramie schools; Teresa Savidge, school psychologist at Anna, Fort Loramie, Russia and Fairlawn schools; and Kathy Bodmer, Hardin Elementary art teacher.

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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