Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Aug. 28, 1915

Seven moulders, who have been working at the Phillip Smith Co. for the past several days, eating and sleeping inside the plant, left last evening. They were escorted from the plant in automobiles under the protection of police, Sheriff Burns, Chief of Police O’Leary, Policemen Eisenstein and Kreitzer. The men came here to take the place of some of the regular moulders. Police were called because a large crowd had gathered in the vicinity of the shop. What the outcome of the trouble will be is not known.

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Walter Pence, the grocer, has installed a McCrary refrigerator at his place of business on North Main Avenue, and will carry a complete line of fresh meats. The refrigerator is the most improved pattern of the regular meat market refrigerator and will provide protection for all kinds of fresh meats and fowl. John Kiser will be in charge of the meat department of the grocery.

75 years

Aug. 28, 1940

Elmer Allen and Luke Thaman, both members of the Sidney F.F.A. chapter are riding high with their entries of livestock in the vocational agriculture department of the Ohio State Junior Fair this week. Showing five Shropshire sheep, Allen won two first, a third and a fourth. Showing in the Berkshire breeding class, Thaman took a first and a third.

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John Jelly, of the Houston Rural school F.F.A. club, received a trophy in the showmanship contest and first place with his Percheron filly colt, Dora Degas, at the junior fair in Columbus over the weekend.

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Elmer Crusey, Jr., of Sidney, was one of five named to the All-America Bait Casting team, selected at the national fly and bait casting tournament held in St. Louis, Mo. last week. It was the second national honor to come to the Crusey family during the meet. Earlier in the week, his sister, Aunalee Crusey, won the women’s three-eighths ounce accuracy contest with bait.

50 years

Aug. 28, 1965

Appointment of Earl Morris, Pemberton, as director of school buildings and grounds, was announced today by Roger C. McGee, superintendent of the Sidney City Schools. A math teacher at Parkwood Junior High school for the past three years, he is a graduate of Ohio State University.

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Repair of the Gold Star Mothers Bridge on County Road 25-A bridge at the south edge of Sidney has been postponed until next spring by county commissioners. The span, which was inherited from the State Highway Department when the former Dixie Highway was returned to county jurisdiction following completion of Interstate 75 expressway, has been showing signs of wear.

25 years

Aug. 28, 1990

Shelley Shoemaker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Shoemaker, may turn her hobby of baking into a career someday. She is a freshman at the University of Kentucky, majoring in hotel-restaurant management.

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Three new teachers greeted Jackson Center students today. The new teachers are Holly Coleman, Spanish and English teacher; Jane Bennett, learning disabilities teacher; and Robin Hullinger, junior high English and reading teacher.

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Star Bank opened a new consumer loan department office Monday in the north section of the first floor of the Courtview Center. Among those present on the first day were Sidney Mayor William McMillen; Marian Spicer, executive vice president of the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce; Robert Jameson, vice president of the consumer credit department; Scott Hinsch Jr., bank president; and Clifford Hoying, bank chairman of the board. Bank officials said Star Bank had outgrown its loan department on East Poplar Street.

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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