Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Aug. 29, 1915

Considerable excitement reigned at the C.H. & D. station early this morning shortly after departure of the northbound passenger train. When policeman Snow observed Charley Stewart of Enterprise Street with a big revolver protruding from his hip pocket, he advised Stewart he was violating the law and took possession of the gun. When Snow said he guessed he would take Stewart into custody, the latter jumped up and fled the station in the darkness. The police officer fired several shots in the air to frighten the fleeing man and Clem Partington, taxi driver, fired three in a similar endeavor. Stewart, however, escaped completely and has not been located since.

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The school auditorium was crowded to its utmost capacity last evening for the much-talked of dialogue debate on the “Wet” and “Dry” questions by Messrs. Hall and Summers. Special music for the occasion was supplied by a selected orchestra under the direction of Prof. Copp, professor of music in the schools. The debate was enthusiastically received by the large audience. It was something new and novel and a powerful argument for the cause of temperance.

75 years

Aug. 29, 1940

Football practice got under way at Sidney High School today with some 25 candidates reporting for initial conditioning exercise. A change in the coaching staff was announced with George Brown taking over the responsibilities of the football varsity, and with Herbert Woolweaver, becoming athletic manager, assisting with the football team.

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A nationwide registration of aliens in the United States began today in connection with the alien registration act passed by the United States Congress.

50 years

Aug. 29, 1965

Sidney Kiwanians were “flying high” Wednesday when, as guests of the Sidney Airport management, they were treated to aerial tours of Sidney and Shelby Oaks golf course. The club held its regular meeting in one of the airport hangars, with dinner served in the hangar through use of a catering service. Three airplanes were used, each seating three passengers, in giving rides to all Kiwanians who so desired.

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An increase of slightly less than 10 percent in the population of Sidney from the 1960 Federal Census to Jan. 1, 1965, has been estimated by the Ohio Development Department. The figures released today by the department give Sidney an estimated population of 16,065. This represents an increase of 1,402 over the 1960 census figures of 14,663, and ranks Sidney 75th in the state among Ohio communities.

25 years

Aug. 29, 1990

Two Sidney men are among the American military force now in Saudi Arabia in response to Iraq’s Invasion of Kuwait. Army 2nd Lt. Jon B. Wildermuth Jr. was sent to Saudi Arabia Friday with the 24th Infantry Division Mechanized while Navy Petty Officer Third Class Joseph B. Slife left three weeks ago and is involved in radar tracking in special intelligence on board the USS Gunston Hall.

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A former Sidney man is now a minister for Campus Crusade for Christ but actually spends little time on campus. Instead, he spends his time at the site of earthquakes and arranging engagements for author-speaker Josh McDowell. The Rev. Charles J. Price Jr., Campus Crusade’s director of special ministries and is national team supervisor for about one-third of the country.

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Sidney Christian School has five new teachers this year. The new teachers are Sylvia Evans, kindergarten and first grade; Diana Day, first and second grade; Glenda Larger, fourth and fifth grade; Marsha Kindig, high school supervisor and physical education, and Patricia Stammen, sixth and seventh 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