Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Sept. 2, 1915

President J. Edward Sauder, of the board of appraisers of the Miami Conservancy district, announced yesterday that a corps of clerks is now engaged in the gigantic task of obtaining descriptions of the 150,000 pieces of real estate property located in the conservancy district. Logan Marshal, of Sidney, is the chief clerk to the board of appraisers and in charge of the maps and blueprints.

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The Hon. Frank W. Miller, the state superintendent of public instruction, delivered the principal address at the annual meeting of the Shelby County Teachers’ Association held in the auditorium of the Sidney high school building today. During the afternoon session the following officers were re-elected for another year: J.E. Applegett, president, and Miss Coila Smoot, of Pemberton, secretary.

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Word as received today that senator Pomerene and his party will visit Sidney on Labor Day as a boost to the proposed highway through this section from Detroit to the south. The group will leave Defiance in the morning and arrive in Sidney in time for lunch.

75 years

Sept. 2, 1940

Winning of the National Junior Casting championship in St. Louis last week has brought further honors to Miss Aunalee Crusey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Crusey. This past weekend a staff photographer of “Life” magazine was in Sidney, shooting a pictorial story to appear in a future issue of the magazine. “Teach Me To Cast” will be the title of the story. Sharing the spotlight with his sister in this series will be her twin brother, Elmer Crusey, Jr., who won a similar honor in 1938 and this year was named a member of the All America casters team.

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Miss Geraldine Gaines. daughter of Mrs. W.M. Gaines, South Ohio avenue, has accepted a position on the nursing staff at Wilson Memorial hospital. Miss Gaines graduated in June from Flower hospital in Toledo, and has been a member of the hospital’s staff since that time.

50 years

Sept. 2, 1965

Henry C. Horstman, vocational agriculture instructor of Anna, received his master of education degree at Miami University, Oxford, last Sunday. The course of study will qualify him as a guidance counselor in secondary schools, in addition to his present field. He is a native of Mister where he graduated from high school. Horstman received his bachelor of science degree in agricultural education at Ohio State University in 1942.

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Today was a big day in the life of Mrs. Wilda Pepper who on Saturday will end a long period of service as county treasurer. At noon, Treasurer Pepper and her two deputies. Mrs. Mary Tennery and Mrs. Vera Wiford, were guests of honor at a farewell luncheon given for them by other women employees at the courthouse. The luncheon was held at Hussey’s Lake in Port Jefferson and was attended by 40 feminine guests.

25 years

Sept. 2, 1990

Robert Bertsch is retiring as senior vice president at Peoples Federal Savings and Loan Association of Sidney. Bertsch, 200 Mercury Court, has been with Peoples Federal for more than 34 years, starting April 2, 1956 as a teller. He currently handles customer relations and savings. Bertsch graduated from Sidney High School in 1943 and served in the U.S. Navy during World War ll then graduated in accounting from Miami Jacobs Business College. He then worked in the office of Dayton Power and Light Co. for eight years with a year off serving in the Korean War in the Navy. He then went to work at Peoples. Of why he stayed with the savings and loan, Bertsch said, “It is just a wonderful place to work. The fellow employees are all top notch and I enjoy working with the public. Customers become family.”

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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