Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Sept. 5, 1915

Mrs. W.H.C. Goode, of Sidney, was one of the 10 lay delegates selected to attend the general conference of the Methodist Church to be held at Sarasota Springs for one month next May. She was selected yesterday at the West Ohio Conference held at Springfield.

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Bush and Mumford, the progressive clothiers, have decided to improve and remodel their store to accommodate and to better take care of their ever increasing business. The contract for the remodeling of the store was let yesterday and work will be started within a couple of weeks. The present front will be removed and a modern Kawneer front installed. The new front will have a center entrance with display windows on either side.

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A pleasant surprise was sprung upon retiring County Recorder Treasurer E.D. Kiser at the commissioner’s office today. In the presence of all the country officials, Judge Eshman made a few well-timed complimentary remarks and presented Mr. Flinn with a gold-handled cane and Mrs. Kiser with a gold-handled umbrella.

75 years

Sept. 5, 1940

Rev. W. Wood Duff was named president of the Sidney Kiwanis club for 1941 at the annual election officers held yesterday as a part of the regular weekly luncheon meeting of the club. Harry Binkley was elected first vice president, and Arthur Allinger, treasurer. Seven directors named to the board are: Lee Shields, William Ball, Dr. F.L. Getrost, Fr. F.S. Downey, William Couser, George Lohmire, and William Amos.

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With the teaching staff now complete, school superintendent C.C. Crawford said today that only a half-day session will be held when schools officially open next Monday. Crawford officially open next Monday. Crawford added that pre-registration for high school classes is far above the average and the same seems to be true for the elementary classes. At its meeting last evening the board of education named Miss Mary Holway, of West Jefferson, to fill the vacancy in the first and second grade at Port Jefferson.

50 years

Sept. 5, 1965

Lee Elsass, Folkerth avenue, received his master’s degree in, education August 21st during summer commencement exercises at Bowling Green State University. He was graduated from Anna High School and received his bachelor of science degree from Otterbein College. Elsass will service as principal at Lowell and Orange schools this year.

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Eight members of Shelby County 4-H clubs demonstrated achievements and were judged “Outstanding of the Day” in the 4-H show Friday at the Ohio State Fair. Given “Outstanding” citations from this country were: Linda Hulsmeyer, of the Pins and Needles 4-H Club, Kettlersville, tailored clothing demonstration; Rebecca Watkins, Successful 4-H Club, Green township, demonstrations of cosmetics and makeup; Kay Gross and Diane Linker, of the Teen-Time 4-H Club, Jackson Center, working as a team in a sewing demonstration; Marcia Carity, Modern Miss 4-H Club, Houston, illustrated talk on styling; Jerry Fogt, Orange Township 4-H Livestock Club, beekeeping demonstration; Lisa Clayton, Dinner Belles 4-H Club, Maplewood, salad making demonstration; and Jo Ellen Helmlinger, Stitch and Snack 4-H Club, Sidney, demonstrations of tasty meals.

25 years

Sept. 5, 1990

Telephones were ringing at the Shelby County Motor Club with donations and pledges for the annual Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. The local event, sponsored by the Sidney Jaycees, netted $4,940, an increase of $2,000 over last year’s proceeds.

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U.S. Rep. Michael G. Oxley, R-Findlay, Fourth District, is on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington with Beth Zielsdorf of Port Jefferson Road, Sidney. Beth has completed a summer internship in Oxley’s Washington office. A senior economics major at Denison University in Granville, Beth is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Zielsdorf.

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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