Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Sept. 7 1915

A discussion of local projects featured the opening meeting of the Sidney Commercial Club held last evening in the club rooms. President W. A. Graham presided at the meeting which followed the accustomed dinner B.T. Bulle reported that our opportunity seemed most promising in the matter of securing of the Dixie Highway, stating that our commissioners have agreed to give what assistance they can. He stated that it would be necessary for the city to improve Main avenue to the corporation line and that it ought to be paved.

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William Hoewischer and Sons have been very successful in capturing premiums wherever they have exhibitioned their fine-bred horses. Ten head of horses were shown at the state fair and they were awarded several premiums. At the Forest City Fair they won five first premiums, three second premiums, and had two champions.

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A Ford car driven by Alfred Cottet turned turtle near the Oldham farm northeast of the city Friday night when it struck some freshly laid gravel. The occupants of the car escaped injury.

75 years

Sept. 7, 1940

Taylor Cummins, well known local attorney with offices in the Ohio building, has filed his petition as a candidate for judge of the common pleas court of Shelby county on the non-partisan ballot. The other candidate for the office is Judge D.F. Mills who was nominated at the regular democratic primary election.

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E.C. Amos, of Sidney, today was selected at the Democratic state convention to represent the Fourth congressional district as a presidential elector.

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Shelby county farmers will go to the polls Monday night to select the men they want to administer the farm program in their local communities, I.M. Wilkinson, AAA chairman for Shelby county said today. In addition to the township committees each township will select a delegate to attend the county convention to be held in Sidney on Sept. 10.

50 years

Sept. 7, 1965

Dr. William Mentges, 840 South Main avenue, has taken over duties as acting Sidney-Shelby county health commissioner, filling in for Dr. Robert S. Oyer, who is doing postgraduate study at the University of Michigan. Dr. Mentges served in a similar capacity during an earlier period when former Health Commissioner William Brown was at the University of Michigan, gaining a master of public health degree which is the goal of Dr. Oyer.

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Several local residents reported seeing what was apparently a meteorite flashing across the sky early Tuesday morning evening. It was observed moving from east to west almost directly overhead shortly before 7 o’clock. It appeared to have a white “head” and tail streaming behind and disappeared before it reached the horizon.

25 years

Sept. 7, 1990

Commodore Matthew Perry weighed anchor off the coast of Japan in 1854 and forced that island nation to take notice of the New World. More than a century later, the governor of Ohio and the president of Honda Motor Co. Ltd. turned over spadefuls of earth here and heralded the start of the auto industry’s New Age. In the decade since, apprehension that greeted Japan’s investment in Ohio has largely subsided. Conservative, rural communities such as Marysville, Anna and others where Honda operates have retained their small-town flavor while incorporating a $2 billion industry. Today, nearly 200 Japanese companies do business in the state.

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Dirty Harry is hanging up his Magnum. Clint Eastwood said he plans no more sequels to the shoot-’em-up movies featuring a San Francisco detective known for his .44 and his taunting line to bad guys, “Make my day.”

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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