Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Sept. 9, 1915

The Shelby County Normal School, located in Anna, opened this week. The course offered is that of the first year in any other state normal school and admits the students to any state normal college with the sophomore rank. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, the student will be granted, without examination, a one-year certificate to teach in the Shelby County schools. No tuition is charged with the exception for books and writing materials. The school is free to all who desire to come. Miss Harriet B. Early is director of the school.

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The residents of Fort Loramie have employed a night policeman. The action has been taken because of several fires in the community, dating back to the destructive blaze of the Willman Bros. store in 1912.

75 years

Sept. 9, 1940

With the reporting today of the first case of infantile paralysis in Shelby County, Dr, Harry Wain, Shelby County health commissioner, sounded a warning for mothers to exercise the greatest care in protecting their children. He urged keeping youngsters away from crowds and to contact a physician immediately should any signs of illness be noted. Tommy Voress, 614 South Miami avenue, is the first reported case in the county this year.

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Miss Dorothy Loudenback has entered upon the duties of probation officer of the Shelby county juvenile court to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mrs. Charles Fowler. The appointment of Miss Loudenback as the new juvenile officer was announced by Judge Robert Eshman.

50 years

Sept. 9, 1965

Joseph Stang, R. R. 1, Fort Loramie, has taken over his duties as chairman of the Shelby county Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Committee (ASC). Stang was elected to the post at the recent ASC county convention, following the retirement of Carl Tunks who had served farmers of the country as chairman for many years.

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Miss Janice Schlater, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Schlater, 425 South Ohio avenue, and Miss Jill Wagner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Wagner, 866 South Main avenue, will enter the freshman class at the College of Mount St. Joseph on the Ohio, Cincinnati, September 16th.

25 years

Sept. 9, 1990

WASHINGTON (AP) — Once again, wheat farmers are seeing prices tumble and supplies rise as this year’s bumper harvest quickly turns the tables on fears of food scarcity and prohibitive costs. The Agriculture Department’s latest estimate puts the 1990 wheat crop at 2.7 billion bushels, up dramatically from 2.04 billion last year and 1.81 billion in 1988. Average farm prices have adjusted accordingly and are expected to average $2.65 to $3.05 per bushel over the 1990-91 marketing year that began June 1. That would compare with $3.72 per bushel the last two years. It isn’t simply the good, U.S. harvest. Other countries also have been chalking up fat yields. Overall, said USDA’s Economic Research Service, large wheat crops in the Soviet Union and China have put a damper on the outlook for wheat trade in 1990-91.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The Cincinnati Reds hammered another nail into the San Francisco Giants’ coffin. By winning for the first time in eight games at Candlestick Park this season with a 5-3 decision over the Giants. The Reds opened a 7 ½ game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers and dropped the Giants 9 1/2 games behind.

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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