Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Sept. 14, 1915

The police force intends to enforce the traffic ordinance to the letter, A close watch was kept about the square last evening and a number of persons who did not turn square corners, were compelled to back up. Policeman Snow stood in the middle of the street at the Citizens Bank corner for some time, while other members of the force watched the corners from the sidelines.

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The second insane man in as many days was locked up for safe keeping last evening. He was captured prowling about the Big Four west of Sidney and hauled to the jail in an auto. When the jail was reached, the fellow started the run, but a shot in the air from Deputy Sheriff Hugh Burn’s revolver brought him to a stop. The fellow is suffering from the DTs. He says he lives in New Jersey.

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While A. Friedmann was cranking his automobile at Knupp Bros. garage last evening, the crank kicked back breaking his right arm at the wrist.

75 years

Sept. 14, 1940

The seven-room frame house occupied by Joseph Strayer, three quarters of a mile west of Tawawa, Southeast of Sidney, was destroyed by fire about 9:30 this morning. How the blaze started is not known. It was discovered by the driver of a milk truck, driving along the highway who noticed the roof on fire and ran to the house to notify Mrs. Strayer. A substantial part of the household goods were gotten out of the house and saved.

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Mayor John Sexauer, chairman of the Republican Central and Executive committees, announced today the opening of Republican headquarters in the 218 of the Kelsey-Sterline building over Murphy’s store on the north side of the square.

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Miss Bette Cook will leave Sunday for Cleveland where she will enter Western Reserve university, enrolled in the graduate school of education. She was a member of the June graduating class at Northwestern university.

50 years

Sept. 14, 1965

The Sidney Daily News has gone computer. This week, United Press International began the computerized delivery of its news report to its newspaper clients across the country. This unique system permits the more rapid transmitting of news copy and automatically justifies for column width and performs other typesetting functions. Like all new things, the system still has some “bugs” that remain to be worked out. If you find some odd splitting of words and unusual situations, please bear with us (and the computer) until these are worked out.

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Copies of a plat of an R.L. and Agnes Burke subdivision of Pinehurst drive between Main street and Broadway were filed today with the county recorder and county auditor. The plan contains a total of 26 lots and will complete the extension of Pinehurst to Broadway. The plat has the approval of the Sidney Planning Commission, city council and the engineer who made the survey.

25 years

Sept. 14, 1990

Gateway Supply Co. of Pipe and Supplies Inc., both of Sidney, will merge as of Oct. 1 under the name of Gateway Supply, announced Dean Miller, president of Gateway, and Richard Gower, president of Pipe and Supplies. Robert Kramer, executive of Gateway, will be president of the new company. Gower will be vice president and Miller will be secretary-treasurer. There will be 13 to 14 employees with a few more to be hired later, Gower said.

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Another government mandate hit the medical field earlier this month when a new law took effect requiring doctors to file Medicare reimbursement forms for their patients. The new law is welcomed by many advocates for the elderly as a relief from what many claimed was confusing and time-consuming paperwork that discouraged some patients from filing the forms and receiving reimbursing. But not everyone is in agreement that the federal government has made the right step in handling down the edict. Some members of the medical profession contend the new guidelines are a bureaucratic nightmare.

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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