Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Sept. 17, 1915

Harry Osborne, while driving his automobile east on North street about 5 o’clock last evening, collided with the northbound limited traction car. Prompt action by both the motorman and Mr. Osborne prevented a serious accident. No one was hurt, although Mr. Osborne’s auto was extensively damaged on the front end.

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While sitting on the porch at his home at 319 Wilkinson avenue yesterday afternoon, Miller McVay counted, between four and six o’clock, 276 buggies and carriages and 124 automobiles that passed his home, people going home from the fair.

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Michael Gepfry, of Montra, reported last evening that he had lost a horse and buggy which had been driven away from the fairgrounds. He drove to Sidney to the fair and when he went to get his horse and rig to go home it was gone, It is believed the thieves drove toward the west.

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The dance at the armory last evening was attended by 94 couples, and was a very pleasant affair. The music was furnished by Brandenburg, Tucker, and Knauer.

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Many Sidney people will go to Russells Point Sunday to spend the day, as there will be dancing in the afternoon and evening in the Dreamland pavilion.

75 years

Sept. 17, 1940

The Ohio National Guard, 8,500 strong, today prepared to enter active federal service on Tuesday, Oct. 15, for a year’s military training. Adj. Gen. Gilson Light said that he had not yet been informed where troops would entrain for Camp Shelby, Miss., where they will receive their training.

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John Kerrigan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Terrence Kerrigan, left yesterday for Cleveland where he will enter the Western Reserve university college of medicine. He graduated in June from Notre Dame university.

50 years

Sept. 17, 1965

Making an appearance at the Ohio State Fair as Miss Sidney, Karen Knox, 652 North Ohio avenue, was awarded a trophy for her talent performance in dancing. The award advanced her to the state level in the National Talent Association competition. Miss Knox is being sponsored by the Citizens Baughman National Bank.

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Mr. and Mrs. Gail Richardson have taken over operation of the Apple Y Restaurant at 727 Wapakoneta avenue, acquiring the eating place from Alfred (Sam) Wooley and Don Brautigam, it was learned today. The new owners plan to carry on present policies of the restaurant.

25 years

Sept. 17, 1990

The decade of the 1980s was, for the most part, a time of growth for Shelby and surrounding counties. In fact the Shelby County population growth was at near record level for the state. Shelby County shows a 3.3 percent population growth rate, which ranks among the top in the state. However, this is substantially less than the 11.7 percent growth the county enjoyed in the 1970s, when the population jumped from 37,748 to 43, 089. In the 1980s Shelby County’s population went from 43,089 in 1980 to 44,523 this year, according to the preliminary figures of the U.S. Census. For the county, housing units went up from 15,257 to 16,355 from 1980 to 1990. Sidney’s population has grown by approximately 1,200 from 17,454 in 1980 to 18,646, and increase in 6.89 percent.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Wholesale prices shot up 1.3 percent in August, the biggest surge in seven months, as the first shock wave from Persian Gulf crisis hit the American economy, the government said today. The Labor Department blamed virtually the entire increase on higher oil costs that followed Iraq’s Aug. 2 invasion of Kuwait. The fallout from the Persian Gulf turmoil has heightened economists’ fears that higher inflationary pressures could push an already weak U.S. economy into a recession.

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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