Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Sept. 18, 1915

While running across the tracks from his engine to caboose to get out of the rain about 12:30 today, N.E. Chambers, engineer of the Big Four local freight, was struck by lightning. Both his shoes were torn off and he was badly burned about the legs and body. Assistance was immediately given the injured man and he had recovered sufficiently to be taken to his home in Bellefontaine later this afternoon.

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Today marks the 40th milestone in the business career of I.H. Thedieck. The store dates back to 1875, when the Thedieck and Raterman partnership was established. Mr. Thedieck at the present time is completing his new store which he expects to open next week.

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Two new county commissioners take over their responsibilities today. They are Ben Foster, of Clinton township, and Fred Clawson, of Loramie township. They succeed John Stengle and Charles Windle. William Snow will succeed himself. The retiring commissioners were presented with traveling bags by the other county officials this afternoon, with Judge Eshman making the presentations.

75 years

Sept. 18, 1940

A model airplane meet will be held in Sidney on Oct. 13, according to tentative plans, with boys from Piqua, Greenville, and Dayton, joining Sidney “fliers” in the various competitions which will be offered in the gas job and the rubber-powered classifications. The meet will be co-sponsored by the Sidney Boys’ club and Sidney Kiwanis club. Paul Packer will be chairman of the committee in charge and will be assisted by Bob Roth, Jr., Don Sherer, Richard Bell and Orville Beck.

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Five Shelby county young people are in Columbus this week, attending the 26th annual state 4-H club congress. The group includes: Miss Cois Lee Smith, of the 4-H Maple Leaves; Miss Wilma Gump, Successful Clothing club; Elmer Allen, Thrifty Farmers; Frederick Egbert, Kettlersville Livestock; Earl Helmlinger, Jackson Livestock.

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For the 100th time since the war began, Londoners took to the air raid shelters at 4:10 p.m. (London time) today. It was the sixth air raid of the day.

50 years

Sept. 18, 1965

Appointment of Phil Webb as chairman for the Sidney Jaycees 12th annual Hawaiian Banquet was announced today. Committed chairman serving with Webb will include: Bud White, refreshments; Harley Jones, publicity; Jerry Meyer, tickets; Ed Wical, parking; Jim Simonds, wardrobe; Paul Baker, entertainment; Darrell Webb, decorations; Tam Beavers, prizes.

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A South Main avenue residential landmark was sold at public auction this morning on the courthouse steps for $10,300. The property is a two-story, eight room home at the southeast corner of Main avenue and Water street. The sale was conducted to settle the estate of Mrs. Katherine McCracken. During the auction, reports were heard that the house had been constructed by the late Frank Thedieck. It is located on a double lot and was built at a time when slate roofs were the mode. Several Bidders appeared, with the winning offer being made by Ernest Strunk, of Port Jefferson. The house had been appraised at $12,500.

25 years

Sept. 18, 1990

Three Sidney City Schools students who took high honors in the state American Legion Auxiliary Essay Contest were recognized Monday night by the Sidney City Schools Board of Education. Receiving certificates from the board President David Fogt were: Kent Witt, Northwood School sixth grade student; David Smith, a freshman at Sidney High School, and Kristin Spangler, a sophomore at Sidney High. The essays, which were on the contest topic of “Our American Heritage: A Legacy of Freedom.” were written during the last school year.

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MINSTER — About 15,000 visitors participated in events at the Lake Loramie Fall Festival during the weekend, although short delays were experienced in programs Friday evening due to threatening weather.

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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