Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Sept. 19, 1915

Wayne Lee, son of Postmaster and Mrs. Val Lee, and who recently passed the state bar examination, has located in Dayton. He will be in the offices of Judge Roy G. Fitzgerald, a prominent attorney of that city.

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The work of remodeling of the Eisenstein property, purchased by the Elks lodge and located at the corner of West avenue and Court street, is now under way. The Elks expect to move into their new quarters about Oct. 1.

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Messrs. Gerald Minton, Roy DeWeese, Stanley Evans, Homer Monroe, Harold Richards, Harold Sharp and Orville Hensel returned to Columbus yesterday to re-enter Ohio State University.

75 years

Sept. 19, 1940

A fall music festival, to include both Sidney and out-of-town artists, will be presented the evening of Sept. 24 in the auditorium of the First Baptist church. The program is being sponsored by the Amici Fidi class of the church.

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The Faculty Wives club opened their activities for the year at an informal social meeting arranged by the new president, Mrs. Thomas Presser, Mrs. William Miller is secretary of the group, with Mrs. Granville Robinson, press reporter. The program for the year is being arranged by a committee composed of Mrs. Floyd Jefferies and Mrs. George Brown.

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Emil Rinehart has gone to Gunnison, Colo., to enroll in Western State college for a course of study.

50 years

Sept. 19, 1965

A bit of Shelby county history went up in smoke and flames Sunday night, when fire destroyed what is believed to have been the oldest residence in Shelby County. Known as the old Lefferson homestead, the two-story frame building was located at the intersection of the Kirkwood and Miami River roads in Orange township. The exact date the building was constructed is not known, but it was believed to have been built around 1812 or perhaps before. Shelby county history books recorded the first frame house being built at approximately this location by William Barry. Barry had erected a flouring mill prior to the War of 1812. This mill was the only one within a radius of 50 miles at that time, and flour and meal from the mill was used to supply General Harrison’s troopers on their march to the North-west. Located as it was along the river route, followed by many stage coaches on their runs, it was a frequent stopping place for travelers before the advent of the canal and railroad.

25 years

Sept. 19, 1990

ANNA — One day brothers Mamoon and Mutasem Diab were living the good life in Kuwait. They had good jobs and a high standard of living. The next day they were worried whether they would have a life at all after Iraq last month swiftly conquered the tiny oil-rich country. The Diabs and their families are now living with their cousin, Tariq Diab, 15301 Miranda Road, after being permitted to leave Kuwait. They were among the non-western foreigners the Iraqis permitted to leave Kuwait last week. The Diabs are Jordanian citizens who lived in the Isreali-occupied West Bank before taking jobs in Kuwait. They earned a college education at Roger Williams College in Rhode Island in the early to mid 1980s.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan issued a gloomy assessment of the U.S. economy today, saying the turmoil in the Persian Gulf had introduced “new and substantial risks” for the prospects of continued growth. With all of the economic uncertainty, Greenspan said the Bush administration and Congress should intensify their efforts to get a credible package to reduce the budget deficit.

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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