Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Sept. 23, 1915

It was announced today that arrangements have been completed for the fast Cincinnati Reds to play the local Elco team at Lakeside park on Oct. 5. A clause in the agreement signed between the two clubs states that only bona fide members of the Cincinnati National League team are to play in this city, and the Reds have announced they will send their regular team. It will be a big day in Sidney and nearly every factory in the city has signified its intentions of giving employees a half-day off to attend the game.

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Forty-two hunters were present from various parts of Ohio at the shooting match and picnic of the Shelby County Deer Hunters association yesterday. Dinner was served at the City Restaurant. The hunters are getting ready to go to the woods. Many local hunters are planning to go to Maine in November. J.W. Stuber and William Saxbe of Mechanicsburg plan to leave next week for New Brunswick.

75 years

Sept. 23, 1940

William Salm, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Salm of South Ohio avenue, has returned to Sidney to be associated with his father and his cousin, Richard Salm, in the Salm Funeral Home at 502 South Ohio avenue. Mr. Salm graduated last week from the Cincinnati College of Embalming, one of a class of 32 members.

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A special program is being planned to commemorate the golden jubilee year of the General Federation of Women’s clubs, when members of the City Federation of clubs meets on Sept. 30. Mrs. William Milligan is chairman for the program, with Mrs. Marvin Woodruff, pageant director, Mrs. J. Oliver Amos, in charge of costumes, and Mrs. Allen Whited, musical arrangements.

50 years

Sept. 23, 1965

HOUSTON — Sue Pitesenbarger, senior at Hardin-Houston High School has been named semi-finalist in the 1965-66 Merit Scholarship competition. A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pitsenbarger, R.R. 2, Covington, she is the only Shelby countian to gain such honors. Donald Flinn, principal of the high school said that she is among the highest scoring students in the state of Ohio on the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test administered last March to Juniors in over 17,600 schools in the nation.

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JACKSON CENTER — Ivan Zorn was named president of Farm Bureau Council No. 3 at a meeting Friday night with Mr. and Mrs. Zorn. Other officers are Ernest Zorn, vice president; Mrs. Virgil Weaver, secretary; Grace Zimpher, women’s representative, Mrs. Virgil Weaver, legislative representative, and Nelson Mann, discussion leader.

25 years

Sept. 23, 1990

Bonnie Swonger spent the past two years watching as nurses cared for her husband, William B. Swonger, before his death on Feb. 26. She saw the compassion and the kindness they imparted day after day and she decided something should be done to assure there would always be nurses to meet the needs of local residents. Mrs. Swonger, a 94 year-old resident of the Dorothy Love Retirement Community, has made a $100,000 donation to make sure her dreams are realized. Known as the William B. Swonger and Bonnie Z. Swonger Scholarship, the endowed fund will be administered by The Sidney Community Foundation. It will provide scholarships for graduates of high schools in Sidney and Shelby County who have enrolled in an accredited college of nursing.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Oil jumped to a record $35 per barrel, as the Persian Gulf crisis pushed futures markets into another wild rise. Oil’s latest surge was partly attributed to refining problems, a chilly fall weather forecast and a prediction of $60-a-barrel oil if war breaks out in the Mideast.

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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