Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Sept. 24, 1915

Frank Briggs, riding his motorcycle, had a narrow escape at the Miami avenue crossing of the Big Four tracks last night. He was riding south and reached the tracks just as a freight train came whizzing by. Briggs quickly slid off his machine which continued on into the moving freight train. The motorcycle was badly damaged, but Briggs escaped practically unhurt.

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Miss Hazel Watson will leave tomorrow for Chicago where she will resume her studies in the Chicago Normal school of Physical Education. She will complete her course there this year.

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A horse belonging to William Mahan broke loose from the hitching rack near the Baptist church last night and ran west into the excavation for the new post office building. The animal was caught by police.

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Cyril Hussey left today for Baltimore, Md., where he will enter Johns Hopkins university.

75 years

Sept. 24, 1940

Kenneth McDowell was named president of the Iutis club when members held their election of officers last evening. He will take office at the annual installation banquet of the club on Oct. 7. Elected with McDowell were: Bartley Barr, vice president; William Rhees, secretary; Ralph Baumgardner, treasurer; William Amos, chaplain; Frank Gossard, sergeant-at-arms; Wilson Lochard, historian, and Marvin Woodruff, trustee.

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At the regular meeting of city council last evening, Kurt Wills, Orville Mottoe, Frank Schurr and Clarence Drees appeared relative to a proposed playground in the south part of the city. It was pointed out that ground east South Miami avenue could be purchased for the sum of $155.42 and could be graded and made into an ideal playground for the youngsters in that section of the city. Councilman McClure noted that the proposed sale of the tract on South Franklin avenue would in all probability be adequate to purchase the site.

50 years

Sept. 24, 1965

Award of clock trophies to Diana Linker and Kay Gross, of the Teen Time 4-H club for their winning “best of day” home economics demonstration at the recent state fair was made at a meeting of the 4-H Junior Leaders Club Thursday night in the courthouse assembly room. About 35 junior leaders were present at last night’s sessions, presided over by Lloyd E. Lutz, county agriculture agent.

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WASHINGTON — President Johnson wished “happy landing” Thursday to retired astronaut John Glenn and his wife, who will leave Tuesday on three-week goodwill trip to Europe. “I wish I were going with you,” Johnson laughingly told Glenn as they shook hands and said farewell after the former Marine Corps colonel’s visit to the White House. “Come on, let’s go,” Glenn jokingly replied. Glenn acting as a consultant to the federal space agency, plans to meet with scientific and technological experts of the seven countries he visits. The president escorted the Glenns through the White House lobby and told Glenn: “John, happy landings, my friend.”

25 years

Sept. 24, 1990

Copeland Corp. swept overall honors in the third annual Corporate Cup Challenge held at the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA. This marks the third year the company has taken home the trophy. The top five teams and their accumulated points were: Copeland, 125; Ross Aluminum Foundries, 94; Monarch Machine Tool Co., 88; Stolle Corp. II, 83, and Wilson Memorial Hospital, 76.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush said that Iraqi support for terrorism against Americans would bring “serious consequences” and he declined to rule out a first strike against Iraq by US-led military forces. “We hold Saddam Hussein responsible if there is any terrorist act against us.” he declared. The president stressed his concern about terrorism by Iraq in a morning session with congressional leaders and again in a brief news conference on the White House lawn as he prepared to leave for a weekend at Camp David, Md.

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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