Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Sept. 25, 1915

Three Shelby county boys have been selected to attend the Ohio State Agricultural school in Columbus next February as a result of the scores they made in the livestock judging contest held in the county. The winners are: Forrest Abbott, Green township; Addison Richards, Jr., Dinsmore township, and Chester C. Apple, Loramie township. The alternates include: Howard Higgins, Orange township, and Lester Baldwin, of Turtle Creek township.

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F. Layman announces the opening of a grocery in the Johns room on the east side of Brooklyn avenue in East Sidney.

75 years

Sept. 25, 1940

Members of the Young Men’s Democratic club at their meeting last evening elected Wayne Bertsch as president. Named to serve with Bertsch were Paul Potter, vice president; Franklin Clark, secretary; Joe Gilardi, treasurer, and Paul Billing, commander. County candidates including Roy Harmony, Frank Marshall and Roger Elsass were introduced and spoke in behalf of their candidacies.

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Three plays have been selected by the Sidney theater guild for presentation for local audiences this season. Announcement of the selections was made today by Dan Toy, president. They include: “Ah Wilderness” by Eugene O’Neill; “The Late Christopher Bean” by Sidney Howard, and Gay Nineties melodrama.

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The Navy today announced the awarding of a $125,982 contract for lathes to the Monarch Machine Tool Co.

50 years

Sept. 25, 1965

The Shelby county budget commission has re-organized for the year by electing County Prosecutor Thomas Kerrigan chairman. County Auditor Thelma L. Short was named secretary. The third member of the commission is County Treasurer Millard Jackson. The commission re-organizes annually.

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The Gay Squares Western Style Square Dance Club re-organized Tuesday evening during a meeting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Minton, club advisors. Mr. and Mrs. William Milligan were elected president; Mr. and Mrs. John Sargeant, secretary-treasurer; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rickey, program; Mr and Mrs. Harold Merkle, publicity; Mr. and Mrs. John Dickman and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Haven, refreshments.

25 years

Sept. 25, 1990

Star Bank of Sidney is beginning a new loan program to assist low and moderate income families in buying a house. Star Bank’s board of directors Friday approved a new program to be called Star Solution – a Shelby County Moderate Home Ownership Program. The program’s designed by the bank’s lending officers and makes these loans less costly but still adhering to basic lending guidelines, said Michael Pfeffenberger, executive vice president and senior loan officer. The loans will be available to residents with a household income of $25,000 or less per year. No further personal assets are considered.

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NEW YORK (AP) — President and Barbara Bush have agreed to donate their organs to science when they die, and the first lady has also signed a living will. “I had a dog I loved put down, because I didn’t want the dog to suffer,” Mrs. Bush said in Woman’s Day. “I would certainly hope someone would do the same thing for me.”

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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