Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Sept. 26, 1915

H.T. Ruese, former county auditor, who is the local agent for the Aetna Life, Accident and Liability Co., will be one of nearly 1,000 “Aetna-izers” from all over the United States to attend the company’s convention at San Francisco, in October. The delegates have been selected on the basis of merit, demonstrated by a seven-month selling campaign. They will travel by special train, making stops at many of the famous vacation spots in the country enroute to California and on the way home.

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Someone entered the Dilbone’s garage on South Main avenue sometime Saturday night and drove away the Ford auto belonging to Charles Woolley. The machine was apparently driven most of the night and then returned. When Mr. Woolley went to use it Sunday he found it in bad shape. No oil had been put in the engine and the cylinders and bearings were badly burned and damaged.

75 years

Sept. 26, 1965

Mrs. Mary Ann Martz, 97, Sidney’s oldest resident, and the second oldest Shelby countian, died at her home at 508 South Miami avenue this morning. Mrs. Martz was born in Steinburg, Germany and came to this country at the age of three. She was nine years old when her parents moved to Shelby County from West Carrollton.

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Members of the Charity League elected officers to serve for the new year when they met last evening in the home of Miss Rosemary Laughlin. Mrs. J. Oliver Amos was elected president. Named to serve with her were Mrs. William Rhees, second vice president; Mrs. Thomas Studevant, secretary; Miss Dolores Kerr, treasurer.

50 years

Sept. 26, 1965

The Sidney Jaycees continued to draw state honors when they were awarded first place in their population division at the all-state meeting held in Columbus over the weekend. The award was based on the Fourth of July celebration held in Sidney during the summer holiday under the direction of the Sidney Jaycees. The population classification covers cities from 15,000 to 50,000. This marked the second all-state meeting in a row that Sidney has won a first place award.

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Mrs. Thomas Pettit and Mrs. Don Schurr, the president and vice president of the Altrusa Club, will be its delegate and alternate when the 1965 District Five Conference of Altrusa International, Inc., is held in Detroit, Mich. Its dates will be from October 8th through the 10th. Attending from Sidney with the two officers will be Miss Arlene Accuntius, Miss Mabel Wooddell, Miss Lois Williamson, Miss Miriam Ginn, Mrs. W.J. Emmons and Mrs. Edwin Haas.

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Gary. D. Davidson, of Sidney, has registered at the University of North Carolina, School of Public Health, at Chapel Hill, N.C., for three years of study, leading to a doctor of philosophy degree in public health. A son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl L. Davidson, he has been with the Division of Public Health laboratories of the Ohio Department of Health since 1960, and plans to return to the department when his studies are completed.

25 years

Sept. 26, 1990

The weekly price the Sidney Daily News by news carrier will be $2 per week starting Friday. Sidney Daily News’ carriers will begin collecting the new rate on Oct. 4. Carriers will share in this adjustment.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan commission today called for creation of a $70 billion, public-private universal health insurance system, but aides saw little likelihood that legislation to implement it will soon reach Congress. The panel, known as the Pepper Commission in honor of its late chairman, provided supporting details and possible options for tax increases to pay for its plans as it released the final report of its two-year study. “The gap is widening between the majority of Americans who can take advantage of the best medical services in the world, and the rest, who find it hard to get even basic needed care,” the report said.

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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