Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Sept. 28, 1915

The petition signed by about 600 patrons of the Sidney post office was presented to the Treasury department by Senator Pomerene. The petition prays that stone be used instead of brick in the construction of the new building. A letter from the assistant secretary of the treasury indicates that a classification has been adopted for buildings according to postal receipts. This classification is being strictly adhered to and the building here will be of brick with sandstone or limestone trim. With its receipts of approximately $35,000 a year, Sidney qualifies as a Class C post office, covering those offices with receipts from $15,000 to $60,000.

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On the afternoon of Oct. 5, when the Cincinnati Reds baseball team meets the Elco-30 team at Lakeside park, it is expected that practically all the business houses of the city will close their doors during the hours of the game. It will mark the first time in 12 years that a major league ball team has played in this city.

75 years

Sept. 28, 1940

Martin L. Davey, Democratic candidate for governor, will visit Sidney for a short time on Friday, it was announced today. Arrangements have been made for him to speak from the courthouse steps at 1 p.m. If the weather is bad, the meeting will be held in the assembly room of the court house.

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Miller’s Ready-to-Wear store will open in its new location on the east side of the public square on Monday, the new location being in the former Piper building which was recently purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Roy Miller, proprietors of the store. An extensive remodeling program has been under way. Although the store will open for business on Monday, the formal opening will not be held until two days later.

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Plans for the ladies’ day to be held on Saturday, Oct. 12, have been going forward with the women planning to sponsor a real trade event in cooperation with the Sidney Merchants’ Association. Members of the Women’s Federated clubs and the American Legion auxiliary are cooperating in the planning for the event.

50 years

Sept. 28, 1965

Judy Kay Van Hook, 16-year-old Sidney High School senior, was named first “Teenager of the Month” for 1965-66 by the Sidney Optimist Club, and honored at the group’s luncheon meeting, Tuesday, at the Hotel Wagner. Daugher of Mr. and Mrs. Arley Van Hook, R.R.6, Sidney, Judy has been outstanding in both academic and extra-curricular affairs, according to high school officials who recommended her.

25 years

Sept. 28, 1990

After fleeing Hungary 34 years ago following the collapse of the anti-Communist Revolution, Tibor Jonas of Sidney returned to his native country this summer to find freedom has been restored, but the nation in need of help. “I hoped and prayed one day I could go back and see my native country,” said the 69-year-old Jonas, of 2335 Wapakoneta Ave., who spent 60 days in Hungary visiting relatives and observing conditions in the country. With the decline of the Soviet Union’s dominance over Eastern Europe, Hungary last year dismantled the Communist Party and transformed it into a Socialist party professing democratic ideals, and Parliament rewrote the constitution to embrace multi-party democracy in anticipation of free elections. Jonas saw evidence of new-found freedom in the country, but also observed a nation in need of help, particularly in the areas of medicine and household goods.

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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