Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Sept. 30, 1915

City council at its meeting last evening approved two resolutions of necessity that will bring two proposals for street improvements before the voters at the November election. One of the resolutions calls for a bond issue of $57,000 to extend the Court street through and beyond the C.H. & D. railway right-of-way. The second calls for a bond issue of $14,500 to change the grade of North Main avenue where it crosses the right-of-way and tracks of the C.C.C. and St. L. railway company. On the improvement on Court street, the railroad is compelled by law to pay 50 percent of the improvement and the city 50 percent. On the North Main avenue project, the Big Four railroad would pay 50 percent of the cost, and the city and Western Ohio railway, 25 percent each.

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The Swanders Grain Co. has started construction on several new corn cribs which will hold 3,000 bushels of corn. Since taking charge of the elevator at Swanders, the new management has made a number of improvements, increasing the capacity and other facilities,

75 years

Sept. 30, 1940

Appropriate ceremonies will accompany the formal presentation of an American flag to the city and county, to wave from the flagpole on the northwest corner of the public square, The ceremonies will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the flagpole site. The Gold Star Mothers’ organization are the donors of the flag with Mrs. Walter S. Pence, president, making the presentation, It will be accepted by Mayor Sexuar. He in turn will present it to Probate Judge Robert Eshman, representing the county.

50 years

Sept. 30, 1965

Tempo of soybean harvesting in Shelby county stepped up today. Elevators announced the receipt of a number of loads this morning and expected the volume to increase as a bright sun got its drying effects to reduce moisture in the beans. One elevator operator said that thus far, yields have been running between 20 and 30 bushels an acre, with none of those rumored 10-bushel yields showing up thus far.

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A comprehensive report of many varied experiences since joining the staff of Coin World at its founding five years ago was given by Mrs. Marion (Margo) Russell at the Monday noon meeting of the Rotary Club in Shelby Manor. Joseph B. Cook was program chairman and announced her topic as “She Talks Money!” At the conclusion of her detailing of attendance at the Smithsonian Institution’s Bicentennial observation in Washington recently, the entire club rose in tribute to Mrs. Russell.

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FORT LORAMIE — Tony’s Place was established the winner of the Fort Loramie Slo-Pitch League, after Ross Pattern dropped Brucken’s Bar Flies out of contention in the 5-3 finale here on Monday night. League officials, in concluding the program for the year, expressed appreciation to Mike Ernst for serving as official scorekeeper, and to Jim Boerger and Dick Bollheimer as volunteer umpires.

25 years

Sept. 30, 1990

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Department of Education said Friday that a majority of Ohio students tested above national norms statewide achievement and ability tests given for the first time under a 1987 law. Instruction Superintendent Franklin Walter reviewed at a news conference the results of tests among students in the fourth, sixth, and eighth grades in reading, language, and mathematics. About 30 percent scored 64 or higher of a possible 99, ranking in the top 25 percent of a national “Normal Curve Equivalent.”

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PIQUA — The Upper Valley Joint Vocational School’s Nursery School program has received a state award of excellence. The school received a plaque and $400 for winning the Ohio Vocational Home Economics Program Award of Excellence. The state recognizes programs that help students achieve success through home economics programs.

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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