Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Oct. 1, 1915

The fall season of social festivities was inaugurated in an auspicious manner last evening when the beautiful new country club was thrown open to the members for the first formal reception. Following rounds of golf played on the beautiful new course, and rounds of auction bridge enjoyed on the porches of the club house, the guests were invited to the dining room at 5 o’clock, where a buffet supper, prepared by Mrs. Fry, was served. During the brief evening program, A.J. Hess expressed the thanks of all to B.P. Wagner for his unbounded generosity in making the country club a possibility.

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The list of business houses and industrial plants that will close here for the baseball game between the Elco-30 team and the Cincinnati Reds next week continues to grow with each passing day. Forty-three business houses were added to the list today. (Ed note: The Elco-30 team was named after the model 30 automobile built in Sidney by the Bimel Automobile Co.)

75 years

Oct. 1, 1940

Shelby county was falling in with the preparation for the registration of all young men between the ages of 21 and 35 on Oct. 16, with the announcement of the several boards to handle the detail work in connection with the selection service act. Members assigned to the local draft board: Emerson Deam, William Milligan, C.M. Fogt, W. Ray Anderson and Frank Smith. Urban H. Dooley was recommended as government appeals agent. The members of the boards will serve without compensation.

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Dr. H. Eugene Crimm, who recently moved to Sidney from Cleveland, has opened an office for the practice of surgery in the Ohio building. A graduate of Western Reserve university medical school in 1935, Dr. Crimm was an intern at S. Luke’s hospital, Cleveland ,and from 1936 to 1940 continued his specializing in surgery.

50 years

Oct. 1, 1965

Dr. John W. Patt will open an office for the practice of dentistry , at 1443 North Main avenue on Tuesday Oct 5. In making the announcement today, Dr. Patt said that he was taking over the office formerly occupied by Dr. John Chesher. Dr. Chesher has returned to Ohio State University to continue in the study of orthodontia.

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Mrs. V.W. LeMaster and Mrs. E.H. Techlenberg of the Gardens Beautiful Club and Mrs. Sam Winemiller of the Rainbow Garden Club attended a Wednesday meeting of the Clark County Federation and Ohio Association of Garden Clubs held in Emery Chapel, Beatly, Ohio.Mrs. Richard Lewis was co-chairman and acted as presiding officer for the event and introduced the program speakers of the day.

25 years

Oct. 1, 1990

It would appear the Shelby County Humane Society is back in the bird business, at least temporarily. A report of an injured homing pigeon was presented when the group met recently. After previous incidents involving combative chickens on the courtsquare, Humane Society members were called to pick up a downed pigeon bearing identification bands. Williard Kyser, a member of the local Pigeon Fanciers Club, traced the markings to Newark, Ill. He believes the pigeon was in a race and became lost. The bird was transported to a Troy veterinarian who has a bird clinic.

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Hope Taft knows what political agendas are all about as she heads out to stump for her husband who is running for Secretary of State. However, Mrs. Taft brought an agenda of her own when she stopped in Sidney Friday afternoon to speak out against the danger of alcohol and drug abuse. Mrs. Taft has been conducting a whirlwind campaign this fall, promoting her husband’s candidacy and calling for other parents to join together to reverse the upward trend in drug use among the country’s youth.

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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