Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Oct. 2, 1915

Sheriff Robert Burns and the following ex-sheriffs of the county held a reunion at the court house yesterday: T. M. Hussey, A. Brandewie, Charles Eisenstine, Joseph Ratterman, H. Fristoe, G.E. Allinger, D.J. Snow, E.P. Ailes and E.E. Gearhart. Hussey was elected president and Eisenstein, vice president, and Burns secretary. At the noon hour, the group enjoyed a big dinner at the Star restaurant and in the afternoon called on the oldest ex-sherrif-Issac Harshbarger — he not being able to attend because of illness.

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The Vertner Hardware store, which was moved into the Thedieck building on the west side of the square, formerly occupied by Thediecks, opened for business this morning. A former opening is planned for Oct, 9.

75 years

Oct. 2, 1940

John Foster will be the new commander of the Sidney Post No. 217 American Legion, named to that office during the annual election of officers last evening in the Legion hall. Elected to serve with Foster were: Floyd Evans, George Wagner; second vice-commander, Clem Partington; treasurer; Harley Clark, retiring commander; Emerson Deam, William Trimpe, Ray Clinehens, and Eugene Milette will serve on the executive committee, and the trustees will be Charles Benjamin, Jr.; Emerson Deam, and Floyd Evans.

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Casting for “The Late Christopher Bean,” the initial presentation of the Sidney Theater Guild, will be held on Monday evening, it was announced today. The casting will be under the direction of Laurin Swisher.

50 years

Oct. 2, 1965

With 4.25 inches of rain officially recorded, the month of September just ended was the wettest recorded here since the weather station , 2N was established eight years ago, David V. Fette, observer, said today. The total was substantially larger than the 1.21 inches in September, 1964. It also topped the long term average of 3.27 inches.

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A Sidney Fire Department emergency crew with the rescue truck was called at 10:40 p.m., following the Sidney High School football game at Julia Lamb Stadium to aid Judy Van Hook, 16, Sidney. The recently named Optimist Club Teenager of the Month and candidate for SHS Homecoming Queen had a fall due to a possible muscle spasm in one leg. She was transported in the rescue truck to Wilson Memorial Hospital.

25 years

Oct. 2, 1990

Harold M. Shue, Anna, was presented with the top award given by the Ohio Association of High Twelve Clubs at its recent statewide convention held in Mansfield. That award is for the High Twelvian of the Year 1989-1990 and is an award for which all members in the state of Ohio are eligible. Presentation was made during the business session by Evan W. Young , state president. Of Dayton. High Twelve is a Masonic order. Shue serves the Sidney Gateway Club as the secretary-treasurer and also serves as the Mayor of Anna.

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It’s always nice to be wanted, and Dr. Gregory Stover obviously got that feeling from here. That’s why Sidney and Shelby County once again has an orthopedic practice to turn to in time of need. Stover and his partner Dr. Phillip Edwards, are here in the Yager Building at Wilson Memorial Hospital because they accepted an invitation to come and have found it very much to their liking.

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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