Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Oct. 5, 1915

Something like twelve years ago, the Cincinnati Reds played in this city and at that time went down to defeat by the one-sided score of 14 to 2. After an absence of a dozen years, they returned yesterday and before the largest crowd of the season at Lakeside park, put up a fast game and took the Elco-30 team into camp by the score of 9 to 0. In spite of the extremely cold weather which kept hundreds away from the park, a large number of fans, numbering close to 1,000, were present.

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As a result of the ruling by Postmaster General Burleson for curtailing and shortening routes to save costs, some families in the Anna area will lose their rural free delivery service. An order has been received at Anna for the suspension of service on all retraces on route 3 from that office after Nov. 1. The order shortens the route, decreases the carriers salary and removes direct service for 11 families.

75 years

Oct. 5, 1940

The Sidney women, who will take over the city government on next Saturday, have been holding secret meetings regarding their plans, according to the latest advices and these will not be revealed until the great Ladies’ Day arrives. However, these women did venture forth late yesterday to have their pictures taken in front of the city building and it is reliably reported that there will be some mightily surprised men in Sidney within a week’s time.

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The Sidney High School Yellow jackets saw a 7-0 half-time lead crumble before a 19-point third quarter as the Troy high School Trojans handed the local eleven their third setback of the season last night by the score of 19-13.

50 years

Oct. 5, 1965

Mrs. C. Richard Kuhn of Dayton is appearing on a TV Program called “Janie and the Giant” on Channel 2, Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. Mrs. Kuhn is the former Johanna Richards, daughter of Mrs. B.V. Dill of Sidney, and he late Paul R. Richards of Marion, Ohio. She goes by the name of Jody Kuhn. She is a 1955 graduate of Sidney High School and a 1959 graduate of Ohio State University.

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Mrs. Harry Strayer, a former area resident, was sweepstakes winner in the Register-Bulletin Favorite Contest held in Santa Ana, California, where the Strayer now lives. Her recipe for Apricot-cheese Delight won her the honor and a trip to San Francisco where she will be a guest in a leading hotel. Mr. and Mrs. Strayer and their five children formerly lived on a farm outside of Degraff.

25 years

Oct. 5, 1990

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Gene Autry, owner of the California Angels since the baseball team’s founding in 1961, has passed on the duties of club president so he can devote more time to his Western Heritage Museum in Los Angeles. Autry, who turned 83 last Saturday, said Thursday the move represents a withdrawal from the daily demands of the team’s affairs.

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Andrew Bertsch, is sold on the idea of the automated gas pump. With a flick of the wrist, Bertsch can insert a credit or debit card in the automated gas pump at the Sidney Interstate Shell station, and not only fill his car with gas, but receive a detailed receipt of the transaction listing such information as name, account number, number of gallons purchased and total cost of the transaction. “The receipt is the best feature of the service” Bertsch 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