Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Oct. 7, 1915

That the country club is growing in popularity as a social center, was evidenced by the large number who were out to enjoy the midweek dinner last evening. Over 50 persons were present. The day was ideal for golf and a large number were on the course during the afternoon.

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Probably the hardest game of the high school football season will be played Saturday, when the local high school team meets Stivers High school of Dayton. Stivers has a heavy team and enjoys the state reputation of being a good team.

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Harry E. Bennett yesterday shipped by express to Mary C. Snow, of North Emporia, Va., a Jersey bull calf he purchased for her at the Al Riddle sale this week. Four years ago he shipped another from this county to her.

75 years

Oct. 7, 1940

Eleven entries have been received for the second annual Shelby county corn husking contest it was announced today by R.W. Munger, county extension agent. At the same time, Munger said that efforts were being made to increase the maximum number of contestants. Entries to date are: Willis Garrett, Maplewood; Willie Taylor, Maplewood, Lauren Lenhart, Jackson Center; Howard Zimpher, Maplewood; Elwood and Charles Nishwitz, both of Houston; and Wayne Eldenmiller, Carl S. Davidson, Arthur Fogt, Lawson Smith, Fred Shoffner, Richard Schoonover, all of Sidney.

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The poultry men of Shelby county and adjoining counties will meet at the court house on Saturday during the coming winter. Several chicken fanciers have agreed to finance the proposed show if representative and sufficient interest is shown.

50 years

Oct. 7, 1965

Allocation of $105,000 for renovation of the old Miami and Erie Canal in Shelby county loomed as a possibility today as the Ohio Historical Society announced a series of projects for development throughout the state. The canal renovation in this county will center around the locks on the village of Lockington. Plans for the development around the Lockington locks area have been in the making for some time. General plans by the society’s board of trustees have been to create a canal museum at Lockington, where seven locks, used to raise and lower boats in the canal days, still exist in various stages of disrepair.

25 years

Oct. 7, 1990

Nearly 10,000 students are attending schools in Shelby County, according to an official enrollment tally taken this week. As expected with the housing growth in the area, the enrollment is up over last year at the same time. Ohio law requires an enrollment count be taken during the first week of October in order to determine the amount of state aid each school will receive. The total for all schools in Shelby county as of Friday was 9,875, up 30 from the first week of school and up 103 from the first week of October 1989.

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A Dayton native who is currently a city manager in Michigan has been chosen to be the new city manager of Sidney. William P. Barlow III will officially be named city manager when the Sidney City Council meets Monday night. He will replace Steven Husemann, who left at the end of July to become city manager of Kettering. Currently city manager of Wixom, Michigan; Barlow 33, will assume his duties in Sidney on Dec. 10. His salary will be $57,000.

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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