Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Oct. 9, 1915

The handsome new home of the Vertner Hardware Co., which recently moved from the east side of the square to the Woodward building on the west side, was formally opened to the public today. Many people visited the store during the day and each person was presented with a carnation as a souvenir. A lunch was served during the day. The store will be the headquarters for the Sidney Sportman’s club.

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The formal opening of the club year of the Business Girls last night was a great success, with a lunch being served at six o’clock and a gay social time following. The meeting was called to order by Miss Cecilia Johnston and the Business Girls song, composed by Miss Irma Pfefferie, was sung. Miss Amelia Schneberger welcomed the girls on behalf of the association, and Mrs. W.H.C. Goode on behalf of the ladies board.

75 years

Oct. 9, 1940

C.D. Lerch, of the Miami Chick Hatchery, will be the general chairman for the annual Red Cross roll call in Shelby county, it was announced today by Frank Marshall, chairman of the Shelby County chapter. The annual campaign will be conducted from Nov. 11, through Dec. 1.

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Miss Olivia Becker, of Botkins, graduate of St. Marys college, South bend, Indiana, and Ohio State university, Columbus majoring in dietetics before entering nursing school at Mt. Carmel hospital, has accepted the position of dietitian at Wilson Memorial Hospital.

50 years

Oct. 9, 1965

It was a memorable night for Cindy Kerrigan as well as the Sidney High football team Friday night. Cindy, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Kerrigan. Was crowned Homecoming Queen, and the Yellow Jackets defeated Piqua 14-8.

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Last of the elm trees on the courthouse square are in the process of being removed, victims of the Dutch Elm disease. Both were located on the east side of the square in the space between the sidewalk and curb. For that reason, the death sentence was imposed by the city government. The tree at the southeast corner has been sawed to the ground. The larger one at the northeast corner has been denuded of its limbs, with the trunk to come down later.

25 years

Oct. 9, 1990

President Saddam Hussein said today Iraq has developed a new missile with a range of several hundred miles, long enough to strike deep into Saudi Arabia where tens of thousands of American troops are deployed. Rock ‘n roll music boomed out across the Saudi desert today when U.S. armed forces radio began broadcasting for the nearly 200,00 U.S. troops. “It’s 9:05 a.m. Tuesday October 9, Goooood Maaaaawrning Saudi Arabia”, bellowed disk jockey, Rich Yanku, echoing the famous character played by Robin Williams in the movie about Armed Forces Radio in Vietnam.

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Pemberton Elementary School student Kimberly Wilson, 9, recently sold a carrot to Nina Neuce of Sidney, during a mini-farmers market session on the Shelby County Courthouse square Saturday morning. A group of Pemberton students have formed “Girls’ Stuff” to raise money to fight leukemia. Miss Wilson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Wilson of Quincy.

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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