Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Oct. 10, 1915

The farm house of Mrs. Jennie Laughlin, widow of J.M. Laughlin near Uno, burned to the ground last night. About midnight Wat Laughlin, her son, was awakened by a bright light at the north side of the house and found the adjoining summer kitchen in flames. With the strong wind the fire soon spread to the house and adjoining granary. Some of the household furnishings on the first floor were saved.

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H.L. Loudenback accompanied Herman Tappe to New York last night, where he will go over some details incidental to the building of the new Tappe home in the south part of the city.

75 years

Oct. 10, 1940

The Chapel choir of Sidney High School will make a 15-minute broadcast from the studios of WHIO on Sunday afternoon, it was announced today. The group, composed of 48 voices, picked from the boys’ and girls’ glee clubs, will be under the direction of C.A. Naffziger.

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The Shelby County Fish and Game association has plans underway for the construction of a dam in the old canal feeder just west of Glen cemetery to create a fishing lake for sportsman in this area. The dam would be fed by water from the flowing artesian well at Port Jefferson. It would create a lake approximately two miles long and would be stocked with fish.

50 years

Oct. 10, 1965

Densel Duncan, 818 Lincoln street, was recently appointed head of the instrument department of the Piqua Nuclear Power facility, with the title of electronic and pneumatic instrument engineer. Duncan, who has been a resident of Sidney for some 18 years has been associated with the nuclear facility at Piqua since construction was started 41-1/2 years ago.

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Foster Moon, prominent Shelby county farmer, and U.S. Senator Frank J. Lausche will be signally honored at the 1965 convention of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Nov. 17-19 in Columbus. To them will go the Federation’s award for “Distinguished Service to Agriculture.” Moon, described in an OFBF bulletin as a “jolly” robust Shelby county farmer”, has been active in many community and agricultural groups for nearly half a century.

25 years

Oct. 10, 1990

Sidney Mayor William McMillen recently presented a plaque to Elmer J, Mirsberger at the Sidney City Council meeting Monday night. Mirsberger was honored for his many years of service on city boards and commissions. He served 21 years on the Civil Service Commission, five years on the Personnel Board of Appeals, and more than two years on the Compensation Commission.

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David Waltz considered several careers before coming to the conclusion that a field like government planning best afforded him the variety he sought in a job. Waltz, 23, of Fairborn is settling in his new job as director of the Shelby County Regional Planning Commission. He was hired last month to replace Jeffery Meyer, who resigned to take a position in North Chicago, Ill.

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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