Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Oct. 17, 1915

Big Four detectives from Bellefontaine made a trip to Sidney yesterday, seeking further evidence in the cases in which four people at Bellefontaine stand charged with participation in extensive robberies of Big Four freight shipments. So far it is estimated that approximately $2000 is involved in the thefts.

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Sleeter Bulle, of this city, who is professor of Animal husbandry at the University of Illinois has published a book on “Principles of Feeding”, it presents to the elementary student the scientific principles and fundamental facts underlying the art of feeding farm animals. Written in plain and intelligent language, it should prove a valuable book for the use of all farmers.

75 years

Oct. 17, 1940

Local police officials and highway patrol officers today were attempting to link the spectacular kidnapping last evening of a Sidney man, and the eventual theft of his automobile, with the slugging and similar experience of a Hamilton county deputy sheriff earlier in the day yesterday. Robert Young, South West avenue, was kidnapped at the point of a gun by two men about 8:30 last night as he prepared to leave his car in the front of the home of Clarence Gerkey on Lane street. Young was forced to accompany the men as they drove over country roads. After threatening him several times, the pair tied Young to a tree in the rear of the Line school house He later freed himself and contacted authorities. At about 10:30 P.M. A Hudson car was found burning on Port Jefferson just beyond the city limits.

50 years

Oct. 17, 1965

Mrs. Anthony Schroeder was installed president of the Evening Chapter of the Grandmothers Club following a dinner in Wenger’s Restaurant in Anna. Others installed were Mrs. Sallie Sidle, first vice-president; Mrs. Marie Hipple, second vice-president; Mrs. Rose Berry, secretary; Mrs. John Frederick, chaplain.

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Wilson Memorial Hospital’s director of nurses, Mrs. Jerome Shine, was in Erie Pa., Oct. 4-8 to attend a professional seminar on the central service department. Mrs. Shine was awarded a certificate for the completion of the five day seminar.

25 years

Oct. 17, 1990

The Rev. Earnie Jones, pastor of Favorite Hill Baptist Church in Piqua and principal of Anna High School, honored a commitment by preaching from the roof of the church recently. Jones had challenged his congregation to meet a record attendance goal, in exchange for his preaching from the rooftop. On Sept. 30 the congregation surpassed the goal of 175 by having 236 in attendance at the evening service.

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Staff Sgt. Darrin M. Adams recently graduated from the Noncommissioned officers advanced course at Ft. Eustis, Virginia. The course is eight weeks long and teaches senior non-commissioned officers advanced technical skills in their related branch occupations. Adams is a former resident of Sidney and a Sidney High School graduate. He is currently assigned to the 101st airborne division (Air Assault) and will soon deploy to the Middle East for duty.

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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