Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Oct. 29, 1915

A resolution enlisting the support of Congressman J.E. Russell for a constitutional amendment on Women’s Suffrage was adopted by women from the Fourth Congressional district at a meeting held yesterday afternoon in the assembly room of the courthouse.

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The Shelby county grand jury, which has been in session since last Monday adjourned for the weekend Friday afternoon and will reconvene Monday morning for further examination of witnesses called yesterday, refused to testify certain questions in the investigation of one of the cases.

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D.O. Shaver has opened an optical parlor on the second floor of the DeWeese building over the Home Store, He is installing the latest equipment for the examination of the eyes and the manufacture of glasses.

75 years

Oct. 29, 1940

Members of the cast for the initial presentation of Sidney Theatre Guild this season, “The Late Christopher Bean,” were announced today. They include: Dr. T.J. Emley, Majorie Potter, Miss Anne Carey, Miss Ruth Prance, Miss Jeanette Forsyth, Elmo Arthur, Dick Tanger, and Dwight Parks.

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A century of service as a house of worship will be commemorated by the members of St. Johns Lutheran Church on Sunday, Nov. 4. Two services will be held during the day, with two pastors who served the congregation taking part. Dr. Emanuel Poppen. of Columbus, president of the American Lutheran Church, will preach at the morning service with Rev. David F. Schultz, now located in Pittsburgh, Pa., speaking at the evening service. Dr.Poppen served the congregation from 1905 to 1915, Rev. Schultz from 1915 to 1923, and the present pastor, Rev. H.W. Swinehart began his pastorate here in 1924.

50 years

Oct. 29, 1965

New methods of newspaper production will be the subject of a two week seminar being conducted by the American Press Institute on the Columbia University campus in New York City starting Sunday evening. J. Oliver Amos, publisher of The Sidney Daily News and Coin World, will be in attendance. Twenty-six other newspaper and wire service executives will be present to examine all phases of the latest trends in newspaper production. Plans for the expansion of The Sidney Daily News following the recent purchase of the Kah residence property on the south side of the square will also be affected by the information gained by attendance at this special seminar, the publisher pointed out.

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Mrs. Richard White was installed as president of Garden Beautiful when club members held their October meeting Monday in the home of Mrs. James Stockstill. Mrs. Donald Scholz immediate past president was the installing officer. Installed with Mrs. White were Mrs. Stockstill , vice-president, Mrs. Harold Sharp, secretary: and Mrs. R.M. Kerr, treasurer.

25 years

Oct. 29, 1990

The Ohio gubernatorial race in Ohio went through Sidney on Monday when Republican candidate George Voinovich visited the YMCA”s child care facility to push his programs to aid working parents. Voinovich, reportedly leading over Attorney General Anthony Celebrezze in most independent poles before the Nov. 6 election, used the occasion to reiterate his proposal to increase tax credits for Ohio families who claim child care deductions on their state income tax .Voinovich, the former Mayor of Cleveland, and his Republican running mate for lieutenant governor, U.S. Rep. Michael DeWine, are running against the Democratic Party ticket of Celebrezze and State Sen. Eugene Branstool.

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Dr. Steveen Gullett of Toledo recently observed while Dayton Power and Light Co. employee John Fultz lifted a box as a demonstration during a back injury treatment and prevention seminar Friday at the Fairington Resturant. Gullett, of the Toledo Hospital Physical Medicine Center and Back Rehabilitation Program and Dr. Timothy J. Pirnat of the Wilson Memorial Hospital physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department, presented the program.

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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