Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Oct. 30, 1915

Fire Chief Hume urged residents today to call the central operator when reporting fires over the telephone. The request came after a call to the department this morning was misunderstood and the firemen went to the wrong location. The fire was on South Walnut avenue, but the street given over the telephone sounded like Clinton avenue. Fortunately the fire was relatively minor in nature and quickly extinguished when fireman learned of the proper location. Residents should notify the central operator of the fire and she in turn can notify the fire department.

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The Sidney High school football team journeyed to Troy Saturday afternoon and were defeated by the Troy High School team by a score of 68-7.

75 years

Oct. 30, 1940

The final step in the completion of the new city building was taken at a meeting of the city building commission last evening. The meeting was called to make a final checkup on all the details and make a final payment on all bills in compliance with regulations. Previously the building had been turned over to the city, and had also been accepted by the government, being a PWA project. The building is considered by government officials as one of the outstanding PWA projects in smaller cities. It was built at a cost of $120,206.66, including equipment and ground, with the federal government advancing $51,466.75. Members of the city building commission were: Emerson Deam, chairman; C.D.W. Anderson, Carl F. Berger, Robert S. Bertsch, and William Goode, working with Howard Vertner, director of service.

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At the victory dinner of the Boy’s club held last night in the Methodist church it was announced by drive officials that a total of $2,300.28 had been subscribed and that there were sufficient cards yet unreported to bring the total to $3500.

50 years

Oct. 30, 1965

Although attendance and receipts of the 1965 exposition were up, the Shelby county fair board suffered a $5,342.45 shrinkage in its balance during the year. Rising costs in several categories and an increase in expenditure for capital improvements were assigned as reasons for the drop in the annual report of Secretary William Stewart at the annual meeting Saturday night. The board’s new balance is $2,936.63 compared with $8,279.08 a year ago. Economy quickly became the watchword at the meeting and ways of raising additional revenue were sought.

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The four winners in the Halloween Art contest sponsored by the retail division of the Sidney Chamber of Commerce in connection with the annual Crazy Daze promotion have been announced by the chamber. Cash awards of $10 each went to Robert Phillips Sidney and Connie Lutz, Sidney. Mike Rhodehamel of Sidney and John Cowan of Houston were each given prizes of $5

25 years

Oct., 1990

ALEXANDRIA Va. — President Bush declared today “I have had it” with Iraq’s brutal treatment of U.S. hostages, but he has no timetable for deciding on a possible military strike. “The Embassy is being starved,” he said of the U.S. embassy in Kuwait where a handful of staff members are confined in the midst of an Iraqi occupation. “The people out there are not being resupplied. The American flag is flying over the Kuwait embassy and our people are inside being starved by a brutal dictator. “Do you think I’m concerned about it?” You’re darn right I am. And what I’m going to do about it — let’s just wait and see, because I have had it with that kind of treatment of Americans,” Bush said.

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Wearing jackets, hats and mufflers, residents of the Dorothy Love Retirement Community set off on a walk to benefit CROP, the Christian Rural Overseas Program. The Monday morning event drew some 22 participants who walked laps around a large pond of the facility in order to raise money to feed the hungry. The Rev. Fred B. Lacuesta and personnel in the program services department spearheaded the event, the first of its kind to be held at the retirement community. Participants are now in the process of collecting pledges from their supporters.

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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