Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Oct. 31, 1915

J.W. Magnity and J.L. Updegraff will open a gent’s furnishings store on the east side of the square in the store room formerly occupied by the Vertner Hardware Company about the middle of the month. It will be known as the Handy Store of Men.

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The Shelby county Republican Executive and Central committees at their meeting Saturday afternoon took action to work against approval of the Sprague Gerrymander bill. The vote on the decision was unanimous. The vote on the McDermont liquor bill, which was also discussed, was divided.

75 years

Oct. 31, 1940

Headlining Hon. Robert Jones, of Lima, Fourth district congressman, and Hon. Eugene Lippincott, prominent Lima attorney as the speakers. The Republicans of Shelby county formally opened their campaign in Sidney last evening with a big demonstration and rally about the city. The parade around the square, which preceded the speaking program, was led by a live elephant.

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Mississippi Senator Theodore Bilbo and the famous screen star, Helen Gahagan Douglas, will headline the Democratic meeting to be held this evening in the high school auditorium. The latter is a native of Troy and is well known throughout this section. Wayne Bertsch, president of the Young Men’s Democratic club, will preside at the meeting.

50 years

Oct. 31, 1965

Mrs. James Gillespie will be the president of the District Eight, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War for the 1966 year .She was elected at the annual district session held Saturday at Memorial Hall in Cincinnati. Attending from Sidney were Mrs. Herman Servis, president of Susan Mercer Warwick Tent D.U.V., Mrs. Harold Gibbs, Mrs. Glen Hilderbrand, and Mrs. Della Smith.

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Robert Snyder blasted a 276 game and big 669 series to join the 250 Club. His score paced Hittepole,s Floors to a 6-2 win over Sherman Shell Service in the King & Queen League at Holiday Lanes Sunday night.

25 years

Oct. 31, 1990

In a dramatic rescue a Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy saved a two year old girl Tuesday afternoon from a fire at her residence just South of Sidney. The youth received serious burns in the fire. Several fire personnel and law enforcement officers entered the smoke filled home but it was Deputy Mark Henman who located the child, Amy Behr, 2, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Behr, 10221 Millcreek Road, and brought her to safety. She is in “serious” condition this morning in the intensive care unit of Children’s Medical Center in Dayton. Amy suffered second and third degree burns to her fingers. The child is heavily sedated currently and receiving treatment, but is not expected to have any other complications. Scott Evans of Sidney and deputies Lt. Richard E. Steinke and Mark Henman were treated for smoke inhalation.

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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