Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Nov. 2, 1915

Women are voting in large numbers at the election today, for members of the board of education. The wet and dry advocates are working hard and a check of city precincts at 3 o’clock revealed a large vote had been case.

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The machines of Samuel Duncan and George Taylor collided last night on the bridge between the Henry McCracken farm and the old McIntosh farm south of Sidney. The machines were occupied by members of both families. When the collision occurred, the Taylor machine was thrown around and the front end toppled over the bridge. The front ends of both vehicles were heavily damaged, but the occupants escaped injury.

75 years

Nov. 2, 1940

Plans for the organization of an Ohio State Guard of 3,250 men and officers by January 1 to replace units of the National Guard now in training at Camp Shelby, Miss., were announced today in Columbus. The units will be made up mostly of men over conscription age, and would be used for home defense needs during the absence of the National Guard.

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An invitation is being extended by the Sidney Music Club to Sidney residents to attend a guest night program Monday in the auditorium at the Monarch Machine Tool Co. Guest artists appearing on the program will include Mrs. Elsie Spence Moser, formerly of Sidney, now of Detroit, vocal soloist; Mrs. Dorothy Robb Perin, Cincinnati, violinist; Mrs. Lois Corey Broomell and Mrs. Mary Louise Handley, both of Cincinnati, pianists.

50 years

Nov. 2, 1965

The month just past was the wettest October here since U.S. Cooperative Weather Bureau Station, Sidney 2N began keeping records eight years ago David V. Fette, observer, reported today.

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Rainfall measured 4.19 inches, compared with a long-time average of 2.7 inches. In October, 1964, there was only .34 of an inch of precipitation locally. The past month’s “moisture” raised the accumulation for the year to 31.58 inches, which is only 1.05 inches below the longtime average.

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Mrs. Stuart Waymire of Alpha Phi Chapter was installed as state president during the eighteenth annual Ohio State Convention of Epsilon Sigma Alpha International Sorority. The convention was held October 22 – 24 at the Sheraton Dayton Hotel.

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Attending from Sidney were Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Esser, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Fogt, Miss Barbara Henman, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas O’Leary, Mrs. Vivan Purdy, Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Waymire and Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Webb. Also attending was Miss Ginger Curtner and Mrs. David Monnin, both pledges at the local chapter and Mr. Monnin. The pledges received their pins during a Saturday afternoon ceremony.

25 years

Nov. 2, 1990

The officials at Amos Press, Inc., announced a major acquisition. The company will purchase a number of Ohio newspapers, including the Beavercreek Daily News, the Fairborn Herald, the Belmont Times, the West Carrolton and Kettering Times, the Centerville Times and the Greene County Shopper. The purchase was made from the Ohio Communications Corp. out of its bankruptcy proceeding. Company president Bruce Boyd made the announcement.

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The Christmas Tree Lady will be back this year! Donna Burchett is now 68 years old, and she is still charming and delighting children everywhere. This year, her homemade tree costume will include Bart Simpson and Ninja Turtle characters. She has been the Christmas Tree Lady for 17 years.

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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