Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Nov. 9, 1915

Word was received from Detroit this week confirming the appointment of S.E. Dilbone as local dealer for Dodge Brothers in Shelby County. Just a year ago, Dodge Brothers, who had been manufacturing vital parts for more than 500,000 motor cars, announced that they would soon market a car bearing their own name. To date, some 20,000 of these cars have been built.

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Mike Dillon, who is foreman at Wagner Manufacturing Co., met with an accident today. He was working at an emery wheel and a piece flew up and hit him in the forehead above the left eye, making a gash and depressing the external table of his skull.

75 years

Nov. 9, 1940

A meeting of the Desperate Debs, recently organized club in the city, was held last evening in the home of Marjorie McClellan. Members of the group include Anita Apple, Dorothy Binkley, Betty Jane Carey, Jane Deam, Barbara Lonsbury, Marjorie McClellan, Helen Kingseed, Virginia McMillin, Jane Murray, Jane Quinn, Margaret Reitz, Betty Jane Waggoner, Betty Ann Wagner and Mary Kratt.

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The shortly after midnight blaze which attracted considerable attention over the city last night, destroyed the barn at the rear of the W. Hobart Long home on First Avenue in the Syndicate Addition. The family was unaware of the fire until a neighbor knocked on the door and advised them. A 1928 Chevrolet in the barn was destroyed along with other contents of the building. The Long residence is located just outside the city corporation limits.

50 years

Nov. 9, 1965

Sidney area residents will have opportunity to share in the spirit of Christmas giving with military personnel serving on the front line in Vietnam. This was revealed today with the announcement of the creation of a special fund to be used for the purchase of personal item gifts to be sent to men serving in the battle area. Because of the climate problems, candy and such items cannot be included in the packages. Spearheading the project are Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Crim; Major Virgil Alexander, commander of the artillery battalion of the National Guard and Thurman Chiles.

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Sale of the First Church of God building on West Avenue was completed Saturday when the Christian Tabernacle bought the building for its new church home. The First Church of God is building a new structure on Campbell Street.

25 years

Nov. 9, 1990

The Sidney High School wrestling coach received a significant honor recently. He was inducted into the Urbana College Athletic Hall of Fame. He was the most valuable wrestler in 1977-1978. Jim McCracken was also a national NAIA wrestling champion two years at 121 pounds.

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The county will have a new not for profit entity. Volunteers announced the formation of a Habitat for Humanity organization. The international group constructs homes for the needy and less fortunate. Rev. Jon Schriber is spokesman for the group. They hope to break ground for their first home June 1 of next year. A program on the project was presented at the local Community Services Council.

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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