Out of the past


125 Years

July 23, 1893

Col. Wilson delivered an address before the Progressive Union last evening on the subject: “The Advantages of a City over a Village.” The colonel is right, there is no doubt but that if Sidney would advance to a city in place of remaining a village it would be an advantage to the town. It would not result in any increase of taxation, but it would save us expenditures in the way of building streets.

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Members of the board of health at their meeting last night discussed the condition of the gravel pit on East North street, about which there has been so much complaint of late Dr. Geyer and Dr. Shaw were appointed a committee to investigate the matter further. They are to invite members of council to accompany them on their investigation.

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The town of Belle Center, in Logan county, is no longer a local option town. The village council at their meeting Thursday night repealed the local option ordinance.

100 Years

July 23, 1918

August Palmisano has purchased the Metropole hotel building on West Poplar street from Harry Wagner, owner of the building for the past several years. Palmisano presently occupies the building, operating a saloon and hotel business.

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The affair given under the auspices of the Fort Loramie Red Cross in that village last evening was a great success. The Sidney band furnished music and a large number of people from here joined in the affair. Every street in the village was lined with automobiles of visitors.

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Hugh Lehman, son of Ben T. Lehman, successfully passed the examination at Cincinnati this week for enlistment in the Navy. He was sent to Great Lakes Naval Training station.

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The bells were run and the whistles blown this afternoon in view of the good war reports received. The report received from Paris indicated that 31,000 Germans had been captured by American and French forces.

75 Years

July 23, 1943

Prompt response by Shelby county residents to the plea for additional blood donors to fill vacancies that arose in an emergency enabled the local chapter to fill its quota for the two-day visit of the blood donor unit that completed its work this afternoon. A total of 288 pints was collected yesterday and today.

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Contributions by various factories and business concerns of the city have swelled funds for the erection of the honor roll, W.A. Trimpe reported today. The largest of the contributions came from Monarch Machine Tool Co. which gave $250, with $60 from Ross Pattern and Engineering; $50 from Stolle Corporation, and $40 from Liberty Folder.

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Sidney’s Sixty-Year club, one of the most unique clubs on records, will have its 16th annual reunion on Aug. 3. Membership in the club is made up of men who have been residents of Sidney for 60 years or more.

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A propeller and part of the cowling of an airplane on an experimental flight were recovered this afternoon near Tawawa lake. The items apparently fell from the plane as it passed over Sidney.

50 Years

July 23, 1968

FORT LORAMIE – The Fort Loramie Businessmen’s Association meeting Thursday night kicked off their drive to raise $90,000 for the construction of a professional office building here. A substantial portion of the $90,000 anticipated construction cost has already been pledged, reports Melvin R. Puthoff, association secretary-treasurer. Plans call for the construction of the building on State Route 66 just north of the proposed bank.

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Sidney will have its hopes for a medal from the State Junior Olympics riding on Trish Bunker Saturday. Trish, the 16-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russ Bunker of R.R. 2, Sidney, is entered in the 50-yard low hurdles. Trish has been an entry in the junior olympics four years, missing out two years ago, when she was unable to compete because of stitches in her foot. Trish will be vying for honors in the state meet at Fairmont West High School in Kettering.

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Nineteen FFA members from six chapters in Shelby county are in attendance this week at the Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum at Carrolton, O. The group includes Tom Pulfer, Tony Gerstner, Max Schmidt, Charles Pence, Charles McMasters, Gary Pequignot, Mike McBride, Tom Zimpher, Mike Cisco, Randy Sailor, Randy Stewart, Richard Knipe, Dave Klopfenstein, Kenneth Ernst, Bill Putnam, Bill Shatto, Scott Webster, Milton Jelly and Bill Carey. Advisors with the group are Jerry Tangeman, vo-ag teacher at Fort Loramie, and Max McGowan, instructor in vo-ag at Fairlawn High school.

25 Years

July 23, 1993

The Sidney Jaycees are once again in the new. They are providing flood relief to flood victims outside this area. Mike Burns, as President of the Jaycees, provided information. The Jaycees have collected enough food to fill two trucks. They have also purchased thousands of gallons of water to deliver to the flood victims.

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The Gateway Arts Council has announced its programming for this year. Scott Parsons with the Amos Memorial Public Library is the volunteer leader at Gateway. Gateway will host a three-part series of visual art displays. It will be held at the Presbyterian Church in Sidney and will staged in August, October and December of this year.

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These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (937-498-1653) 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 (937-498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet! www.shelbycountyhistory.org