Out of the past


125 Years

July 27, 1893

The Democratic convention met in the assembly room of the court house this afternoon. The convention was the longest that has been held in Shelby County in many years. While considerable personal feeling was manifested on the part of some of the Democrats, good feeling general prevailed. J.O. Amos was chosen chairman and Joseph Ratermann, secretary, of the convention.

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H.P. Ailes has been appointed postmaster at Montra in place of Amos Buck, who resigned.

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The committee on invitation this morning received work from Columbus stating that a special train, carrying 500 persons from that city, with their own music, will attend the German Day celebration here next month.

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When a man reaches the age at which he is ready to settle down and stop giving his wife trouble, his sons have reached the age to begin.

100 Years

July 27, 1918

Members of city council at their meeting last evening approved a resolution ordering the B. & O. and C.C.C. & St. L. railroads to be given 15 days to repair all street crossings in the city, and if not repaired in that time, the city would make the repairs and assess the costs against the railroads. The motion was approved unanimously. In other action, council instructed the Service department to notify Sidney residents to stop putting refuse in the streets or face prosecution.

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A telegram received from the adjutant general today by the local draft board advises that they shall grant no more releases of registrants for enlistment in the Navy, Marine Corps or the Emergency fleet.

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At the suggestion of a number of citizens, a meeting of the registrants of this vicinity has been called for Thursday evening at the armory. The meeting is called with a view to organizing all the men for drill and the possible establishment of a Home Guard.

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L.M. Studevant left today for New Jersey to attend the annual meeting of the National Association of Building and Loans. Mr. Studevant is the present president of the Ohio Association of Building and Loan Associations.

75 Years

July 27, 1943

Shelby countians continue to find parts of the motor dropped from a heavy bomber out of Wright field on an experimental flight last week. Last evening the head and front portion of the motor were found on the Jacob Bertsch farm, four miles north of Sidney. The plane lost one of its four motors when a supercharger blew up. A propeller was found on the Baumgardner farm, east of Sidney, the date the incident occurred, and parts of the cowlings were found later in Riverside here and in Auglaize county.

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An additional 20 qualified first aiders are needed to complete the group of first aid teams being organized under the civilian defense program. Those who have completed 20 hours of first aid are eligible.

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The combined musical talent of the Pemberton Methodist and Baptists churches will present the special music for the Sunday evening vesper service at the high school stadium this week. The group includes: Mrs. Cable Pepper, Mrs. William Yoder, Mrs. Russell Borland, Mrs. Lowell Eicher, William Yoder, Warren Harding, Cable Pepper, and Charles Collier, with Mrs. Charles Collier, accompanist.

50 Years

July 27, 1968

JACKSON CENTER – Park and pool board members approved plans for the swimming pool and set 5 p.m. July 30 as the time for opening bids at the offices of Freytag and Freytag, Sidney architects. The pool will be built on the front portion of the park area with money given by an anonymous donor. The amount of the gift is $140,000 which must be used to build a pool and bathhouse.

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THERE’S NO ‘BUNK(ER)’ – er, that ain’t right – to this, but the only local individual to collect any state cinder distinction in recent times wasn’t a member of the masculine set. As a matter of fact, the state conquest was achieved by a petite young lady, singularly named Trish Bunker, during the Junior Olympics at Kettering Fairmont stadium on Saturday. Fresh from a victory in the Dayton regional, Trish sailed over the 50-yard low hurdles in 86 for the state success. Marking the first time that a local playground participant has ever taken state laurels, Trish moved on to the national regional by virtue of her triumph. The regional will be held in Maumee next Saturday.

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When the Shelby County Fair opens next Saturday, an event begun last year will likely be a highlight throughout the festivities. Seventeen shows presented by 11 different groups are scheduled for the Free Attractions Tent, according to Fred Linker, fair board president. “The response to the free shows seemed pretty good last year,” Linker said, “so the board felt that we should go ahead with it again this year.” The tent erected especially for the local and out-of-town attractions will hold about 200 chairs, Linker estimated.

25 Years

July 27, 1993

A new group has been formed to support Sidney athletics. It was the idea of Kent Knight. It will be called the Sidney 200 Club. Two hundred local high school supporters have agreed to pay $100 per year. This has resulted in an initial grant of $20,000 to purchase equipment for the Sidney High School weight room. Mr. Knight hopes this will be an annual fundraiser for the schools.

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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