Out of the past


125 Years

July 28, 1893

A total of 128 persons constituted the delegation from here who went by special train to attend the dedicatory services at the new Catholic church in Union City yesterday. There were five bands and about 3,500 strangers present. Klute’s band, which accompanied the local delegation, was clearly the favorite of the crowd.

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H.M. Carey left on his wheel this morning for Chicago, going by way of Anna.

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A bitter fight over the endorsement of Walter B. Richie, of Allen county, for governor developed at the Democratic convention held Saturday afternoon in the assembly room of the court house. Final action resulted in the adoption of a resolution to send the county delegation to the state convention without instructions. The convention also heartily endorsed Representative H.N. Harshbarger and adopted a resolution recommending him to the state convention as a candidate for lieutenant governor.

100 Years

July 28, 1918

The quota of 25 men ordered for entertainment to Camp Jackson, S.C. reported to the office of the local board at 3 o’clock this afternoon. They marched to the east steps of the court house, where a group picture was taken by S.B. Purnell. Edward J. Renner was designated as captain in charge of the quota with Frank E. Schmidt as second in command. The men will leave on a special train over the B. & O. at 9:20 tomorrow morning.

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An enthusiastic meeting of the School Sammies was held last evening in the high school auditorium to consider the work of putting the Sidney schools over the top in the sale of War Savings stamps. All schools in Ohio are being asked to raise the amount of their sales to at least $6 for each pupil enrolled. This would make the local quota $9,240. The latest report shows slightly more than $4,000 in stamps sold.

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A report from France indicates that approximately 180,000 dead, wounded and prisoners have been lost by the Germans since July 15. The enemy continues to burn stores and munitions, fearful of what the future may hold.

75 Years

July 28, 1943

Quantity and quality of wheat in Shelby county are the poorest in many years, a survey of grain operators and a check with County Agent R.W. Munger disclosed today. The highest yield is around 25 and 26 bushels to the acre, with some as low as eight bushels. Wet weather in June was blamed for the wheat fungus disease and scab.

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Further improvements at Graceland cemetery were outlined to members of two council committees present for the regular meeting of the special cemetery committee last evening. Improvements include moving the superintendent’s office from its present location to a spot near the tool house and construction of another addition to the tool house.

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County Agent R.W. Munder said this morning that 10 local men, women or boys are urgently needed to assist in de-tasseling hybrid seed corn on several different farms. Anyone five feet, six inches tall can qualify for the work.

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The Sidney Recreation and Sidney Dairy will clash for the Shelby county softball title at the Monarch field tonight.

50 Years

July 28, 1968

The Lucky Barrel still is worth $600 as it begins a one-week stand today at Dorsey’s Super Valu market. The name of Larry Hagelberger of R.R. 1, Anna, was drawn Tuesday when the barrel was opened at the Western Auto store. Hagelberger had not registered at the store.

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Shelby County Sheriff Robert Burns will take over as Sidney postmaster on Monday, July 29. Burns was notified by telephone shortly after noon today that a representative of the Post Office Department will be in Sidney Friday to go over final details relative to the transfer. Official confirmation of his appointment to the post, succeeding William B. Swonger, cleared the U.S. Senate last week.

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A 1968 United Fund goal of $116,499 was announced today by T.E. Kramer, president of the Shelby County United Fund, following board acceptance of the report and recommendations of the budget and admission committee. The recommendations followed meetings of the committee with representatives of the various agencies last month. William Leighty is chairman of the committee, assisted by Nagle Gushching, Richard Russel, T.E. Kramer, and Paul Perin, Fort Loramie.

25 Years

July 28, 1993

Local business A&B Machine is expanding significantly. Bob Alexander, the owner of the business, made the announcement. A new building will be purchased. The business expansion, along the purchase of additional machinery, will add between 12 and 15 new jobs, according to Mr. Alexander.

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Another local business is increasing its footprint in the community. M&W Development will double the size of its building by adding 4,500 square feet. The announcement was made by Chairman Patrick W. Milligan.

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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