Out of the past


125 years

Wednesday, August 1, 1893

S.F. Root completed the enumeration of the children of school age yesterday. His report shows there to be 324 in the first ward; 443 in the second; 441 in the third, and 339 in the fourth, with 135 east of the river. That total shows an increase of 19 over last year.

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H.B. Keller, of Columbus, was here today to confer with the committee on German Day, to arrange the decorations and floats for the celebration on Aug. 16.

100 years ago

Wednesday, August 1, 1918

The celebration at Newport last evening for the benefit of the War Chest was a grand success. There was the largest crowd in Newport that was ever in the town. More than 50 gallons of turtle soup were served, and over 45 gallons of ice cream. Total receipts for the evening amounted to $352.

75 years ago

Wednesday, August 1, 1943

Quoting reports from Switzerland, Reuter’s news agency said today that Berlin was in a “state of panic” resulting from the fear of allied air raids.

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In order that rural residents may have older boys and girls available for farm work, both this fall and next spring, county schools will open on Aug. 30 Supt. McCorkle said today. H noted there is a slack period of work the last of August and first two weeks in September, and help is needed particularly in the spring.

50 years ago

Wednesday, August 1, 1968

Clancy’s Hamburgers, of Sidney, paid $1.02 for the grand champion steer during the annual sale held at noon today. The Angus was shown by Steve Zorn. Harry Egbert, of Botkins, took the reserve champion, a Shorthorn, into the sale ring and it brought 60 cents a pound, purchased by Walter Cramer, Gateway to Music.

25 years ago

Wednesday, August 1, 1993

Andrew “Bud” Ledwith thinks today’s society could use some of the family values of yesteryear, and he hopes his Swing Era Dance Orchestra can play a role in this. Ledwith, who put together the orchestra about 20 years ago, plans to feature it in what he calls “an old-fashioned family picnic in the park.” There will be two events: Aug. 15 and 22 from noon to 6 p.m. in the Kaser Dell area of Tawawa Park.

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Holding their trophies and smiling at well-wishers are Kelly Boyer, 6, and Joey Pellman, 6, newly crowned Little Miss and Mr. Shelby County Fair.

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Sidney Recreation Board members got to see the beginnings of the Riverwalk bridge, viewed the Tawawa Softball Complex being developed on Ohio 47, and tested out new playground equipment at Peerless Park Monday afternoon.

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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