Out of the past


125 Years

November 7, 1893

A bad wreck occurred on the Big Four railroad near the Walnut avenue crossing this morning. A local doing some switching on the connecting track with the C.H.&D. failed to clear the main line and was struck by an east-bound freight. Several cars loaded with merchandise for Sidney merchants were wrecked and the engine of the freight train was heavily damaged.

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The Sidney Physical Culture club has rented rooms in the Democrat building for their use, and has engaged Miss Belle Hughes, of Lima, as instructor.

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Word was received here this afternoon as we go to press that a murder may have been committed near Botkins last night. The dead man’s body was found a short distance north of that village this morning with a bullet hole in his head. It was found along the railroad. Believed to be from Findlay, the man had been seen in the village yesterday.

100 Years

November 7, 1918

A good vote is being polled at the election today in Sidney and Shelby county. All workers, both Democratic and Republican, and wet and dry are busy getting out the vote. A tabulation of the city precincts at 3 o’clock this afternoon, showed that 1,399 votes had been cast.

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The Shelby County Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Association of Anna, is sending out notices to policy holders, advising them that on account of losses by fire and windstorms, as assessment of 30 cents on each $100 is being made to pay losses of 1918.

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Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Bush have received word from their son, Rauth Bush, that he has successfully passed the examination for commission as a balloon observer and is now awaiting call from Washington for ground school training.

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Armistice terms to be offered Germany have been agreed upon unanimously and signed by representatives of the allies and the United States, it was announced today in Washington.

75 Years

November 7, 1943

Perry Partington, past master of Temperance Lodge No. 73, F. & A.M., has been named district deputy grand master of the Third Masonic district of Ohio. Announcement of his selection was made at the meeting last evening that saw William F. Dickey installed as worshipful master of the local lodge.

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Miss Betty Kingseed, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Kingseed, South Main avenue, has accepted a position in New York City with the personnel department of the Murray Manufacturing Co. She has been located at Wright Field, Dayton, since her graduation from Miami University.

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Ed Bath, legislative leader for the Ohio Farm Bureau, will be the guest speaker for the 26th annual meeting of the Shelby County Farm Bureau to be held the evening of Nov. 9 in the social room of the Sidney Church of Christ.

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The Shelby County War Chest fund has reached the $2,000 mark, according to an announcement made today by officials in charge of the campaign, seeking to raise $5,000 to complete the local quota of the national war fund.

50 Years

November 7, 1968

With 1.28 inches of total precipitation, October was the third driest month since 1958, Dave Fette, observer at the government cooperative weather station reported Monday. The driest was October 1963, when only one-hundredth of an inch was recorded, while the same month in 1964 was close behind with only .34 of an inch, Fette reported. A little snow fell on the morning of Oct. 28, but this quickly changed to a drizzle. October was free of severe storms and thunder was heard only once during the month. Thirteen days had fog, mostly light.

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A record high vote in Sidney and Shelby County today was almost assured as observers at the board of elections reported early voting much heavier than usual. At some precincts, voters stood in line waiting for booths to empty before they could cast ballots.

25 Years

November 7, 1993

Jackson Towers will be having a party. The residents there are celebrating 10 years of the project being in existence. The facility is operated by Shelby Metropolitan Housing Authority. The residents will be enjoying a carry-in dinner and will also have movie night.

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Lehman High School senior Denise DeMange has been awarded for her efforts in her outstanding senior season. The Lady Cavs volleyball player has been named Third Team All Ohio. The Lady Cavs are still on the hunt for a state championship.

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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