Out of the past


125 Years

November 8, 1893

Mystery surrounds the death of a man whose body was found lying along the C.H.&D. railroad tracks north of Botkins yesterday morning. It has been identified as that of a stone mason in Wapakoneta. There appears to be considerable conjecture as to whether the man fell from a passing train; was thrown from train, or may have been slain someplace else and his body left along the railroad tracks. He had been seen in Wapakoneta earlier in the evening before. The investigation is being continued by county officials.

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W.J. Kinstle will open a shoe store in the Johnston block on the east side of the public square. He expects to have the store open by the 15th of this month.

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J.W. Kendall has been appointed a member of the Shelby County Solders’ Relief Commission.

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I.N. Redinbo has moved to Jackson Center, where he will take charge of the Ohio Southern railroad telegraph office.

100 Years

November 8, 1918

Shelby county voters in yesterday’s election gave majorities to Governor Cox; Welty for Congress; I.M. Apple for state senator. They elected Wildermuth, state representative; Aselage, clerk of courts; McVay, sheriff; Harman, auditor; Dunson and Gritzmaker, commissioners; Goffena, treasurer; Hentrich, recorder; Counts, surveyor; Marshall, prosecuting attorney, and Goode, coroner.

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In the vote on the prohibition amendment, Shelby county voters turned the proposal down by 31 votes. At the same time, they approved the additional levy of taxes for the schools by a vote of 1,225 to 503.

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The Busy Buzzers Debating society will meet at the McClure school Friday evening. The question up for debate will be: Resolved that the Indian was more harshly treated than the Negro by the white man. The affirmative will be represented by Lewis Warbington and Walter Cory, with the negative presented by Miss Loveda Coil and John Halpin.

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At a meeting of the Anna Board of Education last evening, it was decided to open the schools on Monday, Nov. 11.

75 Years

November 8, 1943

Joseph B. Cook will be chairman for the 37th annual Christmas Seal sale to raise funds to fight tuberculosis. To be conducted by the Shelby County Tuberculosis and Health Association, the campaign will open Nov. 22.

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Capt. Dick Flanagan ended his high school football career on Julia Lamb field in a blaze of glory last night, personally scoring 45 points to lead the Sidney High School Yellow Jackets to a 52 to 7 win over Miamisburg. Flanagan scored six touchdowns and kicked three extra points in the victory.

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Mrs. O.O. LeMaster was named president and Mrs. Herbert Buchanan, secretary, when members of the Woman’s Guild of St. Paul Church met yesterday afternoon. They succeed Mrs. Vernon LeMaster and Mrs. W.H. Crusey who served in the respective offices for the past three years.

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Five men left today for Fort Hayes, Columbus, for their assignment to an army training camp, following their acceptance for military service three weeks ago. They include: Roy Chappie, Charles Boreland, William Barlow, Theodore Townsend, and John Wooddell, all of Sidney.

50 Years

November 8, 1968

WASHINGTON – Richard M. Nixon in his second try apparently has been elected President of the United States with at least 297 electoral votes.

The Democratic party remained well on top in Shelby County by sweeping three pivotal races in Tuesday’s election, but county voters again proved they vote for the man instead of the party. Democrats Donald Conklin and incumbent Merton Maxwell were elected to two vacancies on the board of commissioners; Democrat Thomas Kerrigan was re-elected prosecuting attorney and Democrat Donald Laws was chosen sheriff, all in contested races. But, Republicans Fred Linker and Thaleon Blake were heavily re-elected to third terms as recorder and clerk of courts, respectively.

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The Lucky Barrel is back at its top prize of $600, with registration under way at Bunny’s Pharmacy. A $500 jackpot was missed Tuesday by Mrs. Dorothy Cox, who did not register at Famous Supply.

25 Years

November 8, 1993

The Jackson Center branch of the library will have a new manager. Caroline Oliveri will take over the management duties at the branch. She started her work career at the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA in the afterschool childcare program. She has also worked at the Amos Memorial Public Library. Mrs. Oliveri lives in Jackson Center.

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It could have been a lot worse. Local resident Stacey White, age 21, has been charged with shooting and injuring a garage mechanic. Bruce Gordon operates a garage facility at his home. Apparently Mr. White was not happy with the repair job in his car. He threatened to return with a weapon, and he did. Mr. Gordon alleges White pointed the gun at his temple. Gordon knocked the gun away, but not before he was shot in his right index finger. Charges are pending against Mr. White.

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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