Out of the past


125 Years

November 14, 1893

The first regular passenger train over the Ohio Southern extension will leave Uniopolis, Auglaize county, at 5 a.m. on Sunday and run through to Wellston, Jackson county. Returning the train will leave Wellston at 3 p.m., but nothing is stated as to the time when the train will finally get back to its starting point.

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The meeting held in the assembly room last evening for the purpose of organizing a choral society was largely attended and the interest manifest bespeaks the organization of a large and enthusiastic society. A number of pieces were sung after which a committee was selected to suggest a plan of organization.

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After next Monday, the drug stores in Sidney will be closed at 8:30 p.m. each evening, except on Saturdays, when they will be kept open until 10 p.m. as usual.

100 Years

November 14, 1918

The World War ended this morning at 6 o’clock Washington time, 11 o’clock Paris time. The armistice was signed by the German representatives at midnight. The announcement was made at 2:45 a.m. today. Terms of the armistice will be made public later.

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A patriotic meeting of leading citizens was held in the clothing store of Henry Young and Sons this morning at 10 o’clock and it was unanimously agreed to celebrate the ending of the war tonight at 7 o’clock. A committee on fireworks was appointed and left immediately by auto to secure red fire and fireworks.

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Chief of Police O’Leary this afternoon issued an order forbidding the use of firearms at this celebration this evening. Large posters were posted about the city giving warning and the order will be strictly enforced. All saloons have been ordered closed by President Wilson.

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Public Service Director B.F. Martin today announced the appointment of J.L. Dickensheets as superintendent of Graceland cemetery to succeed G.C. Anderson, deceased.

75 Years

November 14, 1943

Awarding of 43 diplomas to men who completed the six-weeks plant fire brigade school held in the council chamber was the highlight of the final meeting last night. The diplomas were presented by Lt. F.J. Wise of the security branch, Fifth Service Command, Columbus.

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Houston residents had their milk supply literally brought to their doors last night, when six tons of pasteurized grade A milk was dumped into their front yards. A faulty trailer hitch was blamed, when a four-wheel tank trailer loaded with 1,500 gallons hurled off the road in front of the James Flinn home, scattering milk cans in all directions.

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County Commissioner Clark Pruden was one of the more unfortunate victims of the icy condition of Sulphur Heights hill, South Dixie highway, this morning, when his car skidded, turned around and slid into a truck which had jack-knifed on the bridge.

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Mrs. Arthur Killian was elected president of the Quest Club when members met last evening.

50 Years

November 14, 1968

New homes, apartments and a mini-mall are planned for the 10-acre tract recently annexed to the Village of Anna. Glenn W. Smith of R.R. 6, Sidney, and John W. Linkenhoker of Enon made the announcement today. Smith will develop the area and Linkenhoker is the builder. To be called the Meadowview addition, it will adjoin the Linden Park addition of Anna’s east side. Smith said 17 single-family residences, five townhouse-style apartment buildings and six double residences are planned.

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A brief program in observance of Veterans Day was held at 11 a.m. today on the northwest corner of the public square. A firing squad, composed of Fort Loramie and Anna veterans fired the salute, following the sound of “taps” by Jackie Frantz, of the Holy Angels High School band.

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Louis Hoying, Sr., Minster businessman, received from Earl Woehrmyer, president of the Minster Civic Association, a bronze plaque designating him as “Citizen of the Year.” The presentation, the first of its kind by the association, was made during the annual banquet on Nov. 2. Hoying, who has engaged in the hardware business for over 50 years, was recognized for his long service to the community and his interest in the projects for the betterment of Minster.

25 Years

November 14, 1993

History has been made. Jamie King, a senior at Botkins High School, won the Division II state cross country championship. The outstanding senior runner just edged out Kristen Diehm of Bloom-Carroll. The two became friends over the summer, running on the same Junior Olympic team. Miss King bested her by only a few seconds, running down the final stretch to the finish chute. She became the first female runner from the county ever to win the state championship. The only male high school runner from the county ever to win the state championship was Tony Thaman. He accomplished the feat in 1980.

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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