Out of the past


125 Years Ago

Feb. 13, 1894

It is a time honored custom for the first applicant for a marriage license from a new probate judge to receive the license free. On Friday , J.M. Staley entered upon the duties of the office and Saturday he issued his first marriage license . The lucky man was Frank H. Wooley, the popular C.H. & D. operator r at this station, who will in the course of a few weeks wed Miss Alice Covill, daughter of George Covill.

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A telegram received by Postmaster Neal from the weather bureau advises “Severe and protracted cold wave coming.”

100 Years Ago

Feb. 13, 1919

At a meeting of the board of managers of the Shelby County Fair Saturday, the board raised the price of admission from 25 cents to 35 cents. This is done to meet the increased costs of running expenses.

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Sidney and Shelby county boys, members of Co. H, 329th infantry, 83rd division, now at Camp Sherman, ae expected home sometime next Saturday, according to word received today. Arrangements will be made to give these boys a royal welcome when they arrive in Sidney.

75 Years Ago

Feb. 13, 1944

The Red Cross headquarters are being moved two doors north of the former location on the west side of the public square and will be located in the room formerly occupied by the Jerrold Clothing Co. in the Wagner Hotel building. It is expected the move will be completed by Monday afternoon. Orville Eisenhut, chapter chairman, said today.

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Near zero temperatures gripped most of Ohio today as a blizzard swept eastward from the great plains. The state highway department this morning reported a reading of five degrees with snow across the state ranging from five to seven inches.

50 Years Ago

Feb. 13, 1969

Sidney, Fairlawn and New Bremen high schools have been advised that a pupil from each school has reached the finalist stage in the National Merit Scholarship Awards program. They are Margaret McGee of Sidney, Anita Clevenger of Fairlawn and Michael Hirshfeld of New Bremen. Miss Mc Gee is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger McGee of Sidney, Miss Clevenger is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Clevenger,Sidney. Hirshfeld is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Hirschfield of New Bremen.

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Police Sgt. Clarence Rable received a two-piece set of luggage at his retirement party Tuesday night at the American Legion. Rable, who is retiring after 28 years on the force March 16. Chief John L. Warner, who joined the force with Rable on March 14, 1941 made the presentation.

25 Years Ago

Feb. 13, 1994

Dr. Paula Coleman says she might be in the minority in the field of dentistry today, but times are changing. Coleman recently joined the local practice of Dr. Jeffery VanTreese at 2627 North Broadway. And even though she said the number of women in her graduating class at the Ohio State School of Denistry accounted for less than 30 percent back in the 80s, that figure is up to 50 percent today. “It’s still a profession dominated by men but more and more women are choosing dentistry as a profession. It is a profession that allows for a family. She said there hasn’t been any surprised reactions when she introduces herself as the doctor. However, she said she can tell by the looks on the faces of some of the patients, that upon seeing her they think she is the nurse.

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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