Out of the Past


100 Years

March 14, 1916

John Kiser has purchased the meat market of John Voress on West Poplar Street and assumed charge of the business today.

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Ben McCullough has been appointed by Governor Willis as an examiner in the State Building and Loan Department. He will assume the duties of his office on April 1.

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Frank Schlagetter, Sr., who was appointed registrar of vital statistics in place of the late Judge Wyman, has moved the office from the Taylor Building to the City Building.

75 Years

March 14, 1941

A total of $2,235.52 has been raised to date, according to word from the Salvation Army campaign headquarters today after the final report meeting held last night. The original goal for the maintenance appeal was $1,800.

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Eight Shelby County high school students who won top honors in the American Legion Auxiliary essay contest were announced today by A.H. Henke, of the county council youth education division of the Legion. They are: Maxine Poling, Laura Beaver, Wanda Fenters, Marvin Heins, Eleanor Huwer and Ralph Helman of Houston; Louis H. Mackey, Sidney High School and William Wagner, of Holy Angels High School. William A. Trimpe, Sidney attorney; Mrs. P.E. Sheets, Botkins and Miss Ida M. Hall were the judges.

50 Years

March 14, 1966

A faint spark of life was breathed into the Shelby County oil boom of 1964 this week by a couple of leases filed with County Recorder Fred Linker. They were the first oil leases filed in Shelby County for many months.

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In the wake of the Morrow county oil boom of 1964, scores of drilling companies and “wildcat” operators filtered into Shelby and adjacent counties in the hope of duplicating strikes made further east. In some wells, a small flow of oil was found and in others, there was gas. But neither product was located in sufficient quantity to bring about the building of pipelines. It was estimated that nearly 500 leases were on file with the Shelby County Recorder at one time. Many of the leases have been allowed to lapse.

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To Sidney area drivers, Interstate appears to be a complete road. But a release today from State Highway Director P.E. Masheter reminded that 44 miles of the super highway in the Dayton and Toledo areas, remain to be brought up to interstate standards.

When completed, I-75 will total 212 miles and will connect Cincinnati, Dayton, Sidney, Lima and Toledo.

25 Years

March 14, 1991

There was a large victory march in Port Jefferson over the weekend. Over 200 people participated in the march to celebrate the ending of the Desert Storm operation in the Middle East. Dorothy Butterfield organized the event. One of the features was Shelby County’s Ralph Bornhorst. He of course portrayed Uncle Sam. Returning troops from Desert Storm and many other veterans participated.

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A new fashion trend has swept Shelby County. Carl “Carty” Cartwright explained that it is the men’s waist belt or “fanny” pack. He wears one. It is used more commonly by men riding bikes. Valuable and other items can be stored in them. Now even men can have their purses.

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These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (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 (498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet! www.shelbycountyhistory.org