Out of the past


125 Years

Sept. 1, 1895

Two employees on the construction of the Children’s Home were arrested this morning at the instance of Samuel Strahlem. They were charged with stealing a sack of corn. They pleaded guilty and were fined $1 and costs.

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Miss Gene Keating has been elected to a position in the Sidney schools. Miss Keating is a graduate of the DeGraff High school class of ’89 since which time she has been teaching with marked success. Miss Gene Keating has been elected to a position in the Sidney schools. Miss Keating is a graduate of the DeGraff High school class of ’89 since which time she has been teaching with marked success.

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The annual reunion of the DeWeese family was held at the home of Alexander DeWeese, one mile north of Troy, and the clans had the usual good time.

100 Years

Sept. 1, 1920

Miss Grace Woodruff left today for West Alexander, Ohio, to play for the wedding of Miss Gladys Kemp, one of her sorority sisters and also her roommate while at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.

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An Anna citizen, who has been employed at resurfacing the paved road near Swanders, was knocked down and run over by a Dodge car driven by Rev. S.U. McNealy about noon yesterday. Rev. McNealy was on his way to Sidney to attend the M.E. conference. No bones were broken but the victim has bad bruises about the arms and legs.

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At the Mall theatre – Monday and Tuesday, Douglas Fairbanks in “The Mollycoddle.” Six reels of humor, thrills, love, speed, and action. Admission 15c and 30c, tax paid.

75 Years

Sept. 1, 1945

Notice to Sidney High students – Sidney public schools will open September 10 at 8:30 in the morning. New students are asked to report to Mr. Lull’s office Thursday for the necessary guidance in arranging their schedules for the ensuing year.

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Ohio’s famous 37th Division is included in the list of National Guard divisions which may be brought home and demobilized soon. Maj. Gen. I.R. Edwards told the house military affairs committee that by next July American forces in the Pacific will be halved and that all National Guard units will be demobilized and returned to the states.

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First Lt. Tom Potter has arrived back on the east coast after nearly two years of duty in the European theater with a medical unit.

50 Years

Sept. 1, 1970

Ground will be broken this week for an addition to the offices of Copeland Refrigeration Corp. on Campbell street.

The addition measuring approximately 90 feet by 100 feet and two stories high, will be on the south end of the present office building which faces Interstate 75. The addition will provide much needed space for more general offices and will make the total office floor space 40,000 square feet.

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Parkwood Grange members held baking and sewing contests at a recent meeting. Mrs. Forrest Abbott placed first in the baking contest with Mrs. Howard Wooddell listed as second. Mrs. Wooddell and Mrs. Louis Small were classed first and second in the dress contest.

25 Years

Sept. 1, 1995

Sidney City Schools recently selected Central Elementary School kindergarten teacher Margaret Jones as Teacher of the Year for the 1994-95 school year.

The prestigious honor is designed to recognize those individuals who demonstrate true academic excellence, inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn, and play an active role in the community.

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Representatives from the Shelby County United Way, city of Sidney, Shelby County Commissioners, and social service agencies met this morning to discuss a proposed one-stop, multiagency social services building and a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation of Tulsa, Okla., that is being sought to fund it.

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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