Out of the past


125 Years

February 4, 1896

At its regular meeting last evening, the Official Board of the Methodist Church adopted a resolution sustaining the ladies of the church in their proposal to present an entertainment, “Snow White,” at the church. The resolution was approved by a vote of 13 to 5, after a counter-resolution, presented by Rev. Wiltsee, was defeated by the same vote count.

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A movement is on foot to organize an amateur baseball league that will probably include Sidney. Other cities being considered include: Marion, Delaware, Urbana, Bellefontaine, Lima, Kenton, Tiffin and Findlay. The plan is to have teams composed of the very best local talent with the probable exception of batteries, who may be professional players.

100 Years

February 4, 1921

At a meeting of the automobile accessory, tire and battery dealers of Sidney held in the show rooms of the Universal Sales Co. on Main street, yesterday, it was decided to effect a permanent organization to be known as the Sidney Automotive Trade Association. Emerson Deam was elected president; J.N. Lauterbur, vice president, and Erven Knupp, secretary and treasurer.

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Chickering Brothers, who operate a men’s and women’s ready-to-wear store here have announced plans to open a store in Piqua in the location formerly occupied by Henne Brothers Shoe store. Louis Checkering will be manager of the store.

75 Years

February 4, 1946

Six Shelby county men who have served their county, state and nation during the past five years as members of the selective service board, were honored yesterday in Dayton. Accorded recognition with members of other draft boards in the Miami Valley were: Emerson Deam, chairman; C.M. Fogt, William Milligan, Frank Smith, and L.E. Marrs, board members, and Urban Doorley, county appeals agent.

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Ray Sherer and Virgil Leininger were elected to the board of directors of the Shelby County Farm Bureau at the annual dinner meeting held last evening in the high school at Jackson Center. Some 500 members were in attendance at the meeting, termed one of the most successful and best-attended in the history of the organization.

50 Years

February 4, 1971

Robert Sargeant, president of the Sidney Tool and Die Co., was elected president of the Shelby County United Fund board of trustees at the annual meeting Thursday evening in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church.

Named to serve with Sargeant were Harold Money, first vice president; Virgil Gudorf, second vice president; Don Fogt, treasurer and Mrs. Irene Collier, executive secretary.

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Almost 18 years of growth as a part of the community of Sidney will be wrapped up in one package Sunday afternoon, when the Sidney Electric Co. holds an open house at its new facilities on Vandemark Road.

For Herb Schlater, president of the company, it will represent the culmination of an objective that had its beginning when he first organized the company on March. 1, 1953.

25 Years

February 4, 1996

PHOTOS – Two couples are crowned king and queen as local high schools celebrate homecomings over the weekend. In the photo at the left, Todd Phlipot and Cheryl Monnin are named king and queen at Russia. Phlipot is the son of Conrad and Mary Phlipot and Monnin is the daughter of Mike and Connie Monnin. At right is homecoming royalty at Jackson Center: Tony Arnold, son of Steve and Joyce Arnold, and Julie Regula, Daughter of Mike and Joyce Regula.

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At the request of the Montgomery County Commissioners, the local commissioners passed a resolution supporting efforts to have Ohio License plates bear the slogan, “Birthplace of Aviation,” and a symbol representing aviation.

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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