Out of the past


125 Years

February 18, 1896

Telephone instruments have been installed at a number of residents and business places over the past weeks, including a long-distance telephone instrument in the county auditor’s office. Manager Jones says he has been engaged to put in 15 more new instruments as soon as they are received.

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A large number of young ladies of Sidney have arranged to give a Leap Year dance for their gentlemen friends next Tuesday evening. The dance will be held at the armory.

100 Years

February 18, 1921

An order of the governor has been filed with the clerk of Clinton township, setting aside all of Mosquito creek from the Miami river to the headgates of the race feeding Tawawa lake for the purpose of propagating of fish. The order takes effect April 1 and continues until June 30 each year. There shall be no fishing in the area during that period.

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Staging a wonderful comeback, the Phi Delta basketball team returned to winning form last night, defeating the Winchester, Ind., city team by score of 40 to 30. The victory was average for the local team’s 36 to 15 defeat at Winchester a month ago.

75 Years

February 18, 1946

Carl Custenborder, Jr., was elected president of the Miami University alumni of Shelby county, when members held their annual meeting last evening at the Slagle Tea room. Mrs. John Zollinger was named vice president and Mrs. Roy Klipstine, secretary. Sid Gillman, football coach was the speaker for the program.

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Forest Myer and William Reeder announced today that their garage at 119 South West avenue, just south of the city building, is open for the repair of automobiles, trucks, and tractors.

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Bowman Brothers, local dealer for Plymouth and DeSoto cars, announced today that the remodeling and expansion of their room on North Dixie highway has been completed and the public is invited to inspect the new facilities.

50 Years

February 18, 1971

ANNA – Awards were presented and new officers elected, when the Anna chapter of the Future Farmers of America held its annual parent-son banquet at the high school on Feb. 16. The approximately 100 guests also saw Debbie Gross crowned as the chapter’s 1971 FFA Queen.

Newly-elected officers of the chapter are: Dick Tebbe, president; Dwight Silvers, vice president; Dave Bensman, secretary; Paul Luthman, treasurer; Gary Schroer, news reporter; Don Hulsmeyer, sentinel.

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“Fishing is very much alive and prospering in the state of Ohio.” That was the theme dominating the 13th annual Ice Fisherman’s Association banquet held at the First Christian Church Thursday evening.

Jim Breadinger was elected the new president of the club. Bob Althoff was elected vice president and Richard Accountius was chosen secretary-treasurer.

25 Years

February 18, 1996

The commissioners authorized, by resolution, the advertisement for sealed bids for the “Leasing of premises” for a one-stop shop to house the Clerk of Courts, auto title department, deputy registrar, Ohio highway Patrol driver’s license examiner and license bureau. The commissioners plan to lease a facility for the purpose of subleasing it to these entities. John Laws said the commissioners learned that even if they leased a facility, because of the dollar amount involved, they have to go through the bidding process.

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There is still time to purchase tickets for the upcoming Altrusa Enrichment Series of Luncheon Seminars. The seminars will be held in February, March and April at the Sidney Holiday Inn.

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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