Out of the past


125 Years

February 19, 1896

The Globe Opera House company of this city was incorporated in the office of the secretary of the state yesterday. The company was incorporated with a capital stock of $40,000. Incorporators are: I.H. Thedieck, John Loughlin, John H. Wagner, H.T. Mathers, J.C. Royon, Henry and Ed Wagner, Ben Coulson, John H. Taft, and Dr. W.D. Snyder. The company is to be organized for the purpose of building an opera house in Sidney.

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A meeting of the parties interested in the Sidney Electric Railway Co. was held at the Wagner House last night. On account of the extreme cold weather, the meeting was not well attended. The committee which has been soliciting subscriptions of stock has almost secured the necessary $10,000, which is one-tenth of the authorized capital stock.

100 Years

February 19, 1921

Piqua city officials are becoming quite exercised over a provision in House Bill 110 before the state legislature which calls for abandonment of the Miami and Erie canal and the Sidney feeder. Concern of Piqua residents’ centers around the fact that such abandonment could result in a problem for the water supply in that city.

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At a meeting of the stockholders of the Monarch Machine Tool Co., to be held on March 2, action will be taken to increase the capitalization of the company from $250.000 to $750,000.

75 Years

February 19, 1946

A bronze memorial plaque, on which will be inscribed the names of all the local boys who made the supreme sacrifice during World War II, will be placed in the new American Legion Home, it was announced today by the Gold Star Mothers Club following a meeting held yesterday in the home of Mrs. Kenneth Ferguson.

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The Navy made public today for the first time, the names of the ships which will comprise the operating fleet in the forthcoming atomic bomb test in the Pacific. Approximately 90 vessels will be involved.

50 Years

February 19, 1971

QUINCY – Harry O. Gray, 61, officer in charge of the Quincy Post Office since July 31, 1969, has been appointed postmaster of the office.

He replaced R.W. Detrick, when he retired in 1969. Detrick became inactive after he suffered a heart attack Feb. 17, 1968. Since that time Gary has been officer in charge.

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An additional one-half per cent sales tax will take effect in Shelby County on March 1. The “piggyback” tax which is estimated to boost county government revenue by approximately $232,000 a year was unanimously adopted this morning by county commissioners Donald Conklin, Harold Simon and Merton Maxwell.

Commissioners label the piggyback sales tax “fairer” than a property tax because everybody pays.

25 Years

February 19, 1996

Health Commissioner Dr. Fred Boyer briefed Green Township Trustees last week on services provided by the Shelby County Health Department.

Boyer advised trustees that department staff spent more than 140 hours working on services for township residents during 1995. Boyer also gave trustees an overview of the services the department offers and stressed his department wants to work in cooperation with township officials.

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MINSTER – A Minster Elementary School student’s poem was selected to be included in the 1996 edition of the “Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans.”

Greg Kaiser, 10, son of Ed and Jean Kaiser of Minster, is the author of the poem called “Fall.” It is a non-rhyming poem which the book’s editors commented was among the most creative submissions they had received.

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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