Out of the past


125 Years

February 20, 1896

An effort is being made to form a baseball club in this city for this season. A number of our citizens who are baseball enthusiast are at the head of the matter. They propose to organize a company and raise a few hundred dollars by subscription and lease grounds and put them in condition. The club will be made up of home players and the exception of a few foreign players.

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The fox drive at Bunker Hill this morning, given by the Bunker Hill Sporting Club, was attended by about 1,000 people. The lines were formed at 9 o’clock and when the windup was made four foxes were in the ring. Three of them got away.

100 Years

February 20, 1921

The armory has been the scene of much hustle and bustle during the past few days, getting ready for the big automobile show which begins on Wednesday and continues through Saturday night. On display will be 1921 models of Fort, Chevrolets, Dort, Cleveland, Buick, Dodge, Willis-knight, Overland, Briscoe, Studebaker and Olds. Auto accessories will be shown in the basement of the armory during the show.

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Edward A. Cohen and Maxwell N. Cohen, of Cincinnati, were in Sidney today, making arrangements for the remodeling of the room formerly occupied by the Sterling grocery on North Main Avenue. They have leased this room and will open a women’s wear store in the near future.

75 Years

February 20, 1946

H.A. “Buck” Rider, state conservation commissioner, was the principal speaker at the Shelby County Deer Hunters Association meeting in the I.O.O. F. hall last evening. It was the 88th annual banquet held by the organization. Officers include: H.H. Dearth, president; Cleve Oakley, vice president; Cable Pepper, secretary, and Kenneth Graver, treasurer.

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Botkins and Jackson Center captured consolation games in the Shelby County high school basketball tournament, the former defeating Houston 49 to 32, while that latter took a close one from Fort Loramie 25 to 23.

50 Years

February 20, 1971

Dr. James Fink is not only the top man around the Shelby County Deer Hunter Association, but sets a good example with his firing piece.

The Deer Hunter president walked off with the trophy in the deer target, during Sunday’s matches at the Association’s rural premises.

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Sidney High School’s 84-piece orchestra directed by Paul Fitzwater, received an I rating in the state final competition for orchestra held at Fairmont West High School, Kettering, Saturday.

For the Sidney orchestra it was the third consecutive year they have achieve that rating, Fitzwater said. The orchestra was competing in Class B and received a perfect sore with I’s from all four judges.

25 Years

February 20, 1996

A Sidney man has been selected to participate in this summer’s Olympic Torch Parade in preparation for the opening of the Olympic Games in Atlanta.

Thomas Frantz was among 5,500 “Community Heroes” selected to carry the Olympic torch in a 15,000-mile relay. Frantz will carry the torch for about a half-mile on June 8, somewhere in the Findlay area.

He was nominated by his sister, Amy Cain, also of Sidney. Frantz was recognized for his community service, which includes work with the Boy Scouts, Knights of Columbus and coaching youth football.

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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