Out of the past


125 years

April 13, 1896

The steamer of the fire department was taken over to the children’s home yesterday and all the steam and water pipes of the building thoroughly tested preparatory to the acceptance of the plumbing at the home. The building is now ready for the grates and mantles and then will be ready for the furniture.

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Council members at their meeting last night approved a resolution causing a census of the village of Sidney be taken. One person from each ward will be chosen to take the census, to complete the work in five days, and for his services receive $2 per day. Levi Ewing, Scott Skillen, W.H. Mumford and Charles R. Halladay were selected for the work in their respective wards.

100 years

April 13, 1921

At the meeting of city council last evening, members went on record opposing the police department having the sidecar attached to the motorcycle as it is now. The action was taken on a recommendation by the committee named to investigate the matter, following a number of complaints that other people were being given rides.

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A new store is to be opened in the new majestic theatre building on West Poplar Street. It will be called the “Majestic Shoppe” and will handle a line of medium and high grade merchandise for women and men.

75 years

April 13, 1946

William Custenborder, 434 South Ohio Avenue, is in Wilson Memorial hospital for treatment of severe head injuries and chest bruises.

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The newly-formed softball commission met last evening and outlined plans for the coming season. Serving on the commission are: Paul Watson, Harold McDermott, Harley Knoop, Victor Taylor, Henry Berger, and Marion Russell.

50 years

April 13, 1971

Wrecking of the former Salvation Army citadel and residence on North Miami Avenue is now under way. The property was acquired by the trustees of the Amos Memorial Public Library some 4 ½ years ago. The building was acquired some 25 years ago and occupied until completion of its new facilities at Buckeye Avenue and Grove Street.

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JACKSON CENTER – Jackson Center’s track lassies turned back Anna’s feminine combination, 67-46, in a post-Easter meet on the local cinders Monday afternoon. Peg Klopfenstein paced Jackson in the shot put with a toss of 26 feet, and in the discus with a mark of 80 feet, 1 ½ inches. Along with Peg, Rosterfer annexed the 440 in 1:18.9 and the 50-yard dash in seven seconds flat.

25 years

April 13, 1996

ANNA – “One Sweet Day” is the theme of the Anna High School prom to be held Saturday night at the Shelby Oaks Golf Course. King candidates are: Brandon Cobb, Adam Koppin, Travis Rhyan, Adam Smith, Oscar Villarreal, and Patrick Wenning. Queen candidates are: Diane Bensman, Hillary Drewes, Holly Fridley, Amanda Hoying, Emily Schroer, and Sarah Whitsett.

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FORT LORAMIE – The Fort Loramie High School junior-senior prom will be held Friday in the high school gym, beginning at 8 p.m. After-prom will follow until 2 a.m. Candidates for the 1996 prom queen are: Jill Fleckenstein, Kelly Meyer, and Kelly Ternasky. Prom king candidates are: Keith Clune, Andrew Middendorf, and Craig Poeppelman.

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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