Out of the past


125 years

April 14, 1896

Ed Haskell, the champion finger billiardist of the world, will give an exhibition at the Wagner House annex tonight at 8:30 o’clock. He will also give an exhibition of fancy cue shots.

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The commissioners yesterday settled with Joseph Altenbach, who had the largest contract for work at the children’s home. They also settled with M.G. Biggon who did the plumbing. The total cost of the building to this date is $24,301.72.

100 years

April 14, 1921

Dr. Hartman received a letter this morning from the North Central Association of College and Secondary schools, advising that Sidney High School has been credited a member of the association for this year. It opens to graduates of Sidney high School admission to any college a member of the association.

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars have contracted with the Collins, Campbell Amusement Co. for a May Festival to be held in Sidney, May 9-14. It will be held on the public square, and include free attractions as well as rides. One feature of the festival will be a popularity contest for the selection of the “Queen of May.”

75 years

April 14, 1946

The Miami Valley Flying Service is establishing regular schedules for flying fresh lake fish from Sandusky and Port Clinton to Sidney and will inaugurate this service on Tuesday, according to Ben Dowell, manager. Regular Tuesday and Friday flights will be made.

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It was five-dollar day in Mayor W.W. Wheeler’s court Monday when the four men that appeared before him on five charges were each fined $5 and costs. Three of the charges were for intoxication, while the fourth defendant was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a license and driving while intoxicated. He entered pleas of guilty to both charges and was fined $5 and costs on each charge.

50 years

April 14, 1971

An addition that will double the size of Sidney Truck & Storage Co.’s warehouse operations on Campbell Street to about 32,000 square feet will be built soon by Larger Construction Co. of Sidney. The property is being built for B & B Warehouses, a firm related to Sidney Truck.

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Susan Richard of Anna High School was named “Miss Hope” for the 1971 Cancer Crusade at a kickoff dinner meeting held Wednesday night at Compromise Grange Hall, Hardin. The winner is a 16-year-old Anna junior who hopes to become a home economics major when she attends college.

25 years

April 14, 1996

Victoria Lowery, the reigning Mrs. Sidney, will compete this weekend in the Mrs. Ohio Pageant at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Toledo. Thirty contestants will compete in three areas – aerobic wear, evening gown and personal interviews. The overall winner advances to the Mrs. International Pageant to be held later this year.

PHOTO: Denny Martz of Arcanum, working for Jess Construction, operates a floor stripper to remove old tile at the Cain’s Grocery Store in Sidney. Work is continuing at the site as the new location for Head Start, an education program for preschool children. The new location is next door to Morelock Meats, 1500 N. Main Ave.

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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