Out of the past


125 years

November 19, 1896

Christian Kingseed has received a letter from the Sidney hunters who are at Hibbing, Minn. The letter states that so far only three deer have been seen by the party and one killed. The one killed was shot by Milton Valentine. At the time the letter was written there were seven inches of snow on the ground and a heavy snow was falling – very discouraging to the hunters.

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The school house at Anna was entered by thieves sometime between Friday evening and yesterday morning and about $17 worth of school books stolen. The books were from the third and fourth grades and were all new books.

100 years

November 19, 1921

The Monarch Steam Laundry on West Avenue, formerly the Croft’s Laundry, has been sold by the present owners to C.P. Shreve of Anderson, Ind. An experienced laundryman and in the business for 23 years, Mr. Shreve took charge of the local operation today.

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Rev. J.E. McCall, pastor of the United Presbyterian Church, gave an excellent address for the meeting of the Sidney Kiwanis Club at noon today. Club members set the first meeting in December for the annual election of officers, with nominations to be in the hands of the secretary two weeks in advance of the election date.

75 years

November 19, 1946

Rev. Walter R. Dickhaut, of Fostoria, will be the new pastor at the Sidney Methodist Church it was announced today by the pulpit relations committee of the church, of which Mrs. W.H.C. Goode is chairman. The new pastor will come to Sidney with his family in early December to establish their home in the church parsonage.

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A half-dozen ivory jewel boxes were on their way to the London prison today to be examined for fingerprints, following a daring dawn robbery this morning at Thoma Jewelers on the east side of the square. An estimated $500 was taken between 4:30 and 5:30 a.m. Included in the loot were eight rings and 16 watches.

50 years

November 19, 1971

The Shelby County Hospital Building Commission in its first meeting since approval of the hospital bond issue, Monday evening took initial steps to implement the mandate authorized by the voters two weeks ago.

By unanimous action, commission members recommended the county commissioners enter into a contract with Dan E. Carmichael, Columbus architect, for the preparation of plans and specifications for the hospital expansion program.

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Anthony (Tony) Antonoplos, a third-term city councilman-at-large and, Sidney’s vice mayor, will be named the next mayor at a council meeting Dec. 6. Antonoplos was chosen for the job at an informal city council meeting Monday night.

25 years

November 19, 1996

Another one of Sidney’s murder cases has been resolved. Chris Work had been charged with the murder of his wife, Donna Work on May 15 of this year. With a jury trial scheduled to begin next week. Work changed his plea to no contest of the new charge of involuntary manslaughter.

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It looks like NK Parts will be permitted to expand after all. The Shelby County Commissioners approved the expansion of the community reinvestment area to accommodate the expansion. Phil Cook is the company spokesman. The plan is to build a 157,000 square foot addition to the main plant.

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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