Out of the past


125 Years

March 8, 1897

The women of the Republican party are requested to meet in the assembly room of the court house at 2:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon for the purpose of selecting a candidate for nomination for school board.

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Save the tin tags on Sexauer’s bread. Get 100 and get an angel food cake free of charge – advertisement.

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A horse belonging to Charles McClure, who lives east of town, ran away yesterday morning while it was hitched on North Walnut Avenue. It was caught on North Street near Hussey’s livery stable. The top and shafts were broken and the buggy otherwise damaged.

100 Years

March 8, 1922

General Benj. LeFevre, 84, former member of Congress from this district, died last night in Atlantic City. A native of Salem Township, he served four terms in the Congress. As long as his health permitted, General LeFevre always came back each year and spent some time at the LeFevre homestead south of Maplewood.

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The death of John F. Studevant, for a number of years known as the oldest resident of Shelby County, occurred this morning at the home of his son, L.M. Studevant, on North Main Avenue. He was 96 years of age, and had been a resident of Shelby County since 1875.

75 Years

March 8, 1947

Open competitive examinations for the positions of postmaster at Jackson Center and Botkins have been announced by the United States Civil Service Commission. Salary for the Jackson Center office is $2,800 per year, and at Botkins, it is $2,700 per year.

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Dave Seymour was named president of the Sidney Stamp Club at a reorganization meeting held last evening in the council chamber of the city building. Mrs. Lewis Turley was elected vice president; Miss Lucille Shroyer, secretary, and Ernie Ackerman, treasurer.

50 Years

March 8, 1972

Contracts for a $12,563.25 addition to the youth building on the Shelby County Fairgrounds were signed Tuesday afternoon by members of the county’s fair board.

The action to move forward on the long-discussed project came after county commissioners voted to budget $9,000 for the improvement.

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Betty L. Kendall of 410 East Main Street, Anna, failed to collect a $600 prize when her name was drawn from the Lucky Barrel Tuesday evening at Steinle’s Drug Store.

25 Years

March 8, 1997

CRIDERSVILLE – Tim “The Toolman” Taylor and muscle-car enthusiast of ABC’s “Home Improvement” would believe he found car heaven if he were to visit a proposed classic car museum planned to be built along Interstate 75 here. A ground-breaking ceremony was held Friday afternoon in Cridersville to start the construction on the automobile museum and antique mall to be known as Endless Endeavors Antiques and Collectibles Inc.

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MAPLEWOOD – Brent Clinehens’ new dairy barn is unique inside and out. Called a “greenhouse barn,” its sides are plastic sheets that can be rolled up for ventilation, and there is an opening at the barn’s peak to let out moisture. The plastic also lets in ultraviolet light, which kills bacteria. Clinehens said this provides a more sanitary environment, resulting in higher quality milk

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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