Out of the past


125 Years

May 26, 1897

The coroner has given a ruling in the death of the young man found along the tracks of Pasco early this week. He reports the deceased “came to his death by being killed by someone to me unknown, the evidence going to show he was already dead when struck by Big Four train O.3”

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During the storm last night, lightning struck a tree in the yard of W.H.C. Goode on North Ohio avenue to which electric light wires were attached. The electric wires there and in the home of A.L. Marshall were burned out.

100 Years

May 26, 1922

The Sidney Lodge of Elks this afternoon completed arrangements for the purchase of the Taylor homestead on South Main avenue. It is the intention of the lodge to use the property as an Elk’s home.

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The Phi Delta Kappa fraternity will open Mire’s Beach pavilion next Friday evening with one of the best musical organizations in the country. Shelley’s Universal Band has no peer, having been recently booked for a 26-week tour of the Keith circuit. Cards and novelties will entertain those who do not care to dance.

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The North Electric Mfg. Co., of Galion, O., has purchased a Delco Lighting System to be used in connection with the automatic telephone equipment that will be installed for the Sidney Home Telephone Co. at their Fort Loramie branch.

75 Years

May 26, 1947

Andy Konz, standout performer on Sidney High football, basketball and track teams during the past three years, was named today to receive the Yellow Jackets Booster Club “most valuable payer award” for 1947.

50 Years

May 26, 1972

James McCracken, bus driver for the Sidney city schools, took seventh place in the state school bus driver contest held at Gahanna Saturday.

McCracken, of R.R. 2, Piqua, County Road 25A, drives for Orange Township School.

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Pete Musser, president of Musser Inc., 427 W. Pike street, Jackson Center, is scheduled to appear on WHIO-TV’s “Business Trends” program.

Musser is a manufacturer of conveyors, drives and special design equipment for the supermarket and plastic injection molding industry.

25 Years

May 26, 1997

J. Oliver Amos, 87, chairman of the board emeritus of Amos Press Inc. and longtime community benefactor, died May 19, 1997 at 5:13 p.m. at Wilson Memorial Hospital following a short illness.

Mr. Amos, of 504 Uhle Place, was former editor and publisher of The Sidney Daily News. Through his vision and insight, the business evolved from a small city newspaper and print shop to a publishing house that today includes hobby-related newspapers and magazines of international reputation.

In addition to being an innovative leader in the publishing field, Mr. Amos was active in the local community for many years, working tirelessly in support of civic affairs and education.

He was born August 28, 1909 in Sidney, son of Ernest C. and Annie (Immel) Amos.

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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