Out of the past


125 Years

January 18, 1898

A poultry club, to be know as the “Shelby County Fanciers,” was organized at a meeting held last evening in the assembly room of the court house. Daniel Price was elected president; Goud Patton, vice president; Logan W. Marshall, secretary, and Burt Patton, treasurer. The members of the club have 20 fancy varieties of chickens and two varieties of turkeys. They will also include ducks and Belgian rabbits in the club.

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While crossing the Ohio Southern railroad tracks a mile north of Jackson Center yesterday afternoon, the rear end of George Wildermuth’s wagon was struck by a passenger train. He saw the train coming, but his horses frightened and he could not get them to move off the tracks. The rear end of the wagon was broken up, but he and the horses escaped.

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Arrangements have been completed for a telephone line from Loramie’s to New Weston through Yorkshire and North Star. The contractor is seeking a subscription of $50 from Loramie citizens.

100 Years

January 18, 1923

At a special meeting held last evening, the following officers were elected for the current year by members of the Sidney Post 217 of the American Legion: Dr. C.C. Hussey, commander; Dale Adams, vice commander; E.C. Gastineau, adjutant; Wallace W. Masteller, treasurer; Gus H. Dick, sergeant-at-arms; Rev. W.B. Love, chaplain.

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Early discovery of a fire at the Dixie Grove dance pavilion, four miles south of Sidney, probably prevented complete destruction of the building this morning. Two Troy youths enroute to their home discovered the blaze in one corner of the building about 3 a.m. They aroused nearby residents and together were able to extinguish the blaze before it caused heavy damage. The fire appears to have been of suspicious origin.

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Additional passenger car licenses are now available at the Shelby County Motor Club, but no truck licenses have been received.

75 Years

January 18, 1948

The first severe cold wave of the winter plunged the mercury below zero in many parts of Ohio today and brought an immediate curtailment in the supply of gas to industrial users. The mercury reached a low of two below zero here this morning. Despite somewhat warmer temperatures, the local gas situation had reached a critical stage by early afternoon, with service to all industrial users cut off.

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A report issued by Treasurer of State Don Ebright covering sales and use taxes collected in Shelby county during 1947, shows a total county figure of $309,718.

50 Years

January 18, 1973

Construction of a $70,000 truck sales, maintenance and parts sales building will get underway within the next two weeks with Ferguson Construction of Sidney selected as the general contractor.

The announcement was made this week by Norman (Jack) Smart, president of Smart Service Centers, Inc. The building is located exactly two miles west of Interstate 75.

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Sidney Police Department released the names today of two new patrolmen who will assume their duties Sunday. They are James Brown, 33, Lima, and Renny Smith 25, Springfield.

The two were hired to replace Cpl. Thomas Hibner, who recently retired, and to fill a vacancy created when Earle Staley was promoted to sergeant.

25 Years

January 18, 1998

Dickman Supply Inc. of Sidney has employed Frank Cardo as an account manager.

He comes to Dickman after 15 years in sales with Woodhull Corp and Advanced Copy Products in western Ohio. Over that period of time, he was consistently recognized as a top producer in the office equipment industry, earning salesperson of the year awards numerous times.

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Sidney attorney Priscilla L. Hax has again been accepted for membership in the Ohio State Bar Association College.

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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