Out of the past


125 Years

August 20, 1891

The new building of the Sidney Carriage Pole and Shaft Co. has the rafters on the one-story portion and brick work of the front is well up in the second story.

100 Years

August 20, 1916

A blind horse left standing near the sidewalk on West Poplar Street this morning started to walk across the sidewalk in front of Keplinger’s place. It walked into the window of the store. Although the horse was apparently not injured, the window was shattered.

75 Years

August 20, 1941

Carl Henson and Ferris Henson, cousins, who have been stationed at Camp Lee, Va., since their enlistment in the Army in March, have been promoted to the rank of sergeant.

50 Years

August 20, 1966

An idea that dates back before 1916 will be up for discussion Thursday at 7:30 p.m., above the First National Bank when a YMCA committee of the Sidney Chamber of Commerce reviews plans. “It will be an organizational meeting,” said Edward Harper, Executive Manager of the Chamber. “It’s been pretty well researched out as to whether people want a “Y” or not,” remarked Harper. The answer was yes.

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John Wesbecher, inner custodian of the courthouse had his work cut out for him today. Decorating the walls of the third floor of the building were not only one, but three bats. Two of the varmints were in the office of County Clerk Thaleon Blake, one at the northwest corner and the other at the southeast, both lodged near the ceiling.

25 Years

August 20, 1991

Joining the teaching staff at Upper Valley Joint Vocational School this year are James Metz of Eaton, Christopher Walker, student intern, Linda Converse of Sidney, Tim Willis of Miamisburg, Bryan Fraley, Marilyn Mitchell and William Weldy of Piqua.

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Jeff Cotner outlasted Fred Foth 2-and-1 to capture the Shelby Oaks Club Championship in action at the course Sunday. Cotner defeated Doug Schmidt 4-and-3 in his first match, and then eliminated Paul Borders by the same score in his second match. Foth got to the finals by defeating Barry Eilert in sudden death and Matt Clayton 1-up.

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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