Out of the past


125 Years

August 22, 1891

There are a great many advocates of an electric street railway in Sidney. That they may be encouraged, an itemized bill of construction for a 10-mile road, with 15 cars, would cost $190,000 for an electrical overhead wire system, according to Scribners Magazine. A storage battery system of the same size would cost $175,000.

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The washing machine manufactured by the Buckeye Churn Co. has displaced similar inventions at the county infirmary. The Buckeye was given a trial and was superior to anything that had been used – so perfect a machine that it met unqualified endorsement.

100 Years

August 22, 1916

Mrs. Anna Tappe has received from her son, Herman Tappe, two white metal cats which he secured in Normandy and which will be used as decorations on the roof of the new Tappe home on South Ohio Avenue.

75 Years

August 22, 1941

Revenge by the buckets full was written into the record books yesterday as the Rotary Club snowed under the Kiwanis Club by a score of 18 to 8 in their annual golf competition at the country club. C.D. Beck captained the victorious Rotary team, while Dr. F.L. Getrost was captain of the Kiwanis squad.

50 Years

August 22, 1966

GREENVILLE – Two Shelby countians finished “in the money” in the spelling bee at the Darke County Fair Sunday. Winner was James Mannix, Darke County’s champion speller. Placing second was Debbie Schmitmeyer, sophomore at Anna High School, and third was Ray Sherer, Maplewood. Prizes were $12, $8 and $5.

25 Years

August 22, 1991

The Shelby County Democratic Central Committee will have three candidates from which to choose when it decides next week who should serve as Shelby County sheriff until the end of next year. Interim Sheriff Mark Schemmel, Deputy Kevin O’Leary and Deputy Larry Music, all employees of the Shelby County sheriff’s office, will be considered by the committee.

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MOSCOW (AP) – Boris Yeltsin today triumphantly led 100,000 jubilant supports in a rally marking the end of “three dark days” of the hard-line takeover. A weary Mikhail Gorbachev returned to his capital and swiftly moved to purge and punish those who had briefly deposed him. Today, on his first full day back in power the 60-year-old Gorbachev told reporters he would have killed himself rather than submit to any forced arrangement with the coup leaders.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Disgruntled tailback Robert Smith and Ohio State coach John Cooper will meet to discuss Smith’s departure from the team, published reports said today. Smith was quoted as saying he would like to rejoin the team if Cooper will support his commitment to academics. Cooper told The Dispatch he was keeping an open mind.

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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