Out of the past


125 Years

August 24, 1891

The Model Clothing store leads the show window attractions of the town this afternoon. As an advertisement of its black goods, two young sons of Thomas Lee, in weekday dress, and engaged in the seductive games of craps, are proving the attraction. They have a plentiful supply of money and expect to stay with the game until nine o’clock tonight.

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At the meeting of council last evening, Librarian W.C. Wyman made his report on activities for the year. It showed that 3,947 volumes had been taken out of the library by the public; that all the worn out ones had been removed, and that 186 new books had been received. Librarian Wyman’s efficiency was recognized by his reappointment for another year, effective Sept. 1.

100 Years

August 24, 1916

Carl Robbins, Carl Berger, Perry Bayley and John Goffena spent yesterday in Dayton to see the New York Giants play the Delco baseball team. The Giants won 8 to 2. An effort was made to land the Giants for a game here.

75 Years

August 24, 1941

Sidney had its guns blazing yesterday afternoon at Vandalia in the Grand American trap shoot, when George Robertson, local shooter, broke into the money when he scored 94x-100 from the 25-yard line.

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Miss Aunalee and Elmer Jr. Crusey left today for St. Louis, Mo., where they will be entrants in the national casting tournament. Miss Crusey is the defending national Women’s champion in the meet.

50 Years

August 24, 1966

Real estate and sub-dividing of lots for sale to the public along the border of the local course, will be under the study of Herb Schlater and Dr. Clayton Kiracofe. Both Frank Muskus, greens keeper and Gordon Waldespuhl, local pro, were rehired for 1967.

25 Years

August 24, 1991

Photo: Dwaine Sosby, Jackson Center, removes excess paint from the brick after painting has been completed on trim around the newly named Tiger Town IGA grocery store in Jackson Center. The awning of the store has been painted school colors of orange and black. The grocery store is under new ownership and has been renamed after Jackson Center School’s sports’ team name.

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Seven candidates, including two incumbents, have filed for election to three seats on the Sidney City Board of Education, but a veteran board member has chosen not to seek reelection in November. Gay Smith, Brooklyn Ave., who has served on the board eight years, decided not to seek re-election. Filing for the board seats were: Merrill Asher, David Fogt, William G. Fultz, James P. Humphrey, Lori LeMaster, John S. Schwab and Elizabeth P. Tramontana. Asher and Fogt are incumbents.

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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