Out of the past


125 Years

August 25, 1891

Loafing is a nuisance everywhere, and in towns the size of Sidney there is very little excuse for it. Business houses were not erected for loafers to lean against, nor were stone steps in public places put down for loafers to spit tobacco juice on. The inveterate loafer should be compelled to move on. There is an ordinance against loitering in Sidney, but it is not enforced.

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The Wagner Brewery firm and its Bellefontaine agent were adjudged guilty on Saturday of violating the prohibition ordinance of that village. A storage house for beer was established there some time ago, and the agent in charge filled orders sent to the firm in this city. This was held to be a violation of the law by some of the citizens of Bellefontaine.

100 Years

August 25, 1916

The children of the children’s home were given a delightful outing yesterday, when they were taken on a long auto ride in eight machines of Sidney residents. The 38 children were taken on a trip to the Knoop Children’s Home near Troy. On the way a stop was made in Piqua.

75 Years

August 25, 1941

The offices of the Marlon-Reserve Power Co. have been re-established at 109 East Court Street following the complete renovation and remodeling of the office rooms. Moving of the equipment from the temporary location in the Anderson building on South West Avenue was being completed today.

50 Years

August 25, 1966

The Sidney Women’s Bowling Association will hold an important meeting in the Johnson Banquet House on Water Street, Sunday at 2 p.m. Dee Johnston heads the group as president, with Marsha Jones, vice president; Norma Finkenbine, secretary, and Martha Hibner, treasurer.

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BELLEFONTAINE – A price of $2.20 a pound for the grand champion steer, a Hereford owned by Freddie Brackney of West Liberty, gave a boost to the average price paid for livestock at the Logan County junior fair. The price is believed to be the top price to date in Ohio.

25 Years

August 25, 1991

Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks, executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, will be the guest speaker at a luncheon planned Wednesday at the Fairington Restaurant of Sidney. The invitation-only event is hosted by Richard Pope of Stolle Corp. and James H. Daniel, shop operations manager of Copeland Corp. and president of the state NAACP.

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New Sidney City School teachers include the following: Deborah Wiltshire, Northwood guidance counselor; Lauretta Swint, Bridgeview Middle School physical science teacher; Kelly Hubbell, fifth grade teacher at Northwood School; Marie Daugherty, kindergarten through sixth grade music teacher; Diana Goodwin, music teacher at Whittier and Longfellow schools, and Stacy Hahn, fifth grade teacher at Northwood School.

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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