Out of the past


125 Years

November 14, 1891

One day last week the Ladies Aid Society of the Oran Christian Church had their meeting in a corn field and husked 60 shocks of corn. The proceeds of their labor went to the benefit of the church. While doing good service for the church there was about as much pleasure in this meeting of the society as any they ever had.

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The scraping of the streets for winter yields about 25 wagon loads to the block, or around the square, 100 loads. It is sold for 10 cents a load. It costs at a low estimate, 50 cents a load to put on.

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Snow – just enough for newspaper purposes, was visible in the air this morning.

100 Years

November 14, 1916

A Maxwell automobile, belonging to Carl Griffis, caught fire at the corner of Ohio Avenue and North Street about 10 o’clock Sunday morning. The carburetor overflowed and the gasoline was ignited from the exhaust. Cecil Quellhorst, with a Clinton fire extinguisher, manufactured in this city, put out the blaze.

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C.R. Eshelman Sales Co. has furnished the fire department with a Smith Form – a truck free of charge during the past several weeks while the fire truck was being repaired.

75 Years

November 14, 1941

The Shelby County Fish and Game Association at its meeting last evening went on record unanimously as opposed to the conservation department proposal to close spring fishing during the early months of 1942.

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Establishment of additional recreation centers in Sidney for the year 1941-42 were announced today by Dr. C.E. McCorkle. These classes will be held in the emergency hospital building on East Court Street. They will be directed by Miss Margaret Long, Mrs. Wilfred Zimpfer and Miss Edith Coons.

50 Years

November 14, 1966

ST. JOHNS – Groundbreaking ceremonies for a new educational unit will be held Sunday morning at St. Johns Methodist Church. Rev. Harold Mowery said the building contract has been awarded to Stinebaugh Construction Co., Wapakoneta.

Plans call for a fellowship hall and kitchen on the first floor and social rooms and educational sections on the second floor.

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Chester L. Buirley, 64, a retired Jackson Center garage owner and long-time member of the Shelby County Selective Service Board No. 108, died unexpectedly at 7:12 a.m. today in Wilson Memorial Hospital where he was admitted last night.

25 Years

November 14, 1991

The new jail has continued to be a source of controversy ever since the sales tax levy passed last May. The Shelby County Commissioners have upped the ante to keep the new jail downtown as had been the recommendation when the levy was passed. The commissioners are now saying the cost for the additional facilities needed, that the city needs to pay, is $661,000. City manager Bill Barlow wants input from citizens before making a recommendation co council.

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There was a big dust up at the Ohio Supreme Court in downtown Columbus recently. Justices Craig Wright and Andrew Douglas actually got into a fight. Wright alleged Douglas was snooping in his computer files. Wright ended up wrestling Douglas to the floor before the fight was broken 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