November 17, 1891
The members of the United Presbyterian Church have decided to hold their Wednesday evening prayer meetings at the families of the members this winter in place of holding them in the church.
A snow storm of some consequence descended upon the Valley City Saturday night. It began snowing about 9 o’clock. There was enough to make people talk about, for the ground was white for the first time in eight months.
November 17, 1916
B.T. Bulle and Co. have sold their meat market on North Main Avenue to John Kiser, who will move the fixtures to the room in the Keplinger Building on West Poplar Street.
Jay Holliday has taken over the day clerkship at the Wagner House. He fills the vacancy created by the resignation of W.J. Ditzler, who has gone to Bellefontaine to take a position with the Ingall Hotel, operated by his uncle.
November 17, 1941
For the first time at Fort Sill, a Negro solider, Private First Class Ernest H. Davenport, 24 of Sidney, has successfully passed the four week preliminary competitive course for admission to the field artillery officers candidate course. PFC Davenport lives with his aunt, Jane S. Brown, 616 Park Street. He is a graduate of Morris Brown University, Atlanta.
American attention centered on the Far Eastern crisis today as the stage was set in Washington for diplomatic conferences which are expected to determine whether the United States and Japan will go to war. Saburo Kurusu, special Nipponese envoy, was scheduled to arrive in the nation’s capital for a final effort to reach an understanding.
November 17, 1966
The Sidney Lucky Barrel had a $600 winner this week. She is Miss Dorothy Morrison of 539 South Walnut Avenue. Her name was selected Tuesday at Subler’s SuperValu Market, South Ohio Avenue.
Including a balance of $200, the barrel is now worth $300 to a winner who will be determined next Tuesday at the Shelby Hardware Store, North Main Avenue, following a week of registration.
MARIA STEIN – A drive for funds is underway among Knights of St. John members for a building to be located across from the present meeting hall. Land on State Route 119 has already been purchased and contracts should be signed by December 15.
Estimated cost is $75,000 for the 60 by 130 foot building. It will have a full basement equipped with a large kitchen for the organization’s monthly chicken dinners. General contractor will be Bornhorst and Hoying of Minster.
November 17, 1991
A pending lawsuit involving the jail has been settled. William C. Michael filed suit against Sheriff Lenhart and the county commissioners. Michael made claims about the condition of the jail. The settlement involved an improvement in conditions and the purchase of additional equipment.
The Baumfolder corporation is now in litigation with its union. The local, represented by the International Association of Machinists, filed suit with the National Labor Relations Board against Baumfolder. Its claims involve bad faith bargaining by the company.
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