Out of the past


125 Years

December 5, 1891

The Sidney Steel Scraper Co. is manufacturing boys’ wheelbarrows in great numbers. The idea came from a Chicago firm, which wanted something nice and useful. The barrow weighs only 17 pounds and is guaranteed to carry a weight of 300 pounds. For the trade it is put up in 12 colors.

100 Years

December 5, 1916

The three-man crew on the engine of a C.H. & D. freight train were injured last night, when they jumped from the cab of the locomotive to escape being scalded after a steam valve burst. The incident occurred near Botkins and the injured men were taken to Lima for treatment. The conductor succeeded in stopping the train by applying the air brakes from the caboose.

75 Years

December 5, 1941

Representatives of the local Hi-Y at the high school in attendance at the state meeting in Columbus for the weekend are: Bob Scheiber, Sam Milligan, Jim Troester and Frank Warbington.

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Recognition for their efforts during the past football season was given 20 seventh, eighth and ninth grade football players at Sidney High School this morning. Receiving small orange cloth footballs were: Dick Browning, Bob Young, Jack Kruckenburg, Pat Milligan, Ted Lee, Bill Lee, Clarence Molitor, Don Shatto, Eddie Sullenberger, Bill Lonsbury, Leo Kastner and Earl Counts.

50 Years

December 5, 1966

A Sidney soldier who is aboard an assault helicopter has been honored in Viet Nam. He is Stephen Yeager, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Yeager of 546 Campbell Street. Pfc. Yeager, a crew chief with the 170th Assault Helicopter Company, has been awarded the Air Medal along with its first oak leaf cluster. The honor was for meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight over hostile territory for the period of Oct. 3-11.

25 Years

December 5, 1991

WASHINGTON (AP) – Davin Duke is launching a renegade Republican campaign against President Bush in selected primaries, hoping to garner enough support to be a voice at the party’s national convention next summer. The former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard and Nazi sympathizer was announcing his plans in Washington today.

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Doris Blackston says she is “thrilled beyond words” that she is to become the first woman mayor in the history of Sidney. Mrs. Blackston, 66, 407 Kossuth St., was chosen in a straw poll vote by Sidney City Council as the new mayor Nov. 11, replacing Mayor William McMillen, who declined a second term.

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JOLIET, Ill. (AP) – Richard Speck, the drifter who was convicted of methodically slaying eight student nurses in their south side Chicago apartment in 1966, died today, the corrections department said. He was 49.

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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