Out of the past


125 Years

December 9, 1891

It has long been understood that a school house should be built in the fourth ward. There are a good many reasons for favoring the project and as further evidence we record today the birth of two sons whose parents reside in that ward.

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About 10 boys took advantage of opportunities while the clerk in the Boston toy store was otherwise engaged Saturday evening, and stole a lot of toys. The fact that there were so many indicates very plainly that there was a systematic arrangement among them to steal. The names have been furnished to this office, and we see no good reason why boys who commit these depredations, no matter how well connected, should not be prosecuted.

100 Years

December 9, 1916

Germany and her allies, Austria, Turkey and Bulgaria, formally proposed peace today. The proposition was made by Chancellor von Bethmann-Hollweg to representatives of the United States, Spain and Switzerland.

75 Years

December 9, 1941

President Roosevelt today had rallied behind him every man, woman and child in the United States for a long, hard war, not only against Japan, but Germany and Italy as well – a war in which no results can be accepted “save victory, final and complete.” The chief executive officially recognized both Hitler and Mussolini as undeclared enemies. The country learned from the President’s own lips in his radio broadcast last night, that the first three days of the Pacific War had resulted in serious reverses to U.S. naval, land and air forces.

50 Years

December 9, 1966

Marine Pfc. Jack Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilson of 326 South Main Avenue, who was hospitalized for a period from wounds while fighting in Vietnam, has returned to duty. He is serving with “H” Company at Dong Ha, Vietnam. Wilson is a 1964 graduate of Sidney High School.

25 Years

December 9, 1991

PEMBERTON – The long drive from Brookville each week is just about over for the Rev. Robert Newman, but he’s not rejoicing because it means he won’t be seeing a lot of his friends on a regular basis anymore. Newman has been the pastor of the Pemberton Baptist Church for the past 21 years, so when he conducts services there for the final time on Jan. 6 of next year, it will no doubt be an emotional time for him.

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A charge of unfair labor practices was filed Friday with the National Labor Relations Board against Ross Aluminum Foundries by workers attempting to bring in the United Steel Workers to represent hourly employees. Mitchell Price, chairman of the committee attempting to bring in the union, said the charge was filed after management allegedly made promises that the company would look into providing a 401-K retirement benefit package for employees, if the workers would turn down USW representation. The promise reportedly came just days before the election was to take place on Dec. 12.

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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