Out of the past


125 Years

December 14, 1891

Mrs. Elizabeth Fielding, the oldest person residing in Sidney, celebrated her 90th birthday yesterday. She came here 64 years ago when our little city was a hamlet, only 13 families living in the place.

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Members of council at their meeting last night authorized the mayor to sign a contract with the Big Four railway for lighting their street crossings with electricity. Eight crossings will be lighted for $400 a year. In other action, street crossings were granted for Miami and Water Street and Dallas Street.

100 Years

December 14, 1916

E.E. Gaseway, who had been with the Enterprise Dry Cleaning Co., for the past two years, has opened a new dry cleaning, dyeing and pressing department in the well-established Handy store on Main Avenue.

75 Years

December 14, 1941

An intensive individual contact of all the residents of the county will be made by the Shelby County chapter of the American Red Cross in its effort to raise its quota of $10,000 in the drive of the national organization for a $50,000,000 war relief fund, it was announced today by Fred Elsass county co-chairman. The campaign will be conducted during the week of Dec. 22-27.

50 Years

December 14, 1966

The Child Welfare Board is hunting for what it believes would be the best possible Christmas gift for the 40 boys and girls who now fill the Shelby County Children’s Home to capacity.

25 Years

December 14, 1991

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio State backup quarterback Kirk Herbstreit says he feels confident about starting in the Hall of Fame Bowl. Herbstreit, a junior, has been the backup quarterback all season to senior Kent Graham. “It’s something I’ve waited for a long time,” Herbstreit said.

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A snowman is all dressed for cold weather in a holiday greeting created by Casie Ritter, a fifth grader at Hardin Elementary. There are now 11 days left before Christmas.

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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