Out of the past


125 Years

January 20, 1892

Joseph Wurstner has accepted a position in the orchestra of the “Daniel Boone” company, and has gone to Cincinnati to play.

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Florida oranges, 15 cents per dozen; cranberries, eight cents per quart; fresh bulk oysters, 28 cents per quart, at Wurstner’s Arcade.

100 Years

January 20, 1917

Paul Monroe and Albert Kah have just made a motor-bob sled. Five days were required for making it. A three-speed Powerplus Indian motorcycle is the motor power, mounted on four runners. They were trying it about town today and coaxed forth many a smile.

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Horace DeWeese and Hugh Vandergrift gave a party on the third floor of the DeWeese home on South Ohio Avenue last evening. Guests for the affair included: Agnes Bayley, Beulah Young, Eleanor Boyer, Jessie Trydell, Frances Babcock, Jeanette Mathers, Dorothy Roy, Dorothy Laudenback, Zelma Sargeant, Robert Lippincott, Clay DeWeese, William Wilson, Banty Wintringham, Ellis Clinehens, Wilbur Dill, Ralph Kay, and the two hosts.

75 Years

January 20, 1942

County Engineer Earl Wooddell is in Wilson Memorial Hospital with a broken leg, head lacerations and other injuries suffered this morning in an accident at the southwest corner of the fairgrounds. Wooddell was standing along Fair Avenue talking with Marion Snider, caretaker at the fairgrounds, when a car driven by Samuel Woolley struck the Snider auto, knocking Wooddell down. Woolley said he was blinded by the lights of Wooddell auto, which was parked across the street, and did not see either the Snider car or Wooddell.

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Shelby County officials were advised today that the quota of automobile tires and tubes for February will be 16 passenger tires and 13 tubes, with 30 truck tires, and 52 tubes available. Applications should be left at the office of Milton Bennett, North Main Avenue.

50 Years

January 20, 1967

Stifling yawns and blinking from an early morning pursuit of a breaking and entering suspect, five Sidney patrolmen took a civil service exam for corporal Thursday night in the municipal building.

Test for three corporal ratings on the local force were Patrolmen Vernon Subler, Lowell Eidemiller, Thomas Hibner, Joseph McMillen, and Robert Baseore. The promotions will hinge on test results, which will be known within a week. Corporals would make $250 a year more than patrolmen.

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Shareholders of the Peoples Federal Savings and Loan Association, at their annual meeting Wednesday afternoon, re-elected Joseph B. Cook and Rodney R. Blake to three-year terms on the board of directors.

The board completed its reorganization following the shareholders meeting by re-electing all officers of the association. They are William F. Kingseed, president; Charles R. Benjamin, senior vice president; Joseph B. Cook and William T. Amos, vice presidents; George R. Hoellrich, manager-secretary; Rodney R. Blake, attorney; and Robert W. Bertsch, treasurer.

25 Years

January 20, 1992

Holy Angels School sixth grader Marie Durbin emerged from a field of nine contestants to win the citywide spelling bee.

Marie, 12, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Durbin, 201 Lunar Drive, won the bee, which was held at Northwood School a day later than originally scheduled. The delay was due to the cancellation of school because of a snow storm. Marie will now advance to the regional spelling bee to be held in Dayton in April.

The bee included contestants from all eight Sidney City Schools and Holy Angels. “We had a little younger crew over all,” observed Timothy Bickel, director of curriculum for the Sidney City Schools and coordinator of the bee.

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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