Out of the past


125 Years

January 21, 1892

The German American Bank unloaded a little bit today on the assistant United States Treasurer in Cincinnati. It sent him three bags of silver dollars each containing 1,000 substantial representatives of the silver in question. The bags weighed 59 pounds each. The German-American cleans house in this manner about every three weeks.

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A new mail box has been placed on the Sidney market and will doubtless find favor. It is Clerk Hussey’s invention, and is of cast iron, nickeled. It is manufactured by the Wagner Manufacturing Co. Its design is the same as the tin box in use. The new one is a safe receptacle for mail, is neat, and will last forever.

100 Years

January 21, 1917

Final decision on a proposal to remodel the First Presbyterian Church was postponed two weeks, following a meeting of the congregation Sunday morning. The committee in charge of the proposed program reported the estimated cost at $45,000, with approximately half that amount subscribed up to the present time. The committee will further consider the plans and resubmit the proposition in two weeks.

75 Years

January 21, 1942

G. Clair Zimmerman, manager of Uhlman’s Store, was elected president of the Sidney Merchants’ Association last night. Elected to assist Zimmerman were Gilbert Carle, Karl Whitney, and L.E. Canter, vice presidents; Arthur Allinger, treasurer; Oliver Amos, William Rhees, and George Ehrhardt, trustees.

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The annual inspection of Co. K, local unit of the State Guard, will be held this evening at the armory. It will be an open inspection with the public invited to attend. Major Edward J. Stolle, Fort Hayes, will be the inspecting officer. He will be accompanied by four officers of the State Guard. Roscoe Stump is captain of the local unit and Clyde P. Millhoff, lieutenant.

50 Years

January 21, 1967

Miss Diane Fields, formerly of Sidney, has been appointed director of nursing education at Christ Hospital, Cincinnati. She is responsible for the development and coordination of curriculum, guidance and supervision of the school of nursing faculty.

A 1957 graduate of Sidney High School, Miss Fields received a bachelor of science degree in nursing at the University of Colorado. She earned a masters in guidance and counseling at Xavier University.

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Ann Borchers, a senior at Russia Local High School, was crowned queen for the recent homecoming event. Mickey Daugherty, also a senior, had the honor being named king for the event. Miss Borchers is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ken Borchers while Daugherty is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Daugherty.

25 Years

January 21, 1992

MONTRA – A rare, distinctive breed of pony is being introduced to Shelby County at the farm of Mark and Mary Koenig, 15870 Pasco-Montra Road, Montra.

The Dartmoor pony is a breed which originated in England. There are few purebred ponies in the United States and far fewer stallions. The Koenigs recently acquired both a stallion and a mare. Mrs. Koenig said they are hoping to import another mare this year from England.

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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