Out of the past


125 Years

January 25, 1892

Yesterday afternoon George Ehrhardt, son of the gardener, Harry Ehrhardt, living near the fairgrounds, shot himself in the left foot while fooling with a revolver. His parents were absent and he had in his possession a bulldog revolver, caliber 48. It was accidently discharged and the ball passed clear through the foot near the ankle, splintering the bones, and lodged in the sole of his sole.

100 Years

January 25, 1917

W.H. Clearwater, of Pittsburgh, three times champion of the world, and Jack DeHart, of New York, former playing partner of Frank Tabersei, present champion, will play a hundred billiard ball game at the White Front tonight. Fancy trick shots will be shown after the game.

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Baseball fans in this city are already displaying much interest in the outlook for the coming season. After last season’s record breaking team, much is expected of Sidney this season, as the city has been placed on the baseball map of the state in big letters.

75 Years

January 25, 1942

The first group of Shelby County selectees since the declaration of war left this morning for induction into army service at the regular induction station. There were 18 men in the group.

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The War Department announced this afternoon that the first American Expeditionary force had arrived in Northern Ireland.

50 Years

January 25, 1967

It will be a case of a return to familiar surroundings when Jacoby’s, Sidney’s newest appliance store located on the east side of the public square, holds its formal opening this weekend.

Robert Jacobs of Piqua, owner of the store, and his brother, Ron Jacoby, serviceman, are former Shelby County residents. They graduated from Anna High School.

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PITTSBURGH — Roberto Clemente, three times National League batting champion and 1966’s most valuable player, today joined another select baseball group – the highest paid.

The 32-year-old Clemente, rated by Pittsburgh Pirate General Manager Joe L. Brown as a top player in the major leagues, signed for a reported $100,000 Wednesday. No Pirate player ever made more.

25 Years

January 25, 1992

As state legislators return to their capitols around the nation this year, one issue overshadows all others: State governments are broke, and taxpayers are tired of being taxed. That has left desperate lawmakers groping for new and creative ways to balance their budgets.

There are other issues, to be sure, but many of them are essentially spinoffs from the financial axis. They include welfare, health care and education.

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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