Out of the past


125 Years Ago

Feb. 10, 1892

As a petition from the farmers of Turtle Creek Township for a farmers’ market will be presented in council the opinion of Sidney grocers on the subject is in order. Only one grocer is opposed to it. The others favor it, with conditions. If there is any expense which taxation will pay, it should be paid by the county. This is the only proviso grocers ask. The meat dealers think it will affect their trade, but are willing, The market shall have a chance. A number feel it will never pay.

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According to farmers’ in the county, roads need more attention. The roads are getting behind the times. Travel is getting much heavier over all of them now than in the earlier days. The more than 500 miles of pike in Shelby county are invaluable to farmers, and can no longer be ignored.

100 years Ago

Feb. 10, 1917

F.D. Christian was elected president of the Commercial Club at the annual election of officers held last evening. Charles M. Wyman was named vice president, V.E. Chambers, secretary, and J.C. Cummins, treasurer. Members of the board of directors are: B.D. Heck, F.E. Rock, H.E. Bennett, R.F. Justice, and W.K. Sterline.

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Senator I.M. Apple has introduced a bill, compelling all long distance telephone companies to furnish all local telephone companies long distance without discrimination of favors.

75 Years Ago

Feb. 10, 1942

Approximately 35 men signed up last night for a course of training as auxiliary firemen in the civil defense program at a meeting at a meeting at the Sidney Fire Department last night under the direction of Chief Neal Waggoner and Charles Benjamin, Jr., head of the auxiliary. Instruction in the training course will begin next Monday and by that time it is hoped to have 50 men signed up.

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Members of the Laurel Club re-elected officers when they met last evening at the Business Girls. Mrs. Anna Harmon was named president; Mrs. Bonnie Sloan, vice-president; Miss Emma Schafer, secretary, Miss Lola Stewart, treasurer, and Miss Norma Hutchison, press reporter.

50 Years Ago

Feb. 10, 1967

Members of the Midwestern Chapter of the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers will meet for dinner at Johnson’s Banquet House Thursday. The membership includes engineers from Auglaize, Logan, Mercer, Darke, Miami and Shelby counties. New officers are Lyn Geuy of Rosewood, president;Roy Thompson of Rockford, first vice president; Thomas Rose of St. Henry, second vice-president, and Stephen Worl, of Sidney, secretary-treasurer.

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ANNA- Marcia Layman, senior at Anna High school, will be crowned queen of the Anna FFA chapter at the annual parent-son banquet to be held Tuesday, Feb. 14. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Layman of Anna.

25 Years Ago

Feb. 10, 1992

Douglas Millhoff has been named Landlord of the Year in the Section Eight Existing Program of the Shelby Metropolitan Housing Authority, admits he was rather surprised to be the recipient of such an honor. “I have been involved in the program since it began in 1990, and I never figured my contributions were that noteworthy”, he says. “I think the housing authority has a really good program, and I have had some exceptionally fine renters. According to Frank Neville Jr., executive director of the SMHA, the Landlord of the Year program was initiated in 1980, with William Leighty being name the recipient of the first plaque. “Each year we honor a landlord who makes quick and quality repairs, works well with program personnel as well as guidelines and is good to his tenants”, Neville says. “Doug Millhoff is outstanding in all three areas”.

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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