Out of the past


125 Years Ago

Feb. 18, 1892

The famous editor the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Hon. Henry Watterson, delivered a lecture on “Money and Morals” last evening in the M.E.Church. Audiences have often been larger in Sidney, but a better one, in the sense of it representing the professions, all business avocations, the schools, etc., never met here before.

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Complaint is made of a nuisance at the intersection of South Ohio and Water streets. It is the boys who play “duck or davey” under the electric light until 10 o’clock at night. Their shouts drive sleep away from the region, and the stone throwing is said to obstruct travel.

100 Years Ago

Feb. 18, 1917

Members of the congregation of the First Presbyterian Church at a meeting yesterday morning voted unanimously to proceed with the making of extensive repairs of the church. Improvements will include the erection of a chapel for the Sunday school and addition of several classrooms. The main entrance will be re-arranged and the interior of the sanctuary redecorated. A new pipe organ will be purchased. Cost of the original improvements has been set at between $45,000 and $50,000. Subscriptions to the building fund now total $29,000.

75 Years Ago

Feb. 18, 1942

Announcement receive here of the transfers of Headquarters battery, 2nd Bn., 174th F.A. to Camp Bowie, Brownsville, Tex. means that a number of Sidney and Shelby county men have moved to the new location. Included in the group are: MSgt. Daniel H. LaVeen, TSgt. Gerald Ringelspaugh, SSgt. Wayne Hanselman, SSgt. Clarence Roberts, SSgt. Ralph Johnston, Sgt Robert Allinger, Sgt. Charles Clayton, Sgt. John Piper, Sgt. Wilbur Piper, Sgt Paul Starrett, Sgt. Charles Williams, Corp. Leonard Kerns, Corp. Carl LeFevre, Corp Ralph Munger, Pfc. Lloyd Cromes, Pfc. Milton Jacobs, Pfc. Robert Torrence, and Pvt. Richard Minton.

50 Years Ago

Feb. 18, 1967

Dr. Robert Oyer, health commissioner for Shelby, Auglaize and Allen counties, now is a certified radiological defense officer. He satisfactorily completed a radiological course at the Office of Civil Defense in Battle Creek, Mich. Completion of the course qualifies Oyer to provide on-the-job training for others.

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If response to satisfactory a regional planning commission board is expected to be appointed at a meeting called by county commissioners for Tuesday night Feb. 21, in the courthouse assembly room. Size of the board and its method of operation are scheduled to be determined at the meeting.

25 Years Ago

Feb. 18, 1992

Charles “Chuck” Craynon has filed petitions as a Democratic candidate for the Shelby County Commission seat currently held by Adolph “Sonny” Meyer. Craynon 52, is the first Democrat to file petitions for the May 5 primary commissioner race. Republican Frederick “Eric” Smith and Francis Moorman have filed their petitions. Incumbents Meyer and William Leighty have announced they will not seek a third term in office.

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Donald Fogt has been named chairman of the Sidney City School District’s 5.9 mill property tax levy. Campaign committee. The Sidney City School’s Board of Education also approved a set of goal’s for the campaign. District voters will be ask in the May 5 primary election to approve a 5.9 mill property tax levy that would replace a 3.9 levy that will expire at the end of the year, is expected to generate 1.8 millon per year.

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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