Out of the past

125 Years

July 28, 1892

The detachment having charge of the baggage of Co. L. Third regiment, arrived home this morning, the company proper having arrived last night. The boys reported a good time at Woodsdale, but say they suffered much from the intense heat. Ten members of the company were off the grounds during the encampment, overcome by the heat.


Although the ordinance establishing the market has not been amended by the council so as to change the place of holding it, the market was, nevertheless, on Main avenue this morning.


A number of young people from the community spent as enjoyable time at Pleasant Valley, the picnic report on the farm of Charles Benjamin, last evening. A fine platform and good music tempted everyone, and despite the warm evening most everybody danced.

100 Years

July 28, 1917

The report of the secretary of the Red Cross, P.R. Tayor, shows the membership in Shelby county to be 1,481 to date, exclusive of the Botkins unit, the complete report from which is not in. Returns to date show in excess of $5,000 for the county. The amount credited to the war relief fund is $4,045.


Dr. V.E. LeMaster was in Columbus yesterday, where he successfully passed the examination for admission into the United States Medical Corps. He was advised he could expect his commission within the next few weeks.


There was a busy crowd of ladies at the armory this afternoon, working with the greatest enthusiasm on various articles for the Red Cross. The Sidney Electric Co. loaned the ladies two electric irons and motors for the sewing machines which add greatly to the efficiency and speed of the work.


A.R. Friedmann has been selected as general manager of the R. Given Sons Co., the vacancy having been caused by the sudden death of John F. Given.


Dr. C.E. McCorkle, who is a teacher in the summer school at Wooster college, is spending a few days visiting relatives.

75 Years

July 28, 1942

Shelby County’s participation in the war was brought home today, when the largest group of young men yet called into army service left for the induction center this morning. There were 122 men listed in the group which left in response to the July quota of over 150 which the local board is required to furnish. The board had been notified that 32 from this county had enlisted in the past six weeks, thereby filling the required quota.


Shelby County’s first patriotic parade and war bond rally was pronounced a complete success today. It was announced that the celebration, held on the west steps of the court house, resulted in achieving the goal of $40,000 in war bond sales that day.


With Capt. Frank Marshall in charge, Co. K. of the Ohio State Guard left Sunday morning for Camp Zaleski where it will spend a week in training. Clyde Milhoff is first lieutenant; Elwood Young, second lieutenant, and Lee Roth, first sergeant.


Plans were announced today as practically complete for the annual Holy Angels parish picnic Thursday afternoon and evening at the Shelby county fairgrounds.

50 Years

July 28, 1967

WAPAKONETA – Cash contributions to the Neil Armstrong Airport, now under construction at the site east of New Knoxville, total $33,616. Promissory notes due from industry and individuals amount to $24,610 for a total of $58,226. The information was released today by the Auglaize County Airport Authority. It said landowners have been paid a total of $61,909 for acreage at the airport site. The members of the authority predict it will take another $26,000 to complete the lighting, pay the balance of construction costs over the $100,000 state grant and pay off a $4,000 loan made to purchase the real estate.


NEW BREMEN – New Bremen Council unanimously passed an ordinance Tuesday night creating the post of village administrator, effective Jan. 1. The ordinance will automatically abolish the board of public affairs.


The new pastor at the First United Baptist Church in the Lockington area is Rev. Leamon D. Branscum of 124 North Pomeroy avenue, Sidney. Selection of Rev. Branscum was made this week by congregational leaders. He succeeds his brother, Rev. Roger Branscum. The new minister is a Sidney industrial plant employee and a 13-year resident of Sidney. Before coming here he held pastoral duties in several churches in the Whitley City, Ky., area.

25 Years

July 28, 1992

The final damage estimates are in concerning the flood of July 13. Shelby County unfortunately ranked right at the top. This section of the assessment concerned the damage to public utilities such as bridges, roads and culverts. Shelby County sustained $111,000 in damages to bridges and culverts. This is a per capita loss of $5.70 per resident. This ranked the highest in the state. On a related note, City Manager Bill Barlow is working with his staff to come up with recommendations to ease the risk of flooding in the future. This matter will be presented to the City council in the near future, advised Mr. Barlow.


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