Out of the past


125 years ago

Monday, Aug. 28, 1892

Klute’s band will give a concert tomorrow evening on the balcony of the Monumental building before Colonel Grover’s entertainment begins.

100 years ago

Monday, Aug. 28, 1917

Walter McMaster, driver for the Wells Fargo Express, had a narrow escape at the West Avenue crossing of the Big Four tracks last evening. The horse was killed, but the driver escaped injury. The train was a special, carrying U.S. soldiers to some eastern point.

75 years ago

Monday, Aug. 28, 1942

Football practice will open Monday, according to Herbert Woolweaver athletic director at Sidney High School. Woolweaver said today that John Cheetwood, new head football coach, has not arrived but is expected within the next few days. The Yellow Jackets will have seven lettermen returning this year, including: Harry Corbin, Richard Flanagan, Urban Friesthler, Wilbur Johnston, James Lewis, Albert Mutchler, and Chan Purday.

50 years ago

Monday, Aug. 28, 1967

Redeemer Lutheran Church, which began in November of 1961 with 19 members, will dedicate a new building at 9 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Mason and County Road 25-A, north of Sidney. The $50,000 structure is of brick inside and out. It was built as a temporary church “home” to be later turned into a parish house when the congregation has grown enough to permit building another church.

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When the doors of Omart, Inc. swing open tomorrow morning at nine, it will mark the formal opening of Sidney’s first discount department store. The new store is located in the Sidney Plaza at 1600 Michigan Street. The new store is fully air-conditioned, and incorporates the latest type of equipment in the merchandising field.

25 years ago

Monday, Aug. 28, 1992

Virginia McLain and Janet Hufford are among new teachers this year in the Fairlawn Schools. Ms. McLain teachers 9-12th grade math and Ms. Hufford teachers 8-9th grade English and 9-12th grade reading. Linda Bauer teacher 8-12th grade economics and Charles Schroeder teachers 6-12th grade physical education. Wendy Holthaus is the new guidance counselor.

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Photo: Displaying awards members of the Julie-ettes brought home from the United States Twirling Association’s National Baton Twirling Championships held recently in San Jose, Calif., are Nicole Kerber, 9, Renee Scherer, 14 and Erica Ewing, 9.

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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