Out of the past

125 years ago

Sept. 2, 1892

The post office will be open only from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Monday and but one delivery will be made on Labor Day.

100 years ago

Sept. 2, 1917

Shelby County’s first increment of seven men will leave Sidney for the military cantonment at Chillicothe Thursday morning at 10:27 over the B. & O. railroad. The seven men selected by the local selective board are: Robert G. Taylor, Emerson Deam, Lawrence C. Hussey, John Henry Offenbacher, R.C. Davenport, Jay G. Holliday, William Leo Megel. All seven volunteered to go in the first group of men. Alternates are Knox Pruden and Charles B. Small.


Misses Julia Kah and Ora Nutt left today for New York City. Miss Kah will visit with her sister, Mrs. R.B. Moore, on Staten Island, and Miss Nutt is returning to resume her position as teacher in the New York City schools.

75 years ago

Sept. 2, 1942

Paul E. Boyer, of Anna, superintendent of equipment and garage, in Division Seven, located in Sidney, has been named captain of the newly-organized all-Ohio ordnance company to perform in combat areas, according to an announcement made by Highway Director Hal G. Sours. The company is being formed at the request of the War Department which asked other states to create similar outfits.


The Sidney Tool served notice on the Recreation that it wasn’t just the breaks that gave them the second round title in the city league by stepping out last night and taking the first game of the city championship playoff from the first round winners by the score of 9 to 3. Leo Poppe allowed the loser only four hits.

50 years ago

Sept. 2, 1967

Three members of the Sidney Rotary Club were among representatives from 39 clubs in Southwestern Ohio attending a district meeting Thursday in the Sheraton Hotel, Dayton.

Local representatives were Lou Dondero, president; Dick Russell, director and general program chairman; and Robert Hepler, past district governor.

25 years ago

Sept. 2, 1992

Six Is Enough, a Twirlettes Dance and Twirl team, is the winner of the World Twirling Association’s national dance and twirl title for ages 11 to 13. The team, which has been twirling together four years, won the award at the World Majorette Festival in Williamston, Mich., recently. Members are: Julie Mueller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Mueller, 261 Monterey Drive, Fort Loramie; Beth Nagel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Nagel, 307 N. Main St., New Bremen; Lindsay Meyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Meyer, 90 N. Lincoln St., Minster; Melissa Puthoff, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Puthoff, 1092 Kremer Road, Maria Stein; Robyn Schwartz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Schwartz, 23 N. Frankfort St., Minster; and Latisha Winner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Winner, 7395 State Route 119, Maria Stein.

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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