Out of the past


125 Years

Sept. 14, 1892

What was to have been a prize fight between the heavyweight champion of Indiana and the champion of Northwestern Ohio last night failed to materialize. The fight was scheduled for a farm in northeastern Shelby county. The sheriff got wind of it and with part of the Sidney police went up to put a stop to it. Promoters of the fight apparently learned of the sheriff’s intentions and the fight never materialized, the lawmen returned empty-handed. Participating in a prize fight in Ohio is a penitentiary offense.

100 Years

Sept. 14, 1917

Early departure for France of the Third Ohio Infantry, which has been on police duty at Chillicothe since construction of the cantonment was started, was predicted today by Col. Robert Hubler, of Dayton. He indicated, “We expect travel orders any hour.”

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Sleeter Bulle, of the State University of Illinois, at Urbana, Ill., is visiting in the city with his parents, while acting a judge of livestock at the county fair.

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Louis Hollis, manager of the Western Union Telegraph office here, has received his assignment for military service. When called, he will be a member of the Signal Corps, with Co. B, 23rd Field Battalion.

75 Years

Sept. 14, 1942

Joseph B. Cook, county bond chairman, said today that arrangements have been made for John Fletcher, mayor of Unalaska, to speak at 4:15 tomorrow afternoon from the stage of the Ohio theatre. The mayor will give an eye-witness account of the bombing of his community by the Japanese on June 3.

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Robert Henke, eight-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Henke, North Ohio Avenue, suffered a broken right arm when he fell while roller skating near his home.

50 Years

Sept. 14, 1967

The Tuesday evening, September 5, meeting of the Evening Grandmothers Club was held with Mrs. Fenner Voress. An election of officers was held with Mrs. R.L. Piehl named the president. Selected as first vice president was Mrs. John Frederick; with Mrs. Ray Webb the second vice president; Mrs. Claude Savage, secretary; Mrs. R.J. Conrad, treasurer; and Mrs. Herbert Fogt, chaplain.

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Various contracts, totaling $581,658, were awarded today by county commissioners for construction of the new Shelby county home for the aged for which a $650,000 bond issue was voted last November.

The general contract went to H.A. Dorsten, Inc., of Minster, in his bid of $371,738, including several alternates. He was lowest of six bidders.

A local firm, the Sidney Electric Co., was awarded the electrical contract on its low bid of $70,429.

25 Years

Sept. 14, 1992

Marilyn Kieffaber of Sidney is in south Louisiana this month as part of a disaster relief team organized to help the area recover from Hurricane Andrew.

Mrs. Kieffaber is the wife of the Rev. Alan Kieffaber, pastor of Trinity Church of the Brethern, 2224 N. Main Ave. The team, of which she is a member, is one of several organized by Church World Service of New Windsor, Md., and it is based at First Baptist church in Morgan City, La.

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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