Out of the past


125 Years

Sept. 15, 1892

The reports from New York show that in the face of all precautionary efforts that cholera has reached the city and is likely to spread to all parts of the country. In 1852 Sidney was scourged with the dreadful disease and many of its citizens died. In a talk today with one who recovered from the disease he said there were not less than 50 who died here, and that there were as many as seven funerals a day.

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Hereafter the price of meals at Sullivan’s Restaurant will be 25 cents.

100 Years

Sept. 15, 1917

The exemption board received official notice today that a total of 56 men will leave here next Wednesday morning for military service. Those men called will report to the petit jury room at 3 p.m. on Tuesday for final instructions. In addition to the 56 men, 10 alternates will also report in case they are needed to complete the call.

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Officials at the court house presented W.M. Snow, retiring county commissioner with a handsome gold-headed cane this morning. Prosecuting Attorney Mills made the presentation.

75 Years

Sept. 15, 1942

A request for a new truck and additional men for the fire department was made by Fire Chief Neal Waggoner at the regular meeting of city council last night. The chief noted the increased building program and additional hazards in the community in the overall war effort. The request was placed in the hands of the fire and police and the finance committees for study.

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The largest and most powerful shearing machine ever manufactured by the Streine Tool and Manufacturing Co. at New Bremen, has been completed for one of the nation’s aircraft plants. Frank Dine, general manager of the firm, announced today. The machine weighs 160,000 pounds and stands 14 feet high.

50 Years

Sept. 15, 1967

A non-profit charter was granted today by Secretary of State Ted W. Brown to the Botkins Kiwanis Club.

Initial trustees, all from Botkins, are Donald Jordan, Lewis Alstaetter, Walter Maurer, Eugene Schnippel, Clyde Lotridge, Jr., and John Butcher. Statutory agent is Rodney Blake, Jr., of Sidney.

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Thomas Huling, R.R. 1, Conover, is the author of an article on “Cedar Farm,” appearing in the current issue of “Ohio Woodlands.”

The farm has been in the Huling family since it was obtained from Moses Currey in 1839.

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A new corps of officers for the coming year were introduced when members of the Friendly Neighbors Extension Homemakers Club met Wednesday afternoon, September 13, at the home of Mrs. William Cromes.

Serving the group will be Mrs. Richard Slonkosky as president; Mrs. Kenneth Vanskiver, vice president; Mrs. Luther Baker, secretary-treasurer.

25 Years

Sept. 15, 1992

ST. MARYS, Ohio – Sousaphone players in Ohio State’s alumni band usually get to dot the “”i” during their half-time performance of “Script Ohio,” but they’ll give an 85-year-old clarinetist the honor this year.

Carl Frische of St. Marys, the oldest member of the alumni band, is to dot the “i” in Ohio with a clarinet he bought in 1936. The band will perform at halftime of Saturday’s Ohio State-Bowling Green game at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. The performance is part of the annual Alumni Band Day.

“Script Ohio,” in which band members unwind from a revolving block “O” to spell Ohio in cursive, was first performed at an Ohio State football game in 1936.

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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