Out of the past


125 Years

Sept. 16, 1892

The second annual shooting tournament of the Valley City gun club closed yesterday evening. It was attended by a large number of prominent marksmen, and they all speak well of the Sidney club and the courtesies extended.

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The report of the infirmary directors to the commissioners shows there were eight deaths last year and that there are now in the infirmary 61 persons, being a gain of 10. The total of expenditures for the year was $9,051.

100 Years

Sept. 16, 1917

At the meeting of the City Federation yesterday afternoon, the names of the following were submitted by the nominating committee as officers for the coming year and unanimously elected: Miss Edith Silver, president; Mr. W.O. Amann, vice president; Mrs. J.E. Wells, secretary, and Miss Louise Amann, treasurer.

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Miss Alice Beaman left this morning for Chicago, Ill., to resume her playground and gymnasium work in that city, after spending the summer with her parents at their country home south of the city.

75 Years

Sept. 16, 1942

Shelby county’s first wartime fair in more than 20 years went all out in its “on to victory” and “agriculture’s contribution to our national defense” theme as it moved into its second day. However, the 82nd annual exposition appeared to be little affected in size and attendance, judging by the large crowd that teemed over the grounds yesterday afternoon and evening.

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With increasing demands being placed upon the local hospital through the expansion of the Sidney defense area, officials of Wilson Memorial Hospital are investigating the possibilities of federal assistance in the expansion of the present facilities to meet the growing demand. The August census showed a daily average attendance of 38.2 patients, with the present capacity of 34 beds.

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Initial distribution of approximately $9,000 from the War Chest fund of Shelby county to the war relief agencies was announced today by Harry Forsyth, general chairman of the chest. The distribution included: U.S.O. – $4,500; U.S. Navy Relief Society – $900; Russian War Relief – $1,000; British War Relief, Greek War Relief and Queen Wilhelmina Fund , each – $500; United China Relief – $1,000; American Social Hygiene Association – $100.

50 Years

Sept. 16, 1967

Eldon Lee Vance, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl H. Vance, 821 Taft street, is now enrolled as a first year medical student at the Kansas City College of Osteopathy and Surgery.

He received his bachelor of science degree at Ohio State University, Columbus, where he was in the school of premedical training.

25 Years

Sept 16, 1992

Sidney topped West Carrollton 4-1 in high school girls tennis action in the Greater Miami Valley Conference Thursday.

Megan Blackford won 6-2, 6-4 at first singles, Mindy Davison won 6-2, 6-1 at second singles and Ginger New won 6-3, 6-3 at third singles.

At first doubles, Amy Clayton and Heide Flinn lost 6-4, 6-1, while at second doubles Noriko Takahashi and Pam Davison won 6-2, 7-6 (7-1).

In reserve action, Juli Troller won in singles play 8-1 and Sarah Wildermuth and Sarah Steinbarger won 8-8 (8-6) in doubles play.

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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