Out of the past


25 Years

Sept. 18, 1892

A peck or half bushel of lime distributed to every family in Sidney and properly used for white washing or disinfecting back yards, cesspools and other places where foul air emanates from would do much for the general health of the town and serve to keep cholera away.

100 Years

Sept. 18, 1917

The going away of Shelby county’s second quota of selected men for the National army was the occasion for one of the greatest demonstrations in Sidney’s history this morning. At the south steps of the court house, the 56 men were met by the Sidney band, which accompanied them to the C.H. & D station. At the park at the top of the hill they were met by the children of the schools, who also marched to the station. Thousands of people had gathered at the station to give the boys a send-off.

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Word received today from Chillicothe indicates that the Third regiment, which has been stationed at Camp Sherman, is scheduled to leave for Montgomery, Ala., on Sept. 25. The men, who have occupied barracks at the cantonment, are being moved out and under canvas to make room for the men who have been drafted and are now arriving.

75 Years

Sept. 18, 1942

Mr. and Mrs. Harley Young will leave tomorrow for a brief visit in Cincinnati with Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Young before motoring on west where they expect to reside for an extended time in Arizona.

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The Cultural Reading club opened its activities for the new year yesterday afternoon with a luncheon meeting at the Slagle Tea room. Officers for the year are: Mrs. T.J. Emley, president; Mrs. George Dill, vice president; Mrs. Herman Enders, secretary and treasurer.

50 Years

Sept. 18, 1967

James Linker, son of Mrs. and Mrs. Harold Linker, 618 Russell street, Sidney, has been named assistant director of alumni relations at Capital University, Columbus.

Linker, a 1960 graduate of Capital, has been on active duty with the United States Air Force for the past six years. Commissioned through the Air Force ROTC unit at Capital upon graduation, he served as navigation instructor and flying training officer in Texas and California from June 1960 to April of this year. He was discharged with the rank of captain.

25 Years

Sept. 18, 1992

Sidney native Rebecca “Jenny” Crimm, who has earned recognition in the field of television, will be the featured speaker at a luncheon to be held Oct. 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the Sidney Holiday Inn. The event is being hosted by The Book Club, Book and Travel Club, New Century Club and The Shakespeare Club.

Ms. Crimm, the older daughter of Helen Crimm and the late Dr. Eugene Crimm, has more than 20 years in the field of television, and currently serves as a news analyst on the top-rated Morning Exchange Show on WEWS-TV in Cleveland in addition to anchoring the station’s Eyewitness News at noon.

At one time she considered following in the career footsteps of her father, a local surgeon, but those plans changed during her days at Michigan State University.

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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