Out of the past


125 Years

Sept. 23, 1892

The cholera scare in this country may have had a good effect on the people in making them put the towns and cities in good sanitary condition but there is no danger of cholera gaining a foothold in America this year.

100 Years

Sept. 23, 1917

The Y.M.G.A. bowling alleys at the Methodist church will open on Wednesday. The alleys have been remodeled making them much nicer. Gas heaters have been installed, and heaters have also been placed in the locker and dressing rooms.

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Chief of Police O’Leary sprang a surprise on a trio of local residents last night when he walked in on them “shooting craps” along the railroad near the Given plant. He interrupted the game when he put his foot on a dollar bill they were shooting for. In court this morning, all three entered guilty pleas and were fined $10 and costs and sentenced 60 days in the workhouse.

75 Years

Sept. 23, 1942

Three armed holdup men robbed the Ohio State liquor store on South West avenue last night just at closing time. They tied up Everett H. Conover, assistant manager, and Harold Sarver, clerk, on duty at the time. The robbery netted the trio approximately $140 in cash, a fifth of scotch and a pint of whiskey. The men gained entrance on the pretense of a last minute purchase. They were unable to gain entrance into the safe because of the dual-key type of lock. H.T. Ruese, store manager, had the other key and was off duty at the time.

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Fire heavily damaged the interior of the Harry M. Faulkner home on South Ohio avenue this afternoon. The blaze was reported under control at press time. There was no one home at the time and the cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

50 Years

Sept 23, 1967

Lima – Lazarus will build a major branch store just west of the Lima Mall Shopping Center, officials of Ohio’s largest department store announced today. Lazarus has acquired 17 acres adjacent to the mall just off Elida road.

The new department store will have about 165,000 square feet of floor area, provide for 350 to 400 jobs, and have an annual payroll of about $2 million, officials said.

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Only 85 years after Columbus discovered America – 1577, or 390 years ago, an oak tree at Campbell and Fairview roads was a seedling, according to a tree ring count by Helms Tree Service of Greenville. Workers cut down the old tree with an assist from Sidney water department employees to make way for a new sanitary sewer line and the widening of Campbell road.

25 Years

Sept. 23, 1992

COLUMBUS – Despite a hurt toe, former Sidney resident and hair stylist Mary Baumgardner had a special hair appointment to keep – with First Lady Barbara Bush.

Mrs. Baumgardner washed and styled Mrs. Bush’s hair at a Columbus area hotel before the first lady accompanied President Bush on a whistlestop campaign tour through Ohio and Michigan.

A 1975 graduate of Sidney High School, Mrs. Baumgardner owns a hair stylist shop called Shear Image Hair Design in Worthington, a Columbus suburb. She is the daughter of Geneva Bennett of Sidney and the late Melvin Osborne.

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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