Out of the past


125 Years

Sept. 25, 1892

Owing to the diphtheria scare and low average attendance in consequence, the third ward building has been closed for today and tomorrow. At the opening of the school this morning there were 106 absentees.

100 Years

Sept. 25, 1917

Ed Ferrell was the victor over Harry Rice in the final matter for the championship in the golf tournament at the Sidney Country Club. Ferrell was the winner on the 16th hole with four up. For the 16 holes, Ferrell had 77, with Rice 84. Harry Hess was the scorer.

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Dr. Margaret W. Wilson has returned to Sidney and will continue to practice osteopathy. Because of the illness of her mother, she was obliged to give up practice for several months.

75 Years

Sept. 25, 1942

Farm machinery, frozen in the hands of dealers, will be placed where “it will do the most good toward the production of food for freedom,” according to a statement released today by I.M. Wilkinson, county AAA chairman. At the same time, he announced that county rationing will be handled by a committee composed of the chairman, A.F. Moon, of Green township, and Paul Boerger of McLean township.

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Miss Dolores Kerr was named president of the Charity League during the group’s annual election last night. Mrs. Fred Griffis, Jr., was named first vice president; Mrs. Herbert Woolweaver, second vice president; Mrs. E.J, Garmhausen, secretary; and Mrs. Robert Lesher, treasurer.

50 Years

Sept. 25 1967

Serving with the Army direct support maintenance company at Pleiku, South Vietnam, is Pfc. Ronald Leininger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Leininger, Jackson Center.

He left for overseas service recently from Fort Dix, N.J., after attending machinist school at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md.

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Promotion to Captain was received by Dr. Philip W. Valentine for Fort Gordon Army Hospital, Augusta, Ga., where he is an optometrist. The Valentines and infant daughter, Sara Elizabeth, are visiting in Ohio until Sept. 29.

Valentine is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Valentine of Kirkwood. A graduate of Ohio State University, he entered the Army in May of 1966.

25 Years

Sept. 25, 1992

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA – NASA prepared to launch a rocket today carrying its first spacecraft in 17 years destined for Mars, the frigid Red Planet that has intrigued humans for centuries.

The Mars Observer’s 450 million-mile odyssey was to begin at 12:27 p.m. EDT with the launch of a Titan rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Forecasters gave 70 percent odds of good weather.

The spacecraft, which should reach Mars in 11 months, is designed to map the planet and record weather conditions from orbit. It also will search for signs that life may have existed on the dry, rocky world.

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LONDON – Times are tough even at the top. Princess Diana has given up her Mercedes and will drive one of the cars leased by her household.

“Everybody is affected by the recession,” a Buckingham Palace spokesman said. “The prince and princess of Wales do not have a bottomless pit from which to draw money, and she is tightening her belt like anybody else.”

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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