Out of the past


125 Years Ago

October 5, 1892

The druggists of Sidney, with one exception, have entered into an agreement to have but one of their stores open on Sunday hereafter. This agreement will go into effect next Sunday. The object is to give these business men an opportunity . alternately to observe Sunday as others do.

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Persons desiring to send letters to the post office by carriers where there is a case of diphtheria must deliver them to the sidewalk and receive their mail there as carriers are not allowed to enter or go nearer the premises than the sidewalk, according to Eli Davis, assistant postmaster.

100 Years Ago

October 5, 1917

Four damage claims have been filed against the city of Sidney by property owners as a result of the severe cut made for paving of North Ohio avenue. W.H.C. Goode has filed a claim for $10,000 and a second for $10,000 and a second for $500. Robert E. Marshall and Logan W. Marshall have filed a claim for damages of $42,100, and George P. Staley has filed a claim for $100.

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Bert Ringelspaugh has taken the agency for the Refiners Oil Co. which recently established a plant in this city, located on West Court street.

75 Years Ago

October 5, 1942

Germany’s Army Group A makes some progress in its drive to capture Gronzy in the Caucasus Mountains on the southern Soviet front. Bitter fighting continues inside Stalingrad: the Germans bolster their street fighting expertise by adding combat engineers and police units, but Soviet troops also have improved their skills and have the advantage of defending.

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Scrap metal collection was the order of the day in Sidney, with 81 k loads received at the Folkerth Auto parts yard, official salvage depot, of the Sidney Defense Council, up to 2 P.M when hauling was resumed after lunch a total of 163,385 pounds had been brought in.

50 Years Ago

October 5, 1967

Sidney’s next postmaster will be selected from a list of 12 applicants including five career workers. Within the next few weeks or months, the commission will rate the applicants, with the appointment to be made from the top three. After Civil Service issues its “top three” will be turned over to the local Democrat central committee for its recommendation to Senators Frank Lausche and Stephen Young.

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JACKSON CENTER-Construction of a new fertilizer blend plant is underway on Wise road, 1-1/2 miles south of Jackson Center near the D T&I Railroad. The new facility will be operated by Custom Farm Services of Greenville, O., a subsidiary of the Tennessee Corp. The plant is planning to service a tri-county area including parts of Shelby, Auglaize and Logan counties.

25 Years Ago

October 5, 1992

Aimee Bickel, a former standout for the Sidney High girl’s softball team, has made the women’s softball team at Ohio State University in Columbus. The 1991 graduate, who played on Sidney’s 1989 state runner-up team went through three days of try-outs last week. “There were probably eight to 10 Walk-ins who were not recruited for the team” , Miss Bickel said. “Three of us made it”. While at Sidney High Miss Bickel’s batting average was .500 her junior year and .468 her senior year. As a Senior, she was named to the All-Ohio first team. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Bickel, Victoria Court.

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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