Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Nov. 27, 1915

A party composed of members of the Laurel Club and a few friends went to Piqua last evening and attended “It Pays to Advertise” at May’s Opera House. In the party were: Miss Helen Burkhart, Anna Toy, Margaret Stewart, Mary Line, Mary Pence, Elizabeth Shaw, Arlene Lonsbury, Nora Miller, Norma Hutchinson, Elizabeth Robertson, Bertha Gebhart, Esther Miller and Mrs. Elizabeth Murphey.

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In addition to Mr. Russell, other local people planning to make the trip to Washington on the Buckeye Corn Special are: Prof. and Mrs. Copp, Mr. and Mrs. C.O. Stiles, Harry K. Hess, Richard Wolf, Alva Grosvenor, Chester Blake and William Marshall.

75 years

Nov. 27, 1940

Observing an annual event, Dr. A.W. Hobby entertained a few friends to a coon dinner last evening in his home on South Ohio Avenue. Guests were: Dr. Walter W. Mead, Dr. H.C. Clayton, Dr. Frank S. Downey, Paul Kemper, F.D. Christian, H.H. Dearth and I.H. Rosenthal. As has been true for the past ten years, the coon for the dinner was furnished through the courtesy of Ed Shiflett, widely-known for his prowess as a coon hunter.

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Plans are complete for the dedication of the new water works system at Fort Loramie on Sunday. The program will be held in the school auditorium at 2:30, with a committee headed by William H. Borchers in charge. State WPA officials are expected to be on hand with music to be furnished by the Fort Loramie school band.

50 years

Nov. 27, 1965

Practically the entire roof of a barn and covered barnyard on the Vernon Gilfillen Sr., farm, south of Plattsville, was torn off by the “miniature tornado” that dipped down in southeastern Shelby County Friday night. The debris was deposited on Leatherwood Creek Road and in the nearby creek, between 300 and 400 feet from the wrecked barn. Some damage was reported in other sections of the county as a result of the high winds that prevailed throughout the night.

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It ‘s work – the packaging, weighing and selling of nuts but it keeps us in that grand business of helping others. Altrusans said that as they busied themselves Tuesday evening with the first steps of the 1965 project – an 800 pound sale of pecans. The work was underway in the basement room of Mutual Federal Savings and Loan Association under the direction of the Altrusa ways and means committee of Miss Lois Williamson, Miss Arlene Accuntius, Miss Dorothy Duncan and Mrs. Edwin Haas.

25 years

Nov. 27, 1990

The closest election in the history of the state is still undecided. Both Paul Pfeiffer and Senator Lee Fischer are running for a seat on the Ohio Supreme Court. Out of over 3.3 million votes cast, just 420 votes separates the two candidates. Final returns, certified, have not been received from six counties. Every vote does count.

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It has everyone talking. A television show on earthquakes contained a prediction that a big quake will hit the New Madrid fault and thus Anna on December 3. The predictions is being made by Dr. Iben Browning. He said there is a 50-50 chance the event will occur. Earl Vance and other insurance agents reported that it has caused many home owners to purchase earthquake insurance. Dr. Browning feels that the alignment of the sun and moon will cause a 27 year high in forces that could cause the quake. The cost if the insurance for a wooden home worth $100,000 would by $20 a year. William Ott, a seismologist at John Carrol University, however, predicts that even if an earthquake hits, it would only cause minor damage and rattle some dishes on shelves. Dr. Donald Sherman of the University of Toledo, feels the track of the earthquake if it occurs, will be between New Madrid and Minnesota.

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Out of the past

These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (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 (498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet! www.shelbycountyhistory.org