Out of the past


125 Years

July 1, 1891

The town pump in the courtyard is free to everybody and its privileges enjoyed by thousands in the course of the years’ time. A recent bad habit of a crowd of boys has to an extent curtailed the privileges. These boys, young men among them, loiter about the well by the dozen, rolling in the grass as if it were their property. No lady cares to stop at the well in the face of this crowd. The boys ought to think over the matter and act without advice of newspapers or officers.

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The Sidney baseball club played its first game on their new grounds yesterday afternoon with the DeGraff team. The home towners won by a score of 12 to 10. The lineup for the Sidney team included: Kummer, Neer, Fielding, Conner, Bird, Camper, Bland, Higgins and Schoolcraft.

100 Years

July 1, 1916

The week’s auto tours of the Shelby County Boosters Club closed in a blaze of glory at Swanders last night when the big “booster gang” lined up along the road in front of the Reformed Church at that place and stormed the lunch and refreshment stand that had been prepared by the ladies of the church. The 1,500 sandwiches lasted but a few minutes. McCartyville, Kettlersville, Anna and Swanders were on the run last night.

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Clem Crusey, of Crusey’s Cash Grocery, found a large tarantula in a bunch of bananas this morning. He has it in a glass jar. It is the largest ever seen by anyone in this section.

75 Years

July 1, 1941

The mercury hit 97 degrees today in Sidney to continue the “hottest” heat wave this year, according to Weatherman Rodney Blake’s reading early this afternoon. Today marks the 12th consecutive day of hot, humid weather for local residents and weather forecasters could offer little in the way of relief.

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Every building except the house was blown down last evening when a severe wind and rain storm struck the Louis Rendler farm east of Willowdell. Other residents of the area reported damage of a lesser nature.

50 Years

July 1, 1966

Four members of the Doak Realty Co. here were among those attending a sales seminar held Wednesday in Columbus under the sponsorship of the Education committee of the Ohio Association of

25 Years

July 1, 1991

Another contingent of veterams are returning from the Persian Gulf War. Members of the 147th transportation detachment from this county include Ron Schipper, Mark Loy, Chalres Knouff, Susanne Arnie, Melvin Jackson, Dwayne King, David Deal, Ronald Partin, Greg Beaman, Jacqueline Wermendorf, John Burnside, Oscar Putterbaugh, Scott Schaeffer and Mark Crosby. The group will return via bus to the Shelby County fairgrounds. The exact times will be published.

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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

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