Out of the past


125 Years

July 20, 1891

Workmen commenced putting the slate on the roof of the new church of the Holy Angels this morning.

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The Burkhart Shoe Store has installed a remarkable machine that cuts the time required for patching shoes. Not much resembling a sewing machine, it does the work. The machine came direct from England.

100 Years

July 20, 1916

The barn at the home of Nicholas Brickler, just west of the C.H. & D. railroad, near the Third Ward school building, was destroyed by fire about 6:30 last evening. Brickler was severely burned about the face and hands when he climbed into the hay mow in an attempt to put out the fire before the fire department arrived.

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Miss Bonnie Blue left this morning for Great Falls, Montana to visit with her sister, Mrs. W.O. Lamb. She also expects to take a motor trip through Yellowstone Park.

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Miss Margaret Reinhart, who is studying nursing at Lakeside Hospital in Cleveland, is home for a vacation of several weeks.

75 Years

July 20, 1941

Second Lieutenant Charles Wheeler, who has been located at Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is being transferred to Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

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The 60 Year Club, organized as a part of Sidney’s Centennial celebration 14 years ago will hold its annual reunion Tuesday evening at the Hotel Wagner. The club is composed of men who have resided in Sidney 60 years or more.

50 Years

July 20, 1966

Plans for future expansion of the LeRoi Division, Westinghouse Air Brake Co., Main Avenue and Russell Street, were made known today by F.J. Zielsdorf, vice president and general manager.

The project calls for four separate additions to the present plant, providing space for enlargement of present production, engineering and office facilities. Largest of the additions would be placed on the site of the present employee parking lot and would be devoted to the manufacture of new products. A new parking lot would be established father to the east off Broadway, if the program is carried out.

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Zielsdorf gave no estimate on cost of the expansion, nor did he attempt to hazard a guess on increase in employment to be brought about by the move.

25 Years

July 20, 1991

The county will have a new emergency response system in the middle of next year. County planners have been working on a 911 system. A caller will need to just dial 911 to access a central emergency response telephone system. Currently, between 10%-20% of the homes in the county are on a common party system. Much will have to change between now and then in order to accommodate a 911 system.

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There will be a new sheriff in town. John Lenhart has resigned. Chief Deputy Mark Schemmel met with the commissioners and expressed in the position. He has been Chief Deputy for five years. Lenhart resigned to accept the position of head of the Bureau of Criminal Identification in London, Ohio.

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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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