Out of the past


125 Years

July 28, 1891

The Arcade grocery has been purchased by Albert Wurstner, and will continue at the old stand. The only interest the Wagner Brothers now have in the Arcade is in the two departments of queensware and fancy goods.

Forty tickets were sold at this station for the C.H. & D. railway excursion to Niagara Falls today. There were nine sections of the excursion train – nearly 100 cars.

100 Years

July 28, 1916

All arrangements for the welcome of the Jackson Center Boosters, who will visit this city this evening, were reported complete. The group of more than 100 automobiles is expected to arrive about 7:30. A special committee composed of Mayor Crozier, Harry Bennett, Ed McVay, Robert Taylor, F.D. Christian, J.J. Bush and Lawrence Meyerholtz, will meet the visitors at the “two mile” bridge and escort the boosters to Sidney.

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Myron T. Herrick, former governor of Ohio and Republican candidate for United States Senator, was in Sidney for a time this morning to attend the Farmers’ picnic at the fairgrounds, where he gave an address. He was escorted to Sidney from Troy by a party composed of W.A. Graham, Emory C. Mumford, E.W. Bingham, Max Carey, D.M. Pruden, William Joslin and Louis Wilson.

75 Years

July 28, 1941

The Sidney Kiwanis Club today announced plans for its second annual project to select the Master Farmers of Shelby County. Accorded that recognition last year, Harvey Hoewischer and Luther Heintz, will assist the committee composed of Harold Linker, Robert Huesman, Harry Meeker, and C.L. Baker.

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It was hot in Sidney today. At 3 o’clock this afternoon, Weatherman Rodney Blake reported a reading of 97 degrees. This was exceeded only once this year – on July 1, when the mercury reached 98.

50 Years

July 28, 1966

Mrs. Ruth E. Todd, 115 Franklin Avenue, failed to register for the Sidney Lucky Barrel while it was at the Western Auto Associates store the past week and thus lost $100 in the drawing Tuesday.

The barrel has been moved to Subler’s supermarket, South Ohio Avenue. It will be worth $200 to a winner next Tuesday.

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The Shelby County Unit of the American Cancer Society has released a 15-year report on mortality due to cancer here.

Gus Cordonnier, president of the local ASC Group, said the report covers the period from 1950 to 1964 and was compiled from information made available by the Vital Statistics Division of the State of Ohio Department of Health.

The report shows that the average number of deaths per year from the disease in Shelby County during the period was 43.33.

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A new single admission price of 75 cents goes into effect at the Shelby County Fair this year. The new price for membership and exhibitors’ tickets, good for seven days and nights admissions, will be $2.

25 Years

July 28, 1991

The new Fair Board members survived their first baptism by fire with the ending of the recent county fair. Ronnie Eley, Ken Schnaffer, Barb Heilers and Tim Everett are the new members. They were the subject of numerous practical jokes during fair week, as is the custom.

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A young Sidney boy has a new heart and a new lease on life. 13 year old Michael King is the son of Dick King. He received the heart of a Cleveland woman. Michael was on his way from Dayton to Cincinnati for an operation with little or no pulse or heart beat when word was received the heart was available. Father Dick King said, ‘We almost did not make it.” He was able to meet Cincy Reds outfielder Paul O’Neill while in the hospital.

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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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