Out of the past


125 Years

August 6, 1891

Chief Engineer Wood, of the C.H. & D. railway, was here to inspect the new railroad bridge south of town. He pronounced it a thorough piece of work and highly complimented Wallace Hill, bridge superintendent, for its rapid and perfect construction. It is about 320 feet long and is one of the nice bridges of the road.

100 Years

August 6, 1916

King Dodos Deer Hunter’s picnic and fish fry at Albert Brown’s a mile west and a mile south of Hardin this weekend. The fish fry will be Saturday evening and a chicken dinner on Sunday. A sleeping tent for Saturday night. A jolly good time for the deer hunters.

75 Years

August 6, 1941

Frank Warbington, Richard Henke, Fred Stang and Sam Milligan are spending the week at Camp Nelson Dodds, near Brinkhaven, as representatives of the Sidney Hi-Y.

50 Years

August 6, 1966

Bruce Cotterman, 1966 Sidney Soap Box Derby champion, won his first heat in the All-American Soap Box Derby at Akron Saturday afternoon, but was eliminated in the second. Bruce, with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cotterman, and Derby Director Don Lochard and Mrs. Lochard arrived back in Sidney about 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon. They were met at the Roadside Park at the south edge of town, and with a police escort toured the central business area before reporting to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Shreves, where a brief reception was held.

25 Years

August 6, 1991

FORT LORAMIE – The Rev. Timothy Bunch of Cincinnati has been selected as the new pastor of St. Michael Catholic Church, according to officials of the Cincinnati Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church. Bunch, 39, replaces the Rev. Gerald Bensman who accepted a transfer to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McCartyville. This is Bunch’s first pastorship assignment.

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A new hair salon has opened in Sidney operated by three Sidney women. Top Notch Hair Studio, 802 Wapakoneta Ave., behind Chick House, provides full-family hair care. The owners are Julie Fogt, who has 6 ½ years cosmetology experience; Cheryl Schaffner, who has 5 ½ years experience; and Kimberly Watren, who has 5 ½ years experience.

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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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