Out of the past


125 Years

August 10, 1891

In preparation for their sale of lots in the Park Addition on Aug. 25, the Wagner Brothers have on exhibit at their hardware store, a number of stereoscopic views of the plat. One of these shows the Valley City to a striking advantage, as seen from a point in the addition. The Wagner Brothers are having streets graded and the grounds placed in good condition.

100 Year

August 10, 1916

Commencing Aug. 14, the barbers of Sidney will charge 15 cents straight for a shave. Neck shave included.

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An ordinance authorizing the purchase of the 32-acre addition to Graceland cemetery, and a second ordinance authorizing the purchase of another motor driven fire truck, were approved by members of city council at their meeting last evening.

75 Years

August 10, 1941

Half a hundred rarin’ and snortin’ “steeds” are expected to cut loose Sunday at the Hussey farm near Port Jefferson, when the annual Port Jefferson hill climb for motorcycles is held under the sponsorship of the Lima Motorcycle Club.

50 Years

August 10, 1966

CINCINNATI – Financing has been assured, making construction of a proposed riverfront stadium here a certainty, the Cincinnati Enquirer said today. The newspaper said in a front page story it had learned two Republican members of the three-man Hamilton County Board of Commissioners were willing to issue $33 million worth of revenue bonds to cover the construction costs. The commissioners are expected to ask that the city agree to maintain and operate the stadium and lease it from the county for a rental sufficient to meet the interest on the bonds.

25 Years

August 10, 1991

CLEVELAND (AP) – Former New York Giants assistant coach Bill Belichick makes his game debut as coach of the Cleveland Browns tonight as the team plays its opening game of the preseason against Tampa Bay. “I don’t think (I’ll be nervous),” Belichick said, looking ahead to the game.

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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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