Out of the past

125 Years

January 12, 1892

If there be no public watering place for teams at the corners of the public square, or other places, before the next heated term, it will not be the fault of the water works trustees. They will make a proposition to the county commissioners in which they will agree to furnish free forever all the water needed for the purpose. A very little expense will equip four fountains and connect them with the county sewer. These would do away with the village pumps, which, when not broken, deliver water unfit for use.

100 Years

January 12, 1917

The board of directors of the Y.M.G.A. at their meeting last evening named the following officers: Hugh Bingham, president; Robert Taylor, financial secretary; Dr. R.M. Kerr, recording secretary; Dr. A.W. Reddish, L. Kraft, C.F. Holliday, R. Piper, Dr. R.W. Guthridge, and Robert Anderson, director.


Fred Schulz was named captain of the local team that will shoot in the National Rifle Association inter-city matches which will start later this month. Officers named by the Sidney Rifle Club include: R.L. Sarver, president; Fred Schulz, vice president; Ben D. Higgins, secretary; and Roy Frey, treasurer.

75 Years

January 12, 1942

Taylor Cummins, local attorney, was elected permanent chairman of the national defense committee of the Sidney Post of the American Legion at a meeting of the post held last evening. Charles Benjamin Jr. was named vice chairman. Subcommittees will be named to carry on the various phases of the work. Similar organizations will be created by other Legion posts in the county.


Miss Marian Shifflet is the first nurse from Shelby County to be called for special duty in the United States Service. She will serve with the U.S. Navy and is presently awaiting orders for assignment.

50 Years

January 12, 1967

Carl Wehrman, R.R. 2, Anna, is the new president of the Shelby County Chapter of the National Farmers Organization (NFO). Other officers elected to serve with President Wehrman are: William Barhorst, R.R. 1, Houston, vice president; Dorothy Buehler, R.R. 2, Anna, secretary; and Orville Winner, R.R. 2, Anna, treasurer.


Shareholders of The Citizens Baughman National Bank at their annual meeting Tuesday afternoon elected 13 directors for 1967, reducing the number from 15 with the death of J. Arthur Graham and the resignation of Frank Wilson.

Named to the board were: J. Oliver Amos, Frank Baughman, Joseph B. Cook, J. Lowell Fowble, Lloyd Leininger, Frank H. Marshall, Richard Maurer, Walter Meranda, Leon Park, Phillip E. Sheets, Joseph G. Wagner, Carl Wilkinson and Frank Zielsdorf.

Officers for the Citizens will be Joseph B. Cook, chairman; J. Lowell Fowble, president; Joseph G. Wagner, senior vice president; Frank Baughman, Frank H. Marshall and Leon Park, vice presidents.

25 Years

January 12, 1992

The Village of Anna bid farewell recently to two veteran members of Anna Village Council whose combined service to the village exceeds half a century.

Willard Dunlap and Robert Bell attended their last meeting in public office on December 30. The two men had a combined 63 years of service with the village.


TRENTON, N.J. — George McFarland can still call himself “Spanky” but does not hold the rights to the image of the chubby, beanie-clad smart aleck he played in the “Little Rascals” and “Our Gang” series, a judge ruled.

U.S. District Judge Clarkson Fisher tossed out McFarland’s lawsuit against Joseph Miller, an Ocean Township, N.J., businessman whose tavern, Spanky McFarland’s was lined with “Little Rascals” photographs.


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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