125 Years Ago
Feb. 17, 1892
Frank Woodmancy, who is a very proficient amateur photographer, has purchased an instantaneous camera. An image of race horses in motion can be taken with it, as well as any view from cars traveling 40 miles an hour. It is the only field instantaneous camera in us in this county.
A number of boys, many of whom are not 10 years old, are seen on the streets smoking cigarettes. They doubtless buy them somewhere. A dealer who supplies tobacco to a minor under 15 years of age is liable to a fine from $5 to$25 and put in prison for 30 days, either or both. An early example should be made of him.
100 Years Ago
Feb. 17, 1917
W.H. Princehouse, the undertaker, has moved his undertaker parlors from the Campbell Furniture store to the rooms recently remolded by him on the south side of the square.
Carl F. Berger was re-elected manager for the 1917 season when members of the Elco 30 baseball team held their first meeting of the year last evening.
75 Years Ago
Feb. 17, 1942
The Shelby County Selective Service board said this morning that a preliminary check revealed that 1,447 men in the county, not previously registered, had completed registration during the three-day period over the weekend. The final total will not be available until reports have been received for those who may have registered with out-of-town boards.
With the Anna High School Rockets a heavy favorite, the 18th annual Shelby county basketball tournament will open Thursday night in the Sidney High School gymnasium. Anna is scheduled to meet Holy Angels in their first tournament game. The Rockets closed out their season with 14 straight victories and won the county championship.
50 Years Ago
Feb. 17, 1967
Return of radio station WMVR to the air will probably be delayed until Monday morning it was indicated by a spokesman for the station this morning. WMVR operations were knocked out when one of the three 155-foot transmission towers was blown down during the severe windstorm Wednesday night.
Justice was administered in the usual way today in the courthouse despite the fact that two of the four scales held by the goddesses on the tower had blown down in Wednesday night’s “big wind”. The scales of justice subsequently were retrieved from the standing places on the courthouse and await installation by Harry Clark, maintenance supervisor.
25 Years Ago
Feb. 17, 1992
A Fort Loramie native has been promoted to lieutenant in the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Sgt. Theodore C. Hook of the St. Clairsville Post of the OSHP has assumed the new rank and been assigned to the Fremont post as commander. Hook joined the Highway Patrol in July 1970 as a member of the 88th Academy Class. He was assigned to Xenia and was twice selected as the Trooper of the Year in 1982 and 1984.
Shelby County Commissioners agreed Thursday morning to amend the county’s contract for architectural services for the new county jail to reflect a tentative agreement reached with Voinovich Companies and the State Board of Examiners of Architects. Commission chairman William Leighty said the proposed contract addendum would not change the scope of work or fees for the architectural services under the original contract, but would specify that Voinovich Companies subsidiary Voinovich-Sgro will perform the actual architectural work.
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