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125 Years

March 18, 1892

The projectors of an electric railway for Sidney made a second visit here yesterday. A Chicago contractor was with them and a tour of the won was made. Originally it was designed to start from Graceland cemetery and go north on Main avenue to the intersection of Ohio avenue, thence south to Pike street, and west to Fourth avenue in the syndicate addition. It would then go south to Michigan and east to Walnut, south to Poplar and east to Ohio and down the latter street to the place of beginning. Such a line would be five miles long.

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The board of elections met yesterday afternoon and awarded a contract for printing the ballots and some other supplies to J.O. Amos. It also appointed John H. Fogt, presiding judge of the Anna district, and John Hagelberger, judge in the same district.

100 Years

March 18, 1917

Walter Shepherd and George Swigart have been appointed to the vacancies in the Sidney fire department resulting from the resignations of William Spraul and Ellis Runyon. Shepherd, formerly connected with the fire department, has recently been employed by the Oldham-Bennett Co. Swigart has been employed in the polishing department at Wagner Manufacturing Co.

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J.N. Lauterbur was elected senior counsellor when members of the Valley City council of United Commercial Travelers met last evening. W.C. Horr was named junior counsellor, and Thomas C. Burch, secretary and treasurer. The executive committee is composed of F.D. Christian, B.T. Bulle, A.R. Friendman, and W.R. Anderson, with J.B. Wyantt, past counsellor.

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A.J. Yarber announced today that he plans to start work on the city sewer extension tomorrow. All those desiring work should report to his home by 6:30 a.m.

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Robert Bingham, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Bingham, of this city, has been admitted to practice before the United States courts in Cleveland.

75 Years

March 18, 1942

The initial meeting of the Shelby county farm labor committee was held last night in the office of County Agent Munger at which time an organization of the group was completed. A.F. Moon was named president, with Paul Boerger, vice president, and John Smart, secretary.

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The Marion Reserve Power Co. has the honor of being the first Sidney industry to report 100 percent participation in the purchase of defense bonds by the payroll deduction plan, it was announced today by Joseph B. Cook, county board chairman.

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In the most electrifying news of the war, the War Department announced today that General Douglas MacArthur has arrived in Australia from the Philippines to become supreme commander in that area for forces of the United Nations. He was accompanied by Mrs. MacArthur and their son.

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The first national wartime draft lottery since 1918 was set to start at 6 p.m. today and run through most of the night in a ceremony that will add another 9,000,000 men to America’s reserve of manpower.

50 Years

March 18, 1967

Sale of Subler’s Supermarket, South Ohio avenue, to Dorsey’s Supermarket, Tipp City, was confirmed today by Don Subler, and Bill Dorsey, a member of the Tipp City firm. Don Subler first opened his market here at 215 South Ohio avenue in 1946, continuing the operation there for 10 years. After disposing of that store, he remained out of the grocery business for a year until the present site became available. He has been at the same location for the past 10 years. Subler said this morning that he has no immediate plans for the future.

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BOTKINS – The first of the two-day grand opening was being observed here today for the new Botkins Electric Plumbing and Heating at the corner of County Road 25-A and State street.

The owner-operator is Bernard (Shorty) Steinke. Employing six persons, the firm will handle small and large appliances and install electric wiring for home or industry.

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Election of officers and plans for a spring meeting occupied members of the Turtle Creek Extension Homemakers Club when they met Friday, March 10, in the home of Mrs. Grace Michael.

25 Years

March 18, 1992

The results are in from the science fair, regional competition, held at the Piqua education complex. Chris Francis, a student at Anna Junior High, received a bronze medal for his project, “Weather or Not.” Anna High School student Darrel Reese placed first in the Metric Estimation category. The Fort Loramie Junior High team placed fifth and will be going to the state competition. Jason Paulus earned a gold medal in the Trajectory category.

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A Sidney man entered a guilty plea today in a telephone harassment case which received a lot of publicity. The 37 year old was making obscene calls to women. There were 12 calls to Sidney females and 22 to women living in other parts of the county. A presentence investigation was ordered by Judge Schmitt. The defendant stated alcoholism was to blame. “I hid behind the bottle for too long. The greatest thing that happened to me was my arrest.”

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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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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