Out of the past


125 Years

September 15, 1891

The Young Republicans of Sidney met in the assembly room last evening and under the name of the Hamilton Republican League club, of Sidney, organized by electing the following officers: John T. Wilson, president; E.W. Bingham, vice president; Frank Rensch, secretary; W.A. Graham, treasurer; Board of managers – William Binkley, W.T McLean, James Anderson, S.J. Hatfield, Col. H. Wilson.

100 Years

September 15, 1916

The theft of two automobiles and an attempted theft of a third were reported to police last night. The automobile of Dave Buchanan, of Fletcher, was stolen at the fairgrounds, and that of Harry L. Rice was taken from his home on South Main avenue. An attempt was also made to take the auto of E.T. Custenborder from his garage. The Rice car was found this morning abandoned between Piqua and Troy, but no word has been received regarding Buchanan’s auto.

75 Years

September 15, 1966

Rexford Price was elected president of the local chapter of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis when the group met in the city building last evening and completed its organization. Dr. Harry Wain was named vice chairman; Mrs. Eleanor Ross, secretary, and J.A. Graham, treasurer.

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Sidney residents will have an opportunity to hear Sonia Rozann Watson, formerly of Sidney and now of Lowell, Mass., when she sings at the morning service in the First Methodist Church tomorrow. Mrs. G.U. Rhees will play the organ accompaniment.

50 Years

September 15, 1966

Sheriff Robert Burns was in Port Clinton today for a regional conference of the Buckeye Sheriffs Association.

He was accompanied by his wife, Virginia, county jail matron. She will attend a meeting of sheriffs’ wives, most of them also jail matrons of the 22 counties comprising the northwest region.

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The Welcome Wagon Club held its first meeting of the year with the new president, Mrs. Ronald McCrum, conducting the business session.

She introduced the officers for the coming year: vice president, Mrs. Jason Gregg; second vice president, Mrs. Peter Moss; secretary, Mrs. Gary Shuchat; treasurer, Mrs. Paul Comstock; and historian, Mrs. John Heidemann.

25 Years

September 15, 1991

Jackson Center – Rodney and Rebecca Miller have been business owners in Jackson Center for a number of years, but they are about to embark on a new challenge: starting a business.

Village residents already know the Millers through their ownership and operation of the Elder Theatre. Well, get ready for the Sports Corner, just two doors down on (where else?) the corner of Pike and Main Streets.

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart and others owe rival preacher Marvin Gorman $10 million for spreading lies about Gorman’s sex life, a jury has decided.

Gorman claimed Swaggart orchestrated a smear campaign that forced him out of the Assemblies of God church and forced his budding television ministry into bankruptcy in 1987.

The jury said Swaggart, Jimmy Swaggart Ministries and another Assemblies of God minister defamed Gorman, the jury concluded late Thursday.

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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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