Out of the past


125 Years

September 23, 1891

Six hundred pounds of ice are placed in the water tank at the fairgrounds every evening. The water is from a well and is pure and wholesome.

100 Years

September 23, 1916

The Frazer building on Ohio avenue, occupied by the Sidney Hardware Co., was sold at a partition sale this afternoon to John Palmisano at his bid of $8000. The property was appraised at $5000. There were two other bidders on the property, H.J. Taylor and C.W. Kirkley.

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Urban Doorley was elected grand knight of the Sidney council of the Knights of Columbus at the annual election held last evening. Clem Crusey was named deputy grand knight; John Collins, chancellor; Raymond Eshman, financial secretary; Albert Aselage, recording secretary; Dennis Hoban, warden; Joseph Bustetter, advocate; James Lauterbur, treasurer; Ed C. Wolfe, trustee; Fares Altenbach, inside guard; Michael Palmisano, outside guard.

75 Years

September 23, 1941

Financial problems occupied the attention of city council at its meeting last evening, when City Auditor Stockstill advised the members that the operating revenue for the city will be reduced for the year 1942. Several suggestions as to means for obtaining additional revenue were made but no action was taken.

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Eighteen tomato growers to the Russia community were striking today, protesting against the 57 per cent reduction of Grade A tomatoes being passed this year by government inspectors, acting under the Department of Agriculture’s canned tomato operations. A meeting was to be held this afternoon in the AAA farm office here in an effort to reach an agreement. All of the tomatoes have been sold to the Minster cannery.

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Marvin Woodruff was named president of the Iutis club at the annual election held last evening. He will succeed Kenneth McDowell. Marcus Sellers was elected vice president; Charles Haney, secretary; Arthur Killian, treasurer; Richard Salm, sergeant at arms; Arlington Wiessinger, chaplain; Frank Marshall, historian.

50 Years

September 23, 1966

Marion Francis of Sidney, Shelby county director of welfare, was named vice president of the Northwestern Ohio District Welfare Directors Association at a meeting in Wapakoneta Wednesday.

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A proclamation declaring Saturday as “Forget-Me-Not” Day in Sidney was issued today by Mayor Gerald Billing.

Ronald Elsner, commander of the local chapter of the DAV reported today that Aloysious Meyer is chairman of the 1966 campaign.

25 Years

September 23, 1991

DAYTON – Sidney native John Blake has been named president of Society Bank of southern Ohio.

Blake, 50, a 1959 Sidney High School graduate, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Blake, 2563 N. Main Ave.

The management change came after an announcement that Society Bank of southern Ohio will merge with the parent firm, Society National Bank in Cleveland.

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WASHINGTON (AP) – House members seem to have as much trouble keeping their personal bank accounts in order as they do in getting the government out of the red: they’re bouncing thousands of checks at the House bank.

In a recent study of the House’s internal bank, the congressional General Accounting Office said lawmakers wrote bad checks totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars during the year ending June 30, 1990.

All of the overdrafts were covered with no charges whatsoever even though lawmakers took up to four weeks to make their accounts whole, the GAO said.

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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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