Out of the past


125 Years

September 26, 1891

An express package of a kind that seldom comes to Sidney was received by the Amann Drug store this morning. It was a bottle containing six leeches. They were in a third of a pint of clear water. In this they will live for six months without having the cork removed once or anything in the way of food placed in the water.

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Yager and Smith sold seven of their own make of vehicles at the fair. The department of buggies and carriages was filled, outside firms showing with local dealers. The exhibit was a fine one, and a choice of seven in the number is complimentary to Yager and Smith.

100 Years

September 26, 1916

Manager Berger of the Elco 30 baseball team this morning received a letter signed contract from the business manager of the Pittsburgh National League team for the game to be played in this city next Tuesday afternoon. It will be the greatest baseball attraction Sidney has ever had. Honus Wagner will appear with the Pittsburgh team. Owing to the extra heavy expenses of bringing the visitors here, the price of admission will be 50 cents, ladies 25 cents, with the grandstand 25 cents to all.

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Beginning Sunday, Oct. 2 the Wagner House will be conducted under the European plan instead of the American plan as heretofore. The service of regular meals will be discontinued. However, a club breakfast will be served; at the noon hour a table lunch, and in the evening dinner served a la carte. The prevailing high price of food necessitates the change, according to Manager Smith.

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Fred C. Messmer has purchased the Heine barber shop on Ohio avenue and assumed charge of the business.

75 Years

September 26, 1941

Harry Binkley was named president of the Sidney Kiwanis Club for 1942 at the regular election during the luncheon meeting of the club yesterday noon. Harold Linker was elected first vice president; Arlington Wiessinger, second vice president; and Arthur Allinger, treasurer. Members of the board of directors are Clair Zimmerman, Dr. Frank Downey, William Amos, William Couser, Forest Christian, George Robertson, and C.C. Crawford.

50 Years

September 26, 1966

Dr. and Mrs. Walter Dickhaut Sr., formerly of Sidney, were the honored guests at a worship service and reception Sunday afternoon in the First Methodist Church, the affair arranged in recognition of his appointment as superintendent of the Springfield district.

Dr. Dickhaut and his wife, the former Eleanor Lee of Sidney have recently established their home in Springfield.

Named pastor of the church here in December 1946, Dr. Dickhaut served the local congregation until 1952, when he was named superintendent of the Zanesville district.

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CINCINNATI – When Dave Bristol took over as interim manager of the Cincinnati Reds July 13, he stated that he would do his best to keep the job he always dreamed of having.

Bristol’s dreams came true Monday when president William O. DeWitt signed Bristol to a one-year contract to manage the club for an undisclosed salary. Bristol, at 33, is the youngest manager in the major leagues this season.

25 Years

September 26, 1991

Reflecting a sluggish economy, the number of households receiving food stamps is up sharply from a year ago, according to Terry Pellman, director of the Shelby County Human Services Department.

Pellman said he told members of the Shelby County Human Services Advisory Board that there were 752 households receiving food stamps during August, up from 306 in September 1990. The August figure also was up 26 from the previous month.

The number of persons receiving Aid to Dependent Children rose from a total of 486 in July to 494 last month.

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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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