Out of the past


125 Years

September 28, 1891

Forty-two subscribers for telephone service have been obtained and the matter is with the company. The original requirement was 50 but it is thought the company will accept the number offered.

100 Years

September 28, 1916

A move has been initiated by attorneys for the conservancy district to remove Judge Mathers of Shelby county from sitting on the conservancy court. It is claimed that Judge Mathers is prejudiced and could not sit as an impartial judge. Chief Justice Hugh Nichols of the supreme court will be in Dayton next Friday to hear arguments.

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A number of the factories of the city have indicated they will let their employees off next Tuesday afternoon to boost the big Pittsburg-Elco 30 baseball game at Lakeside park. A number of the stores have given a similar indication, with the prospects it will be a big half-day holiday in Sidney.

75 Years

September 28, 1941

Janet Browning was elected president of the Methodist Youth Fellowship, when the members named new officers last evening. Aileen Pickering will serve as vice president; John Bunker, secretary, and Richard Paddock as treasurer.

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Bill Achbach, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Achbach, North Main avenue and a freshman at Ohio State university, has been selected for the solo cornet section of the First Regimental Band at the university.

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An increase in the price of milk to 13 cents a quart was announced today by the Sidney dairies. The rapidly rising manufactured milk price set up by the condensers supplying canned milk for government orders has made an increase in price necessary to retain a supply for local consumers.

50 Years

September 28, 1966

The Sidney Kiwanis Club received three high awards during the 49th annual convention of Ohio Kiwanis held at the Sheraton Hotel in Dayton, with 1,700 Kiwanians representing 331 Kiwanis clubs in Ohio attending.

Sidney’s awards included a first place plaque for achievements in the silver section (clubs of 71 to 100 members) for 1965; a ribbon for 100 per cent reporting during 1965, and a first place award for club public relations exhibits set up at the convention.

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Mr. and Mrs. John Minton of Sidney will direct a six-week program on western-style square dancing at the Piqua YMCA.

The program for YMCA members will be held on Thursday evenings, October 6 to November 10. The name of the course is “Introduction to Western Style Square Dancing.”

25 Years

September 28, 1991

Captain Michael Martz of the Sidney Police Department presented a “Saved by the Belt” certificate to 3-year-old Ashley Streby and her baby sitter, April Benanzer.

Ashley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Streby, 1215 Amherst Drive, escaped serious injury in an April 21 car-truck accident at the intersection of Vandemark Road and Industrial Drive thanks to Ms. Benanzer, who buckled her up.

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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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