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125 Years

September 30, 1891

The exhibition of the Miller chemical fire engine at the Monumental building last evening was a success. A small building was erected and covered with tar and then set afire. When the flames reached their highest point the chemicals were turned on and the fire extinguished almost instantly.

100 Years

September 30, 1916

The new church at St. Patrick will be dedicated Sunday morning by Archbishop Henry Moeller, of Cincinnati. Rev. G.B. Menge is pastor of the church. The church was erected at a cost of $18,750 on land given to the parish by Mrs. Anna Barhorst. She also donated land to be used for a parsonage to be erected in the near future.

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Howard A. Amos, of this city, was advised today by Edward Rightor, Grand Exalted Ruler of the Grand Lodge of Elks, that he has been appointed district deputy to the grand exalted ruler for the Northwest Ohio district.

75 Years

September 30, 1916

The 43.2 per cent reduction in electric refrigeration production was ordered by POM. Priorities Director Donald M. Nelson is not expected to materially affect production at the Copeland Refrigeration Corp., Harry E. Thompson, president of the company said today. Thompson noted that Copeland’s production is practically all commercial units of which a large number are going for national defense purposes.

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Sondra Ruese was elected president of the Poll Parrot club which met last evening in the home of Carol Kingseed. Other officers for the group of junior high school students, who have been organized for the past three years, are: Joan Hemmert, secretary; Carol Kingseed, treasurer, and Margaret Thoma, historian.

50 Years

September 30, 1966

“Milligan Glen” is the name selected for 17 acres of land adjacent to Tawawa Park recently donated to the city by Mrs. William F. Milligan.

The Sidney Recreation Commission this week officially named the new park and recreation area. In making the announcement today, commission members said the name was in recognition of service to country and city by William F. Milligan and his wife.

Members of the Recreation Commission are: Frank O’Leary, chairman; William Ross Jr., secretary; Edward Willman, Robert Beanblossom and Webster Geib.

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The courthouse clock was back in business today, the hands operating steadily on all four sides. It had been faceless and handless for about two weeks, while repairs were being made by Tower Clock Service Co, of Springfield, O.

New hands placed on the clock are more visible than the old. The north side also got a complete new dial, six feet in diameter, as are those on the other sides.

25 Years

September 30, 1991

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Census Bureau’s latest survey shows that one out of every nine Ohioans lives in poverty.

That figure – about 1.24 million people in all – is higher than a decade ago.

Nationwide, the bureau estimated that 13.5 percent of Americans are impoverished, compared with 11.5 percent in Ohio.

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Nearly 1,000 people toured the facilities of The Sidney Daily News and its parent company, Amos Press Inc., Sunday afternoon. The tour was held in conjunction with the centennial anniversary of the newspaper.

“We were delighted to see the wonderful turnout,” said Daily News Publisher Linda Coffman. “It is always nice to meet the people who have been dedicated readers, in some cases for many decades.”

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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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