125 Years Ago
October 1, 1891
The Klute band at its next appearance will make its many admirers open their eyes with real pleasure. It will appear with an entire new set of instruments as valuable as they are handsome and naturally the pride of their owners. The entire outfit cost $800, and each instrument is guaranteed for five years. The Klute band was organized 10 years ago, with six members. It now has 14.
100 Years Ago
October 1, 1916
The Pittsburg Nationals had little trouble in defeating the Elcos in the big game played at Lakeside Park this afternoon. The final score was 9 to 2. The biggest crowd of the season attended the game.
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The court of appeals has affirmed the decision of the common pleas court awarding to Mrs. Delia A. Linn $300 in damages following a fall on the sidewalk on the south side of the square some time ago.. Mrs.Linn suffered a broken hip and sued the city for damages. The decision of the common pleas court in favor of Mrs. Linn was appealed by the city.
75 Years Ago
October 1, 1941
Headed by Capt. E.D. Almy, of the bureau of shore establishments Washington, D.C., a group of 16 naval officers made a visit to the Monarch Tool Co. plant this afternoon to inspect the manufacture of engine lathes for the national defense program. The visit will be concluded with a dinner at the Wagner hotel this evening.
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Mayor and Mrs. John Sexauer entertained with a sauerkraut dinner party last evening at the country club at which their guests were all of the city employees and their wives. This was the third annual affair of this kind at which the mayor was host, but in former years, it was strictly a stag affair.
50 Years Ago
October 1, 1966
Although moisture tests were not the best, many Shelby county farmers got a start today on soybean combining. Early indications were for a good yield, possibly averaging nearly 40 bushels an acre. Several expected to exceed that figure. Prices quoted at most elevators this morning was $2.81 a bushel-up four cents from a recent low.
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Purchase by the Amos Memorial Public Library of the Salvation Army site adjacent to the north at 213 North Miami avenue was disclosed today through the filing of an agreement in the county recorder’s office.
25 years Ago
October 1, 1991
Wilson Memorial Hospital is ”busting out all over”. The Sidney hospital is expanding to both the east and the west with separate buildings to be connected to the main facility. Excavation work has begun for a medical office building on the west side to cost $2,700,000. The two-story brick building with full basement will be 29,072 square feet. There will be another 2080 square feet of connector hallway to link the new offices to the current doctor’s entrance on the south side of the hospital. Bulldozers are also working on the east side of the hospital preparing for construction of an ancillary services building costing $2,585,756. This one story building of 13,000 square feet will be connected to the current emergency room department entrance. It will include new emergency, physical therapy and cardio-pulmonary departments.
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