Out of the past


125 Years

November 25, 1891

Fire early this morning destroyed the two story residence of Mrs. Eliza Luckey in Wynant (Newport). The building was formerly the old hotel on the south side of the canal. When the fire began to seriously threaten other buildings in the village, a team was dispatched to Loramie for aid. The Fort Loramie fire company responded with its engine. Nineteen members of the company accompanied the engine, some of them arriving in wagons.

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The Shelby county deer hunters who went to Wisconsin in October returned home last night. They killed 15 deer, and of this number, James Wilson, who lives on South Main Avenue, killed seven.

100 Years

November 25, 1916

Miss Pearl Helfrich, of the State Board of Agriculture, will have charge of the judging of the work in the contest for the free trip to Washington, sponsored by the Peoples Savings and Loan Association. The judging of the work of the 30 contestants will be held this evening at the high school. It will be on display for the public.

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The heavy wind of this afternoon blew down the new galvanized chimney recently placed on the Palmissano Building on the south side of the square.

75 Years

November 25, 1941

Sidney has been designated as a defense housing area by the Federal Housing Administration and is one of 16 areas so named in the state where priority will be granted on material requests for new construction or modernization and repair work. Defense houses have been classified as those which fall in the group costing $5,000 or less.

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Wendell E. Whipp was today named general chairman for the 1941 Christmas Seal campaign in Shelby County. His selection for the post was announced by Urban Doorley, president of the Shelby County Tuberculosis and Health Association. The campaign will open on Dec. 1.

50 Years

November 25, 1966

Walter Heitman of R.R. 6, Sidney, was a $300 loser in Tuesday’s Sidney Lucky Barrel award. He had failed to register during the week at the Shelby Hardware.

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RUSSIA – An 11-year-old sixth grader won’t “Swing” for a while as a result of an accident Thanksgiving afternoon.

Thomas Schulze, 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Schulze of Lynn Street, is a patient at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton with a fracture of his left arm above the elbow. The child was playing with cousins and fell about five feet from a rope swing which his father had rigged for him. He fell when the rope broke.

25 Years

November 25, 1991

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Department could not function at the level it does without the reserve deputy program. This addition to the force consists of additional men trained to supplement the regular deputies, and it has been in force for over five years. Isaac “Bo” Bollinger is a good example. He completed a 25 year career as a truck driver before joining the reserves. Sheriff Mark Schemmel says the reserves are a real “asset” to him. They get paid $5.75 an hour.

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Another court actually held court in Sidney this week. The Third District Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over our county cases, heard oral arguments in 5 cases. The Third district is composed of 17 counties.

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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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