Out of the past

125 Years

November 26, 1891

At the regular meeting of council last evening a resolution for construction of sidewalks was read for the first time. It provides for sidewalks of stone, cement, fire brick or plank – the latter not to be laid except by unanimous consent of council. When two-thirds of the property owners of a block on a street petition council for walks, the latter will issue orders for construction of the same within 30 days. If this order is not complied with, the work will be done by the corporation and the expense placed on the tax duplicate.


Albert J. Cory, of Green Township, who went to California in June of 1889, returned to Sidney this morning. He is a house building contractor and his work in various parts of the San Joaquin Valley received flattering notices.

100 Years

November 26, 1916

Miss Harriett Carmony, of south of Pemberton, was the winner in the domestic science contest and is the girl that the Peoples Savings and Loan Association will send to Washington with the corn boys special on December 4. Other girls who were awarded prizes in the judging last night were: Misses Neva Yinger, Eva Elsner, Mary Carmony, Florence Koons and Cecile Sproul.


By a vote of seven to two, the nine judges who have been hearing the arguments for and against the district flood plans in the conservancy court at Dayton, yesterday sustained the official plans of the conservancy directors. Those who cast dissenting votes were Judge Hugh T. Mathers of Shelby County and Judge Walter D. Jones of Miami County. The decision is considered a victory for the Miami Conservancy District directors who approved the plans as prepared by the engineering department several months ago. It was indicated that the objectors might take the case to the United States Supreme Court.

75 Years

November 26, 1941

City council at its session last evening adopted a resolution accepting the rates and amounts set by the county budget commission for 1942. These rates include: 2.5 mills ($24,574) for general fund; bond retirement, .30 mills ($3,429); firemen’s pension and police pension, each, 30 mills ($3,429). Councilman Melvin advised that additional time was required to report on the extending of East Avenue over the railroad to Lane Street as a number of obstacles had been encountered.


Mrs. Charles E. Stewart was elected master of New Hope Grange for the coming year when members held their election last evening. Harold Brautigam was named overseer; Martha Moon, lecturer, Wade Argabright, steward; James Chrisman, assistant steward; Harley Strayer, treasurer, and Mrs. Harold Brautigam, secretary.

50 Years

November 26, 1966

Mrs. Henry Ginn was elected president of the Pasco Ladies Aid during the Thanksgiving meeting held in the church.

Other officers chosen were Mrs. Ivan Marrs, vice president; Mrs. Marvin Evans, secretary; Mrs. Ralph Riddle, assistant secretary; Mrs. William Hall, treasurer, and Mrs. Truman Hiatt, assistant treasurer.


Those trays of food served inmates in the Shelby County jail Thursday noon were in keeping with the Thanksgiving tradition. Each of the trays for the ten prisoners, prepared by jail matron, Mrs. Virginia Burns and aides, had a generous portion of turkey.

In addition, the menu included dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, along with sweet potatoes. Pumpkin pie topped off the feast.

25 Years

November 26, 1991

It spells more trouble for the problem-plagued new jail. Three community residents have filed suit against the county over what they feel is a botched sales tax levy last May. The plaintiffs are Thomas Kinninger, Edgar Teets and Jim Freytag. They allege the collection of the sales tax should be stopped. Voters were told the sales tax would not apply to the sale of motor vehicles. The tax commissioner of Ohio ruled recently the tax would be imposed on cars and trucks. Kinninger stated, “We think we have a pretty good case. It shows you can fight city hall.”

It is the latest in problems for the Sheriff and the jail. Other issues have involved the breach of the promise to build it downtown and the strained relations it has caused between the city and county.


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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