Shelby  County,  Indiana
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The  Indianapolis  Star
January 4, 1911
Page 6, Column 7
Retiring Supervisor of State Oil In-
spection Department Tendered
Farewell Banquet by Friends.
          There was nothing too good for  Sid Conger, retiring supervisor of the state oil Inspection department, who was tendered a farewell banquet at the Grand Hotel last night by his deputies.  The good will expressed even included a nomination for Governor of Indiana.  In a humorous address State Senator  Will R. Wood  of Lafayette nominated Mr. Conger for Governor.  Mr. Conger laughingly accepted, assuring those present they all would be on his pay roll.
          T. H. Johnson , inspector for the Seventh District, served as toastmaster.  Twenty-two inspectors attended. Members of the State Board of Agriculture, in Indianapolis yesterday for their annual meeting, were guests at the banquet, with State Senator Wood and  Edward V. Fitzpatrick  of Portland, former clerk of the Indiana Supreme Court.
          Inspector  Joseph Allen  of Washington, on behalf of the state inspectors, presented Mr. Conger with a gold watch chain and Knights Templars charm at the close of a speech, in which the long service of Mr. Conger as supervisor of the oil inspection department was complimented.  The Shelbyville man has served two terms, having been appointed by former Governor Durbin and reappointed by former Governor Hank.
          Among those who responded to toasts throughout the evening were  Oscar Hadley,  Plainfield, former president of the State Board of Agriculture;  Senator Wood,  Major J. Niblack  of Vincennes,  J. E. McDonald  of Ligonier,  Charles Downing, secretary of the State Board of Agriculture, and others.
Contributed anonymously

The  Indianapolis  Star
January 1, 1911
Page 26, Column 1
Flatrock Man Appointed Principal to
Succeed Greensburg Instructor.
SHELBYVILLE, Ind, Dec. 31. -- Carey Conger of Flatrock has been appointed principal of the school at New Salem, Rush County, to take the place of John W. Rhoades of Greensburg, formerly of this city, who will teach in Greensburg during the winter term.
Contributed anonymously

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, October 22, 1909.
          Mrs. Sid Conger  was to Greensburg Thursday.
Submitted by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, September 13, 1905.
Mrs. Sidney Conger Entertains in
Honor of Miss Trout, an October Bride.
          Yesterday afternoon, at her home on "The Knoll,"  Mrs. Sid Conger  gave a kitchen shower for  Miss Trout, whom marriage to  Mr. Stanley Jones,  of Indianapolis, will occur next month.  About forty guests were present.
          Miss Trout, in a dainty gown of eolian cloth, opened her presents on the front porch.  After the shower, the guests were entertained at hearts in the parlors, which were elaborately decorated for the occasion with white wedding bells and garlands of white and pink hearts and asters.  The scheme of bells and hearts in pink and white were carried out throughout the afternoon.
          Mrs. Frank Cory, who had the greatest number of hearts, was awarded a heart-shaped china bonbon dish, and  Mrs. Fred Kennedy, who had the fewest, "Black Marias," received a heart-shaped bon-bon dish in cut glass.  Mrs. J. G. DePrez  was given a spoon for having the fewest hearts to her credit.
          The refreshments were served in courses, the ices and cakes being heart shaped, and of pink and white colors.
Submitted by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Republican
Friday, August 12, 1898
          Mrs. Sidney Conger  left this morning for Benton Harbor, Michigan, to visit her sister,  Mrs. Will Chapman.  She will be gone all this month.
Copied by Lorraine Llewellyn

The  Daily  Republican
Monday July 21, 1884
            Sheriff Conger  went to Indianapolis to-day to bring home  Conrad Ostheimer  from the Insane Asylum.
Copied by Marcia Stinson

The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday, September 27, 1877
          There has grown up in this county in the last few years quite a demand for improved chickens, turkeys and ducks.  A good many of the people of the county have gone to the trouble and expense of sending to a distance for fowls.  This need be done no more.  Sid Conger, of Norristown is engaged extensively in this business and can supply the demand.  He took nearly all the premiums in this line at our fair, also at Columbus and Edinburg.  He is now attending the State Fair and we predict he will get away with some of their ribbons.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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