March 2, 1916
Dr. J.A. Throckmorton plans to go to Dayton tomorrow evening, taking his fiddle with him, to play in the Old Fiddlers’ contest, sponsored for the purpose of furnishing pure milk to the poor of the city. It was just seven years ago yesterday that Dr. Throckmorton made his famous long distance endurance ride, when he rode on horseback 126 miles in 12 hours and 36 minutes. He says he feels just as well as he did seven years ago.
In honor of their sixth anniversary, members of the Literary Soiree were guests at a dinner party last evening at the colonial. Covers were laid for Misses Emma Barhorst, Mary Ellen Young, Anne Weinschenk, Carolyn Brandt, Margaret Bender, Mrs. Oscar Burns, Mrs. John Troester, Mrs. Harry Harney and Mrs. Ernest Young.
March 2, 1941
The $650,000 addition to the Monarch Machine Tool Co., started on January 17, will be placed in operation by March 10, Wendell E. Whipp, president of the company said today. The Monarch plant, Whipp added is operating on a two-shift basis of 60 hours per week and shipments for the two month period are 120 per cent over the same period last year. Equipment is already being installed in the new addition.
Jackson Center was the 1941 high school basketball champion of Shelby County after an easy victory over Botkins in the final game of the 17th annual county tournament at the Sidney High School gymnasium last night. The final score was 43 to 26.
March 2, 1966
Lee Elsass, principal of Orange and Lowell Schools, announced the champion spellers to represent those schools at the two county meet at Troy at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22. Orange Township champion is David Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Martin, R.R. 3, a sixth grader. Champion at Lowell is Leslie Graham, a fourth grader and daughter of Mrs. Jane Graham, of 839 South Ohio Avenue.
JACKSON CENTER – A doctor, now finishing his residency at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, where he interned last year, plans to move his office to the Jackson Center Medical Center May 1. Dr. G.F. Aukerman, a graduate of Miami University and Ohio State University, college of medicine, says he may be integrated into the U.S. Army July 1. He has a deferment until that day. Meantime, the family has established a home on Wones Road, north of State Route 274 at the former John Metz farm.
March 2, 1991
Operation Desert Storm is over! The war for the liberation of Kuwait has been concluded. Over 100 local men and women have served there in some way. “We are thrilled and relieved,” said Sue Deal. Her husband, Sgt. Dave Deal, will be coming home. The names of those serving will be released soon along with their expected dates of return.
A Sidney resident is making a difference with her faith. Dorothy Van Hook has assisted in getting Bibles into China. More than 75 people from Sidney’s Full Gospel Church have also been involved. The Bibles need to be smuggled in because of the position the government has taken against outside religions.
These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet! www.shelbycountyhistory.org