March 5, 1916
Great excitement was caused about the city late Saturday night as a result of two explosions — one in the vicinity of the Sidney Steel Scraper Co. about 10 o’clock and the other about an hour later along the railroad near the Klipstine Lumber Co. The cause of the explosions or the culprits remains a mystery. Some felt they were concocted in the mind of persons wanting to create terror in the community following the reports of an aero plane flying over the city.
March 5, 1941
The civil service commission announced today the names of the three highest men who took the recent examinations for city patrolman and city fireman. Three highest for patrolmen were: John Warner, Clarence Stewart and Clarence Rable. Three highest for firemen were: Thurman Beers, Ernest Davenport and Donald Kies. The six names have been certified to the safety director by the board composed of J.E. Russell, president; Everett Gardner, secretary and Vade Potts, treasurer.
Dr. Paul Maurer was a special guest at the Modern Mothers’ Club meeting last evening, presenting a talk entitled, “Care of Children’s Teeth,” Mrs. Karl Kaser was hostess to the club members.
Some 130 students at Sidney High School will take part in the musical program “The Follies of 1941” to be presented tomorrow evening in the school auditorium under the direction of C.A. Naffzigger.
March 5, 1966
LEWISTOWN — Ohio Division of Wildlife authorities were called to nearby Indian Lake Friday after thousands of dead fish were found along the north shore. Ohio Park and wildlife employees blamed the heavy loss of game fish on a strange twist of events which started last fall when level of the lake was lowered four feet. Water was drained from Indian Lake to permit cutting of stumps in boat channels. This forced bass, blue gills, crappies into shallow pools, where they were trapped by freezing water. Lake people reported residents said they counted 50 to 100 dead bass, some weighing as much as three and four pounds, in one pile.
Herbert Wert, superintendent of the Fairlawn School, presented the Dayton Daily News certificate to the two spelling bee winners from his school, William Arruza and Jennifer Fugate. William is the first place winner and Jennifer is the alternate. William makes his home with Mr. and Mrs. Angus Pecoskie, R.R. 5, Sidney. Jennifer is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Fugate, also of R.R. 5, Sidney.
March 5, 1991
Ft. Loramie defeated Cincinnati Country Day for its fifth straight district basketball title. Mitch Middendorf led the way for the Redskins with 21 points. Their next game will be a real challenge. Ft. Loramie will face undefeated Tr-Village. They are still perfect on the season with a 21-0 record.
Sidney High School has a new athletic director. He is Mike Swank. The new A.D has already established two new sports. Girls soccer will start this year. Freshman basketball for the ladies will also be a new sport in 1991. Only Sidney and Greenville did not have this sport prior to this year.
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