Out of the past


100 Years

April 1, 1916

Harry Vandegrift, who has moved his studio from its location on North Ohio Avenue, to the newly remodeled rooms above the Sidney Electric Co. on the south side of the square, opened his studio for business today. Mr. Vandegrift has been Sidney’s leading photographer for over 18 years.

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Negative teams were the victors in all three of the triangular debate held last evening, here and in Bellefontaine and Urbana. Winning at Sidney was the team of Rexford Smoot, Wesley Thompson and Lester Stahler, while the Sidney affirmative team of Lawrence Sounders, Robert Kaser and Martin McVay lost at Urbana.

75 Years

April 1, 1941

Mrs. M.V. Loudenback was elected president to serve during the coming year of the Miami University alumni association, named at the dinner meeting held last evening in the Slagle Tea Room. Gustav Burkhardt is the new vice president; Miss Alice Gagoudy is secretary, and Mrs. J. Oliver Amos press reporter. Dr. Sherman of the university’s Economics department was the guest speaker.

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Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Lochard and son have moved from their former residence on South Main Avenue to the country home they recently purchased, the former Charles Fowler property on South Dixie Highway. Mr. Lochard has also established his offices at his new residence.

50 Years

April 1, 1966

An association with the Wagner Manufacturing Co., extending over a period of more than 40 years, came to a close today with the announcement by Joseph G. Wagner of his retirement from the firm.

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Election of officers for the 1966-67 school year highlighted the meeting of the Sidney Teachers Association Wednesday in the Sidney High School cafeteria. Robert Conrad was named president-elect with Mrs. Paul Needles serving as secretary and Mrs. Edwin Fridley as treasurer. Mrs. Ralph Smith, will succeed Clayton Pepple as president.

25 Years

April 1, 1991

There have been only four no-hitters in the history of Sidney High School baseball and, after an effort turned in Saturday on a cold and blustery day, a father son combination accounts for half of them. With the no-hitter, junior Steve Davis follows in the footsteps of his father Butch, who pitched a no-hitter in 1963 against Fairborn Baker. The other two no-hitters were both thrown by Eric Jaques, now the property of the Chicago Cubs.

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The Sidney Recreation Board Monday authorized planning for a Riverwalk project to proceed in anticipation of approval by the federal government of a grant to fund the work. City Planner Mark Cundiff reviewed the Riverwalk project, which, when matched with city funds, will total $200,000. A major part of the project will be a pedestrian bridge across the Great Miami River. Cundiff estimated the bridge alone will cost $100,000.

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LIMA – Sidney finally got its girls softball season underway Tuesday afternoon and judging by her performance, pitcher Carrie Weaver couldn’t wait to get started. Miss Weaver, in six innings of work, allowed just one hit while striking out 13 and walking just one.

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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

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