Out of the Past


100 Years

April 16, 1916

Mrs. W.H. Persinger had an exciting experience yesterday morning while backing her auto from the curb near the home of her daughter on North Main Avenue. The top accidently caught on a hook that lets down an electric street light. As a result, the top of the auto was almost torn off and the electric light torn down.

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The Sunshine Bottling Works of Sidney has been named the exclusive distributor for bottled Coca Cola in Shelby County.

75 Years

April 16, 1941

“Don’t Take My Penny” will be the play presented by members of the senior class at Holy Angels High School as their annual class play. Members of the cast will include: Leona Spoltman, Richard Counts, Dorothy Drees, William Wagner, Thomas Potts, Doris Yost, Imogene Heckler, Edna Barhorst, Rita Frankenburg, Mary Catherine Dunn, Patricia Slonkosky, Richard Luma, Ralph Boss, Rose Mary Martz, Robert Helmlinger, Elizabeth Dunn, Emily Dieters, Elizabeth Slusser, John Kelly, and Christopher Halpin.

50 Years

April 16, 1966

Four Sidney youths who marched in the Sidney High School band when Sidney received the All-America City award two years ago will march today at Mt. Vernon, recently selected as an All-America City. All are members of the Ohio State Marching Band which breaks a precedent in marching at an other-than-school function, they are Kenny Drees, Denny Clayton, Greg Umstead and Mitch Breece.

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PORT JEFFERSON – At the monthly meeting of the Port Jefferson Community Club, President Earl Henson read a letter from Superintendent Sarver of the Shelby County Children’s Home expressing gratitude for the Club’s recent gift of a stereo record player to the home. A new bid with specifications for the proposed new fire station was read by Henson. The final decision is in the hands of the Club’s trustees.

25 Years

April 16, 1991

A new car dealership has opened for business in Sidney. Dan Hemm Chrysler, Plymouth, Dodge and Dodge Truck, has been open for more than a week. Manager Scott Crawford of Troy said the dealership, owned by Dan Hemm Oldsmobile, Cadillac Inc. of Piqua, opened April 6. It is on Wapakoneta Avenue across from Langhorst Inc.

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“Ice Castles” will be the theme of the Sidney High School Prom which will be held April 27 at the high school. Seven senior girls and seven boys have been selected as prom queen and king candidates. The queen candidates are: Jennifer Smith, Ashley Valentine, Jacquie Blakley, Tricia Bodnar, Julie Elliott, Stephanie Yeager and Cheri Knight. The king candidates are: Jack Smith, Joshua Napier, Christopher and Craig Cotner, Matthew Shuchat, Thomas Foster, and Allen Guehl.

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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

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