May 13, 1916
The ministers of the churches in the city have adopted a resolution discouraging the holding of funerals on Sunday. The cooperation of the entire community is asked.
Members of city council at their regular meeting last evening authorized the preparation of a resolution ordering the Western Ohio Railway Co. to move their tracks to the center of the street on Fair avenue providing the bond issue for paving of that street carries at the August primary. At their meeting also council members received a petition from 71 per cent of the property owners on North Miami avenue, between the Big Four tracks and Jefferson street, registering a protest to paving of that portion of the street at this time.
May 13, 1941
Nine out of 36 Shelby County students ranked high in the district scholarship tests for Division III held Saturday at Miami university, Supt. Dr. C.E. McCorkle announced today. They include: Ralph Wehrman, Ft. Loramie, 10th in physics; Rose Ann Paulus, Russia, 6th in world history; Lila Sherer, Jackson Center, 1st in Latin I; Doris Gerber, Jackson Center, 7th in English IX; Betty DeLaet, Ft. Loramie, 7th in English XI; Anna Marie Sonderman, Russia, 1st in shorthand I; Winifred Keifer, Rosalinda Westerheide and Elmer Arling, all of Ft. Loramie, 9th, 5th and 7th, respectively, in shorthand II and bookkeeping I.
Miss Ethel Littleton was formally installed as the new president of the Beta Delta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority at the meeting held at the home of Mrs. Pauline Bertsch, the sponsor.
Miss Doris Fisher is a member of the class at Christ hospital school of nursing receiving their caps at a special ceremony this evening. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Fisher who plans to attend the ceremonies.
May 13, 1966
Three second place and three third place awards were won by the Sidney Jaycees at the state convention in Columbus over the weekend. Second place awards were in agriculture and conservation, religion, church, and governmental affairs. Third place awards went to youth in sports, ways and means, and chapter development.
Among those from the Sidney Jaycees in attendance at the three-day session were: President and Mrs. Robin Morris; President-elect and Mrs. Jim Davis; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Meyer; Mr. and Mrs. Don Lochard; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wical; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cotterman; and Warren Barry.
Once again, the Shelby county board of elections will toss a coin to determine the winner of a tie voting contest. This time, the tie was in Precinct B of the Fourth Sidney ward where Richard Dressman, incumbent, and Harold Brelsford each got 11 votes for the Democrat central committeeman job.
The official count last Friday showed no change in totals and today it was announced that the board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in its courthouse office to toss a coin. This coin toss is the first in the county since November, 1963.
May 13, 1991
Lochard’s, Inc. has opened a Do-it-center with an addition to the store at 903 Wapakoneta Ave.
Lochard’s Inc. has built a 2,500 square-foot addition to the store to provide a full-line of retail hardware, electrical, plumbing, heating and lawn and garden items, paint and tools, said Don Lochard, president.
Dickman Supply Inc. will move this weekend to its new location at 1991 State Route 29 North.
The business is moving from 220 E. Russell Road to a new, larger building constructed in an industrial park area. The new building is 28,000 square feet. Dickman Supply will be open for business Monday at the new location.
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