Out of the past


125 years

Wednesday, April 26, 1892

The committee having charge of the preliminaries in organizing a society for village improvement purposes deserves the support of every resident. If anyone is asked to put his or her name on a list it should be done without hesitation. It is to be hoped also that the ladies will feel interested – indeed, it should be the better part of wisdom to have a few ladies on the committee.

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It is the little things that help to give a city air to Sidney. W.H. Wagner has followed city styles in arranging the shelves of his hardware store, and a customer, without a severe test of imagination, may think he is in something better than a city of the second grade and fourth class.

100 years

Wednesday, April 26, 1917

During the electrical storm early this morning lightning struck a gas pipe running underneath the balcony on the east side of the Monumental building. A hole was torn in the pipe, igniting the gas pipe and setting fire to the wooden floor of the balcony on the second floor.

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Lewis Windle, student in agriculture at Ohio State University, came home yesterday to spend the summer with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Windle on their farm. All agriculture students are being permitted to return home now and receive full year’s credit providing they spend the summer working on the farm.

75 years

Wednesday, April 26, 1942

Registration of Sidney and Clinton Township men between the ages of 45 and 65 will get underway at noon tomorrow on the second floor of the post office. Post offices throughout the county will handle the rural area registration.

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New officers were named by the Girls Athletic Association at the high school yesterday. Eunice Baker was elected president; Sally Benjamin, vice president; Patsy Lohmire, secretary, and Betty Ferree, treasurer.

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Joe Fox, son of Rev. and Mrs. P.R. Fox, of Port Jefferson, has been elected president of the senior class at Bowling Green State University. He is a 1939 graduate of Sidney High School.

50 years

Wednesday, April 26, 1967

JACKSON CENTER – Waldo Ammon Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Ammon of R.R. 1, Jackson Center, will be one of 21 men of the 75th Class of Ohio Highway Patrolmen to graduate at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the patrol academy in Columbus.

25 years

Wednesday, April 26, 1992

“Under the Sea” is the theme for the Lehman High School Junior/Senior Prom to be held Saturday night at the Upper Valley Joint Vocational School in Piqua. King candidates are: Jeremy Buechter, Benjamin Dunlap, Gregory Francis, Chris Jessup and Benjamin Latimer. Queen candidates are: Kim DeShano, Bridget Hussey, Gwen Pleiman, Carrie Sandri, and Jenni Thomas.

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JACKSON CENTER – “To Be With You” is the theme for this year’s Jackson Center High School prom to be held Saturday. Seniors who are candidates for king are: Gene Gooding, Douglas Knight, and Noah Faulder. Vying for prom queen are: Amy Lenhart, Kelly Mann and Kristi Ware.

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FORT LORAMIE – Gail Gaier, a 1990 graduate of Fort Loramie High School, has been crowned Miss University of Toledo, where she is a sophomore majoring in political science. By virtue of the win, she now advances to the Miss Ohio Scholarship Pageant in June.

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These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (937-498-1653) 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 (937-498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet! www.shelbycountyhistory.org