Out of the past


125 years

Friday, April 28, 1892

There is probably no other town in Ohio that has received so much attention this spring as Sidney. The reason for it is extraordinary good water in our ponds and streams. Supt. Lanz says it is so fine that if he had his way he would bring every fish from the reservoir to Tawawa Lake and other ponds near here. He brought 700 black bass; 800 blue gills; 3,000 perch and 800 channel catfish. In the three trips here more than 20,000 fish have been placed in our streams.

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The contract for building the club house for the Tawawa Fishing and Boating Club was awarded to George Snyder for $437.50. The building of one story will be on the south bank of the lake. There will be three rooms and a large porch overhanging the water.

100 years

Friday, April 28, 1917

May 1 will be a great day in Sidney and will go down in history to inspire future generations with love for America and loyalty to the flag. The parade and speaking program that will follow will be something to be proud of. Indicative of the interest being shown, Thomas Kennedy, of Botkins reported this afternoon that there will be two special cars on the Western Ohio to carry the children and citizens of Botkins to Sidney. Perry Township has arranged to transport its school children in wagons.

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The saloons will close at 1:30 tomorrow afternoon (when the parade is scheduled to form) and remain closed until the following morning.

75 years

Friday, April 28, 1942

Mayor Sexauer reported to city council at its regular meeting last night that information he had received indicated that the city would receive approximately $3,000 for civil defense purposes. During the session Council President Wheeler suggested the unfinished rifle range in the basement of the city building be placed in shape for members of the civilian defense groups to practice shooting.

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Members of the senior class at Green Township will present their class play, “A Big Think In Life” at the school Friday evening. Members of the cast include: Naomi Parke, Betty Gundolf, Doris Hetzler, Elsie Jean Lemmon, Barbara Noe, Frances Covault, Thelma Middleton, Robert Sargeant, John Worthington, and Norman Ward.

50 years

Friday, April 28, 1967

Despite current withdrawals, it is still feasible to create and operate an Upper Miami Valley Joint Vocational School at a reasonable millage. This was the picture given some 150 Shelby and Auglaize County residents by Dr. Byrl Shoemaker, state director of vocational education. Speaking at a program report meeting Thursday night at Anna school, Shoemaker emphasized that “with or without the cities you can have a vocational education program.”

25 years

Friday, April 28, 1992

A Silkirk crab apple tree was planted on the playground of Parkwood Elementary School Saturday afternoon by Girl Scout Daisy Troop No. 690 of Sidney. Pictred are troop leader Cindi Irwin, Erica Gleason, and Laura Fischbaugh. The tree was donated by Randy and Ross Moore, owners of The Brick Barn and was planted in the same area that their great-great-grandfather, Sylvestris S. Wells, planted the large trees at the playground area more than 100 years ago.

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Photo: Noah Faulder and Amy Lenhart smile at each other after being crowned king and queen of the Jackson Center High School prom Saturday Night.

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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

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