May 8, 1892
The board of education met Saturday evening and disposed of questions that will relieve at least 25 persons and gratify many of their friends. It re-elected every person now employed in the schools. Supt. M.A. Yarnell, who is closing his fourth year very acceptably, was re-elected for one year at a salary of $1,700. Miss Ida Haslup was elected principal at Central building at $900 a year.
May 8, 1917
The annual election of officers of the country club was held at the club house yesterday afternoon, with the following officers and directors being named: A.J. Hess, president; C.F. Hickok, vice president; Cable Wagner, secretary; W.R. Carothers, treasurer; directors, W.E. Kilbone, A.C. Getz, and Louis R. Wagner.
A meeting will be held in the Y.M.G.A. rooms of the M.E. Church this evening for the purpose of organizing a Red Cross society here.
Policeman Eisenstein is carrying a new policeman’s club, presented to him by Ben Funk, who secured it from a policeman in Cincinnati. The club is a long one and greatly different from the clubs, formerly carried by the Sidney police.
May 8, 1942
A grand total of 24,359 war ration books No. 1 were issued in Shelby County during the four-day registration which closed last evening. A total of 11,542 were distributed through the city school system and 12,817 from schools in the county system.
Price Administrator Leon Henderson informed Congress today that “non-essential” civilian motorists will be allowed not more than “two to three gallons a week” when gasoline rationing goes into effect next Friday in 17 eastern states and the District of Columbia.
May 8, 1967
Forty years of promoting Pure Oil Co. products in the Jackson Center area brought recognition Monday night to the Haas Brothers – Edwin and Howard. The company used the Feed Bag restaurant to give the gas and oil jobbers a dinner and to present silver coffee and tea services and diamond-studded tie clips to each of the brothers along with a plaque to the firm.
About 30 friends, employees and business associates attended.
Shelby County real estate tax collection and distribution set another high record in the first half of 1967, reaching a total of $1,614,766.11.
This was announced today by County Auditor Thelma Short who said the increase was due in great part to the new construction and the passage of additional tax levies.
May 8, 1992
An administrative staff reorganization plan that would save the school district more than $50,000 was endorsed Monday night by the Sidney City Board of Education.
The belt-tightening measure was taken as the board looks to the June 2 primary election when voters will be asked to approve a 5.9-mill, five-year, tax levy.
“The savings would be in excess of $50,000 a year,” said Superintendent Lewis Blackford, who said this money would be available to spend on education.
Blackford presented the reorganization proposal to the board, noting that the present setup has been in existence since 1986, and that nowadays, “most businesses are doing more with less.”
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