Out of the past


125 Years

May 13, 1892

Rt. Rev. William Elder, D.D., will be the consecrator at the consecration ceremonies of the Church of the Holy Angels tomorrow morning at 7 o’clock. He is the assistant to the Rt. Rev. Archbishop S. Eilermann. Celebrant at the Pontifical High Mass at 10 o’clock will be Rt. Rev. Ambrose Watterson. A grand parade of all societies and many from out of town will be held at 3 o’clock.

100 Years

May 13, 1917

Charles Benjamin, Jr. has gone to Bucyrus where he has taken a position in an ammunitions plant. He joins a number of other Ohio Wesleyan University students who have taken positions in the same plant.

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Tired of postponing games, the Elco 30 team determined yesterday to get into action, and proved themselves to be good cold weather athletes by easily defeating the Springfield Westcotts by the score of 13 to 2. Linthicum was on the mound for the Sidney team.

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Dr. A. W. Hobby has returned home from Cincinnati where he attended the annual convention of the Ohio State Eclectic Medical Association of which he is president. He gave a paper on “Exit the Family Physician.”

75 Years

May 13, 1942

Some 600 students in the first six elementary grades in the Sidney schools will participate in the musicale to be presented May 21 and 22 in the high school auditorium. Entitled “The Land of the Free,” this will mark the 11th in the series of productions presented annually.

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J.J. Parthemore is the new manager of the local Montgomery Ward store, coming here from Middletown. Previously located in Lexington, Ky., he has been in the retail business for the past 16 years. He succeeds Karl Whitney who has been transferred to LaGrange, Ill.

50 Years

May 13, 1967

Charles Collins of R.R. 3, Sidney, announced today that he purchased The Purity Restaurant from George Kookootsedes of Lima, who took over the operation five years ago. The former owner was John Kookootsedes of Sidney who became a partner in the restaurant with Evans Johnson in 1919.

Collins owns the Recreation Lanes and pool hall in the Ohio Building located directly behind the restaurant. Collins said today his wife Thelma will be a partner in the restaurant’s operation.

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DEGRAFF – Riverside School today received approval from the Federal Communications Commission to install a non-commercial education FM radio station at the school.

The station will have enough power to cover the Riverside School District. Equipment has been purchased and installation is expected to start now, Supt. Leonard Walls said. Walls added that “Riverside is one of the few schools in Ohio to have a radio station.

25 Years

May 13, 1992

The Sidney City Board of Education agreed to participate with the Fairlawn School District in a pilot interdistrict open enrollment program for the 1992-93 school year.

Timothy Bickel, director of curriculum, said a pilot program will allow the school district to try open enrollment on a small scale.

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PARIS – Marlene Dietrich, the Berlin-born film legend with the husky voice, smoldering eyes, and classic legs, died Wednesday at her home in Paris, her son-in-law said. She was 90.

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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