Out of the past


125 Years

May 22, 1892

Nine years ago today, although there was no ordinance requiring it, the people of Sidney were shoveling snow off the sidewalks, Reference to the files of this newspaper reveals that the snow in places was eight inches deep, and out of its white depths appeared peonies and crown imperials, adding splendor to the conglomeration of opposites.

100 Years

May 22, 1917

The Shelby County Conscription Board met this afternoon in the court room and organized by electing B.F. Martin, executive officer; W.T. Amos, secretary, and Dr. M.F. Hussey, medical officer. The names of the first two were recommended to Governor Cox by Judge J.D. Barnes, the medical officer by the State Medical Council.

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The southbound limited traction car struck the Palmisano Fruit truck on Main Avenue near the Piper store this afternoon. The truck was thrown to the side of the street into a buggy occupied by J.E. Applegate of Palestine. No one was injured although the truck and buggy were heavily damaged.

75 Years

May 22, 1942

Oscar Barringer, who has filled the position of rationing coordinator for the past five months, has submitted his resignation. In taking this action, Barringer said the increasing duties of the rationing program necessitates the services of a younger man. He offered to remain as an advisor to the new coordinator.

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With 630 children making up the cast, the Sidney elementary schools presented the colorful historic pageant “Land of the Free’ last evening in the high school auditorium. The production was under the direction of Miss Margaret Faulkner, music supervisor in the elementary schools.

50 years

May 22, 1967

The applause that rolled through the auditorium at Sidney High School during Monday afternoon’s assembly when Jerry Stump of the Sidney Quarterback Club announced to the high school students and teachers present that Earnie Jones was the winner of the local organization’s fourth annual Athletic Citizenship Award was indication enough that all present were in accord with the choice which had just been made known.

Previous winners of the Quarterback Club’s Athletic Citizenship Award are Mike Minniear, Terry Kramer and Leon Hayes.

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Seventeen-year-old David Knipe of Houston High School, who has acquired a habit of winning school honors, has scored again. This time it was a high rating in chemistry in the annual district-state tests of scholastic achievement.

David registered the top score in District 3. That made him second high in the state in his division, second regardless of classification as to size of school. He was the only Shelby County pupil who gained a statewide “regardless” rating.

25 Years

May 22, 1992

A 1989 graduate of Fairlawn High School has been named Sportswoman of the Year in volleyball at Eastern Kentucky University at Richmond.

Winnoa Billiel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Billiel was awarded the honor at the recent EKU woman’s sports banquet. She was chosen on the basis of “concern for others, emotional stability, performance, adaptability, personality, teammanship, dedication and persistence.”

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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