125 Years Ago
June 12, 1892
There are at least three views presented with reference to licensing peddlers and street-corner merchants. To a greater or less extent all are against the hawkers. Less than three years ago there was an ordinance in which the license fee was so high that it practically prohibited hawkers privileges . Some hotel keepers and livery men felt the loss of patronage and the ordinance was repealed. It is a question of two sides-to please merchants or the other class named.
Commencing on Monday, and excluding all Saturday stores of Sidney will close evenings, the jewelry stores of Sidney will close their doors at 6 p.m. until Sept. 1.
100 Years Ago
June 12, 1917
Members of the junior class will join the seniors at Holy Angels High school for the presentation of the play, “Every Student” , on Friday evening in the auditorium at Sidney High School. Members of the graduating class are: Misses Ellen Tynan, Katherine Kennedy, Mary Ratterman and Catherine Hendricks and Messrs. Edward Lauterbur, Arthur Blust, Bernard Tynan, William Eastgate, Walter Maloney, and Keith Brandewie.
Subscriptions for the flag to be raised at the children’s home next Tuesday afternoon are being liberally made. The public is invited to attend the program at which members of the Neal Post of the G.A.R. will be special guests.
75 Years Ago
June 12, 1942
Fifty-nine Shelby county young men left this morning by bus for induction into the U.S. armed services. They made up a portion of the June quota selected by the Shelby county selective service board. The men were in charge of Hugh Milligan, Robert Case, Harold McNell and Edward Cowhick.
Sale of the new Federal auto tax stamps, good for one year, began yesterday at the local post office. Postmaster William Swonger said today he estimated 4,000 would be sold through the local post office.
50 Years Ago
June 12, 1967
Lakeview-Some 2,000 delegates to Methodisim’s Ohio Annual Conference are to vote this week on a proposed merger with the Evangelical United Brethren. The delegates are to vote on the plan to unite with the EUB denomination Wednesday.
CINCINNATI- Thanks to a couple of catchers the Cincinnati Reds still hold a 2-game edge in the National League pennant race. Roommates Jim Coker and Don Pavietich carried the big bats in the nightcap Sunday as the Reds overcame a 4-1 Astro lead with seven runs in the last three innings for an 8-4 victory after dropping the opener , 7-4.
25 Years Ago
June 12, 1992
Allan B. “Bruce” Allen, a Sidney native and a member of the Sidney High School Class of 1967, will be the artist honored at a reception at C.R. Frame Gallery on June 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. The gallery is located at 102 E. Poplar St. Original of some of his works will be on display along with copies of the 10 drawings he has done to date of Sidney buildings and area landmarks. Allen, or Bruce as he is best known in this area, now lives in Santa Cruz, Calif, and visits his hometown of Sidney once a year.
Ryan Francis, 9, took a big cut at a pitch Tuesday during the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA’s baseball camp. The camp, which runs through Friday features local instructors Dave King, Sidney High School baseball coach, Scott Hinsch, Star Bank president, and Don O’Conner, executive director of the Dorothy Love Retirement Center. Major Leaguers Dan Briggs and Duke Dickerson will be at the camp Thursday. Francis is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Francis of Fort Loramie.
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