125 Years Ago
June 14, 1892
About 30 persons enjoyed what they supposed was a wholesome bath in the river last evening at a place between Water and Dallas streets. For nearly an hour they enjoyed themselves, unaware that the county sewer entered the river at that place. It is unlawful to bathe in the river above the water works pumping station except if one goes 10 miles upstream, and it probably is physically unconstitutional to take a swim short of two miles below town.
100 Years Ago
June 14, 1917
Sheriff Burns and Chief of Police O’Leary received notice from the Governor Cox today to arrest all male persons between the ages of 21 and 31 who failed to register for army service and subject to conscription. It is understood that there are two or three persons in Sidney subject to this order and they will be placed under arrest as soon as they are located.
Capt. Charles Mc Donald, of the Salvation Army, has arrived in this city to open a temporary outpost. He will be holding meetings all this week and ask the cooperation of Sidney people that a permanent outpost may be established here.
75 Years Ago
June 14, 1942
The Navy Department today revealed for the first time the details of the smashing victory of U.S. forces in the Coral Sea when 35 Japanese ships were sunk or damaged.
The farmer’s labor problem in Shelby county is increasing as more of the men are called from the farm to enter the armed forces or defense plants. R.W. Munger, county agricultural agent, reported that farmers in a number of communities are cooperating with each other through exchange of labor and equipment to meet the emergency.
50 Years Ago
June 14, 1967
Advised that a fawn was seen at 8 a.m. today on Interstate 75 near Vandermark road, a Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy found it to be a full-grown doe. Deputy Herman Deiters Jr. found the deer on the berm of the north bound lane. Deiters said he frightened the animal away and ran it into the woods.
Best ball foursome was the games played for the June 6 ladies day at the Piqua Country Club golf course. Sidney winners were Mrs. Frank Zeilsdorf, Mrs. Wall Sachs, Mrs. C.D. Beck, Mrs. Jack Rhees, and Mrs. Charles Manchester. Other Sidney players were Mrs. Kermit Kuck, Mrs. John Rhees, Mrs. R. Gordon Palmer, Mrs. Paul Maurer, Mrs. Harley Knoop, Mrs. Joseph Belser, Mrs. Robert Hepler, and Mrs. Thomas Shipley.
25 Years Ago
June 14, 1992
MARIA STEIN – People from throughout the world have travelled to this Mercer County Community over the course of a century to pray in the chapels at the Maria Stein Center. The chapels, located adjacent to each other in the reddish brick building that once served as a convent for the Society of the Precious Blood, will be the setting for a centennial observance on Sept. 13. The Most Rev. Daniel Pilarcyzk, archbishop of Cincinnati will head the list of dignitaries expected to take part in a Field Mass and ceremonial procession. Sister Rose Ann Winkeljohn, who is coordinating plans for the festivities said the chapels are all that remain of the 1890 and 1892 building additions to the convent which was dedicated in the fall of 1846.
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