125 Years Ago
June 22, 1892
The great rain that visited Sidney between 4 and 5 yesterday afternoon resulted in considerable flooding. In the same time a greater quantity of water was never known to have fallen here. At Maplewood, a house was struck by lightning and all the occupants were rendered unconscious. At Port Jefferson, the water ran from streets into cellars, and the Allinger mill had its foundation so badly damaged that the mill will not run until repairs can be made.
100 Years Ago
June 22, 1917
The 1917 Chautauqua season in Sidney will open tomorrow. The equipment arrived in Sidney this morning and erection of the big tent was started immediately, at Julia Lamb playground.
Local sponsors are hoping to have 50 carloads of Shelby county residents make the booster trip to Troy on June 28 for the visit to the Miami County Experiment farm.
75 Years Ago
June 22, 1942
Members of Ohio’s 92 county and local fairs, who only last week decided to go ahead with their plans for 1942, today awaited further clarification of a request from Joseph B. Eastman, National Defense Transportation director, that all such fairs be discontinued for the duration.
Roger Spreen, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Spreen, of this city, is one of 25 Ohio midshipmen, members of the U.S. Navel Academy’s first batch of “three year wonders” receiving commissions at graduation exercises today.
50 Years Ago
June 22, 1967
During the annual meeting of the Miami University board of trustees in Oxford last weekend J. Oliver Amos was elected vice chairman of the board. Previously he was secretary.
CINCINNATI- The city received another legal Green light on construction of a stadium along the Ohio River Monday. The U.S. First District Court of Appeals decided there was no errors. Common Pleas Judge Ralph B. Kohnen’s Feb. 1 refusal to grant an injunction to attorney Haskell Bazell, who had filed a taxpayer’s suit to stop the city from spending the money for the new stadium.
25 Years Ago
June 22, 1992
Two Bridgeview Middle School teachers and one student are volunteering their time this summer to brighten up the school. Teachers Daniel Westfall and Lori Hedberg and student Diane Taylor, who will enter eight grade at Bridgeview in the fall, are scraping, replastering, sanding and painting walls in the north wing on the first floor of the building. Westfall, who teaches Industrial arts, is doing the replastering work, while Ms. Hedberg and Miss Taylor are concentrating on painting. Superintendent Lewis Blackford said he is appreciative of the efforts of these volunteers.
The artist featured at the Amos Memorial Public Library for the month of June is Richard Neville. He is exhibiting his watercolor paintings of various subjects. Neville has studied art under George Crown at Edison State College for the past four years and this is his second show at the library.
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