125 Years Ago
June 30, 1892
The general agent of the Bell Telephone Co. is in Sidney today, looking over the ground preparatory to putting a plant here.
The insane inmates of the jail will not be removed to the asylum at the Infirmary until the Fourth.
Walker Stowell has resigned as station baggage master for the Big Four railroad and Harry Williams has taken his place.
100 Years Ago
June 30, 1917
Unique displays were in the show windows of four of the leading stores of the city this afternoon, when a number of the members of the Red Cross were seated in them, sewing and making Red Cross articles needed in field service. Stores in which the displays were arranged included Piper’s, Thedieck’s, the Home Store, and Rosenthal’s.
One hundred and fifty members were on hand when the Shelby County Fish and Game Protective Association held an elaborate fish banquet last evening at the fairgrounds. O.S. Kenny was toastmaster. With short talks being given by D.S. Baxter, deputy state game warden; James Stuber, Roy Redinbo, A. Brandewie, and William Bush.
75 Years Ago
June 30, 1942
R.W. Munger, chairman of the rural committee for the first war chest drive for Shelby county in World War II, today announced the completion of his organizing committee for the contacting of the rural sections, in the county-wide effort to raise $20,000 to handle all war relief activities until Jan 1, 1942. Committee chairmen have been named for each township in the county.
The Bennett Insurance Agency will hold an open house tomorrow in its new facilities located on the ground floor of the former location on North Main avenue. The insurance agency was opened by H.E. Bennett in 1919.
50 Years Ago
June 30, 1967
A former Shelby county farmer Waldo Ammon Jr. graduated from the Ohio Highway Patrol Academy at Columbus. Ammon, 23, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Amman, of R.R. 1, Jackson Center and graduated from Jackson Center High School in 1962. Patrolman Ammon is a veteran of the Army where he served in the Military Police Corps. He is assigned to the patrol’s Eaton post in Preble county.
Appointment of Charles Baker, of Sidney, to the faculty of Wittenberg University’s college of liberal arts was announced today by Dean Al Pfnister of the Springfield school. A son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Baker, Sidney he will join Wittenberg faculty in September as instructor in mathematics.
25 Years Ago
June 30, 1992
A Sidney man leaves today for a two-year stay in Russia where he will work as a groundskeeper at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. Ross Wagner, 31, the son of Ann Bennion, and the late James Wagner will take care of the grounds of the embassy , as well as two summer houses owned by the United States and at the U.S. Ambassador’s home. Preparations for the job included a nine-week orientation and training course in Washington D.C. There was one week of orientation, followed by an eight-week fast course in the Russian language, said Wagner.
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