Out of the past


100 years

June 10, 1915

“Blue Jay” Coverstone, the official dog catcher, is again on the job and he says that he intends to capture all the dogs that do not carry the official dog tag for 1915 issued by the city auditor. He has erected kennels on the property owned by the city opposite Graceland cemetery and already has captured several stray dogs. He also has built a dog pen which he drives about the city in a spring wagon. When he captures a dog, he puts it in the pen and heads for the kennels.


R.N. Robinson gave out the information this afternoon that a durability contest for automobiles will be held tomorrow, and a number of cars are entered. So far a Jeffery, a Reo, a Moon, and a Studebaker are entered in the contest which a prospective buyer wants to see pulled off. Other cars are welcome to enter. The start will be made from the court square at 9 o’clock.

75 years

June 10, 1940

Eighteen Sidney girls have formed a Senior Girl Scout organization, the first of its kind in Sidney, under the direction of Mrs. E.J. Garmhausen. Charter members of the group are: Emma Nell Valentine, Doris Jean McClure, Sarah Bess Loudenback, Bernadine Wiessinger, Ruth Miller, Evelyn Blalock, Dorothy Zweisler, Mary Ellen Kiser, Catherine Wright, Kathleen Wachsmuth, Helen Kopp, Dorothy Foster, Louise Yohey, Barbara Kratt, Laverna Snyder, , Dorothy Koons, and Marie Thomas.


Eugene H. Buxton, vicar of St. Marks Episcopal church of this city, will be ordained at a special service to be held Sunday at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Gambler. The Rt, Rev. Beverly D. Tucker, Bishop of Ohio, will be the ordaining pastor.

50 years

June 10, 1965

JACKSON CENTER — Recent purchase by Breece & Yeasel, Inc., of 15-1/2 acres of land from Thurman and Pauline Prince will provide room for anticipated future expansion of the company, Dean Yeasel, president of the manufacturing company said today. The acquired tract extends along the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton R.R. tracks just north of the former lumber yard property that was bought and rebuilt by the firm. Yeasel indicated that construction of a new plant of substantial consideration. The company now employs 50 persons in its original plant at the corner of Main and Pike streets and in the lumber yard operation. Dr. Richard H. Breece, formerly of Jackson Center, but now of Sidney, is secretary-treasurer of the company.

25 years

June 10, 1990

Judging by his popularity in a short two-year stay in Sidney, it’s almost like losing the head coach all over again. When Kevin Fell accepted the job recently at Lakewood High School near Cleveland, most felt it was only a matter of time before defensive coordinator Jim Slagle, who came to Sidney with Fell, joined him. And it turns out they were right. Fell confirmed Thursday night that the Sidney assistant had signed Tuesday with the Lakewood School system, leaving another void in the Sidney High staff. Fell announced his resignation in early June after leading the Yellow Jackets into the Division II state semifinals a year ago. Slagle could have had the head coaching job for the asking.


Connie White, chairman of the 1990 MayFest, was recognized for her contribution to the success of the May 19 festival, when the Mayfest Board of Trustees met Tuesday night. Mrs. White received a clock award featuring an engraved plaque. The presentation was made by her husband, Malcolm White, who is the outgoing board president. Reports from the respective committees indicated the event was quite successful.

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