Out of the past


100 years

June 22, 1915

More than 150 persons were present last evening for the annual alumni banquet of the Holy Angels school. The affair was held at the K of C hall. Miss Anna Lauterbur, president of the alumni extended the welcome to the graduating class, with the response given by Cletus Hoban, valedictorian of the class. Hon. Charles W. Wyman was the speaker for the evening.


John Allinger has gone to Celina where he will superintend the erection of an elevator in that city.


While G.W. Groves was working at his Blacksmith shop yesterday, a nail flew up and struck his right eye, causing a painful injury. It is not believed the injury is serious enough to cause the loss of the sight in his eye.

75 years

June 22, 1940

Three shoplifters escaped arrest here yesterday afternoon by employing torture tactics on Mrs. Tom Crowe of the VIVI dress shop on the west side of the square, when she asked them to hand over the two $8 dresses they had stolen. The two women and a man, estimated to be about 30 years old, entered the store shortly after the manager, J.L. Baer had left. Noting that the women had apparently concealed something under their coats, Mrs. Cowe ask that they return it. The two women dashed from the store to their car, while their companion held a lighted cigarette on Mrs. Crowe’s arm. Police pursued the car six miles south of town but were unable to overtake it.


Moving of displays into the Karns skating rink on East Court street started today as preparations moved forward for the industrial exposition to be held next weekend. The doors will open from 2 to 10 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Special music for the exposition will be supplied by Ody Moore’s band.

50 years

June 22, 1965

Craig Pottorf, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pottorf , Sidney, is the 1965 Sidney Soap Box Derby champion. For the youthful champ, who will go on to represent Sidney in the International Derby at Akron on Aug 7, it was a case of “If you don’t succeed the first time, try again.”It marked the third year of competition for the young Craig, who last year finished third in the Class A competition after being nosed out by Dave Deal who went on to win the division. Young Pottorf, in addition to taking the city championship, was also the winner of the contest for the best constructed race car.


The 1965 Holy Angels picnic will stand out for many years in the memory of Mary O’Leary, Sidney. She won the grand prize, a Chevelle super sports car, at Saturday’s celebration which drew thousands to the Shelby County Fairgrounds. More than $5,000 in prizes were awarded.

25 years

June 22, 1990

NEW YORK — Donald Trump’s major bank leaders have tentatively agreed to give him a little breathing room. The four lead banks agreed to lend him $65 million and defer interest and principal payments on about $850 million of the 3 billion in debt the developer ran up in building his real estate and gambling empire, the newspaper said. The package would be secured by nearly every asset in Trump’s empire.


Amid what they believe is confusion about the 9-1-1 emergency telephone system being implemented and claims that 9-1-1 is being “held hostage” to the sales tax issue. Shelby County Commissioners met earlier this week with Sheriff John Lenhart to hear the presentation on the issue he has made to area emergency personnel and township trustees. With Lt. James Moorman present, Lenhart outlined the case for 9-1-1 using charts, graphs, and a video tape concerning a 800 megahertz radio system that has been implemented in the state of Indiana. The estimated cost of the 9-1-1 system is between $75,000 to $150,000 with the county commissioners picking up the tab.


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