Out of the past

100 years

Aug. 15, 1915

The Sidney band left on an early morning train today for Versailles where they were to play for the homecoming celebration.


At a meeting of the Elks Lodge on Tuesday evening, the matter of the purchase of an Elks’ home will be discussed. All members of the lodge are urged to be present for the meeting.

75 years

Aug. 15, 1940

German troops massed for an attempted invasion of England today as the Nazi high command claimed sweeping success in violent air raids designed to shatter Britain’s south coast defenses and break down military resistance.


Sidney residents desiring to attend the official notification exercises for Wendell Wilkie at Elwood, Ind., on Saturday, may obtain round-trip tickets, including reserve seats at Elwood, for $2.20 from Mayor John Sexauer. The special train will leave Piqua at 7:45 a.m. Saturday.

50 years

Aug. 15, 1965

“The goal for the 1965 Shelby County United Fund drive is $88,767.” George Burrey, president of the fund’s board of trustees, announced today. “You will note that this is less than in past years,” Burrey continued. “This is because the American Cancer Society, due to national policy, has dropped out of the United Fund.”


Mrs. John Samuelson of Sidney is the new Troy Women’s City golf champion. The Sidney golfer fired rounds of 93 and 95 to post the wining 188 total.

25 years

Aug. 15, 1990

PIQUA – How long would you wait in line to fill out an application for a job that isn’t even open? Well, if you’re like the estimated 800 people who showed up Thursday at the Miami Valley Centre in Piqua, you’d have stood in the long line for more than half an hour to fill out a simple page-long application for a shot at a full time position at Copeland Corp. in Sidney. While officials at the plant and at the scene said there were no immediate hiring plans, that didn’t dampen the spirits of those who came from as far away as Lima to put in an application.


It’s official now. Voters in the Sidney City School District will go to the polls in November to decide the fate of a 2-mill bond issue to finance the construction of a new elementary school and an addition to another building. After about three years of discussion, the Sidney City Board of Education voted Monday night to place the 2-mill, 12-year bond issue on the Nov. 6 ballot. The issue is expected to generate $5.1 million to pay for the construction of a new 500-student building for grades kindergarten through fourth grade at the site of the present Parkwood Elementary School and an expansion at Northwood School to accommodate an additional 100 students. The present Parkwood School would be razed to make way for the new building.



Out of the past

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