Out of the past


100 years

Aug. 19, 1915

Someone stole the big electric light in front of Frey’s barber shop late last night.


At the meeting of the Sidney Lodge of Elks last evening arrangements were made, looking to the establishment of a new home for the local lodge. Several properties have been under consideration, and at the meeting last evening it was decided to purchase the Charles Eisenstein property at the corner of West Avenue and Court Street, the consideration being $5,000. Work on remodeling of the property will get under way in the immediate future. The deal for the property was closed this afternoon by the trustees of the lodge, John Burkhart, Charles Timeus and Lois P. Kraft.

75 years

Aug. 19, 1940

The Holy Angels Parish picnic, an annual summer event which brings together one of the largest of local crowds, reached a peak in attendance last night when 5,000 persons thronged the fairgrounds to enjoy the pleasure planned for the 1940 outing. Richard Salm was general chairman for the affair and serving with him was Charles Weingartner.


The 55 children at the county children’s home, with the 10 members of the staff, were entertained at an all-day outing yesterday, arranged by Mr. and Mrs. Carl Berger at their summer home on Orchard Island at Indian Lake. The event was carried out under the supervision of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Gillespie, the superintendent and matron at the national guardsmen home.


President Roosevelt revealed today that he is negotiating with Great Britain for the acquisition of naval and air bases in the West Indies for protection of the Panama Canal.

50 years

Aug. 19, 1965

The Sidney Kiwanis Club has accepted a challenge put forth by the Urbana Kiwanis Club and will meet that group for a softball game on Aug. 28 in Sidney. The game will be played with a 16-inch diameter ball. Members of the Sidney Kiwanis expressed amazement at the size of the ball to be furnished by Urbana. Ed Frey, president of the Sidney club, says the game will be free and citizens are invited out for an evening of fun. Don Bolin took the lion’s share of the honors in the city Tennis Tournament. Bolin, who defeated Army Wurstner for the singles title, teamed with Paul Needles Sr., to defeat Wurstner and Gary Cromes 6-1, 8-6, for the doubles crown at Julia Lamb Courts Monday night.

25 years

Aug. 19, 1990

Assistant Ohio State University baseball coach Greg Cypret is pictured admiring the Sidney American Legion baseball most valuable player award presented to shortstop Ben Ernst Thursday at the Legion banquet. The MVP award was one of three handed out by Coach Steve Partington. He also presented the Citizenship Award to Greg Tuttle, and the most improved player award to Todd Cagle.


New teachers at Lehman High School are preparing for the start of classes Monday. New teachers are: Joseph Creviston, art; Sister Christa Franzer, math; Jam Stryffeler, history and religion; the Rev. Rick Urwin, religion; Christopher Schilling, English; Sister Eleanor Colgan, Spanish, and Jerry Maxson, math.


Willa L. Stuart, a recent graduate of Sidney High School, is competing today and Sunday in the Miss Teenage Ohio Scholarship Pageant at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus. The winner will receive a $4,000 college scholarship and earn the right to represent the state in the national pageant.


James Faulconer received a plaque during a farewell reception Friday afternoon at the Shelby County Mental Health Clinic. Faulconer is leaving after 13 years as director of the clinic. He and his wife have accepted an invitation from the Experiment in International Living to teach high school conversational English in Prague, Czechoslovakia.


Out of the past

These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet! www.shelbycountyhistory.org

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