Out of the past


125 years

December 16, 1897

The young lady basketball players of the high school enjoyed an oyster supper at the New Era restaurant after the practice game held in the armory last night.


Complaint has been made to the officers about the number of boys about Sidney under age smoking cigarettes and using tobacco. State law prohibits furnishing cigarettes or tobacco to anyone under 15 years of age. It is the intention of the officers to enforce the law as near as possible. As a usual thing minors secure cigarettes and tobacco by getting a person who is not a minor to make the purchase for them.

100 years

December 16, 1922

Marking the sixth year the association has made the program available in the community, the Peoples Savings and Loan Association is mailing out checks totaling some $50,000 in its Christmas Savings Club.


A number of Shelby County residents have been in attendance at the Ohio State Grange meeting being held this week in Columbus. Included in the group from this county have been, Mr. and Mrs. James Burress, of Hardin; Miss Harriet Carmony, Pemberton; Mr. and Mrs. A.F. Moon, Mr. and Mrs. John Cowen, and Mr. and Mrs. David Campbell, of Bellou.

75 years

December 16, 1947

Members of the congregation of the First Presbyterian Church named officers for the new year during a congregational meeting yesterday. Elders elected for three years included: Ford Doren, Fred Louys, Ralph Munger and Marion Russell; trustees, Thomas Anderson Jr. and Harvey Stratton; deacons, Mrs. Charles Dunson, Mrs. Helen Johnson and Mrs. George Lohmire; head usher, Robert Allinger, assistant, Wilson Lochard.

The House of David basketball team combined fun with ability last night when they took the measure of the local Buck’s Taxi team by a score of 32 to 22 in the game played at the armory.


William Joslin, Jr., young county farmer, was re-elected president of the Shelby County Farm Bureau at a session of the board of directors held last evening. He heads the local farm organization for the third consecutive year. E.E. Rees, Washington Township, was named vice president; Charles Collier, Perry Township, secretary-treasurer.

50 years

December 16, 1972

Dorothy Love Presbyterian Home will change administrators this month but the change is expected to go smoothly as it has been in the works for the past four months. Retiring will be Mrs. Albert Sayre who has held the post for 20 years. New administrator is Fred Voelkel.


CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Reds catcher Johnny Bench proclaimed Friday he would be ready to play ball next year. Bench, who had a non-malignant lesion removed from his right lung, was expected to be released from Christ Hospital possibly Monday. Doctors said Friday the lesion had been caused by a fungus infection in the lung.

25 years

December 16, 1997

PHOTO: With some of the cakes they created in the foreground, Cub Scouts from Pack 42 play a game at a meeting this week at the Sidney Salvation Army. Shown playing the game are Calvin Cook, Virginia Shaw, Ricky Lee Joseph, Jerry Swain, Wesley Branscum and Darrell Hewitt. The boys and their parents made cakes to be donated to local nursing homes.


ANNA – Tom Kremer, the vocational agricultural teacher at Anna High School, has been named president-elect for the National Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association; the first time an Ohio teacher has been given the distinction. Kremer is in his 29th year of teaching with the past 23 in Anna.


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

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