Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Dec. 3, 1915

W.E. Shinn, truant officer, today reported that a number of children in the Sidney school district are unable to attend school because they lack adequate clothing. To assist those who are unfortunate, he asks those so desiring to leave articles of clothing at H.N. Dickensheets grocery and he will see that it is placed where most needed.

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With the approval of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, the Western Ohio Railway Co. has sold its lighting and power business in Sidney to the Sidney Electric Co. The Sidney Electric Co. purchased the property of the Sidney Electric Light Co. about a year ago and sometime later entered into negotiations with the Western Ohio Railway Co. for the purchase of its lighting and power business in the city.

75 years

Dec. 3, 1940

Planning for a Merry Christmas for residents at the county home and children’s home, the Delta Theta Tau sorority has named the following committees: Miss Dorothy Duncan, Mrs. Wayne Bertsch, Miss Louise Gaier, and Mrs. Wilson Lochard, children’s home; Miss Mary Ida Doorley, Miss Dorothy Morrison, Miss Frances Richards, Miss Betty Gudenkauf and Miss Margaret Faulkner, county home.

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Clarence A. Stewart was in Columbus yesterday attending a meeting held for discussion of the organization of the Home Guards to take the place of the National Guard now in Federal service. Plans are to organize guard companies in all communities where state armories are located. Companies will consist of the commissioned officers and a minimum of 60 men. These groups will meet for weekly drills and have an eight-day training session at Camp Perry during the summer.

50 years

Dec. 3, 1965

MINSTER — Directors of the Arrowhead Park Golf Club hired an architect to plan a nine-hole golf course a short distance south of the Minster village limits. The Arrowhead site has been surveyed and a geological map showing elevation has been obtained. The layout should be completed next January. Final detailed specifications will be completed by early spring and unwanted trees in a wooded area on the site will be cleared. The club acquired the former Joe Drees farm of 120 acres, 25 acres of which is woodland.

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Miss Nancy Olson, a freshman at Bowling Green State University, has been elected treasurer of Mooney Hall, a women’s residence building. She will be serving on the house board with other officers elected at the University December 1st. Miss Olson is a major in health and physical education.

25 years

Dec. 3, 1990

Christmas Sketch: A teddy bear like this one, the work of Fort Loramie High School senior Lori Lauber, would look good under the Christmas tree this year. There are only 22 shopping day left before Christmas.

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Photo: Three-year-old Logan Billing, shows Santa Claus what he wants for Christmas during Santa’s visit to the Shelby House Hotel Museum in Botkins Sunday afternoon. Logan brought pages of a catalog with him so Santa would know exactly what he wants.

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Pictured displaying artwork that are part of a Senior Art Display at Amos Memorial Public Library are Billie Lydia King and Jeanne Masteller. The display will be featured at the library gallery through the month of December.

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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

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