Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Dec. 10, 1915

The Junior-Senior debate at Sidney High School is scheduled for Dec. 23, in the school auditorium. Flood Prevention in the Miami Valley and the Conservancy Act will be the subject of debate. Senior members elected for the debate are: Orville Snyder, Lawrence Souders, and Clara Hill. Members of the junior team are: Martin McVay, Rexford Smoot, and Wesley Thompson.

75 years

Dec. 10, 1940

Members of the junior class at Botkins High School will present their annual class play “Doffy and Daffy” Friday evening. Members of the cast include: Helen Metz, Clifford Elsass, Amelia Schneider, Virginia Kauffman, Dorothy Henschen, Elmer Koenig, Emory Koenig, Jean Cogan, Eugene Engelhaupt, Thomas Sonderman, Jean Park, and Warren Snyder.

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Russell Bunker, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Bunker, of Elm Street, a senior in Sidney High School has been named third alternate to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis by Congressman Jones.

50 years

Dec. 10, 1965

Five employees of the Northern division of the Dayton Power and Light Co. were honored recently for their years of service with the company during a special recognition banquet held at the DP&L service building in Dayton. They are James E. Clark, 10 year employee; Richard J. Wiford and Harold Longbrake, 20 years; Robert D. Ruther, 10 years; and George C. Kratt, 15 years.

25 years

Dec. 10, 1990

Christmas Sketch: A stocking overflowing with holiday gifts is the Christmas offering of Nikki Koverman. She is an eighth grader at Fort Loramie Junior High School. There are now 15 days left before Christmas.

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Mary Ellen Allenbaugh, new Shelby County Treasurer, looks at some records with Rebecca Rankin, chief deputy in the treasurer’s office. Mrs. Allenbaugh is realizing a life-long goal in her new job as treasurer.

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Students and recent visitors to Sidney High School may have noticed the new trophy case at the entrance to the school auditorium in the east lobby. The Lee Schauer Memorial Trophy Case has been completed, thanks to a donation by Mr. and Mrs. Ron Schauer who saw the finished product recently. The Schauers donated the funds needed for the trophy case in memory of their son Lee, a former standout golfer at the school who died last year.

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Sidney area resident Stacy Leigh Arthur, who recently competed in the Mrs. America Pageant in Russia and is Playboy magazine’s January Playmate, hopes people will see her for the person she is and not strictly the body that graced the magazine cover and centerfold. She is the third person in the history of the magazine to appear in both areas in the same issue. Such treatment is usually reserved for a Playmate of the Year.

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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