Dec. 14, 1915
The committee in charge of the Christmas treat to be given to all the children of the city by the Elks, have secured a suitable tree which will be erected in the yard at the rear of the Elks home at the corner of West Court Street and West Avenue. The tree, as soon as it is erected, will be wired and beautifully lighted with electricity. The committee is preparing to entertain and treat over a thousand children at the affair to be held Christmas Eve.
Dec. 14, 1940
Plans were announced today for the broadcasting of Christmas carols from the court house tower again this year. The program will be under the sponsorship of the Sidney Boys’ Club, with four speakers to be installed in the courthouse tower. Four programs are being planned during the week before Christmas, and the church choirs of the city are being asked to cooperate.
Citizens of Hattiesburg, Miss., will play host to those soldiers, including some from Sidney, who will be on limited duty at Camp Shelby on Christmas Day, it was learned today. While most of the men on duty at the camp will be privileged to return home for Christmas, there will be some who will be required to remain behind. Arrangements are begin made for residents of the community to entertain one or more of these soldiers in their home on that day.
Dec. 14, 1965
William Rhees, of Rhees Clothes, is the new president of the Sidney Chamber of Commerce. Rhees was elected to that post when the members of the new board of directors completed their organization at a joint meeting with the 1965 board held Tuesday evening at the Johnston Party House. Named to serve with Rhees during the coming year are, Robert Sargeant, first vice president; Robert Ruther, second vice president; Herbert Schlater, secretary; and Robert Dunham, treasurer.
Members of the Sidney Planning Commission at their regular meeting Tuesday evening gave tentative approval to the plat plan presented by the Mid-Continent Development Co. for further development of the Green Tree Hills subdivision. This subdivision is located off West Park Street and includes a portion of the former Huber development planned for that area. Approximately 160 building lots are included in the development.
Dec. 14, 1990
Ryan Walters, 11, Mark Allen, 10, and Jeremy Carruthers, 11, are shown practicing a scene from “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” a program to be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church. The play will be presented by adults and children of the church.
CLARKSTON, Mich. (AP) – A judge dismissed a murder charge against a doctor who invented a device that an Alzheimer’s disease victim used to kill herself, but he didn’t clear the doctor to use the machine again. District Judge Gerald McNally on Thursday threw out a first-degree murder charge against Dr. Jack Kevorkian in the June 4 death of Janet Adkins. She died after activating a machine Kevorkian invented that sent poison into her veins.
Christmas Sketch: An angel from on high is captured in this drawing by Kendra Barhorst, 832 S. Miami Ave., a sixth grader at Holy Angels Elementary School. There are only 11 days left before Christmas.
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