Dec. 21, 1915
Judge I.A. Eshman received word from Columbus yesterday that he had successfully passed the state bar examination held last week and had been admitted to the practice of law. A class of 118 took the examination and 86 of the applicants were successful.
Plans were announced for the construction of a cinder track around Julia Lamb Field. This work will be started as soon as weather permits. Miss Michael was instructed to purchase a volley ball, which game will be taught to the pupils and added to the list of sports at the high school.
Dec. 21, 1940
Officers were named by the St. Johns Lutheran Church congregation and for the Sunday School yesterday morning following the regular church service. J.E. Weingartner was named an elder: Karl Martz and Robert Harshbarger, deacons; Harvey Hoewischer, trustee; H.J. Schlagetter, recording secretary; Elwood Young, treasurer; C.D. Lerch, building fund secretary. H.J. Schlagetter was elected superintendent of the Sunday School; June Seving, secretary; Marjorie Fergus, assistant; William Zorn Jr., treasurer; Carl Timeus, assistant.
Results of the home Christmas decorations contest in Anna, sponsored by the Anna Commercial Club, were announced today. First place went to A.P. Wilt, with Leo Wolf, second, and Emory Billing and Wylie Anspaugh tied for third. Receiving honorable mention were the homes of George Rilling, Jacob Meyers, and Fred Ailes.
Dec. 21, 1965
Rita Johnston, Sidney High School senior, tied for third place in oratorical interpretation in the speech tournament held Friday at Fairmont-East High School, Kettering. She used as her oration, “Almost, Not Quite,” by John Hastle. Five hundred speakers, including 22 other Sidney High School speakers, were present from 20 central and west Ohio schools competing in six events. The Sidney students were accompanied by Judy Folkerth, Mrs. David Musser, Mrs. Wilson Taglieber, Mrs. Doyle Verdier and Miss Olive Owens, speech teacher.
Editor’s Note: Americans brought a little bit of home and a little bit of Christmas to war zones in Vietnam today. But it was difficult. America’s fighting men celebrated with a turkey leg in one hand and a rifle at the ready in the other. Instead of the snow and crisp cold of the holiday season in the United States, they had a tropical sun and dirt and dust … and death. United Press International correspondents spread throughout the country to spend Christmas with the GI’s.
Dec. 21, 1990
Shelby County Cooperative Extension Service 4-H Agent Thomas Archer has received the 1990 Excellence in 4-H Award from Ohio State University. The honor is presented every December to an Ohio agent with an outstanding 4-H program. Archer, 42, has been Shelby County’s 4-H agent for 14 years and has served 11 years as county Extension chairman. He is a Shelby County native and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ohio State University and a doctorate from Iowa State University.
Christmas Sketch: This festive bear brings holiday greetings to Shelby County residents in this drawing by Matt Tennery, 410 Charles Ave., a sixth grader at Holy Angels Elementary School. There are four days left before Christmas.
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