Dec. 23, 1915
Schools will be dismissed Thursday afternoon for the annual Christmas vacation. Elaborate programs are being planned at most schools, and at the high school, the programs will include the Junior-Senior debate on the subject: “Resolved, That Germany was the aggressor in the present war.” The junior team, composed of Martin McVay, Rexford Smoot and Wesley Thompson, will take the affirmative. The negative team of seniors will include Orvill Snyder, Lawrence Souders, and Clara Hill.
Dec. 23, 1940
A dance for high school and college students and couples of college age will be held tomorrow evening at the country club, under the auspices of a group of young people from various local churches. Wayne Wheeler is general chairman for the affair. He is being assisted by Betty Simon, Mary Rubekas, and Shanely Partington. Chaperones will be Mr. and Mrs. Fred Griffis, Sr., Dr. and Mrs. Harold Sharp, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dull.
Dec. 23, 1965
Plans for presentation to the general public of the proposed Shelby County Family Counseling Service will be outlined at a meeting to be Dec. 27 in the community room at the Amos Memorial Public Library. Sponsorship of the project has been undertaken by the Federated Woman’s Club of Sidney.
Another numismatic fact-finding tour to focus attention on Sidney, Ohio, as a world capital for coin information will be the purpose of a 17-day visit to Israel, Turkey, Austria, Italy and Spain by two members of the staff of Coin World and World Coins. Making the trip will be J. Oliver Amos, publisher of The Sidney Daily News, Coin World and World Coins, and Russell Rulau, editor of World Coins and staff member of Coin World.
Dec. 23, 1990
An Anna High School senior with a 3.93 grade point average has been selected as the “Teenager of the Month” for December by the Optimist Club of Sidney. Darrin Ailes has been selected for the honor.
Service members who attended Sidney High School and who are now in the Mideast as part of Operation Desert Shield were honored in a ceremony between basketball games at Sidney High School Friday night. A color guard, followed by representatives of branches of the service, entered the gymnasium. The high school choir and pep band performed and the names of 23 SHS alumni in the Mideast were read aloud. Those attending the game were given ribbons to wear in remembrance of servicemen and women in the Mideast.
Christmas Sketch: The stockings were hung by the chimney with care is the theme for this drawing created by Jackson Center High School senior Dawn Snider, 68 Jackson St., Jackson Center. There are only two days until Christmas.
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