Jan. 20, 1916
Dr. Hugh Xeebe, professor in surgery at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, was this past week named editor-in-chief of the Homeopathic Observer, a publication issued at the college. He also received notice of a recommendation by the Surgeon General of the Army for a commission in the Army Medical Reserve Corps.
Twenty-four head of horses bought by Mr. Gates at McIntire’s livery barn, were shipped to Cleveland yesterday afternoon. The horses will be sold in the Cleveland market.
Jan. 20, 1941
The local post of the American Legion will conduct a debate the evening of Jan. 21 at the Legion rooms on the question: “Resolved, that Congress should pass the Lend-Lease Bill.” Voress Loudenback and William Milligan will support the affirmative side, with Robert Kaser and Millard Hussey upholding the negative.
Mrs. Doris Fisher, who plans to leave next week for nursing school in Cincinnati, was guest of honor last evening at a farewell affair arranged by the Gleaners Class of the Methodist Church.
Jan. 20, 1966
Motorists observing a group of Sidney municipal officials in the 500-block of S. Ohio Avenue late Monday afternoon may not have known they were a part of a demonstration of a modern type of radar equipment used in checking the speed of their cars. Members of Sidney council, policemen and others were there to see in operation a Radar Timer manufactured by Muni Quip Corp., Decatur, Ill. The cost of the two electronic devises is $1,340. City officials are considering purchase as a replacement for the present radar unit which requires use of two police officers in conducting a speed check.
Holy Angels Athletic Director the Rev. Jerome Buck and Wings Coach Tom Schneeman watched as workmen prepared to install a 230-pound glass backboard in the local parochial high school gymnasium on Monday. Together with Holy Angels and Fort Loramie, Fairlawn is the only other school in the county to own glass backboards. Sidney Senior High has been using the clear model ever since opening of its school a number of years back.
Jan. 20, 1991
Kelly McMahan, 7, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael McMahan, 8301 Port Haven Drive, won second place in a talent show at the Piqua East Mall. Last weekend the mall hosted a Kids Weekend. A talent contest concluded the festivities. Lori Gilmore, 15, of Piqua, won first place with a patriotic song. Miss McMahan took second place, playing “Ode to Joy” and “Lotus Flower” on the piano. Miss McMahan takes piano lessons from Kathleen Jendrusik of Sidney. She is a second grader at Emerson Elementary School.
Shelby County Sheriff John R. Lenhart has been elected chairman of the Ohio Peace Officers Training Council for 1991. This is Lenhart’s third term as chairman of the organization, which he previously chaired in 1986 and 1987.
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