Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Jan. 28, 1916

Thomas B. Marshall, one of the most highly respected residents of Sidney and president of the city council, died at his home this afternoon following an illness of only a few hours. A Civil War veteran, he had engaged in the grain business since coming to Sidney.

75 years

Jan. 28, 1941

Kenneth F. Douglas, North Broadway Avenue, was named councilman-at-large when city council members met last evening. Douglas fills the vacancy created by the recent death of C. J. Winemiller. Six applications were presented by the clerk to fill the position. In another action, the members heard a recommendation from Chairman Waggoner, of the parks and city property committee, that the position of sexton at the cemetery be abolished and the cemetery by placed under control of the superintendent of the park.

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C.R. Anderson was re-elected president of the Mutual Federal Savings and Loan Association when the board of directors completed their organization last evening. Dr. A.B. Gudenkauf was elected first vice president; L.K. Aldrich, second vice president; W.E. Baumgardner, third vice president, and Dorothy Morrison, secretary and treasurer.

50 years

Jan. 28, 1966

More than 300 members and guests were present for the 21st annual dinner meeting of the Sidney Chamber of Commerce held at the Sidney High School on Thursday evening. During the evening, Jerome Wagner Jr., retiring president, presented the gavel emblematic of the office to the new president William Rhees. Other officers for 1966 are Robert Sargeant, first vice president; Robert Ruther, second vice president; Herbert Schlater, secretary, and Robert Dunham, treasurer.

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Nine members of the Sidney Education Association attended the recent meeting of the Western Ohio Teachers conference held in Greenvi8lle at which Rep. Walter Powell of Butler County, was the guest speaker. Those from the Sidney association were Clayton Pepple, Mrs. Ellen Prescott, William Leighty, Edgar Teets, Donald Dudek, Luther Fogt, Marvin Baker, Frank Focht, and Mrs. Clarisa Needles.

25 years

Jan. 28, 1991

Sidney High School students took part Thursday evening in “Night with the Stars,” a student talent show sponsored by the freshman and sophomore classes. Winners were announced in group and single performances. Capturing first place in the group performance category with their rendition of “The Sounds of Silence,” were Nick Beard, a sophomore, 1225 Garfield St., son of William Beard; Matt Goodwin, a junior, 812 Johnston Drive, son of Terry and Ruth Goodwin; Nathan Firman, a junior, 149 Twin Brook Court, son of Dean Firman; Jason Weigandt, a senior, 134 Robinwood St., son of Jerry and Jan Weigandt; Mike Allen, a junior, 186 Hoewischer Road, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Allen; and Ricardo Winterstein, a junior, 643 Oak Ridge Drive, son of Mario and Neide Winterstein.

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Minster native Tom Frericks will be replaced as athletic director at the University of Dayton, but will remain as the institution’s vice president of athletic programs and facilities. Brother Raymond Fitz, the university’s president, said Wednesday that the change will allow Frericks to devote more time to his duties as chairman of the NCAA Division I basketball committee and to fund-raising activities and other athletic priorities at the university.

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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