Feb. 1, 1916
The 140 children enrolled in the Sidney schools have voted unanimously to take up a collection among themselves for the purpose of procuring a bronze memorial tablet for Mrs. Julia A. Lamb. The plan has been approved by the board of education and the tablet will be installed in the auditorium of the new high school building. It is hoped that $200 can be raised.
A meeting of the citizens of Jackson Center was held at the town hall last evening to consider the prospective canning plant for that village. A representative of the canning company was present to explain the plan. The company wants the farmers of the vicinity to plant from 150 to 300 acres of tomatoes, 100 acres of cucumbers and 100 acres of cabbage. Many have already agreed to plant so many acres with about 100 more needed to assure the planting in Jackson Center.
Feb. 1, 1941
Work on restoring the Spot Restaurant at the southwest corner of the public square was started this morning with a wrecking crew removing the stone building to the west of the current location and starting removal of the interior fixtures. According to Joe Cook, it is planned to erect an enlarged restaurant with additional booth and counter space.
Sheriff Truman Pitts announced today the appointment of Thomas L. Studevant, Port Jefferson Road as his second deputy to aid himself and Deputy James Blackford in handling the increased amount of work in the sheriff’s office. He says he plans to use Studevant in road patrol work and school bus direction as well as civil work of serving papers and notices.
Feb. 1, 1966
The mobile classroom for the Weekday Religious Education program for the Sidney schools has been ordered for delivery in the late summer. This was announced today by Rev. Paul Moore, president of the Religious Board of Education, following action taken by the group in its recent meeting. Cost of the mobile classroom and the equipment ordered amounts to $3,627., the president said. Basic cost for the mobile classroom is$3,019. With the added features bringing the cost up to the purchase price. The unit will be 29 feet 8 inches, and will have a capacity of 38 students with the teacher. It will have electric heat.
A total of 21 boys have registered for the annual Soap Box Derby it was announced today by Don Lochard, Jaycee chairman. The first clinic to assist youngsters in the construction of their cars is scheduled for February 21st.
Feb. 1, 1991
Northern Saudi Arabia-Iraqi armored units crossed the frontier North of Khafji again today and fought allied forces in tank and artillery duels. Iraq tanks meanwhile crossed into Saudi Arabia about fifty miles west of Khafji and were engaged by U.S. Marines. At the pentagon a military source says coalition air forces were attacking a significant enemy force that is attempting to mass itself north of the Kuwait-Saudi border.
DAYTON — One thing that is always consistent about the annual Dayton stop of the Cincinnati Reds winter press caravan is that radio voice Marty Brennaman will be there and say what is on his mind. That includes saying that Roseanne Barr should be arrested and jailed for the way she butchered the National Anthem last season in San Diego. Marty also looks back fondly on the 1990 Reds and their World Series championship.
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