Feb. 6, 1916
The will of Mrs. Lamb submitted for probate today shows a bequest of $5,000 for a Young Man’s Christian Association. Later, by council she revoked this provision and instead gave the playground to the city of Sidney at a cost of $6,500 . She also makes a bequest of$2,500 to the Presbyterian Church for the building of a chapel or other improvements for the church.
Members of the Commercial Club at their meeting last evening gave hearty endorsement to the proposal being recently considered for the appointment of a Agricultural agent for the county.
George Earhardt, Sidney Florist, is recovering from shock and secure bruises about the head and body received yesterday afternoon when he was thrown from his car as he was involved in an accident near Fletcher. Russell Milen, of this city, was the first to reach the accident scene and aided Earhardt and Richard Millhouse R.R. 2 Piqua, the driver of the other car.
R.H. Darrow of Buffalo, N.Y., The “Radio Schoolmaster” will be the speaker at the annual Washington birthday dinner at the facility of the Sidney public schools. The 11th annual affair will be held Feb 20 in the high school dining room.
Feb. 6, 1966
The annual dinner meeting of the Shelby County Dairymen’s Association held Monday night at the Compromise Grange Hall in Hardin was different. Instead of long speeches and reports, there was music interspersed by comedy at strategic moments. During the business meeting , handled in record time, it was announced that Don Nelson R.R.5 had been nominated as the Most efficient Shelby County Dairyman of 1965 and will compete in the state contest.
Philip Valentine, 217 Forest Street, is one of six men passing the January examination of the Ohio State Board of Optometry , and now licensed to practice in Ohio according to an announcement made today by the board.
Feb. 6, 1991
A Sidney native has been named interim superintendent of the embattled Ohio Veterans Childrens Home. Col. S.L. “Pete” Stephen, 78, a 1931 Sidney High graduate accepted the board’s request that he again head up the home of which he was superintendent from 1963 to 1976. Stephen, a retired Marine Corps officer, was appointed interim superintendent during an emergency board meeting Tuesday. The board president William Chavenne said that he hoped that Stephen’s appointment will be a step forward to restoring the solid reputation of the 122-year-old home, which has come under fire recently.
Sharing recently a royal moment following their coronation as the King and Queen of hearts are Opal and Elson Leis, 715 S. Main Ave. They received their crowns during a pre-Valentine’s Day luncheon Tuesday at the at the Sidney-Shelby County Y.M.C.A. The couple were selected on the basis of secret ballots by fellow members of the Sidney-Shelby County Senior Citizens.
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