July 17, 1915
The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Sidney Tool works was held this morning. The old members of the board were reelected. They are: I. H. Thedieck, J.O. Amos, E. J. Griffis, W. H. Wagner, A.C. Getz, William Piper, L. M. Studevanat, G.H. Dickas and James Ovenden. The board organized by electing I. H. Thedieck, president; J.O. Amos, vice president; A.C. Getz, secretary and general manager.
Police officials were about the square today watching the drivers of automobiles and other vehicles in the matter of the traffic ordinance. There has been considerable complaint of the manner automobiles are driven about the city and the officials propose to make some arrests if the ordinance is not complied with properly. It says that the corners should be made square and vehicles always driven to the right side of the road. Some motorists have not been placing their autos to the curb properly.
July 17, 1940
Approximately 500 Shelby Countians were on hand for the Citizenship Day held yesterday at Russells Point in which residents of an eight county area participated. The occasion featured an address by Gov. John W. Bricker. Recently naturalized citizens were especially honored. Miss Seity of Champaign County was crowned “Miss Citizenship” with Miss Florence Raterman, a Shelby County entrant, runner-up in the beauty contest eliminations.
Misses Miriam Ginn, Clara Kramer, Mildred Given, Lucile Clem, Lois Williamson, Mrs. Arthur Nutt and Mrs. Bernard Voorhees were guests of friends in Piqua last evening for a picnic supper at Fountain Park.
July 17, 1965
Approximately 75 people took part Sunday in a historical tour of Shelby County in the western and southern areas of the county which was sponsored by the Shelby County Historical Society. Beginning in Kirkwood, once known as Pontiac, the tour included stops at the Epperson house, the covered bridge, Landmans Mill, Lockington Dam, monument of the first brick house in the county, the Harmer trail and location of the Thatcher home. The tour terminated at the original site of Peter Loramie’s Trading Post near Fort Loramie. John Minton, president of the historical society, led the tour and recounted historical data of interest. He was assisted by L.U. Hill, well known historian of the area, and William Milligan, secretary of the society.
Gus Cordonnier, president of the Shelby County Unit of the American Cancer Society has praised the Sidney Daily News and work of the other news media. Cordonnier pointed out that the Sidney paper published 62 articles about cancer during the past eight months. “These stories conveyed information that will help save lives from the disease,” Cordonnier said.
July 17, 1990
The Shelby County Parks group will try again. Its members got together and decided to place a .2 mill levy on the ballot in November of this year. Parks Director Blair Granger explained the levy would general about $105,000 per year. If it passes, the funds would be spend for acquisition of additional park lands.
There are two new Sidney Police Department officers. The men were hired in April this year. Clarence Stephens and Greg Vondenuevel just completed the peace officer training academy course. It was 24 weeks long. Staff noted that it cost the city $700 each for the officers.
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