Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Aug. 31, 1915

The trouble between the city of Piqua and the Dayton and Troy traction company came to a head early this morning, when a big road roller, was placed across the tracks of the D. and T. at the south corporation line of the city and the company’s cars not allowed to run into the city.

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Albert and Edgar Lonsbury left yesterday for Cincinnati. They left in their canoe and intended to make the entire trip by canoe, camping at suitable places along the way.

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The County Normal for the training of teachers will open in Anna on Sept. 6. Prospective teachers will find this normal school a splendid opportunity to fit themselves for the profession at home and with less expense than under former conditions. Information may be obtained from the county superintendent or Dr. D.R. Millett, clerk of the Anna Board of Education.

75 years

Aug. 31, 1940

Sept. 3 is the date for the opening of the Orange Township school according to the announcement made today by Milton McNeil, clerk of the board of education. Members of the teaching staff are: J.E. Applegate, principal and seventh and eighth grades; Max Michael, fifth and sixth; Mrs. Elizabeth Dodds, third and fourth; Miss Lela Stahl, first and second; Miss Mazie Etta Gills, music.

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Carl Berger and son Frederick, Joseph Minniear and Frank Marshall are in Chicago to attend the all-star football game.

50 years

Aug. 31, 1965

A father and son team took top honors in the second event staged by the Miami Valley Racing Pigeon Racing Club here over the recent weekend. Jim Cottrell and son Sam, sponsored entries that ran one-two respectively over the 75-mile course. Sixty birds were liberated for the occasion. Next Sunday, the birds will be flown from Beaverlick, Ky., a distance of 100 miles.

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Imported car sales per dealer are not exactly robust when compared with those of the domestic makes, but the imports have one important achievement to crow bout. They have Volkswagen on their team, and Volkswagen has the highest sales-per-dealer average in the entire United States market.

25 years

Aug. 31, 1990

A Sidney native recently earned her doctorate degree at Ohio State University. Jenny Zorn earned a doctorate degree in geography. In 1982 she earned a master’s degree in geography at Ohio State and earned a bachelor’s degree in social sciences at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla. She currently holds a position at California State University at San Bernardino as an assistant professor of geography.

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Two new teachers greeted Shelby Hills School students this week. The new teachers are Sherry Scheuerman, junior high instructor, and Jackie Cathcart, assistant pre-school instructor.

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What looks like a giant hole east of the swimming pool at the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA will eventually become an 8,000-square foot child care area, a part of the Y’s $1.4 million expansion to the north of the main lobby. YMCA Executive Director Dennis Ruble said the expansion is expected to be completed by no later than March 1. It will also include a recreation area to be used by senior citizens during the day and youths during afternoon and evening hours.

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Three new teachers greeted students Monday at Russia Local Schools. The new teachers are Melissa Raterman, part-time second grade teacher; Stephen Vietze, music director, and Rhonda Homan, fourth grade.

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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