Out of the past



100 years

Sept. 4, 1915

The Sidney Public schools will open for the new school year on next Monday. The morning will be given over to the enrollment of pupils and then will be dismissed for the day. All children that will be six years of age during the school year can start to school on the opening day as there will be no beginner’s classes during the year.

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Misses Edith Mills, Clara Warner, Elsie McDaniel, Mildred Cronley, Helen Persinger, Ruth Marrs, Erma Zimpfer, Clara Maurer, Mary Tayler, Ruth Bayley, Amanda Steinkemper, and Miss Clara Roth, of Dayton, enjoyed a unique outing early this morning in honor of Miss Roth. Meeting at the home of Miss Maurer on South Ohio avenue at 5 o’clock, they started on a hike into the country.

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Rev. R. Wobus and family returned yesterday from a six-week’s visit with relatives and friends in Centralia, Ill. and St. Charles, Mo. While they were gone parties raided their home, tore up things generally and tinted and papered all the rooms of their house and painted the floors.

75 years

Sept. 4, 1940

A dog quarantine is on in Sidney and all of Shelby county going into full force and effect today and will continue as long as health authorities of the community deem it necessary. This announcement was made today by Dr. Harry Wain, health commissioner, following the finding of another case of rabies in a pet dog in Anna.

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A crowd estimated at between 8,000 and 10,000 persons attended the Port Jefferson homecoming and Labor Day picnic, Harry Miller, general chairman for the affair, said today. MIller was assisted in planning for the event by William Shreves, mayor; W.C. King, Earl Counts, John Knox, Ivan Garrett, and Walter Fogt.

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With the first game with Bellefontaine only two weeks away Coaches Brown and Woolweaver were putting this year’s crop of Yellow Jackets through both morning and afternoon drills. Only six lettermen are back to form a nucleus around which to mould the 1940 eleven. These include: Virgil Alexander, guard; Rainy Johnson, end; Eugene PItts and Fred Stevenson, half-backs; Flaude Stump and Marty Wiford, centers.

50 years

Sept. 4, 1965

The county treasurer’s office remained the focal point of activity in the courthouse today with the swearing in of Treasurer-elect Millard Jackson and his staff of deputies. Assisting Jackson in the conduct of the office will be these deputies: Mrs. Roy Metz, of Jackson township; Mrs. Elsie Bartel, Perry township, and Mrs. Rosemary Hanagan, Sidney. Administration of the oath of office of Jackson and his deputies this morning was done in the common pleas courtroom by Judge Huber A. Beery.

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Miss Kathleen Barhorst, R.R. 1, Fort Loramie, Miss Eileen Echemann, R.R.6, Sidney, Miss Mary Fahnestock, 723 St. Marys avenue, Miss Alice Hittepole, R.R.1, Sidney, Larry Prenger, Yorkshire and John Elliot, 1117 North Main Avenue, were among the students at Miami-Jacobs Junior College, Dayton, to be named to the President’s list of all “A” students for the summer term.

25 years

Sept. 4, 1990

Driving to the family barbecue this Labor Day weekend will cost more than it as in years. Heading into the long holiday weekend, the American Automobile Association reported that gasoline prices were averaging $1.307 for a gallon of self-serve regular unleaded. That’s up from $1.084 over the July 4 holiday and $1.062 on Labor Day last year.

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Robert and Kim Mohr of rural Degraff were driving near the junction of County Road 31 and Township Road 30 when they saw what appeared to be a buzzard feeding on a carcass. However as they drew closer, the bird “flopped” away and eventually stopped in a nearby cornfield. Mr. Mohr realized the bird was an eagle and probably injured. Realizing the rarity of the bird Mr. Mohr approached it and placed his shirt over its head. He carried the eagle back for his nearby pickup truck and put it in the seat next to his wife. They notified Kim Stahler of the Raptor Rehabilitation and Education Project, which has reclaimed about 250 injured birds of prey in its five years. Mohr meanwhile fed the eagle some chubs he got from a stream and it appeared hungry. Mr. Stahler said this was the fifth confirmed sighting of a bald eagle in Logan County this year. Ohio currently has a population of 16 breeding pairs of bald eagles.

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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