Oct. 14, 1915
An exceptionally large crowd congregated at the school auditorium last night to hear the addresses upon the liquor question and advocate by their presence the question of a dry state to be voted on at the coming election. Ex. Gov. Hanley, of Indiana was unavoidably detained at his home in Indianapolis and while awaiting the arrival of the other speaker, Hon. Oliver W. Stewart, of Illinois, S.L. Wicoff was called from the audience to speak. Four additional meetings have been arranged for the future by the dry committee.
Considerable complaints have been made to officials during the last few days of young boys using “flippers” about the city, shooting stones and shot. One woman was hit in the eye and another was hit on the shoulder. The mayor and police officials warn that this practice must stop or arrests will follow.
Oct. 14, 1940
The board of education of the Anna schools at their meeting last evening adopted a resolution to the effect that men teachers on the faculty and employees of the village board of education who may be drafted for military service, will be given the opportunity to return to their positions in school after completing service, providing, of course, their service to the school has been satisfactory.
A forward pass from Sword to Effinger in the final quarter of play, proved the margin of victory for the Piqua High School Indians, when they defeated the Sidney High School Yellow Jackets at Roosevelt field in Piqua last night. It was the second league win for the home club.
Oct. 14, 1965
The Maplewood Methodist Church will have a groundbreaking ceremony at 4:30 p.m. today for their new sanctuary and education unit behind their present building. The ceremony culminates three to four months of planning for the construction believed to cost near$36,000. Rev. Harold Kochersperger is pastor of the church.
Jerry “Jaws” Knoop. A one time perfect game collector, came through with the best series of the new bowling season, when he blasted out a tremendous 716, during the Major League round at Bel Mar Lanes on Tuesday night.. Notching a 244-225-247 skein, Jerry combined his fine showing with 1 235 and 635 by Footsie Hulsmeyer, as the pair, paced Rhees Clothes to an 8-0 sweep of Black Label.
Oct. 14, 1990
Neil Allen recently looked over newspapers and church publications from another era. Neil is a member of the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. The items were retrieved from an area behind the cornerstone of the church, located at the corner of Lane Street and Miami Avenue. The items are on display at the church in conjunction with the 90th anniversary of the church and then 150th anniversary of the first Episcopal gathering in the community.
The American soldier is among the most loyal of voters, according to longtime Shelby County Board of Elections Director Jeanice Bernard. She noticed that from the time she started work with the board in 1952. Through the Korean and Vietnam wars, Mrs. Bernard realized the patriotic commitment of the American soldier to the most basic and important right in a free society; the right to vote. And it was a labor of love for her to search through old board of elections records in the courthouse attic to uncover absentee ballot information dating back to the Civil War. Of these records one can see postmarks from some familiar sites in Civil War history, such as Vicksburg and Chattanooga.
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