125 Years Ago
Feb. 12, 1894
Klute’s Concert Co., composed of Klute’s band and several professional entertainers, returned home last night from its trip. The company presented five entertainments in five days and on each occasion was greeted with great applause. Concerts were given in St. Paris , New Carlisle, Tippecanoe, Troy and Piqua on successive nights. Although the trip was not a great success financially, a little money was made, and members of the band and their manager E.W. Laughlin were well pleased.
100 Years Ago
Feb. 12, 1919
The Hemm homestead on Main avenue opposite the Holy Angels Church was purchased by the congregation of that church at a meeting held in the Knights of Columbus hall Sunday afternoon. Purchase price of the lot, which has a frontage of 80 feet, was $11,500. It is the intention at present to make some improvements on the house, and use it for a high school building. Later it is expected a school building will be erected on the property.
A report from Washington today states that the total deaths from influenza in the United States from Sept 14 to Feb 8 was 81,427.
75 Years Ago
Feb. 12, 1944
A mortgage -burning ceremony will be conducted during the regular worship service Sunday morning in the Church of Christ. The mortgage on the parsonage and the church parlor will be burned. The property was acquired four years ago and an indebtness incurred in the remodeling program.
There were 126 names of Shelby county registrants certified to Fort Hayes medical examiners for pre-induction physical examination today by the Shelby county selective service board. The February quota is 154 men.Included in the group were 75 pre-Pearl Harbor fathers. The group was in charge of Frank H. Marshall, who was assigned by Rodney Blake and Homer English.
50 Years Ago
Feb. 12, 1969
Sidney board of education Monday night approved a report on the organization and programming for the proposed new middle-school plan being implemented in city schools with the beginning of the new school year. Webster Geib, principal of Parkwood Middle School, headed a faculty committee charged with making recommendations on the new program. Sidney will group students in grades 6, 7 and 8 in its new middle school program, which also see Sidney High School take grades 9 through 12.
25 Years Ago
Feb. 12, 1994
Midshipman 2nd Class Sandra L. Stevens, daughter of Robert and Dahlia Stevens, has qualified for the superintendent’s list, as well as the dean’s list, and the commandant’s list, at the United States Naval Academy with a 3.67 point grade point average. Stevens is also serving as the 2nd Platoon First Sergeant for her company this term. Stevens is the current secretary/treasurer of the Navel Academy Women’s Glee Club and will be traveling to England with the Glee Club this spring. She is also on the Honor Board, involved in Navigator’s, Officer’s Christian Fellowship, Protestant Midshipman Club and WRNV, the Academy’s radio station. She is a 1991 graduate of Sidney High School.
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