May 15, 1894
Northbound passenger train No.12 on the C.H. & D. railroad, due here at 1:40 a.m., escaped a disastrous wreck near the Fair avenue bridge this morning. A draw bar, dropped from a freight train, caught in the rear tracks of the express car, causing it to derail just north of the bridge. The car continued on the ties until the train was brought to a stop. Had the car jumped the track on the bridge, undoubtedly several cars would have gone over into the street below.
The whip factory is preparing to build an addition to its plant on North street, about one-half as large as the present building.
May 15, 1919
Jackson Center is to have a new financial institution. The Jackson Building and Loan Association has been incorporated with a capital stock of $50,000. The incorporators are: Shelby Baughman, G.A. Swickard, Frank Baughman, and W.C. Meranda, of Jackson Center; A G. Boogher of Sante Fe, and L.W. Baker of Maplewood. The new organization will be ready for business about Aug. 1.
Members of Section One of the Sophomore domestic science class at the high school entertained with a dinner in the high school dining room last night in honor of the birthday of their instructor, Miss Hulda Kramer. Enjoying the affair were: Hazel Butler, Gladys Blake, Mabel Burress, Wilda Chambers, Willa Crumbaugh, Margaret Faulkner, Edith Given, Ruth Geer, Gertrude Hogan, Etoile Helman, Faye Johnson, Roberta Martin, Frances Sargeant, Anna Scherer, Aileen Simmons, Gertrude Smith, and the honor guest.
May 15 1943
Approximately 300 pints of blood were given by the citizens of Sidney and Shelby county on Monday and Tuesday, when the blood bank paid its quarterly visit to the county. The quota was met in full, Wally Sachs, chairman, said today in announcing the mobile unit will make another trip to Sidney in August.
Dr. W.E. Bailey, of Ohio Northern, will deliver the commencement address at Perry High school, Monday evening. Members of the graduating class include: Carl Bell, Maxine Blackford, Jean Dugger, Maxine Elsner, Barbara Elliott, Mabel Harlamert, Adrian Larger, William Leighty, Carl Lochard, Thelma Riddle, Orville Swiger, Richard Tilton and Treva Weaver.
May 15, 1969
Sale of the restaurant operations of Johnson’s Restaurant to Kenneth and Don Paul Burks, of Dayton, was announced today by Mike Johnson, operator of the facilities for the past 15 years. Both the Burks have extensive experience in the restaurant business.
David Gilardi, son of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Gilardi, of Sidney, took second place in the spelling bee televised over channel 7 WHIO-TV Saturday afternoon.
Gilardi will receive a set of the Encyclopeadia Britannica. He is a pupil at Holy Angels school
Miss Anne Coon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Coon, 1049 North Main avenue, is among 63 Ohio Northern University seniors who are practice teaching this spring in northwest Ohio junior and senior high schools.
Miss Coon is teaching health and physical education at Riverdale High School. She is president of the women’s Recreation Association.
May 15, 1994
David Kreischder, Shelby County Firefighter for the Year for 1993, will serve as grand marshal for the upcoming Shelby County MayFest Parade. The 10:30 a.m. parade is just one of the many events planned in conjunction with the 10th annual festival on the Court Square.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) – Nelson Mandela became South Africa’s first black president today, chosen in the former halls of apartheid by a newly-elected parliament to complete the transition from white rule to multiracial democracy.
These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (937-498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet! www.shelbycountyhistory.org