A trip back in time


Archer Copeland, right, 8, of Jackson Center, son of Abby and Mark Copeland, takes aim with a bow and arrow as Justin Wagner, of Botkins, watches at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm.

Archer Copeland, right, 8, of Jackson Center, son of Abby and Mark Copeland, takes aim with a bow and arrow as Justin Wagner, of Botkins, watches at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm.


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Sidney Troop 97 members, left to right, Gavin Musser, 15, of Sidney, son of Tim and Kim Musser, Jon Steiner, 17, of Houston, son of Tom and Cori Steiner, and Lucas Davidson, 14, of Sidney, son of Jan and Jeff Davidson, demonstrate how to wind rope at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm.


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Looking at animal pelts are, left to right, Anne Achmiesing, left to right, and her children Agnes Schmiesing, 15, Margaret Schmiesing, 10, and Katharine Schmiesing, 8, all of Sidney, at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm. The girls are also the children of Kevin Schmiesing.


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Vera Kelly, 8, of Houston, daughter of Scott and Jennifer Kelly, peels an apple at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm.


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Jenna McKinney, left, 3, of Russia, daughter of John and Evonne McKinney, and Tyler Zimmerman, 9, of Fort Loramie, son of Lisa Zimmerman, look for candy, in a pile of hay at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm.


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Barbara Ditmer, left, of Sidney, talks with Paul DeLaet, of Houston, about the old Ditmer home she raised her family in at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm.


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Hay rides ran continuously at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Danika Crawford, 12, of Sidney, daughter of Kelinda Crawford, skips rocks next to an old aquaduct at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm.


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Doug Benson, of Sidney, looks at the remains of an aqueduct and a painting of what the aqueduct used to look like. The canal used to travel on top of the aqueduct over Turtle Creek. The display was part of the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Archer Copeland, right, 8, of Jackson Center, son of Abby and Mark Copeland, takes aim with a bow and arrow as Justin Wagner, of Botkins, watches at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm.

Sidney Troop 97 members, left to right, Gavin Musser, 15, of Sidney, son of Tim and Kim Musser, Jon Steiner, 17, of Houston, son of Tom and Cori Steiner, and Lucas Davidson, 14, of Sidney, son of Jan and Jeff Davidson, demonstrate how to wind rope at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm.

Looking at animal pelts are, left to right, Anne Achmiesing, left to right, and her children Agnes Schmiesing, 15, Margaret Schmiesing, 10, and Katharine Schmiesing, 8, all of Sidney, at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm. The girls are also the children of Kevin Schmiesing.

Vera Kelly, 8, of Houston, daughter of Scott and Jennifer Kelly, peels an apple at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm.

Jenna McKinney, left, 3, of Russia, daughter of John and Evonne McKinney, and Tyler Zimmerman, 9, of Fort Loramie, son of Lisa Zimmerman, look for candy, in a pile of hay at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm.

Barbara Ditmer, left, of Sidney, talks with Paul DeLaet, of Houston, about the old Ditmer home she raised her family in at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm.

Hay rides ran continuously at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm.

Danika Crawford, 12, of Sidney, daughter of Kelinda Crawford, skips rocks next to an old aquaduct at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm.

Doug Benson, of Sidney, looks at the remains of an aqueduct and a painting of what the aqueduct used to look like. The canal used to travel on top of the aqueduct over Turtle Creek. The display was part of the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm.

Archer Copeland, right, 8, of Jackson Center, son of Abby and Mark Copeland, takes aim with a bow and arrow as Justin Wagner, of Botkins, watches at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/10/web1_DSC_5856.jpgArcher Copeland, right, 8, of Jackson Center, son of Abby and Mark Copeland, takes aim with a bow and arrow as Justin Wagner, of Botkins, watches at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Sidney Troop 97 members, left to right, Gavin Musser, 15, of Sidney, son of Tim and Kim Musser, Jon Steiner, 17, of Houston, son of Tom and Cori Steiner, and Lucas Davidson, 14, of Sidney, son of Jan and Jeff Davidson, demonstrate how to wind rope at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/10/web1_DSC_5862.jpgSidney Troop 97 members, left to right, Gavin Musser, 15, of Sidney, son of Tim and Kim Musser, Jon Steiner, 17, of Houston, son of Tom and Cori Steiner, and Lucas Davidson, 14, of Sidney, son of Jan and Jeff Davidson, demonstrate how to wind rope at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Looking at animal pelts are, left to right, Anne Achmiesing, left to right, and her children Agnes Schmiesing, 15, Margaret Schmiesing, 10, and Katharine Schmiesing, 8, all of Sidney, at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm. The girls are also the children of Kevin Schmiesing.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/10/web1_DSC_5914.jpgLooking at animal pelts are, left to right, Anne Achmiesing, left to right, and her children Agnes Schmiesing, 15, Margaret Schmiesing, 10, and Katharine Schmiesing, 8, all of Sidney, at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm. The girls are also the children of Kevin Schmiesing. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Vera Kelly, 8, of Houston, daughter of Scott and Jennifer Kelly, peels an apple at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/10/web1_DSC_5968.jpgVera Kelly, 8, of Houston, daughter of Scott and Jennifer Kelly, peels an apple at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Jenna McKinney, left, 3, of Russia, daughter of John and Evonne McKinney, and Tyler Zimmerman, 9, of Fort Loramie, son of Lisa Zimmerman, look for candy, in a pile of hay at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/10/web1_DSC_6032.jpgJenna McKinney, left, 3, of Russia, daughter of John and Evonne McKinney, and Tyler Zimmerman, 9, of Fort Loramie, son of Lisa Zimmerman, look for candy, in a pile of hay at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Barbara Ditmer, left, of Sidney, talks with Paul DeLaet, of Houston, about the old Ditmer home she raised her family in at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/10/web1_DSC_6103.jpgBarbara Ditmer, left, of Sidney, talks with Paul DeLaet, of Houston, about the old Ditmer home she raised her family in at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Hay rides ran continuously at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/10/web1_DSC_6392.jpgHay rides ran continuously at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Danika Crawford, 12, of Sidney, daughter of Kelinda Crawford, skips rocks next to an old aquaduct at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/10/web1_SDN103019ForestryDay.jpgDanika Crawford, 12, of Sidney, daughter of Kelinda Crawford, skips rocks next to an old aquaduct at the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Doug Benson, of Sidney, looks at the remains of an aqueduct and a painting of what the aqueduct used to look like. The canal used to travel on top of the aqueduct over Turtle Creek. The display was part of the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/10/web1_DSC_5871.jpgDoug Benson, of Sidney, looks at the remains of an aqueduct and a painting of what the aqueduct used to look like. The canal used to travel on top of the aqueduct over Turtle Creek. The display was part of the annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The event was hosted by the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District and the Sidney/Shelby County Bicentennial Committee. The event was held at the Ditmer Family Farm. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News