125 years ago
February 20, 1895
Charles E. Betts, who has held the position of bookkeeper for Philip Smith for the past year, has resigned. He left last night on an extended business trip through the East in interest of Mr. Smith.
The post office will be closed on Washington’s Birthday from noon until 5 o’clock. The carriers will only make their morning deliveries.
100 years ago
February 20, 1920
The following delegates have been named by the Shelby county Republican committee to the party’s state convention in Columbus in June; David Oldham, J.B. Wise, J.A. Cole, J.W.A. Fridley, L.G. Shanley, delegates; Wm. F. Johnson, J.L. Vorees, Clifford Ginn, Clyde Harbaugh, and George Hanselman, alternates. The committee also unanimously endorsed Warren G. Harding for president.
The annual meeting of the members of the board of education of the various village and rural schools in the county will be held tomorrow in the assembly room of the court house. The meeting is in charge of County Superintendent W.E. Partington, with discussion to be held on various problems affecting the schools and especially teachers’ salaries and school attendance.
75 years ago
February 20, 1945
Work on the East Court street bridge over the Miami River is once again underway. W.A. Burg, division engineer said today that the foot bridge will be maintained during the construction. He noted that the priority schedule for steel will permit delivery of the material around the middle of April. Workmen are now working on the approaches to the bridge.
Deputy registrars for auto license tags were announced today in Columbus for Shelby County. They include: Albert P. Wilt and Russell Wentz, Anna; Mrs. Ester Danzig, Fort Loramie, C.L. Buirley, Jackson Center, Harry Stolle, Botkins.
50 years ago
February 20, 1970
A non-profit corporation was formed here Tuesday night to sponsor and promote a five-day Sidney and Shelby County Sesquicentennial Celebration in July. Heading the local Sesquicentennial committee as trustees are Dick Pope, Webster Geib, Leonard Crosley, Elizabeth Rable, Dave Stang, Chuck Wren and Gene Brown.
Mrs. William Leighty was elected to serve as president of the Football Mothers Club when a recent meeting was held. Other officers elected for two year terms were Mrs. Don Wheeler, first vice president; Mrs. James McCracken, second vice president; Mrs. Don Fogt, treasurer; Mrs. Robert Radabaugh, assistant treasurer; Mrs. George Harmon, secretary; Mrs. Delbert Leistner, corresponding secretary; and Mrs. William Ross, historian and press reporter.
25 years ago
February 20, 1995
Photo: Testing out what they will be selling are Kyle Meyer, 8 and Katy Witt, 12. Holding the youngsters’ tool of the trade, a soccer ball, as they enjoy his product is Robert Barnes, owner of Subby’s restaurant. These youngsters and other members of the Shelby County Youth Soccer will be selling Subby’s coupons.
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