Out of the past


125 Years

May 7, 1895

The Valley City Cycling club will make its regular club run Sunday morning. Those making the run will leave the New Era restaurant at 5:30 o’clock and go to Anna for breakfast. All wheelmen are invited to join in this run.

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Dr. Hubbell has started his brick kiln at Quincy and will commence soon to erect hotel, etc.

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Dr. Welch’s grape juice served at H.C. Ayer’s soda fountain in Sidney is healthy, refreshing and invigorating.—advt.

100 Years

May 7, 1920

The shrubbery in Wagner Park was never more beautiful than it is now. Cydonias, Forsythia, Magnolia, flowering almonds and many other shrubs are a mass of blossoms. The wild flowers are also very attractive just now. Sunday being an ideal Spring Day, many persons strolled through the park and enjoyed the beauty and fragrance to be found there.

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All records for the season have been broken during the last few days for automobiles passing southward on the Dixie highway. All styles and makes of the four-wheel joy cars have passed through Sidney and the process has been practically endless. The destination of the cars seems to cover all points south of the Mason and Dixon line.

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At the assembly at the high school Friday morning, Dr. Cyril Hussey gave an interesting talk to the students on “The Study of Medicine as a Profession.” A graduate of Sidney High School in 1911, Dr. Hussey graduated from Ohio University and recently completed his internship after finishing his medical course at John Hopkins University. He will locate in Detroit, Mich.

75 Years

May 7, 1945

A special meeting of city council to consider the possibility of changing the time has been called by Mayor John Sexauer for tomorrow evening in city council chambers. Following action by the Dayton council yesterday in voting to go back on slow time next Sunday, councils of Troy and Piqua are expected to take similar action today.

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Mrs. Harry K. Hess was elected president of the Book and Travel club for the next year, when members met for a dinner meeting at Slagle’s tea room last evening. Mrs. Carl Ackerman will be the vice president, and Mrs. William T. Amos, secretary-treasurer.

50 Years

May 7, 1970

Further mechanization of mail delivery routes in Sidney became effective over the weekend, when carriers began using new red, white and blue Jeeps to service customers.

Seven of the new units arrived late Friday, joining one that had been in use for several days over the past week. Postmaster Robert Burns said this morning that four more of the Jeeps are scheduled to arrive about June 15.

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Will Kyser’s bird showed the way home in just a little under four hours, in sunday’s Miami Valley Pigeons Racing Club’s event, started from Winchester, Ky., and concluded in Sidney.

Six lofts competed in the race, with Kyser’s bird doing 1255.29 yards per minute. Next week the birds will fly from Corbin, Ky., a little more than 200 airlines from the Sidney Club.

25 Years

May 7, 1995

After defeating an emergency operating levy twice last year, voters in the Sidney City School District approved it in an action that school officials say will enable them to focus on improving education.

The 6.5-mill, five-year levy was approved 2,746 to 2,439 (53 to 47 percent). Identical levies were defeated in May and August 1994, forcing the Sidney City Board of Education to make about $900,000 in budget cuts, including some personnel reductions.

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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

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