May 12, 1895
Definite arrangements were made last night for the removal of the Sidney Lodge No. 60, I.O.O.F. from the Thompson building to the Monumental opera house. The opera house will be used for the senior class entertainment next Thursday night and for the commencement exercises on May 29. Work on the remodeling will begin the first week in June. St. Joseph’s branch, Knights of St. John, who now occupy the Burkhart building, have made arrangements to rent the Thompson building and will take possession Aug. 1.
Silver Steam Laundry, William West proprietor, will move next Tuesday to the Goode building on North Ohio avenue.
May 12, 1920
At the meeting of city council last evening, the fire and police committee reported favorably on the purchase of a motorcycle for the police department. No action was taken. In another matter, the B. & O. railroad was instructed to build new sidewalk crossings on both sides of the railroad at the North street crossing.
Behind the veil of secrecy that prevails in Mexico, it is claimed that President Carranza has been captured by the rebels. There are reports of wholesale executions.
May 12, 1945
A special program to open Shelby county’s seventh war loan drive will be held Monday evening in the Sidney High school auditorium. Joseph Cook and Frank Amann, co-chairman for the campaign, said today that Sam Vining, of Cleveland, will be the principal speaker. A special musical program will be presented by Mrs. Sonya Rozanne Watson.
Needs at Lake Loramie were outlined to Governor Frank Lausche in Columbus yesterday by a delegation from the area. Accompanied by Representative Roy Harmony, the group included: Joseph Turner and Clem Ruhenkamp, of Fort Loramie; Cy Sherman, of Minster; Mayor J.H. Dickman, Lloyd J. Laut and Frank Park, of New Bremen.
May 12, 1970
Robert Westerbeck, principal of Whittier school, has been elected president of the Sidney Kiwanis Club and will assume the office at the beginning of the Kiwanis fiscal year in October, replacing James Brentlinger.
Other new offiers include Lloyd Lutz, first vice president; Herbert McVicker, second vice president; Thomas Seving, treasurer; and board members Philip Valentine, Paul Hutchins, Elmer Mirsberger and Robert Heinfeld.
May 12, 1995
After 30 years in the teaching profession, you would think Duane Elsner might expect to get some recognition for his hard work, but he was surprised when the Sidney Education Association named him 1994-95 Teacher of the Year recently.
“I had no idea,” he said. “It’s kind of nice when you’re recognized by your peers.”
Elsner said he has worked hard and been dedicated to his job, but “it is quite an honor, to say the least,” to be chosen for the award among the many teachers in Sidney City Schools.
“I’ve enjoyed every minute of it,” the 51-year old Elsner said concerning his career in education. “It’s been a very pleasing experience.
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