Out of the past

125 Years

May 20, 1895

The alumni of Sidney High school at their meeting last night made arrangements for the annual alumni banquet. The group accepted the invitation of Mrs. William Piper to hold the affair in her home on North Miami avenue on the evening of May 31. Arrangements for the banquet will be in charge of the committee composed of Mrs. J.L. Dickensheets, Misses Bertha Yenney, Lou Wicoff and Beryl Weaver, and Messrs. Smith Betts and Leigh Haslup.


Fourteen cyclists made up the party that rode their wheels to Pemberton yesterday for breakfast. Seven of the group rode on to Bellefontaine, taking dinner there and returning home by way of Logansville and Port Jefferson, covering 55 miles on their ride.

100 Years

May 20, 1920

T.D. Van Etten, of the Sidney Realty Co., announced today plans to build 10 new homes in the Johnston annex and Bon air addition. Two of these houses are already under construction. He pointed out that these houses do not come under those planned by the Sidney Housing Corporation. The Bon Air and Johnston annex additions are soon to be included in the corporate limits of the city as legal steps are now being taken for release by the county commissioners.


The Sidney Tennis club held its first meeting of the year last evening and elected the following officers: W.P. Collier, president; Faye Boyer, treasurer; Oliver Meyers, business manager, and Ruth Bennett, secretary. Plans are being made for improving the courts.


With only five days supply, Chicago faces a coal famine, due to freight congestion and car shortage. Industrial plants are confronted with a crisis.

75 Years

May 20, 1945

Sidney residents return to slow time at 3 a.m. tomorrow following passage of an emergency ordinance by council earlier this week. All shelby county communities are returning to the slow time.


Bob Minniear, who recently purchased the equipment of Frank C. Proctor for moving and hauling, is now ready to operate under irregular permit granted by the Ohio Public Utilities Commission. He will continue the business under the name of Buck’s Delivery.


Mrs. Robert E. Dunn was installed as president of the Alpha Gamma chapter of the Delta Theta Tau sorority in impressive ceremonies held in the recreation room of the Monarch Machine Tool Co. last evening. Installed with her were: Mrs. Karl Martz, vice president; Mrs. James Zimmerman, recording secretary; Mrs. Harvey Stratton, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Wilson Lochard, sergeant at arms, and Mrs. Paul Potter, historian.

50 Years

May 20, 1970

Contributions and pledges totaling $475 have been made so far to the campaign to recruit more physicians for Shelby County.

Fred Steinke chairman of a 12-member recruitment committee formed in April, said financial and other assistance offered by groups and individuals has been good.


A proposal rural number system for Shelby County was discussed again Tuesday night by the County Regional Planning Commission but any further action was tabled. In January 1969 the RPC went on record in favor of rural numbering and recommended to county commissioners that a system be established.

25 Years

May 20, 1995

The Sidney High School Chorus received several national awards at “The Festival of Lakes” national choral and instrumental competition held in Toronto.

The Sidney High School choral program, under the direction of vocal teacher Frank Fahrer, received the grand champion trophy which is the highest honor given at the national event. The award is presented in recognition of the most outstanding choral program.

Sidney High School also received first place honors with the women’s chorus in the soprano/alto choir division, and with the chamber chorus in the chamber/madrigal division. Three Sidney High School students also were among 14 vocal soloists competing at the event. Senior soprano Lynn Helman received a superior rating and second place overall, while juniors Angela Ferguson and John Chilcote, both receiving participation medals with Chilcote earning a superior rating. Over 52 Sidney High School students were involved in the competition.


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