Out of the past


125 Years

February 25, 1896

The armory was the scene of a gay and festive party last evening. The occasion was the Leap Year dance given by the young ladies of Sidney. There were about 60 couples present and a delightful evening was spent in terpsichorean pleasure.

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The Democratic County Central committee will meet Saturday at the assembly room to make arrangements to nominate a county ticket.

100 Years

February 25, 1921

The Minster and Fort Loramie railroad company has made application to the Ohio Public Utilities Commission to discontinue the operation of passenger service over the line. It is just one more incident that shows how the motor driven vehicles have revolutioned matters in the land, while it is not planned to discontinue freight service, in a manner the change will serve to turn affairs at Fort Loramie.

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“A Nautical Knot” will be presented by students at Sidney High school tomorrow evening. The cast includes: Mary Milligan, Margaret Faulkner, Walter McMillin, Minor Dow, Cecil Webster, Richard Pfefferle, Fred Seeley, Thomas Hussey, Vivian Silver, Mildred Inskeep, and Katherine Weiss.

75 Years

February 25, 1946

A comprehensive report on the first year’s activities by Managing Director H.H. Waller, and an economic discussion by John H. VanDeventer, publisher of the “The Iron Age,’ highlighted the first annual meeting of the Sidney Civic Association held last evening in the Masonic temple. The speaker emphasized the importance of small communities like Sidney in the future of the American system.

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Wilson MacDonald, Canada’s poet Laureate, will appear here on March 18, it was announced today. Mr. MacDonald will speak at the high school auditorium under the auspices of the Sidney Federation of Women’s clubs. The program is open to both men and women.

50 Years

February 25, 1971

One of the dependables, who has figured in the winning consistency of Lehman’s Cavaliers, is John Freytag. The 6-5 senior has averaged 22.5 through an outstanding season, in which the local Cavaliers have dropped only a single decision in 17 starts – with the lone loss being administered by Wapakoneta St. Joseph’s Knights.

Freytag no only has size but is usually adept for his stature, moving well and strong on the boards. The Cavalier standout’s performance was supported today in his selection to the Dayton Journal-Herald All-Area squad.

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A fire in a heat-treating furnace at the Copeland Refrigeration Corp. about 2:13 a.m. today left two city firemen hospitalized and the city’s industrial giant temporarily out of production.

Copeland President Carl. E. Moeller announced at Mid-morning that normal production should be resumed on Monday morning. Fireman Gil Frydell, 35, and Bruce Watkins, 36, were both taken to Wilson Memorial about 4 a.m. for treatment for smoke inhalation.

25 Years

February 25, 1996

Plans for an upcoming Leap Year card party were discussed when the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4239 met recently. President Jackie Gates conducted the session attended by 22 members.

The card party will be held Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the post home. The cost is $2 per person. Participants are encouraged to bring friends for card games of their choice.

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A Fort Loramie woman has been selected to participate in an upcoming Ohio Lottery “Cash Explosion” television show.

The name of Cheryl Hehr of Fort Loramie was drawn at the end of last week’s show to appear on the March 9 show, lottery officials said. She had sent in a Cash Explosion lottery ticket that made her eligible to be selected.

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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