Out of the past


125 Years

January 14, 1897

At a meeting of some of the free silver advocates in Franklin township on Tuesday an organization was effected to be known as the Franklin Township Bi-Metallic Union. Charles M. Priestap was elected president; Joseph Ludlum, vice president; Sam Hunt, secretary, and Christ Foster, treasurer

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The newly-elected directors of the Citizens Bank organized this week by selecting James A. Lamb as president; H.W. Thompson, vice president; W.A. Graham, re-elected cashier; J.C. Cummins, assistant cashier, and Hugh Wilson, teller.

100 Years

January 14, 1922

Shareholders of the First National Exchange Bank at their meeting this week named the following officers and directors: W.H. Wagner, president; L.M. Studevant, vice president; J.C. Cummins, cashier; R.H. Trego, I.H. Thiedieck, W.T. Amos, W.M. Kingseed, Charles Timeus, A.J. Hess, and J.E. Russell, directors.

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The Sidney girls, Beulah Young and Hazel Moser, both students at Miami University, will sing Friday night with the university Madrigal Club at its annual home concert at the university auditorium. Miss Moser is this year’s president of the club.

75 Years

January 14, 1947

State Senator D.A. Liggitt (R-Belle Center) revealed in Columbus today that his son, Oliver, will be named Division Seven highway engineer with headquarters at Sidney. Liggett who had been a maintenance engineer with the department at Sidney, has been with the highway department since his release after 42 months of military service.

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Lewis F. Turley, of this city, has accepted the position of advertising manager with Linn’s Weekly Stamp News, assuming his new position today. Turley, who has operated a stamp business here since discharge from service, will succeed Lee Chadwick who has assumed the position of sales service manager with Mint Sheet Brokerage Co., operated by Warren Scholl.

50 Years

January 14, 1972

Shelby County Probate and Juvenile Court Judge Lieudell E. Bauer announced today that he is seeking a third term in that office subject to the Republican primary election May 2.

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Gina Ailes, Sidney High School junior was named to represent Shelby County as an exchange student to another country for the summer months. She was chosen by the members of the Shelby County Ministerial Association.

Miss Ailes is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Ailes of 154 Parkwood, Sidney.

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CINCINNATI – All-star catcher Johnny Bench signed his 1972 contract with the Cincinnati Reds today. Terms were not disclosed.

Bench, who just turned 24 on Dec. 7, was the youngest player ever named most valuable player of the National League in 1970 when he hit 45 home runs, 148 runs batted in and an average of .293.

25 Years

January 14, 1997

JACKSON CENTER – Perhaps no one would be more familiar with the work done by faculty and staff at Jackson Center Schools than Jerry Harmon.

He’s been a teacher, athletics coach and principal. He drove a school bus, and taught driver’s education. He did custodial duties several years ago when the school was without a custodian for three months. He’s even occasionally helped he cooks in the school kitchen.

Harmon now brings his education and that wide range of work experience to the position of school superintendent. He became the district’s top administrator at the start of 1997, upon the retirement of Donald Knight.

“I’m happy and proud that the school board put their trust in me,” Harmon said in an interview this week. “I’ll always be grateful.”

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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