Out of the past


125 years

April 29, 1897

In his report to council for the period of June 1896 to April 12, 1897, Fire Chief Wade noted a total of 19 fires in the period with a loss of only $149.50.

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Someone entered the yard at Henry Dickas’ home last night and stole all the tulips in bloom in a flower bed.

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The Timeus pond about a mile up the canal is being seined for carp this afternoon preparatory to stocking it with bass.

100 years

April 29, 1922

Officers for the coming year were elected when members of the Junior Shakespeare Club met yesterday in the home of Mrs. L.M. Studevant. Mrs. C.J. Briggs was elected president; Mrs. Robert Marshall, vice president; Mrs. Morton Piper, secretary, and Mrs. W.T. Amos, treasurer.

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For its formal opening today the Van Cleave furniture store was in gala attire and palms. The Sidney Municipal orchestra was in a gaily-decorated booth on the first floor, providing entertainment for the large crowd of visitors to the store. Officials of the company were here for the affair. They were assisted by Misses Margaret Hess, Virginia Thomas, Marjorie Smith and Verda Miley. In the basement, Miss Sophia Kah, assisted by Martha Cleckner served not biscuits to the visitors.

75 years

April 29, 1947

Edward M. Willman, of this city, a marine dive bomber pilot, was presented the air medal and two gold stars in ceremonies last week at the marine air detachment at the Naval Air station in Columbus. The decorations were for meritorious acts while participating in military operations in the Philippine Islands area.

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A traffic improvement in the vicinity of Newburn, in the western section of the county, designed to aid north and south traffic, was announced this week with the proposed relocation of 3,000 feet of the Hardin-Wapak Road, west of the community of Newburn.

50 years

April 29, 1972

Robert Burns has been elected president of the Sidney Noon Kiwanis Club for 1972-73. The election was held at an earlier meeting of the club with the results just recently released.

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Jeff Tidwell, winner in the recent oratorical contest sponsored in Sidney by the Optimist Club, was runner-up in a zone contest held at Wittenberg University in Springfield.

25 years

April 29, 1997

PIQUA – Karl B. Wilson of Troy has been hired as the superintendent of the Upper Valley Joint Vocational School. Wilson, who will become the third superintendent in the history of the JVS, replaces current superintendent Jim Stickley on July 1.

The varsity cheerleaders at Fort Loramie High School have been selected. Next school year’s squad includes Lona Ernst, Leslie Gaier, Stacey Francis, Holly Buschur, Kara Schafer and Renee Goubeaux.

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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