Out of the past


125 Years

May 13, 1897

In a bicycle race of 10-1/2 miles at Troy yesterday afternoon between G.P. Staley, of Montra, and P.O. Vail and G. Thomas, of Troy, Staley won, almost distancing his opponents. His time was 24 minutes and seven seconds, which is excellent time.

100 Years

May 13, 1922

Avon Lake is the name that has been selected for the new bathing beach west of town which will be opened to the public fin the near future. Work on the buildings is progressing rapidly and when completed the lake will have approximately six acres of water surface surrounded by a 15-acre park. There will be boating, bathing, dancing and other forms of amusement available.

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Sidley Wyman and Miss Nellie Wyman, of this city, are making arrangements for an extended tour through Europe. Landing at Liverpool with a group from Cincinnati, they will tour through England, Ireland, France, Germany, and Italy before returning home.

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B.P. Wagner has made application for a passport to make a trip to Europe. He expects to make a trip to Europe. He expects to make an extended trip through England, France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy.

75 Years

May 13, 1947

Bond in the temporary injunction suit filed by John Sexauer against the city to halt installation of parking meters, was increased from $100 to $1,000 by Judge Huber A. Beery in common pleas court today. Hearing on the request to make the temporary injunction permanent has been set for May 19.

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Oscar Gray was elected worthy president of the local lodge of Eagles at the annual election held last evening. Other officers named include: John Kendall, worthy vice president; Howard Woodell, chaplain; Everett Gardner, secretary; Julius Stein, treasurer. Roy Ingersoll was named to a three-year term as trustee.

50 Years

May 13, 1972

Dale A. Apple, a senior at Sidney High School, will be sworn in as a cadet in the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on July 3.

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NEW BREMEN – Robert Klein, New Bremen, placed first in the state in electrification at the state FFA convention in Columbus recently. Bob received $100 and a plaque.

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The Democratic Central and Executive Committee kept its alignment of officers for 1972-73 during the party’s yearly reorganization meeting Thursday night.

Re-elected chairman of the party was Wilmer J. Francis. Vice-chairman is Gerald Billing; Eileen Wagner, treasurer; and Shyla Goffena, secretary.

25 Years

May 13, 1997

MINSTER — When asked if there was much difference in kids of today as compared to when she started teaching 35 years ago, Katie Horstman answered with something as simple as a kickball game.

“Second graders don’t even know how to play it…never even heard of it,” she said. “They look at you like you’re weird.”

Horstman, who reached legendary status in her days as the high school’s girls track coach at Minster thanks to six state championships, is walking away from the classroom after the current school year is over.

She’s had quite a storied career. From high school, she went on to Purdue-Indiana at Fort Wayne, and while in that city she worked in the Fort Wayne Komets (pro hockey) ticket office.

She also played baseball in the summer and as has been documented on these pages before, she was part of the women’s professional baseball league that had its roots during World War II.

She earned her undergraduate degree from DePaul University in Chicago and her master’s from Miami of Ohio.

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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