Out of the past

125 Years

May 18, 1897

The board of education met last night and re-elected Miss Eva Weiler, teacher of penmanship and drawing, at a salary of $500 per year, and Prof. G.W. Henderson, principal of the second ward building and teacher of the 5th and 6th grades at a salary of $50 per month.


A convention of the Liberty Party of Shelby county was held in the assembly room of the court house Friday afternoon. Attendance was quite small. J.F. Applegate and W.F. Clevenger were selected as delegates to the state convention in Columbus later this month. A convention will be held June 12 in the court house to nominate a county ticket for the party.


Harry Conner, Dick Murphy, Fred Conner and Gus Haller were in Cincinnati on Sunday to witness the baseball game.

100 Years

May 18, 1922

The grocery store of McClure and Wheeler on West Michigan street was heavily damaged by fire this morning. The blaze was discovered in the rear of the store about 9 o’clock and had gained considerable headway. A lot of grocery stock was damage by smoke and water.


The second attempt by Congress to stop child labor has been held unconstitutional by the United States Supreme court. The court ruled that a tax imposed by Congress on child labor and its products with the view of eliminating working of children was invalid.


Vic Donahey, a former state auditor and presently a candidate for governor of Ohio on the Democratic ballot, will speak on “Taxation” when he appears tomorrow at the regular meeting of the Sidney Kiwanis club.

75 Years

May 18, 1947

An important business deal was completed yesterday with the purchase of the Dapore Furniture company in Fort Loramie by Glen Francis and Marcel Goffena, of Sidney, and C.J. Paulus, of Versailles. The Sidney men are planning to continue their present store at 211 South Ohio avenue as well as the new store location. Dapore has operated the store in Fort Loramie for the past 18 years.


W.E. Baumgardner was named vice chairman of the Shelby County Soil Conservation district at the meeting last evening in the city building. E.G.F. Heintz is chairman; Carl Davidson, treasurer, and E.C. Pfaadt, secretary. Raymond Buehler is the fifth member of the board.

50 Years

May 18, 1972

A school bus driver for Orange Township school, which is part of the Sidney school system, will be one of 36 of Ohio’s top drivers competing in the state’s ninth annual Ohio School Transportation Safety and Skill Contest.

James McCracken, of R.R. 2, Piqua, County Road 25A, will enter the contest that opens at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Gahanna, northeast of Columbus.


Two members of the Sidney Police Department were officially promoted in ceremonies in City Manager Leo Nelson’s office this morning.

Wearing the bars of a police lieutenant, the first in the department’s history, is Robert Baseore, 45. Baseore was promoted from the rank of sergeant. Cpl. Roger L. Lundy, 39, was advanced to the rank of sergeant.

25 Years

May 18, 1997

The members of the Lehman Limelighters show choir will present Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” Saturday and Sunday as the final class project for their performing arts class.

“Into the Woods,” the 1988 Tony Award winner for both score and book of a musical, is an exploration of what happens after “happily ever after.”

Senior Joe Cianciolo is the director of the production, and instructor Gail Brandewie is the producer and assistant director.

The roll of the Baker’s wife will be played by sophomore Jackie Watercutter, and Baker by Bill Zimmerman. Junior Nicolette Montana is cast as Cinderella, Cianciolo as Jack, and senior Anne Koenig as Jack’s mother.

Sophomore Jennifer Brandewie will portray the Witch, junior Holly Grise will be Little Red Riding Hood, and senior Aaron Edwards will be the Wolf. Junior Missy Hare is cast as Red Riding Hood’s grandmother.

The part of Cinderella’s stepmother will be played by senior Sera Hussain, and the stepsisters, Florinda and Lucinda by seniors Emily Firman and Robin White. Senior Joe Schmidt will be Cinderella’s father, and sophomore Sarah Henthorn is cast as Cinderella’s mother.

Senior Mike Brush is cast as the Mysterious Man in the woods, and sophomore Chrissy Riddle as Rapunzel. Sophomore Kevin Bogart will portray Cinderella’s Prince, and senior Bill O’Leary will be his brother, Rapunzel’s Prince.

Senior Chad Sollmann is the Steward for the Princes. Junior Kristen Oder is cast as Snow White and as the voice of the Giant’s wife, and Henthorn will portray Snow White.



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