Out of the past


125 Years

May 21, 1897

Tomorrow will be public day in the Sidney schools, all day in the primary and grammar grades and in the high school in the afternoon. The patrons of the schools are invited. The writing and drawing and other work will be exhibited and a special program has been prepared for the occasion.

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John Steinle has added much to the appearance of the Elk restaurant and saloon by putting in several handsome mirrors.

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The latest thing; Fine white cake with red raspberry marmalade filling made by the Sexauer Bakery. – advt.

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The Montra fire company has received its new engine and it will be put through its paces Saturday evening.

100 Years

May 21, 1922

At the regular meeting of the Business Girls last evening the following names were placed in nomination for the election of officers to be held next Friday; Katherine Amos, president; Minnie Ackerley, vice president; Cecelia Johnston, secretary; Jessie Milligan, treasurer; Leal Robertson, auditor.

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The Ford roadster, owned and driven by Bert Flinn, of Lockington, was practically demolished when struck by a Western Ohio southbound traction car yesterday noon. Mr. Flinn miraculously escaped injury. The accident occurred as Flinn was crossing the tracks at the Lockington station.

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All Civil War veterans living in Shelby county will be guests of the Sidney Kiwanis club at their luncheon May 24th.

75 Years

May 21, 1947

Memorial Day 1947 will be observed in Sidney with the traditional parade, an address at the court house by Robert Wilt, and services at the court house, Graceland cemetery and Miami river, Ben McCullough, general chairman, announced today. Freeman Comer will be grand marshal for the parade, with William Olding, Emerson Setsor and Eugene Millette, division marshals.

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Names of the 1947 members of the National Honor Society at Sidney High school were announced this morning during the annual recognition chapel. They include: Eleanor Ashenback, Marilyn Beck, Maryann Benjamin, Ellen Carey, Bob Dormire, Wayne Falke, Bob Flinn, Virginia Gross, Jane Harsh, Pat Karch, Lee Kaufman, Gus Kookootsedes, Paul Lauterbur, Helen Jo Lerch, Mary Lippencott, George Long, Mary Mauck, Carlene Miller, Cleola Springer, and Louise Stockstill.

50 Years

May 21, 1972

Duane Alvin Goettemoeller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Goettemoeller, R.R. 1, Botkins, will graduate June 3 from Brunnerdale Seminary.

A member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church parish, Duane attended Botkins schools, entering Brunnerdale in 1968 as a freshman.

25 Years

May 21, 1997

Sidney High School choruses received several national awards at the National Events Music Competition held May 1-3 in Schaumburg, Ill.

The Sidney High School choral program, under the direction of vocal teacher Frank Fahrer, received the grand champion trophy, which is the highest honor given at the event. The award is presented in recognition of the most outstanding choral program. This is the third consecutive time Sidney students have received top honors at the biannual competition.

Sidney High School also received first place honors in the women’s chorus, men’s chorus, and chamber chorus. The senior mixed chorus received second place.

Over 100 Sidney High School juniors and seniors participated.

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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