Out of the past

125 years

August 31, 1897

The members of the Kindergarten Club and a few friends took a pleasure ride to Port Jefferson yesterday afternoon aboard the club’s new boat.


Tramps got into the cellars at the homes of A.L. Marshall and W.R. Wyman, on North Ohio Avenue, last night and carried away a lot of canned fruit and eatables.


I.H. Thedieck and son, Frank, leave this evening for Buffalo, N.Y., where Frank will enter Canisius College.

100 years

August 31, 1922

The names of a number of the local people who will participate in the historical pageant to be presented three nights at the Shelby County Fair have been announced. These include: Max Carey, Miss Jessie Ayers Wilson, Earl Nutt, Miss Clara Kramer, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Young, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Blake, Catherine Carey, Miss Ella Neal, Miss Hulda Kramer, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Forsythe, and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fry.


Members of the Piqua Law and Order committee are seeking some means for bringing the question of enforcement of the Sunday law before the supreme court. Ministers in the city are pinning their faith on courts of appeal decisions which have held that moving pictures are theatrical and dramatic performances, forbidden by law. A municipal jury recently returned a verdict asserting the manager of a theatre was not guilty in showing a moving picture on Sunday.

75 years

August 31, 1947

The 43-voice Shelby County Grange chorus, unique among rural musical organizations in the state, presented a group of numbers under the direction of Mrs. Charles Collier in the musical hall at the Ohio State Fair last evening. Appearing on the same program was a local quartet known as the “Clodhoppers,” which included in its membership Hugh Worthington, Marvin Apple, Roger Watkins, and Charles Collier.


The plea to the public to aid in improving the county home for the aged and infirm residents is being answered by a number of individual citizens as well as by organizations. Today from individuals the committee reported receiving two contributions of $200 each to equip hospital rooms.


An advance of two cents per quart in the price of milk, effective Monday was announced today by local milk distributors. The advance will bring the price of milk to 20 cents per quart.

50 years

August 31, 1972

PIQUA – The Piqua Historical Area State Memorial, State Route 66 immediately north of this Miami County city, will be dedicated and opened in ceremonies to be held Sunday at 2 p.m. The 174-acre area, one of the most historical spots in Ohio, is comprised of three major aspects: the restored Colonel John Johnston Indian agency and farm, a restored segment of the Miami and Erie Canal with reproduction, full-scale canalboat afloat, and an historic Indian Museum to be opened later in the fall.


Two buildings on North Street, owned by C & J Investment Co., Sidney, are being demolished to pave way for a rental parking area for employees of the Ohio Building. C & J, whose officers are E.J. Garmhausen and Charles Manchester, bought the land recently from Sidney- Shelby Realty Co. The buildings over the years have been used for storage, retail outlets and, for a while, a laundromat.

25 years

August 31, 1997

Two new board members have been approved by the Shelby County United Way. They are Ken Monnier, product manager of the Scroll Division of Copeland Corporation and Greg Martin, president of Kirk Nationalease.


The Institute of Certified Fund Specialists recently awarded Cindy Helman of Money Concepts Financial Planning Centre of Sidney with the only nationally recognized mutual fund designation, CFS (Certified Fund Specialist). There are several hundred thousand people licensed to sell mutual funds and annuities; less than one percent of them have earned the CFS designation.


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