Out of the Past


100 Years

April 30, 1916

Miss Esther Ehrhardt, Mary Klipstine, Dorothy Roy, Ruth Van Horn, and Martha Ellen Swain were the guests of Miss Roberta Martin last evening when she entertained with a taffy pull at her home on North Walnut Avenue.

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Miss Edith Silver was elected president of the Junior Shakespeare Club when the members met yesterday with Mrs. T.D. Van Etten at her home on South Main Avenue. Mrs. Carl Custenborder was named vice president; Mrs. Van Etten, secretary; and Miss Lou Robertson, treasurer.

75 Years

April 30, 1941

Sidney will be well represented in the Dayton-Miami Valley centennial pageant at the Dayton fairgrounds on June 14. The names of 14 Sidney girls have been nominated by friends for the selection of “Our American Girl.” Included are: Virginia Stump, Dorothy Blakley, Mildred Hancock, Mary Jane Enders, Louise Gaier, Mary Ellen Green, Eileen Taylor, Lumetta Deck, Georgia Schlagetter, Esther Cavalege, Lois Folkerth, Ruth France, Mrs. William Rhees and Mrs. Lawrence Lachey.

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Joseph W. Watkins, Sidney, was one of 20 youths in the state to be awarded four-year scholarships in the College of Agriculture of Ohio State University. The scholarships were awarded on the basis of tests given in Ohio county seats on March 29.

50 Years

April 30, 1966

The city today awarded a $5,000 contract to the Milligan Construction Co. of Sidney to demolish the building being vacated by Sidney Feed and Supply on West Poplar Street. City Manager John Dullea said he is hopeful razing of the building can begin by mid-May. Plans call for the site to become an off-street parking lot with a minimum of 60 spaces. It is undecided if parking meters will be installed, Dullea said.

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Donald Flynn, principal of Hardin Houston High School, has signed a contract with the Piqua Board of Education to teach English in the public schools there starting in September. Thurston Smyer, superintendent of Hardin Houston Schools, said Flynn had been on the faculty for the past 10 years. He has been the high school principal for the past four years.

25 Years

April 30, 1991

The Sidney Education Association Thursday night recognized local volunteers by presenting them with Friends of Education Awards. Receiving the awards were: Anita Wiley (Central School); Judy Forshee, (Parkwood School); Rose Billing (Emerson School); Melinda Shaffer (Whittier School) and Patricia Boerger (Central School).

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Tricia Bodnar, 18, and Ashley Valentine, 18, shared the honors of Sidney High School Prom queen as a result of a tie vote, while Thomas Foster, 19, was crowned prom king.

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These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (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 (498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet! www.shelbycountyhistory.org