Out of the Past


100 Years

May 20, 1996

C.B. DeWeese recently installed one of the most up-to-date block machines at his cement works on Wilkinson avenue. Shovellers from two different stations feed the mixer, with the contents carried forward to the block machine which tamps and forms the completed blocks.

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Samuel D. McCullough and W.C. Jackson, both of this city, will graduate from the American School of Osteopathy at Kirksville, Mo., on June 3, according to announcements of the commencement exercises which have reached friends in this city.

75 Years

May 20, 1941

At a meeting of the executive committee of the trustees of the Ohio Presbyterian Homes held at the Favorite Hotel in Piqua yesterday afternoon, Dr. Harry W. Barr, of Urbana, recently elected the new superintendent, formally accepted the position and will assume his new duties at the home Sept. 1.

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The Sidney High School dairy judging team took first place in the annual vocational agriculture competition held yesterday at New Knoxville. Members of the team are Bill Stewart, Luke Thaman, Clyde Block, George Sharpe, and Millard Keck, with Stewart the high man among all participants in the contest. At their meeting earlier in the week the Sidney FFA chapter elected Homer Spence, president; Walter Strayer, vice president; Louis Littlejohn, secretary; Donald Stewart, treasurer; Clarence Wildermuth, reporter; Verlin Bothel, conductor, and Wilbur Lindsey, watch dog.

50 Years

May 20, 1966

Sidney’s Ohio National Guard unit, Battery A, 134th Artillery, 1st Howitzer Batallion, was being represented in Armed Forces Day activities today at Fort Hayes, Columbus.

The representatives were Sgt. James H. McFalls, technician in charge at Sidney’s Armory; Sgt. William Marrs, gun section leader, and Pfc. Virgil Hicks, cannoneer.

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PIQUA – Sidney women led in the nine and 18-hole combined Ladies Day at the Piqua Country Club on Thursday.

Mrs. Kermit Kuck headed the 180 18-hole winners, which also included Mrs. Richard Koehler, Mrs. Rex McClure and Mrs. Tom Murray. And Mrs. Joseph Belser led the nine-hole winners, with Mrs. Frank O’Leary runnerup.

25 Years

May 20, 1991

When mandatory reductions in waste disposal are put in to force next year by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, the city of Sidney will have already met those requirements, or at least be very close to meeting them.

That’s because roughly 25 percent of the city’s waste is being collected for recycling, either materials that can be sold as recyclable products or grass clippings or leaves that are tilled back into farm soil, said Jerry Alexander, manager of the City Municipal Service Center,

He and Al Pitrelli, coordinator of the city’s recycling program, gave a talk to members of the Sidney-Shelby County Area Chamber of Commerce during a luncheon at the Sidney Holiday Inn.

Outlined for the chamber members was the growth of the city’s voluntary recycling program, from only 20 tons in February 1990 to 100 tons this past April.

“Every night people see something on television telling them of the importance of recycling,” said Pitrelli.

It is environmental consciousness-raising that is helping to gain momentum for Sidney’s recycling program. Now 42 percent of the households in Sidney participate in the program.

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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