May 21, 1916
In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the building of the Holy Angels church, a Silver Jubilee was held Sunday. The jubilee solemn high mass was sung by the Rev. Father Marcellus Wagner. Archbishop Moeller, of Cincinnati, joined with other clergy from throughout the area for the observance.
Scoring 299 out of a possible 300, Howard Thomas, of Loramie township, was the winner of the county spelling contest held Saturday at the Central School building in Sidney. Velma Baker was second with a score of 295, and Mary E. Deleat, third, with 294.
May 21, 1941
At the regular meeting of Sidney Post of the American Legion last evening, the membership endorsed Voress Loudenback of this city for district vice commander. At the same time, they endorsed Dick Linderman, of Delphos, for the post of commander of the district. The election will take place at the mid-summer convention of the seven county district at Celina in July.
President Roosevelt today unfolded a vast civilian defense program, to be headed by Mayor Florello LaGuardia of New York, and designed to give every man and woman not in the military service an opportunity to actively contribute to the nation’s defense.
May 21, 1966
The Post Office Department is again calling attention to rural mail box improvement. Postmaster William Swonger is requesting all patrons of the Sidney office on the six rural routes to check their mail box to see if it should be improved.
All rural boxes should be well cared for to afford good protection for the mail as well as a neat appearance for helping beautify the countryside. The postmaster states that a large number of the rural patrons have well kept boxes, but many need improvement and some even need new boxes.
Winners in the Central Junior High School art show were announced by the committee of judges during the show Friday. Five prizes were given, one in each of five categories. Judges were Mrs. Alice Meyer and Mrs. Joan Jeffcoat.
Winner in painting was Patty Kerrigan. Bruce Baker won the room design prize, Cynthia Timeus, pastel and charcoal, and Becky Martin, ink drawing, and Sharon Wilson, yard picture.
May 21, 1991
Former Sidney resident Heather Ann Fries will be commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force and receive a Bachelor of Science degree in political science when she graduates May 29 from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Miss Fries will also have a minor in French when she graduates from the academy.
After a six-week leave, Miss Fries will receive several months of training in aircraft maintenance at Chanute Air Force Base in Chicago, Ill.
Miss Fries is a 1986 graduate of Sidney High School and attended the U.S Air Force Academy Preparatory School in Colorado Springs for one year before receiving her appointment to the academy.
Shelby County has 506 severely disabled older residents who may need nursing home care and not enough beds available.
Dramatic increases in Ohio’s older population over the next 20 years are forecast by Miami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center. Statewide there are three severely disabled older people for every two nursing home beds and availability of in-home care is growing very slowly, the Miami study reported.
For Shelby County disabled senior citizens there are 282 nursing home beds, which is 1.8 severely disabled people per bed.
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