Out of the Past


100 Years

May 25, 1916

For the past two months there has been a more or less persistent rumor that L.M. Studevant would be a candidate for Congress this year. When seen today by a representative of this newspaper, he said: “Yes, you may say to the Democrats of this district that I am a candidate for Congress subject to their decision at the August primaries.

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George H. Maetzel, of Columbus, the architect who designed our court house, died suddenly last evening.

75 Years

May 25, 1941

William Trimpe will deliver the annual Memorial Day address next Friday. This was announced today by Voress Loudenback who is in charge of the program at the courthouse. Deputy Sheriff James Blackford will be the grand marshal of the parade, with Harley Clark, James Costello, Eugene Millette and William Milligan, assistant marshals.

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The fireside talk by President Roosevelt will be received by radio at the annual banquet and meeting of the Shelby County Jeffersonian club to be held tomorrow evening at the Masonic temple. Principle speaker for the occasion will be John McSweeney, of Wooster. Former Ohio congressman, Robert F. Kaser will be the toastmaster.

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The British Navy’s grim pursuit of the German naval squadron that sank the battle cruiser Hood captured the world’s attention today. An armada of warships concentrated in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic was reported to have made contact with the German battleship Bismarck.

50 Years

May 25, 1966

The Shelby county fair board let a paint contract and did some other spring housecleaning at its meeting Wednesday night in the courthouse.

Andrew Poeppelman, of Fort Loramie, was awarded the paint job on his bid of $876. The contract calls for the painting of the 4-H horse barn, Niswonger horse barn and the large cattle barn.

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Highlight of the Tuesday evening meeting of the Longfellow Parent Teachers Association was the awarding of a $100 scholarship to Miss Mary Humphrey, a senior at Sidney High School. Miss Humphrey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James P. Humphrey, Park street, will be studying is the field of education and will be teaching after she graduates.

The scholarship, the first to be awarded by a parent-teacher group in Sidney, was presented to Miss Humphrey by Mrs. Clyde Taylor, retiring president of the association.

25 Years

May 25, 1991

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) – President Bush, “like a kid getting out of school,” escaped the capital Friday for an extended weekend holiday after a nostalgic reunion with World War II crewmates.

Stopping in Boston on his way to Maine, he was cheered by onlookers and declared their reception “gives me one helluva sendoff for what’s going to be a great Memorial Day weekend.”

After arriving in Kennebunkport, he quickly went out on his speedboat, taking off his shirt to bask in afternoon sunshine.

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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