Out of the Past


100 Years

May 26, 1916

Members of the city council at their regular meeting last evening, received a petition from property owners on Fair avenue requesting that street be paved with brick from Walnut avenue to the corporation line and that the tracks of the Western Ohio be moved to the center of the street from Walnut avenue to Spruce street. A request was also received that Chestnut street be paved. Both petitions were placed on file with no formal action taken.

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Yesterday the Sidney Motorcycle club held one of its most successful runs ever held. The run was to Fort Recover. Shorty DeWeese in his Buick roadster piloted the 22 riders – ten of the fairer sex, and 12 of the “boys” on 12 motorcycles. No mechanical trouble was experienced by any of the riders and only a few punctures marred the pleasures of the 150 mile trip.

75 Years

May 26, 1941

Miss Joan Fogt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Fogt, of this city, was awarded a $500 scholarship at the commencement exercises of the Christ Hospital school of nursing held last evening in Cincinnati. The scholarship is for use in further preparation for nursing and working toward a bachelor’s degree in science.

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Miss Lenora Flinn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Flinn, South Ohio avenue, has taken over the management of the cafeteria and dining room of Gimbel’s Department store in New York City. She had previously managed the cafeteria at Sak’s Fifth avenue for a number of years.

50 Years

May 26, 1966

A Shelby county sheriff’s deputy has completed three weeks of fingerprint and classification training at the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation at London.

Fred Carey, 34, of Anna was one of 18 law enforcement officers from four states who completed instruction. Carey joined the sheriff’s department last August.

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Next year’s officers for Sidney High’s Thespian speech club were elected Thursday, May 12. Dale Eckhart, a junior, was elected as next year’s president.

Vice-president will be Suzanne McGuire.

25 Years

May 26, 1991

MINSTER – A couple of years ago Norma O’Reilly and Jessica Granger didn’t have any idea they would be part of the 60-member Minster High School graduating class of 1991.

After all, Mrs. O’Reilly was retired after working and helping to raise six children and Miss Granger was in her freshman year of high school. However, both made some big decisions that landed them in this year’s senior class.

Mrs. O’Reilly, 63, 240 N. Hanover St., decided to return to high school after a hiatus of about five decades. All her children are Minster graduates, something her family couldn’t afford to do when she was growing up.

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Top awards were presented during a music awards banquet at Sidney High School. The award winners were: Jason Weigandt, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Weigandt, top male chorus member; Ashley Valentine, 18, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Philip Valentine, 132 Woodhaven Drive, top female chorus member; Jason Nuss, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Nuss, 2642 Tomahawk drive, Louis Armstrong Award as the top jazz band member; Sharon Warholak, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Warholak, 1802 Burkewood Drive, top band member, and Carla Croy, 18, 18600 Fort Loramie-Swanders Road, John Philip Sousa Award winner.

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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