125 Years Ago
June 1, 1891
An architect will consult with the county commissioners today in reference to the new county building. The commissioners will make no delay in the work.
100 Years Ago
June 1, 1916
Annual commencement activities in the Sidney schools will open Sunday with the baccalaureate in the high school auditorium. Dr. John Davison Ohio Northern University will deliver the sermon. The grammar school commencement will be held on Monday. Tuesday is observance of the Shakespeare Tercentenary. “All in a Midsummer Night” will be presented by the seniors. The play “The Melting Pot” will be given by the graduates on Wednesday evening and class exercises will be held on Thursday evening.
While answering an alarm at the E.S. Brautigam home on Forest street last evening the motor fire truck broke down at the corner of West avenue and Forest street. It was found that one of the shafts was broke and fell into the cogs. The truck is expected to be back in service this evening. A farm truck has been placed in service in case of an emergency. The fire was of a minor nature.
75 Years Ago
June 1, 1941
Shelby county farmers voted against ridged marketing quotas on wheat during the election held yesterday. The vote showed 377 against controls and 201 in favor. A negative vote was cast by Ohio farmers but nationwide, marketing quotas carried by approximately 80 percent favorable.
Plans for the opening of a branch of the Sidney Public Library in Jackson Center were announced today. It will be located in the rooms formerly occupied by Dr. Davis and will be open two afternoons and evenings a week. The library is being sponsored by the ladies American club of Jackson Center, and Miss. Patricia Ann Dearbaugh will be in charge assisted by a committee from the club.
50 Years Ago
June 1, 1966
Rt. Rev. Monsignor Edward C. Lehman, 82, pastor of Holy Angels parish for the past 34 years died suddenly this afternoon at the parish house in South Main avenue. Rev. Lehman was stricken with a heart attack shortly after 3 p.m. and was pronounced dead by a doctor called to the home. He has served the local parish since his assignment here as pastor in 1932, coming to Sidney from St. Mary’s. He received his elementary and high school education in Sidney before entering the seminary at Cincinnati.
25 Years Ago
June 1, 1991
Lee Miller, Sidney High School English teacher, is one of the 130 teachers in four states to receive a Golden Apple Achiever Award for Teaching Excellence from the Ashland Oil Co. More than 6,000 teachers from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia were nominated for awards through the Teacher Achievement Awards program. Ten top educators were selected from the four states. Miller is among the top two percent of all teachers nominated.
Dr. John Wilding Jr. has been approved by the American Osteopathic Board of Otorhinoiaryngology as a Board Certified Opththaimolgist. In addition to successfully completing a comprehensive examination in 1988, Wilding was required to submit 200 surgical cases for review by other Board Certified Ophthaimologists prior to certification.
These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (937-498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet! www.shelbycountyhistory.org