125 Years Ago
June 2, 1891
There is a general understanding that if a property owner cleans out his gutter and piles the dirt up in the street, it is the duty of the street commissioner to remove it without charge. The street commissioner has nothing to do with it. The ordinance says the dirt must be cleaned out of the gutter and removed from the street by the owner or the occupier of the prmises.
100 Years Ago
June 2, 1916
Four men escaped injury yesterday afternoon at a barn raising on the Guy Steenrod farm, three miles northeast of Port Jefferson. The barn about 40 X 60 feet had three posts under it and the men were at work with the fourth post when it fell. Jacob Weaver, Samuel Ludlum, Clarence Steenrod and Cleve Oakley were in the barn at the time, but escaped uninjured.
After June 8 the price of ice cream sodas, sundaes, all dopes, etc. will be increased from five to ten cents by all local dealers. However, plain ice cream, will remain at five cents.
75 Years Ago
June 2, 1941
Rev. D.L. Browning, pastor of the First Methodist Church has been returned to Sidney for the fifth consecutive year, according to the announcement made at the assignment of pastors yesterday afternoon at the closing session of the Ohio Methodist Conference in Columbus.
The 20 members of the senior class at Holy Angels High School received their diplomas in the commencement exercises held Sunday afternoon in the church auditorium. They include: Edna Barhorst, Ralph Boss, Richard Counts, Emily Deiters, Dorothy Drees, Elizabeth Dunn, Mary Dunn, Rita Frankenbery, Christopher Halpin, Imogean Heckler, Robert Heiminger, John Kelley, Richard Luma,Rosemary Martz, Thomas Potts, Patricia Slonkosky, Elizabeth Slusser, Leona Spoltman, William Wagner, and Doris Yost.
50 Years Ago
June 2, 1966
The Sidney Kawanis Club presented an “Outstanding Service” award to Kawanis Lieutenant Governor Leroy Bishop on Wednesday when Bishop made his official visit to the local club. Although Bishop is a local businessman, and a member of the Sidney Kawanis Club, his duties as Division Three Lieutenant Governor, supervising the activities of 15 Kawanis clubs, delayed his official visit until the Wednesday meeting. Club president Herbert Schlater presented the award to Bishop.
Figures showed today why May seemed so cool. The data supplied by David V. Fette, observer at the U.S. Cooperative Weather Station, Sidney 2N, revealed that the month’s temperature was 7.3 degrees below the long time average and 11.9 degrees under that of May 1965. On May 10, an all-time low for May was recorded at 24 degrees,
25 Years Ago
June 2, 1991
Using crutches decorated with crepe paper and balloons in honor of the occasion, graduating Sidney High school senior Diana Borland, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Borland moved right along after receiving her diploma. She had cut her foot on a tin can but wasn’t going to let the injury prevent her from joining fellow classmates in graduating Saturday night at the Senior High School.
A King’s High School assistant coach has been named Sidney High School’s varsity basketball coach. Thomas Clark, 37 was hired by the Sidney City Schools Board of Education Monday night to fill the basketball position and also serve as developmentally handicapped teacher at the high school. He replaces Ed Miller who resigned after the past season. Over the last 11 years Clark has compiled a 62 percent winning percentage as an assistant coach.
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