Out of the past


125 Years

July 2, 1891

The closing exercises of the Catholic school connected with the Holy Angels Church were held in the Monumental Opera House yesterday afternoon and last evening. The commencement program for the graduates was held in the evening. The senior class was composed of five young ladies: Mary Hennessey, Ellen Miller, Appelomia Wagner, Mary Tappe and Elizabeth O’Leary.

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The Fourth of July committee held a meeting last night. Each committee made a favorable report of the work in its charge. Nothing has been omitted to aid the celebration of the day and it is believed every expectation can be realized.

100 Years

July 2, 1916

The blowing of whistles and the ringing of bells, beginning about 3:30 a.m. today, was the signal to the people of Sidney that Co. L. would leave over the C.H. & D. railroad at 5:45 this morning. It was not long before hundreds of people were on the streets, a traffic jam surrounding the armory to bid the boys farewell. A parade was formed to accompany the unit as it marched to the depot from the armory. The company went to Dayton and from there to Columbus, where the entire regiment was mustered into federal service later today.

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Misses Florence Smith, Edith Cronley, Pauline Reick, Doris Warner and Edith Cartwright will enjoy an outing at Russells Point over the Fourth.

75 Years

July 2, 1941

Members of the Sidney Home Guard Unit were mustered in last night at the armory. A total of 51 men were sworn in, including Roscoe Stump, captain; Frank J. Marshall, first lieutenant and Clyde Millhoff, second lieutenant.

Just 167 Shelby county youths, who had reached the age of 21 years since last October 16, registered for the second national selective service registration, yesterday at the city building. Local

50 Years

July 2, 1966

The recent gift of a portable record player to the Amos Memorial Public Library by the boys and girls’ committee of the Sidney Kiwanis Club was announced today by Richard E. Wilson, librarian.

Wilson said the record player will be used in future library programs for children and will make it possible to introduce sound recordings of stories and music to the children.

25 Years

July 2, 1991

Everyone is watching their televisions these days. Dominating the airwaves are the hearings on Clarence Thomas. He has been nominated as a justice for the United States Supreme Court. The hearings are centered on his alleged affair with a female staffer.

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Sidney High School has a new athletic director. He is Ed Miller. The former AD Mike Swank resigned early this year. Miller has been a coach at the school, his wife Kay is a teacher. The Millers graduated from Capital University in 1969.

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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

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