125 Years Ago
For the improvement of the road running north and south between the Hardin and Russell pikes, west of the old Elliott farm, a petition containing many signatures will be presented to the county commissioners. If the improvement be made Park street will be extended west to the road, a bridge being placed across the railway at the churn factory.
The first vegetables and fruits of the season were received by the Forntine Hotel yesterday. They were onions, tomatoes and strawberries from Orlando, Fla. Jack Frost did not let the berries past him, but the vegetables were in fine order.
100 Years Ago
Feb. 13, 1917
In accordance with the law, Judge Barnes and Judge Needles met today and designated Judge Needles as judge of the juvenile court. His first act was the appointment of Mrs. Olive Culbertson as probation officer.
Fire Chief George Hume, in his annual report to Safety Director Kenney revealed that the fire department answered a total of 83 alarms in the city and one outside during the past year. Fire losses during the year amounted to $7,173 on buildings and $6,285 on contents.
75 Years Ago
Feb. 13, 1942
A special defense bond and stamp meeting will be held this evening in the basement of Uhlman’s Department store. All manufacturers, merchants and other employers are requested to be present for the meeting at which plans will be outlined for an intensive program throughout the city and county.
Nancy Kemper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kemper of this city, is a member of the choir of the Western College of Women which will present a special program Sunday afternoon over radio station WLW Cincinnati.
50 Years Ago
Feb. 13, 1967
VERSAILLES- Marking the completion of an-extensive modernization program, Elson Ford Co.this past week held an open house of its new facilities, including a new showroom and four new offices, all air conditioned. With the showroom covered wall to wall with red carpet, John (Red) Elson, owner, literally provided the “red carpet” treatment for his visitors.
Miss Carol Schafer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schafer , Fort Loramie has recently graduated as a dental nurse from the Elkhart Institute of Technology, Elkhart, Ind.. Miss Schafer is a 1966 graduate of Fort Loramie High School. She will be working in the Dayton area.
25 Years Ago
Feb. 13, 1992
Shelby County Clerk of Courts Barbara Geuy, Shelby County Sheriff Mark Schemmel and Dr. Phillip Edwards have filed nominating petitions to be candidates in the May primary Election.
Mary Leistner, Sidney High School Science teacher and chairman of the school’s science department will become president of the Science Education Council of Ohio. Mrs. Leistner, who for the past year has served as president-elect of the organization will be sworn in at the state convention. SECO is made up of approximately 2500 science educators from the elementary through college levels. It is the state chapter of the National Science Teachers Association.
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