125 Years Ago
Feb. 15, 1892
The Board of Water Works trustees will complete arrangements at its meeting on Thursday to dispose of the old water works plant across the river. Only the building belongs to Sidney corporation, the land upon which it is located being a part of the Maxwell estate. Unless a satisfactory arrangement can be made as to the real estate, the house will be torn down and its material used for other purposes.
Nearly all the ice dealers have a full supply of the necessity for summer. D.W. Pampel will do one day’s work on his pond. This will fill his large houses, making a crop of 7000 tons.
100 Years Ago
Feb. 15, 1917
A bill introduced by Senator Apple, of Shelby county, forbids municipalities adopting any measures discriminating against traction engines and declares they shall have the same rights as drivers of other vehicles. The bill has the backing of the State Association of Thershermen.
According to the dispatch from Vienna , Austria, the Central Powers have flatly refused to modify the submarine warfare in any way. The statement declares the decision of peace or war is left up to the United States.
75 Years Ago
Feb. 15, 1942
Plans for the registration of all Shelby county men between the ages of 20 and 45, not previously registered, were being completed today. The registration will be held Saturday, Sunday and Monday in the council chambers on the second floor of the city building. A group of public and parochial school students have been selected to assist in the registration.
In compliance with the order rationing auto tires and tubes, Oscar Barrinnger today released the names of those who had received allocations during January.
50 Years Ago
Feb. 15, 1967
JACKSON CENTER-Jackson Center schools today announced that a cornet trio, an instrumental soloist and a vocal soloist competed at Saturday’s district music contest for junior high pupils in Bellefontaine. Tom Pleiman received a rating of 1 (superior) for a vocal solo. Theresa McCarthy received a II (excellent) for a clarinet solo.. A cornet trio composed of Mike Heintz, Gary Hereld and Lynn Gast received a II.
Miss Kaye Koenig, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emerson P. Koenig, Botkins, has been elected president of the Student Education Association at Miami University, Oxford. She is a Mathematics major at the University.
25 Years Ago
Feb. 15, 1992
A luncheon was held recently to recognize the volunteer efforts of the Wilson Memorial Hospital Student Volunteens. Jason Wannermacher of Anna was awarded a certificate signed by John Mirabito, hospital president, recognizing the 157 hours of service he has accumulated since beginning the program last June. The Volunteen program is a volunteer program that provides an opportunity for young men and women, 15 years and older, to work in various departments of the hospital, assisting with limited patient care or other patient care support services. The program was established to provide insight in career opportunities in the health care field through training as well as organized and supervised experience within the hospital.
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