125 Years Ago
Feb 22, 1892
Complaint comes from Lacyburg of a scavenger who hauls all the refuse from the slaughter houses to the “burg” and in huge kettles boils it for the fat. The stench is said to have made some persons almost sick. It is not right that any part of town should be made a dump for such dreadful stuff. Let such work as preparing cattle skull soap be done outside the corporation.
A member of the board of education indicated today that the new fourth ward school would probably be located west of the C.H.& D Railroad .It must be a considerable plat for the building on it will be one of the best for the purpose that an ordinary sum can erect.
100 Years Ago
Feb. 22, 1917
Plans are underway in Dayton for a reception to welcome home members of the Third regiment when it returns from the Mexican border .Present indications are that the Regiment will leave the border, about March 23,arriving at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis March 28. After remaining there for 10 days or two weeks, the unit will be mustered out. No doubt suitable arrangements will be made for the homecoming reception for Co. 1 on the date of their arrival in Sidney.
President Wilson has definitely decided to go before Congress next week and ask for power to employ whatever agencies that are necessary in any emergency that might arise after the adjournment of Congress on March 4.
75 Years Ago
Feb. 22, 1942
Four members of the Sidney Police department have returned from Findlay where they attended the Ohio State Highway Patrol school for training police in special war emergency work. Officers in attendance at the three-day session were Guy Roach, Emerson O’Leary, Vincent Simmons, and Lewis Warner. Each man attended separate classes so that all would have the benefit of the widest possible training.
Anna High School continues its winning ways with a 39 to 28 victory over Holy Angels in the opening round of the Shelby county basketball tournament at the Sidney High gym. Other first round winners were Jackson 37 to 28 over Fort Loramie, Houston 30 and Russia 27, and Botkins 30, Perry 26.
50 Years Ago
Feb. 22, 1967
JACKSON CENTER-Ora Morris of Jackson Center was appointed Monday night to Village Council to replace Eldon Fogt who resigned earlier this month.
Ralph Swob was named president of the Shelby County Coon Hunters Association during the organization’s annual meeting in the assembly room of the Shelby County Courthouse on Monday evening. Along with Swob, Frank Wooddell will serve as vice-president for the new year, with Francis De Loye elected as secretary while Rinehart Siegel was the choice for treasurer.
25 Years Ago
Feb. 22, 1992
MAPLEWOOD — A Maplewood family lost their home and all their possessions in a fire that destroyed their Maplewood house. The home of the Wayne Fannestock family was destroyed by a fire that kept firefighters from several departments busy for about five hours . There were no injuries reported in the fire. The blaze was discovered by Tonya Fannestock shortly before 10 a.m. when she awoke to find the house filled with smoke. She said she is not sure what woke her up, but it might have been the family’s German Shepherd, Cheyenne.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Although some people think U.S. coins are “ordinary and boring”-that eagle thing on the back of the quarter, The Lincoln Memorial, Thomas Jefferson’s home-House lawmakers say they aren’t about to make any changes. The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to redesign the penny, dime, quarter and nickel after more than two thirds of its members endorsed the idea just two years ago.
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