May 6, 1892
“The Sidney Progressive Union” is the name of a society organized last night for the improvement of the village. Dr. D.R. Silver was chosen president; Mrs. E.T. Mathers, first vice president; Frank Hunter, second vice president; William Ley, secretary; and W.A. Graham, treasurer. Any person who shall plant six trees by the roadside annually, under direction of the executive committee, or pay an initiation fee of 25 cents and one dollar annually, shall be a member of the society.
May 6, 1917
William Shafer, well known young man of this city who has been with Laughlin Confectionery for seven years, resigned his position and has started in the dry cleaning and pressing business with Pete Cardone.
Under the initial draft call to procure 500,000 men to make up the first army for the war with Germany, the Ohio quota will be 25,286 men, it was learned today.
May 6, 1942
C.C. Crawford, superintendent of the Sidney schools, announced today that the local schools will close at noon tomorrow so that teachers may be released for the extra time in connection with the registration for sugar rationing. The registration will continue from 1 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. At the close of the registration last night 6,300 persons had registered, approximately 50 per cent of the anticipated total.
May 6, 1967
Jon Brandt, son of Mrs. and Mrs. Donald Brandt, R.R. 1, Anna, was elected this week to membership in the “Bucket and Dipper,” Junior Men’s Honorary at Ohio State University.
The honor is based on academic achievement, extra-curricular activities and service to the university.
May 6, 1992
Ricardo Winterstein, a junior at Sidney High School, received an excellent rating on April 25 at the State Science Day competition at Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware.
His project, “Music and the Beanstock: Does Music Affect the Growth of Plants,” earned 34 out of 40 possible points. Winterstein qualified for the state event as a result of his showing at the West District Science Day at Wright State University, Dayton.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mario Winterstein, 643 Oak Ridge Drive.
The economy of the Cincinnati area is stronger than any other major metropolitan area, according to a national accounting and management consulting firm.
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