Out of the past


125 Years

May 10, 1892

The California Pioneer Association held its annual meeting yesterday at the home of Morris Honnell and wife on Fair Avenue. The society is in the main composed of those who went to California in 1849-50 during the gold excitement. The association was organized in 1875 and has met at more or less regular intervals since that time.

100 Years

May 10, 1917

Reports from Washington today indicate that the Ohio National Guard is to be equipped and trained for service in Europe. The guard is to be called into federal service in three installments to be summoned within three weeks following the registration for the selective draft. The Third regiment and Sixth regiment are already in federal service.

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There were babies everywhere, laughing, cooing, healthy babies, crying babies, and sleeping babies to the number of 100 to be registered and examined for the “Better Baby’ contest yesterday afternoon in the assembly room. Dr. Beebe and Dr. Hussey were the examiners at the session, assisted by Miss Williams, the community health nurse.

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Charles Given, while driving an automobile across the Ohio Avenue crossing this afternoon, was struck by a train and his auto demolished. Mr. Given received some injuries but was able to walk to the doctor’s office.

75 Years

May 10, 1942

“Guess Again” is the title of the play to be presented by members of the senior class during commencement week. Directed by Robert C. Kinney, members of the cast include; Bud Hawvermale, Janet Browning, Paul Kingseed, Aileen Pickering, Norma White, Ted Harsh, Dave Blalack, Tom Stockwell, Phyllis Martz, Dick Ash, Kathleen Doorley, Ellen Lonsbury, Margaret Long and John Moore.

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During the annual junior-senior prom at Holy Angels High School last night, Miss Patricia Halpin was crowned prom queen. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Halpin.

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A smashing victory was chalked up by United Nation’s ships and planes in the Coral Sea today. Japan’s Imperial Navy, minus at least 11 ships, meanwhile sneaked back to its bases, thus ending the first phase of one of history’s greatest air-sea battles.

50 Years

May 10, 1967

FORT LORAMIE – Russia High School’s athletic department held its annual awards banquet here Tuesday evening at Seger’s Restaurant. Russia’s top all around award, the Athletic Scholar Trophy, went to junior Leonard Monnin. The award, which is presented annually by Father Joseph Wolfer, pastor at St. Remy, went to Monnin for his achievements as a letterman in both baseball and track, and for attaining an academic average of 3.7 out of a possible 4.0. Monnin was selected for the award by vote of the high school faculty.

25 Years

May 10, 1992

Mary Agnes Brandewie, long-time area educator, will be honored at a surprise birthday party on Sunday. The party will be held immediately following the noon Mass at Holy Angels Church. The Mass will be a celebration of thanksgiving of Mrs. Brandewie’s 90th birthday and her service to the community.

Mrs. Brandewie retired five years ago from Lehman High School, where she taught calculus, trigonometry, and advanced mathematics (1975-1987).

Mrs. Brandewie taught mathematics in the Sidney City Schools (1962-1973) where she helped to develop Project 60 and served as chair of the mathematics department. Under her leadership, the mathematics curriculum was strengthened, and advanced placement testing instituted.

The former Mary Agnes Doorley graduated as valedictorian of Holy Angels High School in 1920. She was a member of the first graduating class of the College of Mount St. Joseph with a 4.0 GPA with majors in mathematics and music. She also taught in the Anna School district.

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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