May 12, 1892
W.J. Kinstle has placed on exhibit in his restaurant an Edison automatic phonograph, where you can hear all of the popular airs and songs by the noted bands, orchestras and vocalists of the country.
May 12, 1917
John Bernard Wiley, year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Wiley was awarded the silver loving cup at the termination of the Better Baby Week on Saturday. The prize was for the most perfect baby.
Heavy damage was caused to the home of George Bayer, North Walnut Avenue by a fire discovered shortly after 1 o’clock this afternoon. Firemen were handicapped for a time in fighting the blaze because of low water pressure.
Lewis McVey of Sidney was elected president of the athletic board of control at Miami University earlier this week. This is quite an honor as the whole school votes in the selection of the president.
May 12, 1942
At the regular meeting of city council last night, Clyde Albaugh and Lewis Shaffer appeared relative to the annexation to the city of one-half block west of Wagner Avenue between Michigan and Park Streets. Noting that annexation of this territory would not entail a great amount of expense as water lines and sewer lines are already installed, council unanimously moved to proceed with the annexation.
A grand total of 25,607 applications were made in the 24 schools in Sidney and Shelby County for war ration book No. 1, according to figures released today by the county coordinator. A total of 4,545 coupons were detached from books issued where individuals had from one to four pounds excess sugar on hand.
May 12, 1967
JACKSON CENTER – Confirmation rites will be held during Sunday morning worship services at the Jackson Center Grace Lutheran Church. Twenty-one boys and girls will be confirmed with Rev. Daniel Snider in charge of the service.
Receiving confirmation will be Randy Adams, Elizabeth Burean, Rebecca Crosley, Nina Fogt, Gerald Gerber, Barbara Gross, Gary Hereld, Steven Lenhart, Debbie Ludwig, Blytanna Oakley, Tom Pulfer, Mike Regula, Karen Serr, Janie Steenrod, Douglas Ware, Deanna Wildermuth, Wayne Wildermuth, Carol Weissinger, Steven Williams, Bruce Woolley and Tim Woolley.
CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Reds, who have been practically all over the country on road trips since April 18, returned home today with a 2-1/2-game National League lead.
The Reds, rained out in their finale at New York Thursday, have played only three dates at Crosley Field in nearly a month but still hold on to first place.
May 12, 1992
Holy Angels Catholic Church parishioners will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the consecration of the present church building with a number of events Sunday through May 17.
Central Elementary School in Sidney has been selected as a runner-up in the 1991-92 Hall of Fame competition conducted by the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators (OAESA).
As a runner-up, Central is one of the top 20 schools in the state, as rated by OAESA evaluators. One Hall of Fame winner and one runner-up were chosen from 10 zones in Ohio. A total of 54 elementary schools in the state participated in this year’s competition. In this zone of Ohio, Central was among five schools competing for Awards. Principal at Central Elementary is Jerry Allen.
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