May 15, 1892
As Mrs. John H. Wagner and children were going home from town last evening, one of the little ones was run over and knocked down by a bicycle whose rider did not stop to see the result of his carelessness. The child was rendered unconscious, but not seriously hurt. A bicycle has no more legal right on the pavements than a log wagon or dray. There is no sense in having good pavements made dangerous for those who walk.
May 15, 1917
One of the most noticeable improvements being made by factory interests in the city is the new addition to the Sidney Manufacturing Co. This new addition is 42 by 100 feet and four stories in height. New vapor dry kilns have also been added. The company at the present time employs 165 people. I.H. Thedieck has been president since the firm was organized and A.C. Gerlach is the manager.
G.H. Dickas, clerk of the election board, has received notice to be in readiness for the registration of all persons subject to the draft throughout Shelby County, when the order comes from the governor. The registration will be conducted at all voting precincts in the county, with the presiding judge and one clerk on hand to handle the work. They will be expected to serve without pay.
May 15, 1942
Marking the 50th anniversary of the consecration of the present church building, members of Holy Angels Church will hold special ceremonies on Sunday. A solemn High Mass will be celebrated by Father Edward Lehman, pastor, at 11 0’clock, and the Rt. Rev. Monsignor Marcellus Wagner, of Cincinnati, a son of the congregation, will deliver the jubilee sermon.
Nineteen members of the graduating class at Sidney High School have been named members of the honor society. They are: Richard Ash, Doris Baker, George Bradley, Mable Brookhart, Gene Brown, Howard Brown, Janet Browning, Rosemary Clinehens, Kathleen Doorley, Louise Elsner, Richard Henke, Margaret Long, Ellen Lonsbury, Anne Orbison, Phyllis Royon, Fred Stang, Tom Stockwell, Dorothy Taylor and Norma Ann White.
May 15, 1967
Honors came to Dr. and Mrs. Lon Cooper when they attended a five-day meeting of the Ohio Podiatry Association held in the Neil House, Columbus last week. Dr. Cooper was re-elected secretary-treasurer of the state association.
Mrs. Cooper was chosen as the association’s “Woman of the Year” by members of the Ohio Podiatry Association. This recognition has been given only three times since the award was established in 1940, and is given for outstanding service in education, and for furthering the progress of the association.
May 15, 1992
ANNA – There are no ingenious tricks to pull or magic wands to wave. Successful teaching comes more from an understanding of human nature – the need for mutual respect and to involve what the students know and feel into what the teacher wants them to learn.
These are among the rudiments that Patricia Adams, high school English teacher, and Virginia Thompson, sixth grade teacher, have instilled in their approach to teaching, and it appears to have worked. This year each received their second award as Teacher of the year in the Anna Local School District.
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