May 17, 1892
The fire department has purchased caps for all of its members, sixteen in all, to be used when on duty at headquarters and for street parades. They are of navy blue cloth, with a wide black band. In the front of 15 of these are the letters F.D., that of the chief bearing the name of his office. The caps cost $1.60 each.
The Carey family, relatives of Cephas Carey, deceased, a pioneer of Sidney, is having erected on the family lot in Graceland cemetery a sarcophagus, the only one in the cemetery.
May 17, 1917
Miss Marie Ovenden, daughter of James Ovenden, of South Ohio Avenue, graduated last evening as a nurse from the Grace Hospital, Detroit, Mich. Her sister, Miss Irene Ovenden, went to Detroit to be present at the graduation exercises.
Great preparations are being made in Oran and Houston for the observance of Memorial Day. There will be two meetings – the first at Oran at 10 a.m. and the second at Houston at 2 p.m. Rev. W.B. Love, Capt. Melvin Rhoades and James E. Way have accepted invitations to address the people at both places. J.F. Emert, one of the veterans of the Civil War, will act as master of ceremonies during the day.
May 17, 1942
Eugene Linker will direct members of the senior class in their class play “Slightly Delirious” Tuesday evening. Members of the cast are: Eleanor Thaman, Anthony Winner, Vernon Millhoff, Howard Schumann, Martha Fry, Eileen Schroer, Hilda Heiland, Janice Hagelberger, Urban Bensman, Maxine Billing, Vernon Huecker, Mary Heilers, Emerson Elsass, Mary Brockman, Donald Elsass.
May 17, 1967
A visit to Bunny’s drug store was worth $600 to Mrs. Jennie Bohlander, 714 North Main Avenue, whose name was drawn from the Lucky Barrel on Tuesday. Registration is under way at Flint’s Electric for a $100 price.
Cable Pepper is Shelby County chairman for the $203,000 building fund drive for the Salvation Army.
Announcement of Pepper’s appointment was made by Robert Mays, J.O. Amos and Robert Hepler, co-chairman of the drive. Pepper is in charge of rural areas and villages.
May 17, 1992
The Ohio American Legion has named a one-year $1,000 college scholarship in honor of Sidney resident Donna Burchett, otherwise known as the “Christmas tree lady.”
Vic Janowicz, still considered one of the most versatile football players in Ohio State Gridiron history, will address the Annual Shrine, Knights of Columbus dinner.
Janowicz, now an administrative assistant to State Auditor Thomas E. Ferguson, had his greatest season in 1950 as a junior at Ohio State University capping it off by winning the coveted Heisman Trophy and being named to every All-American team.
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