May 18, 1892
On Thursday evening of next week, 29 pupils of the Sidney High School will graduate. It will be the 20th annual commencement of the school, and the class is one of the largest ever graduated here. Owing to the number in the class, 14 will be excused from speaking on the program. One of the features of the program will be a debate on the subject: “Resolved, that Sidney needs a new high school library.” Carl N. Sharp will support the affirmative and Raeburn Epler the negative.
May 18, 1917
Sidney people will have an opportunity to hear Robert George Patterson, editor of Patterson’s Magazine, when the Commercial Club holds its third open meeting next Wednesday evening. He will speak on “The War and America’s Future.”
Lt. M.D. Ailes, of Warren, is visiting his parents, J.F. Ailes, and wife at Montra. He recently was accepted as an assistant surgeon in the army and and has been notified to be prepared to enter upon his duties at any time.
Voress Laudenback, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Loudenback, who recently passed the examination to enter Officers Training School at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, received notice yesterday to report for duty.
May 18, 1942
D.J. Francis today announced that he was starting a closing out sale at his furniture and appliance store, West Poplar Street, because of present conditions and the inability to get any more household appliances. According to present plans, Francis will maintain a service store and office for the convenience of his many customers.
A talk on poison gas by George Robertson will feature the meeting of the police auxiliary tomorrow evening in the council chamber, Chief of Police Wm. O’Leary said today.
May 18, 1967
The Miami Valley Council of Boy Scouts today announced the appointment of Lester McFarland as executive director of the Shelby County District. McFarland replaces John dodge who has accepted the post of executive director of the Kettering District. Dodge has been in Sidney since 1962. During his term of office the scout membership has doubled in Shelby County.
McFarland, a retired Air Force officer, had 18 years of scouting experience while serving in the Air Force. Mr. and Mrs. McFarland live at 846 Crescent Drive.
Attorney Thomas E. Potts was convalescing today in Wilson Memorial Hospital from effects of a heart attack he suffered Tuesday night at his home on Port Jefferson Road.
May 18, 1992
Russia High School senior Stan Simon has been named “Teenager of the Month” for May by the Optimist Club of Sidney.
Simon, 18, is the son of Malvina Simon, 222 W. Main St., and the late Clarence Simon.
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