Out of the past


125 Years

May 19, 1892

The office of Mayor Ailes has been undergoing a thorough housecleaning. The paper hanger, the painter and the scrubwoman have performed official duties, and the place is scarcely recognizable. It is so nice, in fact, that council meetings, loath to adjourn, may last all night.

100 Years

May 19, 1917

One of the heaviest hail storms in the history of Shelby County passed over this section last evening about 6:30, followed by a heavy rain. Hailstones as big as small hen eggs are reported to have fallen in the vicinity of Houston and south of the city. In Sidney, the storm lasted but a short while, and the hailstones that fell were very large. At Oran, 11 windows in the Oran Christian Church were broken by the force of the hailstones.

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Frederick McLean, of Sidney, was one of the candidates taking the Scottish Rite degree at the Masonic Temple in Dayton last evening. Mrs. McLean and Miss Bertha McLean were guests for the banquet and dance held in Memorial Hall in connection with the program.

75 Years

May 19, 1942

Mr. W.J. Emmons was installed as regent of the Lewis Boyer chapter of the D.A.R. at their regular meeting last night. Mrs. F.D. Christian will serve as vice regent; Miss Mary Clancey, recording secretary; Mrs. Harriet Leymaster, corresponding secretary; and Miss Helen Michael, treasurer.

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A large crowd of citizens of Fort Loramie and McLean township were present for the defense meeting held last evening in the school auditorium under the auspices of the McLean township civil defense council, headed by William Quinlin, mayor; Joseph Borchers, Martin Romie, Elmer Dapore, James Dillehay, George Kloeker, William Schroer, and August Gaier.

50 Years

May 19, 1967

An election of officers was featured at the Tuesday evening meeting of the Whittier Parent Teachers Organization.

Named as president for the coming year was Frank Schlagetter. He will also fill the position of secretary. Earl Vance is the 1967-68 vice president for PTO and Mrs. Myron Steinke is the treasurer elected during the business session.

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Lloyd Lutz, a ninth grader at Sidney Central Junior High School, ranked first in general science in the Miami University district, Division I, of the district-state scholarship tests taken May 8.

Lutz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Lutz of R.R. 4, Sidney, also placed fifth in the state in Division I.

25 Years

May 19, 1992

L&F Products recently introduced a new “Wet Ones” travel pack made here in Sidney. The company, formerly Sterling Drugs, is located at 1800 Progress Way.

The new “Wet Ones” pack has been in development for several years at L&F’s corporate research and development center in Montvale, N.J. The cloth used is a very soft fabric manufactured by a unique process developed at the Sidney plant.

The cloth is saturated with a mild lotion containing aloe. Fifteen cloths come in a package small and flexible enough to be carried in a handbag, glove compartment, suitcase or picnic basket.

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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