May 29, 1892
The graduates of the Class of 1892 were tendered a reception by the alumni of the Sidney schools at the home of Rev. Lance last evening. The attendance was large, over 100 being present, a number accompanied by friends. The welcome to the class was extended by President Neal.
May 29, 1917
Louis Weingartner has passed the examination for the United States Engineer Corps at Cincinnati. Albert Lonsbury, for several years in the offices of the Big Four Railroad Company, has passed the examination in the same branch of service.
Miss Mary Robinson has returned home from Dayton, where she joined the American Red Cross Society and will leave with a group of 10 from that city, forming a part of a hospital unit for a base hospital unit in France. They expect to leave for overseas duty the early part of August.
May 29, 1942
Richard Lindemann, of Delphos, commander of the Second District of the Ohio American Legion, will be the speaker for the annual Memorial Day observance this year at the court house. John Foster will be in charge of the program. Deputy Sheriff James Blackford will be the grand marshal for the parade. He will be assisted by Harley Clark and Eugene Millette.
Seven pledges were initiated during ritualistic ceremonies of the Alpha Gamma Chapter of the Delta Theta Tau Sorority last evening at the country club. Included in the group were: Misses Mary Jo Enders, Mary Jane Enders, Margaret Ann Young, Mrs. Harry Hess, Mrs. Hubert Beery, Mrs. William Joslin Jr., and Mrs. James Zimmerman.
May 29, 1967
Bob Meyer has been Johnny-On-The-Spot at Holy Angels for everything during the last dozen years. Undoubtedly, the faculty will miss the steadiness of Meyer, who was graduated with 41 of his senior classmates during commencement exercises Sunday afternoon.
A son of Mr. and Mrs. Aloysius Meyer of 418 S. Miami Street, Bob has never missed a single hour – much less a day – during his educational pursuit at the Sidney school. In fact his punctuality extended beyond the normal span of elementary and high school education, with one year of kindergarten work tossed in without a day of absence.
May 29, 1992
Renee Lynn Wildermuth, 18, 19500 Botkins Road, Jackson Center, has been chosen as Teenager of the Year by the Optimist Club of Sidney. As part of the selection, the Jackson Center High School senior receives a $500 scholarship from the club to continue her education.
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Wildermuth.
Sidney High School senior Alexander Clarkson has been selected as a Merit Scholar by the University of Toledo. He is among more than 6,300 distinguished high school seniors from across the country who will receive a merit scholarship each year.
It is a “full ride” scholarship covering tuition and all expenses except books, according to University officials. Its estimated worth is $25,000 to $30,000.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Clarkson of Sidney.
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