Out of the past


125 Years

May 31, 1892

Rhinehart Smith, who travels for the Sidney Hollow Ware Co., suffered a broken leg this morning, when he was thrown from his wagon. The horse became frightened by the cars as Smith turned from Beech Street onto Ohio Avenue and ran against a telephone pole. Frank Smith, his seven-year-old son, was thrown from the wagon also and had his head cut.

100 Years

May 31, 1917

The engine of a westbound freight train jumped the track just west of the Ohio Avenue crossing last evening. Although the locomotive did not overturn, it ran for some distance off the track, moving the rails out of line. The wreck crew from Bellefontaine did not get the engine back on track until this morning. In the meantime through trains were required to go around the wreck on the switch track.

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Twelve young people celebrated Memorial Day with a canoeing party. In three canoes they made the trip to Port Jefferson for a picnic lunch and supper, returning to the Staley home for the evening hours. The group included: Miss Dorothy Jones, Mary Loudenback, Stella Kenny, Lucille Henley, Miriam Inskeep, and Carrie Wilson, of Canada, and Messrs. Albert Lonsbury, Bernard Voress, Knox Pruden, Wilfred Zimpfer, Darrell Barber, and Lisle Hospkins.

75 Years

May 31, 1942

The dairies serving Sidney residents announced today that in compliance with the order of the U.S. Office of Defense Transportation deliveries of milk will be limited to one a day.

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Mrs. E.P. Sparks, Jr., was elected president of the alumnae chapter of the Delta Theta Tau Sorority, when members met yesterday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Lloyd Ruese. Mrs. Ruese was named vice president, and Mrs. Jerome Raterman, secretary-treasurer.

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Arthur Wehneman, a senior from Houston High School, will be initiated a state farmer at the 14th annual meeting of the Ohio Future Farmers of America to be held in Columbus this weekend. Melvin Heins and Norris Helman are delegates from the Houston chapter to the convention.

50 Years

May 31, 1967

VERSAILLES – Edward Manier, son of Mr. and Mrs. F.V. Manier of Versailles, was promoted to associate professor at the University of Notre Dame.

Manier was named president of the Notre Dame Chapter of the American Association of University Professors on May 18.

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Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Harshbarger, Anna, will be attending the commencement exercises when their son, Paul Harshbarger, receives his degree, Sunday, June 4, from the University of Oregon at Corvallis, Ore.

Mr. Harshbarger will accompany his parents home for a two-week stay before leaving for a training assignment with the Peace Corps.

25 Years

May 31, 1992

JACKSON CENTER – Teacher, student, lobbyist: Amy Zorn is wearing different hats these days.

The Jackson Center High School English and geography teacher is traveling to Washington, D.C., in July through a program sponsored by the National Geographic Society called Instructional Leadership Institute. While there, she will participate in all three activities.

Ms. Zorn is among two geography teachers selected from 20 within NGS’ Ohio Geographic Alliance to go on the expenses-paid trip to the nation’s capital. It is part of the well-known publication’s effort to combat what it views as geographic illiteracy among Americans by revitalizing the study of geography.

Ms. Zorn plans to deliver a “very persuasive speech” for federal government ears to encourage them to find resources and come up with innovative programs to expand geography education. She said teacher training and additional technology are needed components in achieving that goal.

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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