125 Years Ago
June 1, 1892
The beauty of our court house square attracts the attention of all commercial travelers. They are surprised that Sidney has such a nice park in the heart of the city. The commissioners are strict in rules relating to the grounds and take a pride in having it deserving of the praise it receives.
The Thedieck and Wagner sale of lots in the Syndicate addition commenced yesterday and quite a number of lots have been sold. The lots are being offered at private sale at a price of $5 down and 75 cents a week.
100 Years Ago
June 1, 1917
At the adjourned meeting of city council last night, 21 ordinances were passed authorizing the director of public service to proceed with the paving of certain streets in the city. M.L. Heffeiman, of North Main avenue, presented a remonstrance signed by a number of property owners against paving North Main avenue, until the street had been run under the Big Four railroad. Council took no action. The street from Shelby street south to the railroad may not be saved as a result of this remonstrance.
The junior class of Sidney High school presented a large American flag to the school yesterday afternoon. The presentation speech was made by Cecil Webster, president of the class. The flag was accepted by Mr. Dollinger, high school principal. After purchasing the flag at a cost of $20, the class still had funds left from its class play in the amount of $60 which members voted to turn over to the Red Cross.
75 Years Ago
June 1, 1942
Thirty-two Shelby county boys left this morning by bus for induction in the Army. That group was in charge of William B. Ross, Sidney, a volunteer.
Members of the senior class of Sidney High school, following a tradition, made their annual gift to the school at the senior assembly. Presentation of the scoreboard in the boy’s gymnasium as the class memorial was made by Fred Stag. It was accepted by Supt. C.C. Crawford.
50 Years Ago
June 1, 1967
Robert Painter and his wife Marguerite Jane, will take over July 1 as superintendent and matron for the Shelby County Children’s Home. They will be continuing the work with youngsters which they have been doing at the Franklin county home since 1959. While at the Franklin county home considerably larger than the one here, they served as house parents.
Dr. Melvin S. Ailes, 84, of 415 South Ohio avenue was found dead in bed this morning. A heart attack was the probable cause of death. Dr. Ailes was Shelby county health commissioner from 1926 to 1927 and retired as health commissioner at Akron in 1957. He moved back to Sidney following his retirement.
25 Years Ago
June 1, 1992
A Sidney man is among the members of the current class training at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy in Columbus. Lawrence P. St. Clair is a member of the class scheduled to graduate Nov. 6 after 27 weeks of training. After graduation the newly-commissioned trooper will begin a 60-day coach-pupil period under the guidance of a veteran officer.
Members of the Amvets Post 1986 of Sidney have voted to proceed with purchase of a lot on which to build a new post home., Post Commander Kenneth Wilson said today. Members were to submit ballots to be counted by May 28. The count was 40-13 for proceeding with purchasing the lot at the northeast corner of Ohio 47 and Wilkinson Avenue. The asking price is $30,000.
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