125 Years Ago
June 2, 1892
The waterworks trustees made a test last night of the new work done near the churn factory. With standpipe pressure, water was thrown 45’, and with direct pressure from the pumping station a height of 150 feet was reached.
The “Shelby County Anzeiger”, the German weekly paper published by F. Sleverding at this place has changed hands, C.F. Clement of Toledo being the new publisher. Mr. Clement plans to print between 2000 and 3,000 copies this week.
100 Years Ago
June 2, 1917
Mrs. W.H.C. Goode was elected president when a joint meeting of the women’s organizations of the First M.E. Church was held yesterday. Mrs. W.E. Partington was named 1st vice-president ; Mrs. H.H. Beebe, 2nd vice president; Mrs. Morgan Piper, recording secretary; Mrs. George Morton, corresponding secretary, and Mrs. C.E. Lippincott, treasurer.
Mayor Crozier received a telegram from Governor Cox this morning directing him to issue a proclamation ordering all the saloons of the city to close June 5, the day of registration for the draft.
75 Years Ago
June 2, 1942
Frank Tebbe was re-elected to serve as grand knight of the local council of the Knights of Columbus at a meeting last evening. Charles Schemmel was elected deputy grand knight; Louis McGrath, chancellor; Gus Palmisano, recorder; John Gattes, treasurer, Art Carter, lecturer, Urban Doorley, advocate, B.J. Raterman, Ed Salm and Carl Yost were named trustees.
A considerable portion of the roof was burned off and the interior of the second floor heavily damaged by a fire that swept he home of Mrs. Jasper Wade, 624 North Broadway yesterday afternoon. Believed to have been started by a spark on the roof, the fire had apparently been burning for a considerable time before it was discovered.
50 Years Ago
June 2, 1967
Articles of incorporation have been filed in Columbus for Wissman Door Sales, Inc., Russia, it was announced today by Secretary of State, Ted Brown. Incorporators of the firm, which has been engaged in the manufacture of garage doors were listed as Ronald, Dale and August Wissman.
Two Hundred Twenty Two Seniors at Sidney High School are expected to receive their diplomas in the 96th annual commencement held Sunday evening in the gymnasium at the Sidney High School building. Mrs. Bithia Whitney, educator, counselor and lecturer, will deliver the commencement address speaking on the subject “Are You Ready”.
25 Years Ago
June 2, 1992
Tami Rank, 17, a senior at Sidney High School, has announced plans to major in biological sciences and pre-veterinary medicine at the Ohio State University in Columbus. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Rank. Miss Rank earned High Honors in high school and received a scholarship through the Stolle Corporation. She was also the recipient of a U.S. National Math Award, The Presidential Fitness Award, Pride Award in computer science and the award for Most Outstanding Officer for the Key Club in 1992, She was selected for Who’s Who American High School Students.
How serious is the homeless problem in Shelby County? A committee of Shelby County Human Services has been formed to study the issue including the possibility of opening a homeless shelter. It was noted that the only assistance to the homeless provided by the city is for temporary housing. The Salvation Army, and the Shelby County Community Action Center can provide motel rooms for the homeless, if it is only for a couple of days.
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