125 Years Ago
June 3, 1892
The number of saloons in Shelby county is 56. Of this number 23 are located in Sidney. They are assessed $250. Last year the number in the county was 47.
Fishing in the river is reported as good. Yesterday Samuel Cottrell, a Sidney boy, caught a seven-pound carp above the dam. When he attempted to pull it out, he lost his balance and went into the water. Two other boys went to his assistance and in all the excitement they both fell in. They caught the fish and Cottrell however, and all landed safely.
100 Years Ago
June 3, 1917
The Y.M.G.A. boys are planning for their 10-day camping party which will be held the 10 of June at the little lake on the Ginn farm, formerly known as the Pampel farm, near Dawson. They had a camp at the same spot last year. Mr. Rendlen is also planning to arrange a camp for girls to be held immediately after the boy’s camp.
Miss Katheryn McVey, daughter of Frank McVey, and a junior in Sidney High school, was in Columbus yesterday to receive her reward in the essay contest “How To Make Ohio More Beautiful”.
75 Years Ago
June 3, 1942
Approximately 400 persons were present when the combined units of the city, and county civilian defense met last evening at the armory. The program included a unique demonstration by the state patrol on mob and traffic control.
Fred Griffis, Jr., president of the Sidney High school alumni announced that plans are complete for the annual reception to be held Friday evening at the high school when the class of 1942 will be welcomed. Assisting Griffis with the planning are Mrs. Lloyd Ruese, vice-president, Miss Miitzi, secretary, and Dr. James Mcclure, treasurer.
50 Years Ago
June 3, 1967
May weather was “disagreeable” but it broke no records for wetness nor coolness despite some belief to the contrary. This is the finding of weather observer Dave Fette after his month-end check and figures. Fette said the 54-degree average temperature for this May was the same as 1966 and 1961. The rainfall total of 6.61 inches was exceeded on several occasions , the most recent being in May 1933 when 9.49 inches was recorded Besides being disagreeable, last month put farmers behind about two weeks in their spring field work. Some are just now completing corn planting. The rain of course was the main cause of the planting delays.
25 Years Ago
June 3, 1992
Mark Voisard took a big gamble, but as of Monday afternoon it officially paid off. Voisard, a Lehman High School graduate and the son of Mr. and Mrs. “Jake Voisard” was taken last year in Major Leagues Baseball June draft, but passed up the chanced to sign with the Toronto Blue Jays in the hope that he could return to college, have a great season and be selected higher. And his plan worked to perfection. He returned to Mount Vernon Nazarine College and was almost unhittable. His earned run average was a microscopic 1.18 and he says he improved especially in the command of his pitches. He knew he would be drafted again this year and he was taken by the Colorado Rockies in the 13th round.
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