125 Years Ago
June 7, 1892
The fifth annual picnic and fourth commencement of the Orange township schools was held in the Valentine grove near Kirkwood yesterday. In the township there are seven schools with more than 200 children in attendance. The Kirkwood band, under the direction of George Bachanan furnished the music.
Sheriff Joseph Ratermann has purchased the John Sullivan building east of the jail.
100 Years Ago
June 7, 1917
Over two thousand men between the ages of 21 and 31 years registered in Shelby county yesterday in compliance with the draft yesterday in compliance with the draft law for army service. The largest number to register in a single precinct was in North Van Buren, where there were 92. The smallest was Lockington where eight registered.
The Phi Delta Kappa fraternity men were hosts to their friends yesterday, where they entertained them to a canoeing party. The five loaded canoes left at 1 o’clock on their trip north on the canal, going to the ideal spot beyond Port Jefferson. An elaborate picnic spread was served at six o’clock. The trip home was made by the river.
75 Years Ago
June 7, 1942
One hundred twenty-two diplomas were presented to the graduates of the 1942 class of Sidney High school during the impressive commencement exercises held last evening in the high school auditorium. Dr. Harry Hill Crane, pastor of the Central Methodist Church of Detroit was the speaker, with the diplomas presented to each graduate by Joseph B. Cook’ president of the board of education.
50 Years Ago
June 7, 1967
JACKSON CENTER- The new face, recently seen on Channel 7, WHIO-TV, is that of Morton K. Beach. He is the husband of the former Carol Baker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Galen McGowan. He is seen at 11 p.m. and other times as the news forecaster.
Members of the American Association of University Women are announcing their scholarship recipients for the next college year. The scholarships are for $150 each. Receiving them are the two scholarship recipients of the past college year, Miss Mary Humphery, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Humphery., is preparing for teaching at Tennessee A and I State University in Nashville, Tenn .The other scholarship was given to Miss Mary Moses who will return to Cumberland College in Williamsburg Ky. She is the daughter of Vancil Moses.
25 Years Ago
June 7, 1992
Although the voter turnout was better than expected, there were still more registered voters who stayed home Tuesday than those who cast their ballots. According to an unofficial count 9,455 (41.2 percent) of the county’s 22,940 registered voters cast ballots. Although the turnout was better than the 37 percent predicted the ballots cast was better historically than most primary elections.
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT was posted in the windows of Central Elementary School thanking the voters who helped pass a 5.9 levy in Tuesday’s primary election ballot. The Sidney City Schools levy was the only one approved in Shelby County Tuesday. Voters in three districts rejected levies.
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