125 Years Ago
June 9, 1892
Betts and Potts are building a sawmill near the Main avenue canal bridge.
The Wagner Manufacturing Co. has started work on building a new addition in the factory.
An express package of patent medicine to be put in the buggy of Dr. B.S. Hunt, of Tawawa, yesterday was by mistake put in an unknown vehicle. The two buggies, without horses, were at Lampher’s blacksmith shop, and an express messenger made a mistake, which so far has not been corrected.
100 Years Ago
June 9, 1917
A highlight of the annual alumni meeting at the high school last evening was the appearance of a number of local residents who attended the old Union School that was opened in Sidney in January 1857. About 50 of those who attended the school are still living and are numbered among our most prominent citizens . Members of the group presented an interesting skit patterned after a day in school at the time. Martha Skillen Smith was the teacher, with Willie McLean; Willie Piper, Sarahbella Burch, Bernie Edgar, Willie Shine, and Willie Good taking parts.
An intensive campaign, through publicity, personal solicitation or any other way to get the general public interested in the purchase of Liberty Bonds, will be undertaken locally, following the meeting held last night in the Commercial club rooms.
75 Years Ago
June 9, 1942
W.S. Buirley, chief air raid warden of the Sidney Civilian Defense Corps. Has called a meeting of 600 citizens to be held in the high school auditorium Monday evening for the purpose of organizing an air raid warning and fire watchers system for the city of Sidney.
Mrs. Joslin Stockstill was elected president of the A.C.C. club during the annual election held yesterday when members met in the home of Mrs. H.R. Van Tilburg. Miss Neva Hall was named vice-president.
50 Years Ago
June 9, 1967
Rev. C.J. Bollinger will be installed as pastor of the GreenView United Church of Christ at a special service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The installation will take place in the new church building at the intersection of the Sidney-Plattsville and Leatherwood Creek roads, at Plattsville.
FORT LORAMIE- Ray Lager and Bob Reineke emerged unbeaten from the opening horseshoe tournament of the season, at Tony’s Place in Fort Loramie on Thursday night. The pair took five matches in a row, with Curly Pitsenbarger and Glen Boehringer finishing second.
25 Years Ago
June 9, 1992
Some 138 Volunteers who comprise the Wilson Memorial Hospital Auxillary were honored for their thousands of hours of service during an appreciation luncheon held recently at the Sidney Holiday Inn. John F. Mirabito, president and chief executive officer of the hospital welcomed the volunteers and thanked them for more than 23,000 hours of service to the hospital during 1991. He also thanked the volunteers for their donation of$35,549 raised through various fund raising activities. Recognized for various plateaus of service were: 7000 hours, Mary Romer: 5000 hours; Catherine Roeller and Mary Ellen Salm, 4000 hours Mary Kerber, Polly Watkins and Dorothy Richards.
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