Nov. 28, 1915
At a meeting of the official board of the Methodist Episcopal Church, following the regular worship service yesterday morning, Rev. W.B. Armington tendered his resignation as pastor of the church. He advised the board that he will go to Cleveland about the middle of December to take over the pastorate of the Wildemere church. It was also announced that Dr. Isaac L. Wood, of Trenton, N.J. will transfer to this city. Rev. Armington has served as pastor of the local Methodist Church for the past seven years.
The Intercity Tea Co. of Columbus has arranged to open a coffee, tea and confectionery store in the room formerly occupied by the gas company on North Ohio Avenue. The company has a large number of branch stores in various sites across the state.
Nov. 28, 1940
Santa Claus will arrive in Sidney at 12:05 p.m. Saturday on the B. & O. Following a welcome by the mayor, he will be escorted by the Holy Angels school band on his tour of the city. He will personally greet children and distribute candy at the steps on the east side of the square. Ralph Elliott, in charge of the plans for Santa’s arrival here, said this morning that on December 21, Santa will leave Sidney for Hattiesburg, Miss., to greet and carry presents to the local boys at Camp Shelby.
Ray Sikes, bridge engineer with the state highway department here, was met with the board of directors of the Shelby County Motor Club at their meeting last evening. Sikes told of plans for the new bridge over the Miami River on Court Street. Board members also discussed the need of two other new bridges on state highways in this immediate area. One of these is the narrow bridge over the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad on State Route 29, northwest of Sidney, the other over the Miami River on State Route 47, northeast of Sidney. Both should be replaced, he said.
Nov. 28, 1965
MINSTER – A Minster girl who taught home economics at the high school in her hometown last year is now responsible for the preschool development of 50 Negro children in the midst of Chicago’s slums. Mary Jo Frericks, 22, of 115 North Hanover Street, volunteered to join the Society of Lay Volunteers of the Roman Catholic Church, a division of Home Missions. The program is not confined to Chicago but extends to many small communities in the west and in poor neighborhoods of other cities where it is difficult to enlist teachers. The pay is $50 a month plus room and board.
Richard Fogt, Cesco dealer at Anna, recently attended the annual meeting of dealers of Chemical Engineering Corporation held in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Fogt appeared on a special panel at one session, discussing problems of water in the Anna area.
Nov. 28, 1990
Sidney may have another banquet facility. Raymond Willis has filed an application with the Sidney Board of Zoning Appeals. He is interested in purchasing Whitby place, the 1895 English manor home at 429 North Ohio Avenue. The property is owned by the Way International. Mr. Willis plans to live on the second floor and rent out the first floor.
The owners of Dunson Supply Company announced an expansion of their business. It is acquiring the Big A Auto Parts Company business. The building will be purchased by Carl Zimmerman, who will apparently lease it to the Dunson group. It is the former home of the Favorite City Supply Company.
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