Out of the past

100 years

June 6, 1915

The raiding of ice chests among the residents of Mound street Saturday night has been reported to the police. Milton Haney took a roast home Saturday evening for Sunday dinner. In the morning it was gone. His neighbor Ed Mede was also minus his Sunday dinner roast when he went to the ice box to get it. Other refrigerators about the city have been raided recently.


The exercises for the 44th annual commencement at Sidney High School began in the school auditorium last evening with the baccalaureate address delivered by Prof. F.B. Pearson of Ohio State university. Presentation of diplomas to members of the graduating class will be made Thursday evening by Dr. A.W. Reddish, president of the board of education.

75 years

June 6, 1940

Quick action by a passing motorist averted what possibly could have been a serious fire at the residence of Dr. and Mrs. Frank S. Downey on South, shortly after midnight this morning. Lenman Hall, driving past the home noticed flames flashing across the window. Dashing to the house, he found the door unlocked, entered and tore burning curtains from the window and stomped them out. Dr. and Mrs. Downey had gone upstairs only a few moments before they heard Hall calling to them from the foot of the stairs. The fire is believed to have been caused by a short circuit in a bridge lamp, which ignited the window curtains and the davenport.


The filling station of Frank Schurr at the South end of Sidney on the Dixie highway was broken into and burglarized sometime last night. The crime was discovered when the station was opened for business this morning. About $2 in money left in the cash draw, a .22 caliber rifle and a wrecking bar were reported missing. The lock on one of the gasoline pumps was broken and apparently some gas pumped out. Entrance was gained by breaking the window in the front door.

50 years

June 6, 1965

J. Oliver Amos, president of the Sidney Printing and Publishing Co., was named secretary of the board of trustees of Miami University, when the board completed organization of its annual meeting over the weekend.


The storm that moved through the area Sunday afternoon, bringing some much-needed moisture to parched lawns and fields, also brought with it winds that caused some minor property damage and disruption of utility services. Heaviest damage apparently was at the fairgrounds where a broken tree limb falling on parked cars resulted in approximately $650 damage to three vehicles. The storm also blew down a large limb from a tree on Port Jefferson road in front of the E.J. Garmhausen property, blocking traffic until it could be removed by street crews.

25 years

June 6, 1990

Sidney High School graduate Stephanie S. Jannides plans to attend the University of Cincinnati. She is the 18 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Spiros Jannides. High School activities included: varsity tennis, cheerleader, varsity swim team, chorus, student council, and 1989 homecoming queen. She is a member of theGreek Orthodox Church in Dayton and is employed as a lifeguard at the Sidney municipal pool.


Little Andrea Kathleen Olivieri has more trophies to add to her growing collection after participating in the Little Miss Sunburst Pageant held recently. Miss Olivieri, 22 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Oliveri was named photogenic queen in the contest which drew 56 contestants from throughout Ohio. She was also named one of ten finalists. By virtue of her placement, she now advances to the International Sunburst Pageant to be held Sept 2 through 4 in Atlanta, Ga. In addition to receiving more trophies and awards, her International pageant fees will be paid. Miss Olivieri earned the right to participate in the state pageant by winning a regional Sunburst contest held earlier this year in Piqua.