Out of the past

100 years

June 8, 1915

The court of appeals has rendered an opinion favoring the city in the case of David Oldham, plaintiff in error, vs. the city of Sidney and F.E. Zimpfer, defendants in error. The decision settles the case brought by Mr. Oldham against the city in the letting of the contract for putting in sidewalks about the city. The suit was brought on April 19 of last year. The court held that the contract for the work was legally let.


The Misses Mary Inskeep, LaDonna Quinn, Clara Maurer and Clara Warner, are guests this week in Piqua, with Miss Margaret Hunter. They are going there for commencement week festivities. Miss Hunter is one of the graduates of Piqua High school.

75 years

June 8, 1940

The Rev. Robert Hall, noted preacher and lecturer of Michigan City, Ind. was the speaker for the annual commencement exercises at Sidney High school last evening, when 121 graduates received their diplomas. O.R. Findley, principal of the high school, presented the class to Joseph B. Cook, president of the board of education. Who presented the diplomas to each of the graduates. The honor roll included: Miss Beth Ellen Gerstner, highest honor: Misses Erma Irene Hall, Opal Irene Lantz, Louise Elaine LeMaster: Betty Lou Lillienkamp, Marge Ann Love, Geneva Eileen Mann, Betty C. Smith, and Mary Margaret Studevant, high honor.


Mrs. Louis Kessler will be the new manager of the Dallas street market, beginning her duties next Monday. The market, which has recently undergone an extensive remodeling program, is owned by Orville Miller. Mr. and Mrs. Kessler plan to establish their home in the residence that adjoins the market early in July.

50 years

June 8, 1965

Shelby County Sheriff Robert Burns announced today that due to lightning striking the radio antenna on top of the courthouse they are operating on about 20 per cent efficiency. Burns noted that accidents and other reports of a serious nature are being turned over to the Ohio State Highway Patrol because of poor radio contacts with his cars sent out. Full operation by the department will resume when the communication system is at full strength.


Mrs. S.E. Winemiller received the horticultural sweepstakes for winning the most ribbons during the Shelby County Garden Clubs flower show Friday. The flower show, with “Beauty of the Earth theme”, was held in the Masonic Temple.

25 years

June 8, 1965

Anna Mayor Harold Shue recently performed the honors at a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the opening of Gemstone Developments, a residential-commercial subdivision located on the south side of the village west of County Road 25 A. The developments first phase contains 51 residential lots and four acres of land earmarked for commercial use. The development’s partners are Dennis Raberding, Randall Greve, Michael Niekamp, and Daniel Jutte.


Exchanging American dollars for Canadian currency can be accomplished at Shelby County financial institutions over the counter since most have Canadian dollars on hand, but for currency of other countries, local banks need a few day’s notice.