Out of the past – Sidney Daily News

125 years

June 4, 1897

The annual banquet given by the junior class of the high school in honor of the promotion was held at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Rebstock. Several members of the Piqua promotion were also invited for the occasion, making a total of around 75 people.


Colonel Charles Anthony is trying to make arrangements to take the Third Regiment, NGO to Nashville, Tennessee, this summer.


The season of the sweet grad girl is here again and last night, for the 25th time in the history of Sidney Public Schools, the occasion was observed in this town under the most auspicious arrangements. There were 12 graduates – four boys and eight girls. Class members are: Carrie Edgar, Charlotte McClung, Maud Robertson, Fannie Slusser, Samuel Arbuckle, Fannie Townley, Florence Orbison, Webster Sterline, Maud Haslup, Eugene Pence, Charles Royan, and Alice Graham.

100 years

June 4, 1922

At a meeting of the promoters of the New Building and Lending Association for Sidney held yesterday afternoon, the following officers were elected: AR Friedmann, chairman; David Oldham, vice president and attorney; PL Stafford, secretary; ED Kiser, treasurer; other directors, Charles Eicher, Clyde C. Carey and George Ehrhardt. The association has a capital of 1 million dollars.


Flynn and Zimpfer will open their new grocery and meat market at the food of Fair avenue on Wednesday morning. They will handle a full line of groceries and meats.


CC Pope of Dawson picked a thousand pints of strawberries from his field yesterday morning. They were among the best and were all purchased by locals.

75 years old

June 4, 1947

Dr. Brent A. Welch, a Miami native and practicing physician here until he joined the Army during World War II, was appointed Miami County Health Commissioner. Dr. Welch served as Fayette County Health District Commissioner in Washington CH. He will assume his new role on July 1.


The official opening of Ray’s Good Housekeeping Shop, at 614 North Main Avenue, is announced by Ray Snapp, operator of the business. Snapp recently took over the building once occupied by the Fogt grocery store and converted it into an appliance store and residence.


The 57 MM gun, recently requested by the American Legion from Fort Loramie, arrived in this village in time to make its appearance during the street parade held there on Memorial Day. The determination of the permanent location of the weapon has not been made. It was a gift from the War Department, except for handling and freight charges which will be paid by the local post office.

50 years

June 4, 1972

Officials of the Roman Catholic Church Archdiocese of Cincinnati announced the appointment of Rev. Robert J. Monnin, principal of Lehman High School. Sidney, to pastor St. Johns Church, Freyburg.

Reverend Monnin, also a trustee of St. Teresa’s Church in Covington, is pursuing graduate studies in religious education.


CHICAGO — Edwin L. Frey, First Federal Savings and Loan Association, and George R. Hoellrich, Peoples Federal Savings and Loan Association, both of Sidney, were appointed to the 1972 committees of the United States Savings and Loan League.

Frey will serve on the advertising and public relations committee and Hoellrich will serve on the committee on the federal mortgage system.


It was a long-distance test by the birds of Willard Kyser who endured the flight to take the race from the Shelby County Pigeon Club in Knoxville, Tennessee, over the weekend.

Released at 7am, the first bird reached Kyster’s loft in about 7.5 hours, and was followed 15 minutes later by its housemate, not bad for 300 miles of flight.

25 years

June 4, 1997

FORT LORAMIE – Various awards were presented to participants of the Fort Loramie High School Marching Band at the recent Marching Band Banquet at St. Michael’s Hall.

The Dorothy Geise Memorial Award was presented to senior Erin Turner. An Outstanding Achievement Award was presented to Brad Turner. The Merit Award went to Katie Gavit and the Best Improvement Award went to Christina Scheer.


Chip Wells was named the new district president of the Shelby District Boy Scouts for 1997-1998. Wells will oversee the management of Shelby County Scouting activities, training, camping, advancement and membership. He will also work to recruit new volunteers for Scouting.

This news from back issues of the Sidney Daily News is 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

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