Out of the past – Sidney Daily News

125 years

May 12, 1897

Anna’s Methodist parsonage barn was completely destroyed by fire around midnight last night. Some of the contents, including a horse, carriage and harness, were saved. The origin of the fire is not known. If it hadn’t been for the speed of Anna Volunteer’s fire department, the fire could have spread to neighboring buildings and been much more severe.

100 years

May 12, 1922

At a meeting of the Shelby County Bar Association yesterday afternoon, Judge JD Barnes was endorsed for re-election as the Common Pleas Judge for Shelby County. The resolution was moved by AJ Hess and seconded by Justice HH Needles. His name will appear on the non-partisan petition ballot.


Hugh Bingham has announced he will be running for the Republican nomination as prosecutor in the August primary election. He was the Republican candidate for office two years ago.

75 years old

May 12, 1947

One hundred and thirty-five seniors from Sidney High School are candidates for graduation on June 5, and 33 seniors from Holy Angels will graduate on June 8, the principals of the respective schools announced today. Dr. Gaston Foote, pastor of Grace Methodist Church, Dayton, will deliver the keynote address at Sidney High.


Miss Margaret Quinlisk, of Sidney and Chillicothe, was elected President, and Mrs. Roscoe Bowman, of Sidney, was elected Secretary of the Ohio State Circle, Daughters of Isabella, at the annual convention held over the weekend. last end in Zanesville.


Howard Goffena is once again associated as an associate at the Smoke House, North Main avenue, today assuming a partnership with his brother-in-law, Robert Smith. Goffena is returning to a company he was associated with for several years before divesting his stake a year ago.

50 years

May 12, 1972

The Ohio Department Convention for Daughters of Union Veterans was announced for June 11-13 in Cleveland. The delegates appointed by the Sidney group are Ms Perry Partington and Miss Wilda McDaniel.

The announcement was made when DUV and the Past President’s Club held a session with Ms Partington.


Members of the Sidney Optimists Club were treated to a two-pronged program during their midday meeting at Burk’s Banquet House on Tuesday. The winners of the Optimist-sponsored Girls Speech Contest presented their winning speeches.

The speakers were: Julie L. Raterman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George N. Raterman, first winner; Lucinda Koogler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Koogler, second place; and Debbie Vance, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Vance.

25 years

May 12, 1997

MINSTER — A Minster High School graduate student and teacher won top honors at the Business Professionals of America national conference in Orlando, Florida.

Denise Wyen, 18, MHS senior, placed second in the national cost accounting competition.

Marline Springer, a Celina resident who is currently a student teacher at MHS, ranked first in the nation in the Application/Interview A event, and top 10 in Economic Awareness and Business Skills .

Wyen competed in the high school student competition, while Springer competed against others in post-secondary events.

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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