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May, 1900
Compiled by Doris Dilbone in May, 2000

100 Year Menu Local Talent Shines at Memorial Day Service in Sidney
Miss Jessie Ayers Wilson sang the beautiful solo, "Sleep On Ye Honored Dead," written by J.W. Conklin, of Sidney, and arranged by Miss Wilson.

Sidney Daily News, May 31, 1900

Early Housing Developments in Sidney
David Oldham is building six new frame houses, one on North street for Fred Miller, one on Campbell street for Charles Bryan, one on south Ohio for Ed Flinn, one in East Sidney for Thomas F. Wilkinson, one on Oak avenue for Ed Bland and a house on west North street for himself. W. H. C. Goode is building five neat frame houses on north West avenue for renters.
Sidney Daily News,
May 10, 1900

Only Live Wires Need Attend
Sidney vs. New Bremen Wednesday. Game called at 3:15 p.m. sharp. Everybody attend. Don’t forget the base ball game tomorrow. Admission 25 cents. Children under 14 years, 15 cents. Special care will be taken to keep out the usual crowd of dead heads at the base ball game Wednesday.
Sidney Daily News, May 30, 1900

Fight All Over Town
The Jeffries-Corbett sparring contest for the heavy weight championship of the take place at Coney Island tomorrow evening will be received by wire at The Oak...If you want to hear the news of the great fistic contest between Jeffrey and Corbett go to the Wagner House annex...Report of the prize fight will be received at the Hub.
Sidney Daily News
, May 10, 1900

Council Makes Improvements
An ordinance was passed levying a tax of $1,200 on the Big Four railway property for lighting their tracks.…Street Commissioner Wise was unanimously re-elected Market Master….The sidewalk question popped up again, and sidewalks were ordered put down at once where property owners have repeatedly refused to comply with the orders of the Council. 
Sidney Journal, May 18, 1900

Pre-911 Phone Call Stops Horse Thief
Louis Zimpfer, of Anna, had a horse stolen last Friday night. The thief was seen going through Sidney at 3 o’clock by W. E. Shinn, merchant policeman. At Lockington he (the thief) offered to sell the horse for $30 to Joseph Burns, smithy. Burns knew the horse and at once used the telephone to learn whether he had been stolen.
Sidney Journal, May 4, 1900

Memorial Day A Century Ago

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Sidney Daily News, May 30, 1900


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