125 Years Ago
Great preparations have been made by William Piper for his grand cloak opening which takes place today. Klute’s band is giving a concert at the store this afternoon, and this evening they will again be present to assist in making the occasion enjoyable.
The effort to again take up school at the third ward building this morning proved fruitless. When the time came for calling the roll their were but 54 pupils who answered their names. Another attempt to open the school will not be made until the diphtheria scare to some extent dies down.
100 Years Ago
October 2 1917
John Beemer of Colorado, an expert stove, tin ware and furnace man, has taken a position at the Steinle Stove store on West Poplar street. He takes the place made vacant by Frank Miller, who left with the second quota of Shelby county boys for Camp Sherman.
Carl Sexauer this week commenced to harvest his celery crop on his farm southwest of Sidney. He has out 10 acres in celery and he reports the crop this year is the finest he has ever raised.
75 Years Ago
October 2, 1942
To complete Shelby County’s assigned quota of 123 men for September, 94 young men left today for Fort Hayes, Columbus to be examined for induction into the U.S. Army. These men were in addition to the 29 that already enlisted . Appointed as leaders for today’s group were: William G. Kah, Don Stohm, Waldorf Sachs, Howard Stump, William A. Ross, Jr., Hudson Flinn, Alva Wilson, and James McMannamy.
If this county reverts completely to the “hoss and buggy” during the gasoline-less, tire-less days to ensue, Shelby county owners will have to carry a thermos for their nags because the watering troughs at three corners of the public square were contributed to the scrap drive by Shelby county commissioners.
50 Years Ago
October 2, 1967
During a recent visit to the sets of CBS daytime shows in New York City, Jenny Crimm of channel 8, Cleveland , played a cameo role om “Secret Storm” which was telecast today. Miss Crimm, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. H. Eugene Crimm of Sidney, has her own Channel 8 program from 3:25 p.m. daily and appears on other TV 8 shows. While in New York she interviewed show leads and production staffs of such daytime dramas as “Love of Life”, “Search for Tomorrow:, “The Guiding Light”, “As the World Turns”, “Love is a Many Splendered Thing”, “Edge of Night” and “Secret Storm”.
Sidney High School Senior Ricardo Winterstein has been named Teen-Ager of the Month by the Sidney Optimist Club.Winterstein, 17 is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mario Winterstein, 43 Oakridge Drive, has a grade point average of 3.972 and has won many science and other academic awards in school.
25 Years Ago
October 2, 1992
CINCINNATI- Shortstop Barry Larkin wasn’t sure how Cincinnati Reds controlling partner Marge Schott, would react when confronted about her plans for next year. “I said to somebody that I may not be wearing the same colors, when I come back”, Larkin said. He and a pitcher wound up satisfied, instead of shipped out after talking to Schott for more than two hours Wednesday and gaining a promise that the team would remain essentially intact next year.
Sherri Casad-Lodge and David Lodge will offer an afternoon of “living history” Sunday afternoon at the Amos Memorial Library. In their program, the Lodges will portray the Goodes, a husband and wife in Sidney in 1910. Their discussion , as they dress for an evening out, covers a social history of Sidney , including a wealth of historical information about the families and finances in Shelby County.
These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are 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