125 Years Ago
October 25, 1892
There was no public demonstrations in Sidney today and our streets were more than ordinarily quiet by the partial stoppage of business. Some of our people went to Cincinnati, Wapakoneta, Piqua and other places to help celebrate the observance of Columbus Day. Flags and bunting were displayed from several business houses in town, and everything bore the marked appearance of a quiet holiday.
The parade preceding the official opening of the Columbian Exposition in Chicago was one of the greatest spectacles that city has ever seen. The procession was 10 miles in length and contained 100,000 marching men. Hundreds of thousands of others lined the route of the march through the city to the exposition grounds.
100 Years Ago
October 25, 1917
A.W. Knauer, who recently moved his cigar factory to his new location on South Ohio avenue has the improvements practically all completed and has a most up-to-date cigar factory. Mr. Knauer started in the cigar business in 1903 and has built up an extensive in a high grade line. Brand names include: Cozy Corner Club; Nica Pana, Grace Hussey, Tawawa, and knauer’s New Five, all copyrighted.
Sidney and Sidney High school were well represented in college athletics at Miami University over the weekend. On the football, captain and fullback Louis McVay led the Big Red Miami team to a 91-0 triumph over Earlham College. In the cross country competition, Robert Cummins finished first, while Raymond Stockstill and Clyde Voress were fourth and fifth respectively.
75 Years Ago
October 25, 1942
An announcement from Fort Hayes post hospital at Columbus advises that Dr. Brent Welch, formerly a practicing physician in Sidney, has been promoted from the rank of captain to that of major.
Max Lovett, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Lovett of South Miami avenue, who is with the U.S. Navy, will sing as a member of a trio in a program “Meet Your Navy” to be broadcast over WLW and the national network on Friday evening. Lovett is a tenor.
50 Years Ago
October 25, 1967
Charles Finley picked Bob Kennedy, former “head coach” of the Chicago Clubs, to pilot his new Oakland, California Athletics in the American League. The 47-year old Kennedy was recently released from his position as coach with the Atlanta Braves. He will succeed Luke Appling.
PIQUA- First official use by a small jet aircraft of the expanded Piqua Municipal Airport will occur just prior to the dedication ceremonies, set for 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Congressman William McCulloch is scheduled to arrive in an executive jet airplane from Washington at 1:15 p.m. Representing Gov. James Rhoades, Norman Crabtree, state director of aviation, is expected to reach the Piqua airport, located on state route 186, at approximately the same time. McCulloch and Crabtree will be the main speakers at the dedication ceremonies.
25 Years Ago
October 25, 1992
The Lehman Cavallers used a crushing first-half defense, and an offence that answered every challenge to roll to a 41-14 victory over the Milton Union Bulldogs in a game highlighted by the amazing running of junior Ryan Sollmann. Sollmann, Lehman’s outstanding junior running back, went over 1,000 yards for the year, rushing for 228 yards in 27 carries, to bring his season total to 1,048 yards. In addition he also had an 80-yard kickoff return for a key score.
Anthony Wagner, a Sidney High School math teacher is the Sidney City Schools, Teacher of the Year. Wagner was honored at Monday night’s Sidney City Schools Board of Education meeting. The Teacher of the Year was chosen by a Sidney School’s administrative selection committee on the basis of his classroom skills and his community involvement. This year at Sidney High Wagner teaches classes in calculus, pre-calculus, general geometry and transition to college math. In addition he coaches junior high wrestling and freshman football.
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