125 years Ago
October 30, 1892
Judge William A. Carey died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Kate Conn, south of Sidney, at noon today. At 87 years of age, he was a pioneer resident of Shelby county. Born in the western part of Virginia , he emigrated with his parents to this county in 1810, when he was four years old. The family was among the first, if not the first, white settlers in what is now Turtle Creek township. He served the county two terms as associate judge under the old constitution.
100 Years Ago
October 30, 1917
The $214,700 in paving assessment bonds offered for sale by the city to pay for street paving now being put in were sold to Stacy &Braun of Toledo., today.at their bid of $300.58 premium and an interest rate of five percent. Sixteen bonding companies bid for the bonds as a whole or in part.
The Atlas Shining Parlor on the south side of the public square has opened a shoe repairing store in connection with the other business.
75 Years Ago
October 30 1942
School officials reported today that 50 boys are receiving training in machine shop operation set up especially for war production workers. The class meets each evening from 6:30 to 9:30.
German forces at Stalingrad today hurled heavy reinforcements, totaling 80,000 men into a big new offensive against the city’s northern factory belt. Street fighting was reported in other parts of the city.
50 Years Ago
October 30, 1967
Janet Huecker of Anna, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Huecker, was named as October “Teenager of the Month” by the “Sidney Optimist Club”. She was given a plaque at a recent meeting of the club.
Swelled by reports received late Friday, the 1967 Shelby County United Fund was over the 100 per cent mark today. It marks the tenth time in the 11 years that the annual campaign has gone over the top.
25 Years Ago
October 30, 1992
The next time a Sidney City Schools student sits down to eat lunch in the school cafeteria, they may find the school superintendent or city mayor at the table. Mayor Doris Blackston announced at the Monday Sidney City Council meeting that she and school superintendent Lewis Blackford will be going into the schools beginning Nov. 5 at Northwood Middle School, to get imput from the students as part of the “Education 2000: initiative. “We’ll start with Northwood and see how it goes there,” Mrs Blackston told council members, noting that tentative plans call for one or two visits per week until all schools have been visited. Students will be welcome to come up and ask them questions.
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