Jan. 1, 1916
The Miami River is now rapidly falling, and the danger of a flood is past. As a result of the thaw and heavy rains of the past few days, the river had risen rapidly and considerable anxiety was felt along the lowlands yesterday and last night. Many were out all night with lanterns watching the water and were preparing to move out. Water did force the evacuation of some houses along the Enterprise Street area.
The Western Ohio Railway has filed an injunction suit against the county treasurer, county auditor and city of Sidney to prevent collecting the assessment for the oiling of the street along the railroad tracks on Fair Avenue and Main Avenue. Total amount of the assessment is $164.40. The railroad claims the assessments are illegal in that the railroad is not the owner of abutting property on the two streets. A restraining temporary order was granted pending hearing of the case on January 10.
Jan. 1, 1941
Mrs. F.L. Getrost and Mrs. Leo M. Winget were re-elected president and vice president respectively of the Music and Art department of the Woman’s Club when Members met last evening in the home of Mrs. Roy Miller, 603 Highland Avenue. Mrs. R. J. White was elected recording secretary; Mrs. R.G. Berg, financial secretary; and Mrs. D.H. McKellar, treasurer.
The regular meeting of the seventh grade girls, an organization of the Methodist Church, was held last evening with Miss Patricia Wells. Present for the affair were: Elizabeth Robinson, Delores Kaminski, Suzette Kerr, Dorothy Burchett, Phyllis Potter and Doris Beemer, teacher of the class.
Jan. 1, 1966
Ken Arnold, of Bellefontaine, today announced his resignation as a member of the staff of WOHP in that city to devote his full time to the operation and management of the Sidney Cable Television Co. He has been handling the affairs of the local company on a part-time basis for the past several months.
Norb Gutmann will serve as president of the Shelby County Fish and Game Association for the new year. A long-time sports enthusiast, who was responsible for the development of the Shelby County Archery Club, Gutmann is well acquainted with the outstanding program nurtured by the Fish and Game.
H. E. Roth, Jr. was re-elected president of the Sidney Board of Education when members met Monday evening for their annual reorganization meeting. John Shinn was renamed vice president of the board. Virgil Ward will continue as clerk, the other two members being Dr. Thomas W. Hunter and William Hoewischer.
Jan. 1, 1991
The Sidney Daily News is now 100 years old, a milestone occasion that will be observed with a series of events throughout 1991 that will be announced soon. The newspaper began publication on January 1, 1891. According to Publisher, Linda Coffman, “One hundred years ago, the Amos family had the foresight to follow the wishes of the citizens of the Shelby County area by creating a politically independent vehicle to chronicle the lives and events of the area as they happened. Nowhere stands a Shelby County history book so complete as in the pages of The Sidney Daily News during these hundred years.”
Columbus, Ohio (AP) – Former U.S. Rep. Donald Lukens began serving a 30-day jail term today for having sex with a teen age girl while he was a congressman in 1988.
These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet! www.shelbycountyhistory.org