March 11, 1916
The works of Kipling featured the usual presentation at the high school this morning. The program was directed by Miss Thomas, with the following taking part: Clara Hill, Clarence Loudenback, Carolyn Griffis, Rachel Hoyle, Marjorie Killian and Cecil McDaniel.
The residence of Charles A. Jones, on West Piper Street, was heavily damaged by fire about 7 o’clock last evening. The fire had gained considerable headway before it was discovered, the entire roof being ablaze before the fire department arrived. Firemen were hampered in their efforts by the fact that they had to run their line of hose from the fireplug at the corner of Pike Street and St. Marys. A second trip was necessary to secure sufficient hose to reach the fire.
March 11, 1941
Fire completely destroyed the two story frame home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Parke, three quarters of a mile south of Hardin at noon today. Cause of the blaze has not been determined. Fortunately, volunteers were able to carry the furnishings from the home.
Fire that had evidently gained considerable headway before it was discovered caused extensive damage to the double house occupied by Service Director George Gould and the Harold Slager families at 624- 626 South Main Avenue, shortly after 9 o’clock this morning. The entire roof of the structure, owned by David Minniear, was burned off. Firemen were on the scene for more than two hours.
March 11, 1966
Members of the senior class of the Russia high school toured the Shelby County court house and other points today. The group, in charge of Charles Peterson, assistant principal, was informed about methods of operation of the various county offices and courts by representative spokesmen.
Eight members of the Sidney Kiwanis Club were presented with Kiwanis International’s Gold Award, a citation of service, at Wednesday’s meeting of the local club at Johnson’s Banquet House. The presentations were made by Edwin Frey, immediate past president of the Sidney Kiwanis. Recipients were Leroy Bishop, Don Fogt, Clarence Hemmert, Paul Needles, Carl Rueth, H.C. Paddock, Dr. H.M. Sharp and Edwin Neuce.
A Sidney fire department run by two pumper crews Wednesday afternoon to 521 ½ Park Street was the result of a fire scare and no blaze for the firemen to fight. Smoke drifting into the residence from a neighbor nearby burning out a skillet was determined as the cause.
March 11, 1991
Clayton Westerbeck made Sidney High School wrestling history with the highest place finish ever in the state tournament. The 171 pounder finished 4th. He finished with a 34-5 record. It was a great tournament for the school. Yellow Jacket wrestler Jack Smith finished in the top 8. He wrestled at 161 pounds.
City manager Bill Barlow made an interesting presentation at the Chamber of Commerce legislative breakfast the other day. He gave a report on the financial health of the city. He said the citizens of Sidney are the “shareholders” and the government’s job is to serve the shareholders. He predicted a bright future for the city and its businesses.
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