Sept. 12, 1915
T.M. Miller, of the Bimmel Buggy Co., has returned home from a trip to Milwaukee and Minneapolis, where he secured orders for between 300 and 400 of Elco cars. These will make that plant a very busy place for some time. On this trip he was accompanied by D.M. Bailey, who is now traveling in the interest of the firm in Kansas.
A large crowd, composed of the parents and friends of the Sidney young people who are to attend Miami university at Oxford, were at the depot today to bid them farewell and wish them pleasant college days. Those who left this morning included: Misses Amanda Steinkemper, Mildred Beaman, Margaret Loudenback; Messrs., Fred Pruden, Voress Loudenback, Kerr Fulton, Andrew Roy, Harry Heck, John Foster, Collette Gastineau, and Bladen Marshall. Robert Cummins went to Hamilton by auto and will join the party there.
Charles Winemiller captured a large tarantula crawling across the floor of his grocery on North Oak avenue Saturday afternoon. It had been carried into the store in a bunch of bananas.
Sept. 12, 1940
Ticket sales caused the attendance mark of the 80th annual Shelby County Fair to hover closely to the all time record. This, despite the fact the thermometer continued to hold in the 50s as overcoats and lap robes insured comfort for most people. The senior fair is closely rivaled in it completeness by the ninth annual junior fair. Officers of the junior fair board of directors, which guides the destiny of the youth organization are: Paul Kies, president; Richard Grissom, vice president; Eileen Holeton, secretary; Landonna Roegher, assistant secretary and John Mader, treasurer.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Miller, 603 Highland avenue, was broken into sometime yesterday morning, between 10 o’clock and noon, according to a report made to the police department yesterday afternoon. Mr. Miller discovered the burglary when he went home at noon to get ready to go to the fair. A fur coast, a sport coat and a sport jacket belonging to Mrs. Miller and her daughter, were taken from one of the upstairs rooms.
Sept. 12, 1965
The Sidney Daily News received a second place award for the Best Business Building idea for papers under 25,000 when classified advertising managers of Ohio newspapers held their ninth annual clinic in Columbus over the weekend. Representing the Sidney Daily News was Mrs. Rught Welling, classified advertising manager, who also serves as co-editor of the organization’s monthly newsletter.
Miss Sheila Quinlin, Fort Loramie, has passed the examinations of the Ohio State Board and now is a registered nurse. Miss Quinlin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Quinlin, South Main street, Fort Loramie, was graduated from Good Samaritan School of Nursing, Dayton, in May. She now is on the staff at General Hospital, Cincinnati.
Janet Schuman collected a 206 game and 552 series to lead Sidney Ready Mix to a 6-2 victory over Jack’s Snack Shop in the King & Queen League at Holiday Lanes Sunday night.
Sept. 12, 1990
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush reaffirmed America’s resolve to stand up to Iraqi aggression and challenged Congress to match the sacrifice of U.S. military forces abroad with a greater commitment to solve the nation’s budget crisis at home. “Let no one doubt our staying power. We will stand by our friends,” Bush told a joint session of Congress Tuesday night in a speech that at times seemed aimed as much at Iraqi President Saddam Hussein as at the president’s domestic audience.
Shelby County Commissioner William E. Leighty is one of three persons recently appointed to serve on a local board of the Selective Service System. Leighty, 658 Fair Road, was named to Local Board 33 along with Richard E. Schultz of Greenville. James A. Brown of Kettering was appointed to a Local Board 133. They were nominated for the position by Gov. Richard Celeste prior to appointment by the director of Selective Service in the name of the president.
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