Oct. 15, 1915
State Game Wardens J.W. Stuber and M.A. Charleston were in Sidney today with state fish car. They deposited in the Miami river and Mosquito creek about 2000 fish, consisting of bass weighing from two to three pounds, crappies, blue gills, marble catfish and Tennessee catfish. All the latter fish were small.
Joe Smith and Dick Sheperd, who are in Birmingham, Alabama, with ”Grace Hussy” for the trotting races, were injured earlier this week in a taxicab accident. They were enroute to the racetrack when the machine in which they were riding ran off the side of the road down an embankment and turned turtle. Smith was pinned under the car, but neither of the two local men suffered any serious injuries, according to word received here by Web Bland.
Oct. 15, 1940
It was like celebrating passage of the 19th amendment all over again in Sidney Saturday, on the first ladies’ day ever to be held here, but Sidney merchants reveled today in the independence of women which brought to town hundreds of out-of-town shoppers by invitation. Spectacular government was the order of the day — with every office from Mayor down to dog catcher being filled by the “weaker sex,” who dealt strongly with the problems of the various divisions of the city government.
The Sidney High School cross country team will complete in a meet to be held Saturday at Snyder’s park in Springfield. Members of the team will include Russell Bunker, Jason Harger, Bob Snyder, Franklin Kenton, Wilbur Williams, and Roy Kendall.
Oct. 15, 1965
WSHINGTON — President Johnson is not regaining his strength after surgery as rapidly as had been expected but his overall recovery is “coming along fine,” White House Press Secretary Bill D. Moyers reported today. The Chief Executive spent a somewhat restless night in Bethesda Naval Hospital where he is recovering from his gall bladder and kidney stone operation. As a result of having slept intermittently during the night, Johnson slept later than usual, awakening about 9 a.m.
Jane Burkhardt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.J Burkhardt, has been elected president of the Spanish club at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. A graduate of Sidney High School she is a sophomore in the school of linquistics.
Oct. 15, 1990
Navy Petty Officer Third Class Brian J. McGill, formerly of Sidney, has been assigned to the Persian Gulf island nation of Bahrain as part of Operation Desert Shield, family members have reported. McGill, 21, is a member of the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion based in Gulfport, Miss. The unit was stationed on the Japanese Island of Okinawa until Thursday, when it departed for Bahrain.
A choice of whether to return to Vietnam or leave the military service led William Rankin to a Sidney Police Department career that will end soon after more than 20 years. “I’ve enjoyed this a lot more than the service,” Rankin said. “Even though there have been stressful times.” He was stationed in Iceland when he learned about an upcoming civil service test for a police officer in Sidney. After being hired here, he wasted little time in beginning his new job, leaving the military on Thursday and starting work as a policeman the following Monday.
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