Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Oct. 19, 1915

Someone entered the First Baptist Church last night and ransacked the entire church.. The drawers and bookcases were opened and articles scattered over the floor . Although nothing is believed to be stolen the church interior was reported a “mess.” Entrance was gained through the study, probably through the use of a skeleton key. William Eberley, the janitor, is offering a reward of $5 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the guilty parties.

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A.Brandewie yesterday received by express a seven-month old Jersey bull calf from W.W. Mcvay, of Athens, father of Prof. H.R. McVay. Mr McVay has been engaged in raising Jersey cattle and is closing out his stock at this time. The animal’s ancestry on both sides has been prize-winning stock.

75 years

Oct. 19, 1940

Two charges were filed in Mayor John Sexaurer’s court this morning against Joe Hill Barnsdale, of Barlow, Ga., arrested as he sought escape aboard a Big Four freight train, after a series of crimes committed earlier in the week in Shelby county. In the meantime, the hunt for his companion, who made good his escape from officers, was being extended. No definite escape of the second man has been found, although a man answering the description of the sought criminal, was reported to have been seen about three miles southwest of Sidney about 11: o’clock the night of his escape.

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Senator Theodore Bilbe, of Mississippi, and Helen Gahagan Douglas, wife of screen star Melvyn Douglas, will share speaking honors in the Fourth Congressional district meeting of Young Democrats to be held in Sidney the evening of Oct. 24.

50 years

Oct. 19, 1965

Janis Finkenbine, senior at Anna High School, was honored as “October “Teenager of the Month” by the Sidney optimist Club, and presented with an appropriate Plaque at its luncheon meeting Tuesday in the Hotel Wagner. Harry Pleiman made the presentation. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Finkenbine of Anna.

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Mrs. Freida Valentine will be serving as the president for the Gold Star Mothers for the coming club year. She and her officers were elected when the group met Friday evening in the American Legion Home. To be installed at the November meeting with Mrs. Valentine are Mrs. S.E. Whitacre, vice president, Mrs. Ivan Apple, Secretary; Mrs. Kenneth Ferguson, treasurer; Mrs.A.C. Neer Sr., chaplain, Mrs. Callie Goshorn, Flag, Mrs. Thomas Fair, banner, Mrs. Herbert Bell, and Mrs. Josie Schoffner, color; Mrs. Ferris Elliott, historian.

25 years

Oct. 19, 1990

Former Sidney resident and Texas teacher William Hudson Jr. will travel to Hollywood next month to accept a national education award. The ceremony will be shown on cable television. Hudson, of Fort Worth, Texas, is scheduled to appear on a Disney channel telecast Nov. 4 when he receives an “American Teacher Award” for his classroom work in mathematics. The recipient is a math teacher at Dunbar High School in Fort Worth, and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hudson of Sidney. A graduate of Sidney High School and Bluffton College.

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Sidney High School girls basketball coach Maggi Williams will become the youngest person ever to be inducted into the Ohio Northern University Athletic Hall of Fame when she takes part in ceremonies of Northern on Oct. 26 and 27, Ms. Williams joined the staff at Sidney High School in 1978 and has been there ever since, building an impressive girls basketball program. She has career record of 149-48 with six Greater Miami Valley Conference championships. She has been selected the GMVC coach of the year four times, the District 9 coach of the year twice, and the Sidney Daily News coach of the year three times.

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Out of the past

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

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