125 Years Ago
October 10, 1893
The work on the construction of the new stone culvert on the Big Four railroad about two miles east of town has been practically completed and the crew of workman engaged in this work have returned to their homes.
There was good attendance on hand Sunday morning when Rev. T.L. Wiltsee preached his first sermon at the M.E. Church. Rev. W.W. Lance, the former pastor, was present and took part in the service. In the evening Rev Lance preached his farewell sermon.
100 Years Ago
October 10, 1918
Mayor Forsyth visited all the ice cream parlors about the city today and put the matter of fighting the influenza epidemic up to the proprietors. All agreed to quit serving ice cream sodas when the order of the board of health goes into effect at midnight. Only ice cream in bulk and candy will be sold at the different stores until further notice.
With influenza cases reported increasing in practically every part of the state ,the epidemic has been checked substantially at Camp Sherman, where deaths during 24 hours numbered 97, sending the total to 716, Fifteen hundred cases of pneumonia are in the base hospital, with a majority of these reported to be Ohioans.
75 Years Ago
October 10, 1943
One of the best known and oldest organizations of the city, The Business Girl Association is beginning to erase the debt on its home on East Poplar street. The present home was purchased in 1921 and the current indebtedness is $500. The association was founded in 1911 for the advantage of the business girls of Sidney.
Displaying a smooth running offense and one of the best defenses Sidney has shown in several seasons, the Sidney High School Yellow Jackets played championship ball at Troy to run up a 26 to 0 score on the highly rated Trojan outfit. Flanagan crossed the goal line three times , Aiken once to score the local’s touchdowns.
50 Years Ago
October 10, 1968
John Heckler was installed as president of the Sidney Iutis Club during a dinner meeting this week at Hussey’s restaurant, Port Jefferson. Serving with him are Paul Baker, vice president; James Howell, secretary; Richard Martin, treasurer; Herman Shie, sergeant at arms; Paul Sarver, chaplain, and Tom Curtner, historian.
Bonnie Lou was enthusiastic, the audience was interested and the models were attractive at the latest in fall and winter fashions seen at last night’s “Treasures of Fashion” style show at the Sidney High School auditorium. The Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority, sponsoring group for the walk, expresses thanks to Mrs. Daniel Schultz, manager of the Sidney Style Shoppe, for her efforts in coordinating the ensembles and models for the successful evening of fashion.
25 Years Ago
October 10, 1993
Lehman senior Ryan Sollmann’s incredible performance Friday night at Stebbins put him in some excellent company as far as the top single-game rushing efforts in Miami Valley history. According to the Dayton Daily News, Sollmann’s 380 yards against Stebbins is the seventh best single game effort for a Miami Valley runner, and it puts him among names like former Ohio State Bob Ferguson, Springboro’s Brad Lamb, now with the Buffalo Bills, and Curtis Enis of Mississinawa, headed to Penn State next year.
These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (937-498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet! www.shelbycountyhistory.org