125 Years Ago
October 13, 1893
The Prohibitionists will hold meetings in this county at Kirkwood, on Oct. 17, at Ballou, on October 18, both mornings and in the evening, and in Sidney in the afternoon of Oct. 19.
As yet no trace has been found of the man who murdered Issac. N. Ray at Pemberton last night. The county commissioners have offered $500 and another $200 has been made up by subscriptions from the citizens of Pemberton as a reward for the arrest and conviction of the man who committed the murder.
100 Years Ago
October 13, 1918
The Citizens National Bank is now open for business in its remodeled rooms. The working space of the bank has been enlarged by taking what had been the directors room and adding it to the work area .The entire interior has been remodeled and redecorated. When the work is completed the bank will occupy the entire ground floor, with the rooms formerly occupied by W.H. Hoyle and Timeus Shoe Co. being utilized for a directors room, coupon rooms, and a stock room.
Following the report Saturday evening that the Kaiser had accepted President Wilson’s terms and was ready for peace, a big demonstration of patriotism broke forth on the streets of the city. Several hundred persons paraded around the square and as a climax, the Kaiser was buried in effigy at the southwest corner of the square.
75 Years Ago
October 13, 1943
The tin can collection conducted in Sidney the early part of the week netted approximately a half-car of cans, Rex Price, city service director said this morning. The collection was made by city trucks.
It was indicated Washington today, that Italy’s declaration of war against Germany will not lead to diplomatic recognition of Premier Badoglio’s government by the United States.
Announcement of the procedure for war ration book No. 4 registration was made today by the local ration board. Oct. 26, 27 and 28 have been set aside for this resignation both in the city and county .In the city residents will register at the various elementary schools. In the rural area registration will also be at the schools but on an alphabetical basis.
50 Years Ago
October 13, 1968
Barry Dean Elliott of Jackson Center, has completed the training program for radio-television broadcasting at the campus of Career Academy, Columbus, Ohio.
COLUMBUS- Sen. Frank J. Lausche, D-Ohio, has bolted his party to support Republican Richard Nixon for President, Scripps Howard newspapers reported today. Scripps quoted the Cleveland Democrat as saying “ I shall cast my vote for Mr. Nixon because of all the candidates he is best equipped to lead this country out of its present crises and into a sense of national purpose and strength.”
The Sidney High School All_Boy Marching Band is now under the direction of M. John Garren. Mr. Garren hasn’t made many changes in the band, but he hopes to promote more school spirit for both band and student body.
25 Years Ago
October 13, 1993
From best brewery to store warehouse to parking lot/playground. Will this be the future for a brick building in the 300 block of E. Poplar Street currently being torn down? S&H Demolition of Sidney is demolishing the unoccupied building behind Central Elementary School, which was condemned by the City of Sidney. The owner of the building , David Scholl of Sidney, is a partner with Gene Huelskamp of Sidney, in the demolition company. Fate of the old Wagner site remains unknown. Scholl purchased the more than 100-year building about two weeks ago from OMart Inc. by paying off OMart’s outstanding debt. After the building is razed, Scholl said he will possibly sell the land to the Sidney City Schools. He said he will know Tuesday. The Sidney City Council and school board are having a joint meeting Monday to discuss land acquisition.
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