125 Years Ago
October 18, 1893
The Pemberton murder is as deep of a mystery as ever. A thorough examination of witnesses during the past week has failed to reveal any motive that anyone would have for committing the crime. Ray was not known to have any enemies. Detectives are at work on the case and the amount of the reward money has now increased to $900.
According to Bellefontaine papers, another special excursion from there to Chicago will be run tomorrow. The train will pass here about 6:30 p.m. and the round trip fare will be $6.
100 Years Ago
October 18, 1918
Mrs. Robert Marshall, secretary, is requesting that all names and address of all soldiers in France be sent to the Red Cross office by Oct. 23. These names are needed to determine the number of cartons necessary for the Christmas packages to be sent “Over There” by Nov. 15.
There will be no services in any of the churches in Sidney on Sunday, nor in the church in Pasco, on account of the present health conditions.
The Sidney Electric Co. said today that the necessary repairs at St. Marys have been completed and the company is in position to supply all normal requirements.
75 Years Ago
October 18, 1943
Shelby county went “over the top” in the Third War Loan drive by $540,000 according to the final and official figures released today by Frank Amann, general chairman for the campaign. The official total for the drive was $1,960,338, and there were 6,583 individual subscriptions made during the course of the campaign, a new record for contact.
Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox announced today that American submarines have blasted 98 more Japanese ships to the bottom of the Pacific, making a total of 319 enemy combatant and merchant ships sunk.
50 Years Ago
October 18, 1968
City officials hope to begin operation of a sanitary landfill test for a 60-day period beginning on Monday, City Manager Leo I. Nelson said today. The city, with approval from the Clinton township trustees , will operate the landfill as a test to determine if it is both economical and feasible. The Sidney Sand &Gravel Co. is allowing the city to use the site without charge during the test period. If the landfill proves practical and gets final approval from local and state authorities, the firm may offer it as a permanent landfill location for the entire country.
25 Years Ago
October 18, 1993
Dorothy Love Retirement Community residents Betty Yanda and Clyde Demott are featured artists in this years Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS) calendar, officials say. Yanda won the Chair’s Award with her hand applique quilt entitled “Morning Glories”, which features flowers entwined on a trellis. Yanda is a retired nurse who also enjoys tole painting, counted cross stitch and ceramic carving. DeMott won the Dorothy Love award for “Covered Bridge”, West Virginia, a colored pencil drawing. These will be incorporated into the OPRS color wall calendar which features a different artist’s work each month. The calendar is a gift to friends of OPRS.
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