125 Years Ago
Oct. 24, 1893
In the bicycle races at Coldwater, Mercer county, O.W. Nisewonger, of Oran, won two prizes. He won the 16-mile road race in 40 minutes and the one-mile open race in 2:35. The prizes offered for the winner of the road race was a new bicycle and for the one mile race was a barrel of flour.
Hon. L.N. Neal, Democratic, candidate for governor, speaks at Piqua tomorrow night. An effort was made with the C.H. &D railroad to run a special train from Sidney to attend the meeting. This could not be confirmed due to the absence of the passenger agent from his office in Cincinnati. If a number go down from Sidney on the evening train, reduced rates can be obtained.
100 Years Ago
October 24, 1918
A meeting of the committee chairmen of the Community Nurse Association was held last evening to develop a plan to help the doctors with the influenza epidemic in families where through physical and financial difficulties they are unable to take care of themselves.
The official text of the German note has reached President Wilson, and he is consulting with the British French and Italian premiers on matters pertaining to it.
75 Years Ago
Oct. 24, 1943
More than 50 boys received recognition at the Shelby County Boy Scout court of honor held at Sidney high school. Richard Paddock received his eagle scout award, while star scout awards went to Jack Krukenberg, Rex Jackson, Donald Shatto, James Reese, and Tom Breslin.
Four American flags were presented as gifts to Perry township schools at Pemberton yesterday by Susan Mercer Warwick tent, Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War. Miss Dorothy Frey, patriotic instructor for the tent, was in charge of the presentation.
50 Years Ago
Oct. 24, 1968
The first donation for the aged has been received by Shelby County Commissioners. A check for $1,000 was given to Commissioner Merton Maxwell by the Jackson Center Community Club to equip a room in the hospital section and a room in the ambulatory section.
Mrs. Ivan Apple was elected president of the Gold Star Mothers when that group met in the home of Mrs. Kenneth Ferguson last week. Elected to serve with Mrs. Apple were Mrs. Thomas Fair, vice president; Mrs. A.C. Neer, Sr., secretary, Mrs. Ferguson, treasurer; Mrs. Ferris Elliott, chaplain; Mrs. Nina Chrisman, flag bearer; Mrs. Claude Goshorn, banner bearer, and Mrs. John Valentine, historian.
25 Years Ago
October 24, 1993
“It was beyond our fondest expectations”, said Richard Henke about the crowd at Sidney Dairy Products closing sale on Wednesday. Sidney Dairy reopened Wednesday and will remain open until 6 p.m. today to sell all its frozen yogurt and ice cream products. The store was crowded all Wednesday with sometimes long lines. An order from Franklin County Common Pleas court resulted in the Sept 7 closing of Sidney Dairy Products and Towne General store in Botkins. The closing was a result of a suit against Milton Union Foods, Inc. who provided product to the Sidney store. On Wednesday the Henkes sold 350 of the 2-1/2 gallon cans, 200 of the half-gallon cans and 1200 to 1300 of the quarts of ice cream and yogurt. Sadly this is the end of a Sidney place that brought smiles to both kids and adults.
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