125 Years Ago
October 25, 1893
At the meeting of council last night, Al Frey, who owns the hack line, requested permission to place a small bridge across the gutter of the Wagner House to facilitate the unloading of baggage. The request was laid on the table. At the meeting also, the committee named to investigate charges of gross neglect of duty made against Fire Chief and Policeman Covil, reported in found no grounds for such charges, and recommended that these be dropped.
A.W. Hall has put his gem gallery on the south side of the square and will begin making pictures the last of the week.
100 Years Ago
October 25, 1918
The following report was issued today on the number of influenza cases in Sidney in recent weeks, as compiled from reports made by physicians. There have been 1,302 reported, with 1033 cases discharged as cured, leaving a total of 269 cases still under the care of a physician. Deaths reported, attributable to influenza and pneumonia: Sidney 13;Clinton township three; Perry and Franklin, two each; Green and Salem, one each.
All public assemblies have been forbidden in Minster, where 175 cases of influenza have been reported during the past two weeks.
A dispatch from the Hague reports the gigantic peace celebration has occurred in some German cities.
75 Years Ago
October 25, 1943
The Wagner Manufacturing Co. has been advised that a War Production Board order will permit increases in the use of cast iron for cooking utensils . Existing facilities, manpower and supplies are considered sufficient to permit the increase, the order stated.
Opening their basketball season yesterday afternoon the Holy Angels Titans found a STRONG Alumni quintet too tough to handle and went down to defeat by the score of 41-28. The Alumni had a 14 to 4 lead at the half-way mark.
50 Years Ago
October 25, 1968
Johnny Wiggins has become a member of the 1000-yard Club, insofar as his effort with Sidney’s Senior’s grid squad is concerned. The fine running “I” back by virtue of his 127 rushing yards in Sidney’s 41-0 victory over Urbana last week, racked up a season total of 1040 yards on 98 carries for an average of 10.6. This was revealed by the latest row of statistics released by Sidney Coach Dave Haines.
Two of Sidney’s most ambitious attorneys carry there well-known family names into the race for county prosecuting attorney. The incumbent is Democrat Thomas Kerrigan 39, of Edgewood street. The Republican challenger is Rodney Blake Jr., of Sidney, Orange township.
25 Years Ago
October 25, 1993
The Hurricanes competed in the 14-and under girls division of the Shelby County Youth Soccer League this season and went through the year undefeated, with a 10-0 record. The team won nine regular-season games and a playoff game for its final mark. Team members include: Jennifer Glover, Sarah Alexander, Christine Leistner, Misty Mc Master, Hillary Pence, Marie Hunter, Abbey Clark, coach Mindi Shaffer, Jenny Naseman, and assistant coach Joe Leistner.
Cain’s Food Market of Sidney will cease operations at its store 1500 North Main Avenue, next week. Cain said economic conditions and competition from other stores led to a decision to close the remaining Sidney location.
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