125 Years Ago
October 27, 1893
Some parties are traveling over the country with a sample of seed wheat which they show and claim will yield 50 bushels to the acre. They propose that they will furnish the seed and 100 pounds of phosphate per acre and ask in return one-half the crop. This is certainly a good bargain for one that furnishes the seed, but it is still better when the signed contract turns out to be a note for $200 or $300.
100 Years Ago
October 27, 1918
Frank Kaser, who has been janitor at the high school building ever since it was erected, has tendered his resignation to the board of education to take effect at once. Mr. Kaser has been an employee of the schools for the last 12 years.. Previous to the erection of the new high school , he was janitor at the Central building. He plans to accept employment with a local business.
Aaron Baker, 72, of near Port Jefferson, is confined to the city hospital with injuries received last night when the buggy he was driving was struck by a car driven by Wilson Kraft at the Miami street crossing on North street. He was thrown from the buggy by the impact, but his injuries are not believed to be serious.
75 Years Ago
October 27, 1943
Shelby county’s $5,000 share in the National War Fund now being raised throughout the country will be obtained entirely on a voluntary basis, according to an announcement made today by members of the Shelby County War Chest committee. A total of 17 individual agencies, carrying on rehabilitation work in war zones, participate in the fund with the USO.
Officials at Wilson Memorial hospital have been advised by Washington that bids for construction of the new wing at the local hospital within the allotted funds have been received and are being studied before a final decision is announced.
50 Years Ago
October 27, 1968
William Ross, son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Ross Jr., has been named a member of the Urbana College pep band. Mr. Ross plays a trumpet in the band.
The Holy Name Society of Holy Angels Parish, will provide its membership with a special treat during a dinner at the elementary school of Holy Angels on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Tom Kerber, program chairman revealed today Joe Nuxhall-the ole lefthander, who in recent years has gained notoriety as a sportscaster of the Cincinnati games-will be the main speaker. Nuxhall, now 39. Was the youngest ever to start in the major leagues, when he pitched for Cincinnati as a 15 year old back in 1944.
25 Years Ago
October 27, 1993
A Kettlersville woman is $350 richer today after being named grand prize winner in the ninth annual Harvest-Holiday Recipe Contest sponsored by the Sidney Daily News. The competition was held Saturday afternoon at Compromise Grange in Hardin. Luann Hottle, Kettlersville, received $50 when judges selected her Black Bean Mexican Pizza as the top entry in the international fare category. The additional $300 came at the climax of the contest where judges decided it was the top entry overall. The entry drew rave reviews from judges JoAnne Ansley, Dolores Droesch and Jim Henning.
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