125 Years Ago
October 29, 1893
The Underwood Whip Co. sold its factory to the United States Whip Co., yesterday. The company owns 15 whip factories in the United States. The factory here will continue under the management of Mr. Underwood and will run the same as before the sale.
James Wilson, J.S. Laughlin, Harry Conner, Louis Meyer, and T.J. Martin, five of the hunters who were in Wisconsin, returned home last evening. William Kingseed, John Bush, and George Linder stopped off in Chicago on the way back.
100 Years Ago
October 29, 1918
Miss Sophia Halterman, who has been making her home with her sister Mrs. A.C. Getz, is making arrangements to go overseas as a nurse within the next few months. A graduate nurse, Miss Halterman has had considerable experience since her graduation.
Members of the city council at their meeting approved the renaming of Canal avenue to Helen avenue. The street is the one running north from North street back of the Big four freight house. The action was in response to a petition requesting the changed signed by seven property owners.
75 Years Ago
October 29, 1943
Letters of appreciation have been received by a number of local organizations and individuals from Col. James A. Woodruff, commanding officer, Patterson field, Fairfield. The letters expressed appreciation of the treatment given various military units using the range east of the city during the past winter.
John H. Kerrigan, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Kerrigan received his doctor of medicine degree during the commencement program at the school of medicine, Western Reserve University, on Thursday. Dr. Kerrigan will leave immediately for military service.
50 Years Ago
October 29 1968
Roger D. McDermott, of Midland Mich., a former Sidney resident, has been awarded a PHD degree in bio-chemistry from Purdue University. Dr. McDermott, graduated from Sidney High School in 1958 and received is AB degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and a MS degree from Purdue. Presently he is associated with Dow Chemical Co. at Midland Mich., as a research biochemist.
Bob Gibson, mainstay of the St. Louis Cardinals was named recipient of the 1968 National Cy Young Award by the Baseball Writers Association on Monday.
25 Years Ago
October 29, 1993
General Housewares Corp., Sidney Division, has a new idea-try something old to increase business said the new manager, Ted Boerger. Employees of the Sidney Division, formerly Wagner Manufacturing, suggested using patterns the company had since 100 years ago to make trivets. The trivet pattern will be placed in the same mold for the 1891 Wagner Ware skillet for economical production. The trivets will then be offered as a bonus to people buying the small Wagner skillet set in 1994. Sidney Division employees suggested this idea to improve skillet sales and General Housewares officials decided to use it.
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