November 3, 1893
Coroner LeFevre was at Pemberton yesterday and took testimony of a few other persons in the Ray murder mystery, but nothing new was developed. He had decided to hand in his verdict in the case yesterday, but decided to delay a few days to check out a few other matters.
N. Yoakam, as agent for the C.H.&D. railroad sold 628 tickets to Chicago during the time the World’s Fair was open. These tickets were sold from Sidney over the C.H.&D. and Monon route, the Chicago and Erie and the Baltimore and Ohio. Based on the figures supplied by the agents of the two railroads, approximately 1,500 people from this county used this means to visit the World’s Fair.
The work of tearing down the walls of the Standard Wheel company’s plant, which have been standing ever since the fire some two years ago, was begun today.
The telegraph wires of the railroad were stretched past Jackson Center this week, and the station will soon be started.
November 3, 1918
At a special meeting of the board of health held this afternoon a resolution was adopted lifting the ban on schools to take effect next Wednesday morning and Sunday schools the following Sunday. Teachers are asked to observe carefully any evidence of cold or disease among the children and send them home when any symptoms appear.
Wilbur Piper has received a letter from the National War Service committee, complimenting him on the patriotic window display at Piper’s Store. The display was one of photos of boys from Shelby county in military service that attracted much attention during the war loan campaign.
A dispatch from Paris states that an armistice has been signed with Austria and hostilities are to cease at 3 p.m. today. Meanwhile in Washington official sources indicate that diplomatic advices received there say that German’s complete surrender is absolutely certain within the next few days.
November 3, 1943
Mayor John Sexauer was re-elected from his fourth term as mayor of Sidney at Tuesday’s general election, when he defeated J.C. Saltzgaber by a majority of 634 votes in the only city-wide contest. Sexauer’s total vote was 1,011, while Saltzgaber received 379.
Mrs. J. Franklin Conner will serve as worthy matron and Victor Blanke as worthy patron for Pleiades chapter, Order of Eastern Star, for the coming year, the former elected to that office at the annual election held last evening. Mr. Blanke was re-elected. Miss Vera Ginn was elected as associate matron, and Walter Blake, Sr. was re-elected associate patron.
Heavy votes cast in Tuesday’s election at Botkins and Port Jefferson, resulted in W.J. Taubken being elected mayor of the former village by six votes over J.H.M. Schurr, while Walter Hance defeated Carey Blue for the mayoralty post at Post Jefferson. At Lockington, L.H. Agenbroad defeated K.L. Higgins for mayor by a margin of one vote.
The first of two annual combined meetings of the Junior Shakespeare and New Century clubs will be held Saturday afternoon in the home of Mrs. Harry K. Forsyth.
November 3, 1968
DEGRAFF – Word of the death as a result of a traffic accident Friday of Army Seargeant Paul Roger Hostetler, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hostetler of 7437 Rosewood-Quincy road, R.R. 2, DeGraff, was received by the parents. Sergeant Hostetler had recently returned from a year of service in Vietnam. He was stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., a member of Co. B, 3rd Battalion, 10th Infantry. While overseas, he had been awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained by enemy action and the Bronze Star for bravery while in combat.
Appointment of Larry L. Billing, 29, of Anna, to the position of treasurer at The First Federal Savings and Loan Association, effective Monday, was announced today by Frank F. Amann, president. Other officers of First Federal with Amann are Urban H. Doorley, vice president and attorney, Edwin L. Frey, secretary, and Mrs. Doris Smedley, assistant secretary.
Thomas Hoying, Anna High School senior, has been named Teenager of the Month for October, by the Sidney Optimist Club. He was presented a plaque at the club’s meeting this week, with Donovan Hill, Optimist chairman, introducing him to the members. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Hoying, R.R. 2, Anna, Tom has been equally outstanding in both scholarship and athletics in school.
November 3, 1993
There will be some new faces on City council. Gary Garter defeated Betty Thompson, and Mike Burns was victorious over Jerry Quinlisk. Both victors Carter and Burns garnered 54% of the vote. On the Sidney City School Board, incumbents Karen Kinninger and Robert Baird won over third place finisher Pam Heimann.
The election results were not kind to township trustees. Louie Bertsch had been a Franklin Township trustee for 23 years. He was defeated Orville Poeppelman by 11 votes. Long-time Salem Township trustee Clarence “Slim” Wildermuth was also defeated.
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