Out of the past

125 Years

November 10, 1893

The results of the election yesterday was a surprise to both the great political parties. Democrats are willing to concede Ohio as a Republican state, but not to the amount of the majority given yesterday. McKinley’s majority in Ohio will be 50,000, and it may reach beyond that figure.


The results of the election in the four wards in Sidney yesterday shows a total of 1,241 votes cast, with McKinley leading the Democratic candidate Neal by 53 votes. Final tabulations of the voting the county will not be completed until later today.


Justice Stolly, of Botkins, after examining eight witnesses in the case of the death of John Looby, who was found dead along the railroad near Botkins last Monday, returned a verdict as follows: Looby came to his death by injuries on the right side of the forehead about two inches above the eye, caused by a blow or possibly a fall.

100 Years

November 10, 1918

A report from London states that the Germans received the allies in terms this morning, with a time limit of 72 hours set for acceptance of the terms. In the meantime fighting continued all along the front as the allies pushed their advantage.


St. Pauls Evangelical church is making preparations for the celebration of its Golden Jubilee which will be observed with special services on Sunday.


False reports that Germany had accepted the terms of the armistice and that fighting had ended threw the country into a delirium yesterday afternoon and last night. Demonstrations in Sidney continued far into the night as a huge crowd gathered in the city following the report. A grave was dug in front of the cannon at the southwest corner of the public square and the Kaiser again buried in effigy.

75 Years

November 10, 1943

Mrs. Victor Blanke was elected president of the Past Matrons association of Pleiades chapter, Order of Eastern Star, when members met last evening. Mrs. Roy Miller was elected vice president; and Mrs. A.I. Guerry, secretary and treasurer.


Major Clarence G. Wood, of the Cleveland ordnance district, will be the speaker for the meeting of the Sidney Foremen’s club Monday evening at the Masonic temple, Charles Conley, president of the club, said today.

50 Years

November 10, 1968

Fort Loramie’s Kiwanians this week honored Ralph Gaier, the man who maintains Fort Loramie’s school buses. Kiwanis President Carroll Grimm presented a certificate of recognition to Gaier at the club’s luncheon meeting. Gaier, Grimm noted, has built an outstanding maintenance record over the years for the school bus fleet. Fort Loramie’s school buses regularly pass the state highway patrol’s annual inspection with records that are above and beyond normal expectations, Grimm said.


Recognition of outstanding conservation cooperators and election of two members to the board of supervisors highlighted the annual meeting of the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District Thursday evening at the Compromise Grange in Hardin. Russell Sayre, R.R. 4, Sidney, was re-elected to the board of supervisors, and Ed. Schmiesing, also of R.R. 4, Sidney, was named to the board, succeeding William Joslin whose term expired. The Goodyear Tire Co. award for the outstanding conservation farmer was presented to Louis Brautigam, R.R. 1, Sidney. The outstanding wildlife conservation award, made by the State Division of Wildlife, was presented to Tom Raterman, R.R. 1, Minster. For his many services to the district, D.J. Francis, of Russia, was presented the outstanding service award.

25 Years

November 10, 1993

There are big problems in Piqua over animals. Piqua had previously passed a seldom-used ordinance concerning farm animals. It prohibited farm animals within the corporate limits. At the center of all the controversy is Roxie, a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig. Roxie was the pet of Tim and Cynthia Gaston. This time, the ordinance is being enforced. The Gastons will be moving the Shelby County with their pig. Tim works at the Honda engine plant.


The Lehman High School football team has made the playoffs. This is the first time Lehmann has been in this position since 1984. All of its hopes are riding on Ryan Sollmann. He had 176 yards rushing his last game to total 1,647 yards for the season. He broke his own record from last year.


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

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