Out of the past

125 Years

November 12, 1893

A large number of Sidney Democrats took part in a jollification serenade last night. The party congregated in front of the Wagner House about 7 o’clock, and with Klute’s band leading the procession, started on a tour of the town to serenade all the county officials elected.


The vote of Shelby county, compared with last year, shows a Democratic loss of 314 on the vote for Cleveland last year and a Republican gain of 86 on the Harrison vote.


Republicans were victorious in the state of Ohio at the Tuesday election, the Democrats made a near clean sweep of local offices. N.H. Harshbarger was elected representative; J.M. Stanley, probate judge; John Heiser, treasurer; L.P. Ailes, sheriff; Quinlisk, commissioner; Hugh Doorley, clerk of courts; Simes, infirmary director; Dr. Edwin LeFevre, coroner. By a majority of nearly three to one, the voters approved the erection of a children’s home. The vote was 2,875 in favor, with 1,182 in the negative.

100 Years

November 12, 1918

Amidst reports in Paris this afternoon that the Kaiser had abdicated, allied officials were awaiting a report from the German headquarters at Spa on the armistice plan submitted yesterday. Copenhagen reported the German War Cabinet has been in session since early today, presumably deliberating over the armistice terms.


L.M. Studevant was named received of the Tucker Woodwork Co. today by Judge J.D. Barnes. He is to continue the business as a going concern. The appointment came, following an action filed against the company by J.H. Taylor, of the Sidney Hardware Co., seeking a judgment for $688 and asking that a receiver be appointed.


Temperance Lodge F. & A.M. named officers at its meeting last evening, electing Robert Bertsch, worshipful master; Frederick McLean, senior warden; Charles Neal, junior warden; Fred L. Griffis, senior deacon; Tom Studevant, junior deacon; J.L. Frazier, secretary; W.L. Graham, treasurer, and Edwin Collier, tyler.


Dr. A.W. Hobby has received orders to report to McCook field, Dayton for examination for admission into the Army Medical Corps.

75 Years

November 12, 1943

Every indication today pointed to a complete failure in the Shelby county effort to raise the necessary $5,000 to complete this country’s quota for the National War Fund. A compilation of funds received up to last night showed that only about half of the requested amount had been sent in by various subscribers and less than 100 people had participated in the war effort.


Five pre-Pearl Harbor fathers volunteered for induction, and were included in the group of 47 Shelby county men who left this morning for Fort Hayes and physical examination for induction into military services. The county has a quota of 103 men for November, but only 47 were sent by the local board. The group was in charge of John L. Warner, with Wilbur Langhorst, as assistant leader.

50 Years

November 12, 1968

Now the shoulder-padded youngsters from Sidney Senior can crawl back on Cloud 9 and stay there forever. It’s the closest thing to heaven that the Yellow Jackets can achieve at the moment, and they’re deserving of every moment of this post-season ecstasy. Because, they rounded out the first perfect season in football for the local school since time forgotten, capped by convincing conclusion at the expense of Lima Bath’s Wildcats for a one-sided 48-8 engagement, before a shivering Parents’ Night crowd at Julia Lamb Stadium on Friday night.


With the Cooperative Extension Service in Shelby County reaching its Golden Anniversary this year, plans were announced today for a special recognition of this milestone. Lloyd Lutz, county extension agent, said this morning, that the anniversary will be observed with an open house Friday afternoon and evening, Nov. 15, in the extension office on the ground floor of the court house. The Cooperative Extension Service was formally established in Shelby County on Mar. 1, 1918.

25 Years

November 12, 1993

Sidney High School has an outstanding senior female runner. Cari Beth Hinsch garnered her third Most Valuable Runner award. She was accorded similar honors during her freshman, sophomore and junior years. Ms. Hinsch was a regional qualifier in cross country this year.


There will be a Big Bear grocery store in Sidney. The announcement was made by local business leaders. It will be in the same building occupied by the former Clyde Evans Market in West Towne Square. The store will be open just in time for Thanksgiving.


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