November 21, 1893
A temporary line is being installed to connect the old gas plant on North Ohio avenue with the new holder on East North street. This will remain until the new plant is completed.
A report from Lockington indicated that the canal at that place is almost dry, compelling Dinsmore and Sons to suspend tile making and Bailey’s mill to run only part of the time. A freeze on the canal would close down all business in the community.
The Sidney School Board met last night and adopted a resolution authorizing the truant officer to require all pupils attending school to be vaccinated against smallpox. Provision is made in the state statute for free vaccination of school children whose parents or guardians are unable to pay for the same.
Robert Sutton has sold a lot in the Sutton addition on North Ohio avenue to Frank McCaslin. Mr. McCaslin will build on the lot in the spring.
November 21, 1918
Herman P. Tappe, of New York City, in Sidney for a visit with his mother, confirms his approaching marriage to Miss Ann Holch during the upcoming holidays. Mr. Tappe is planning an elaborate Victory Ball at the Armory at the time of the wedding. Local details are in charge of Sidley P. Wyman, Frank E. Rock, and Miss Jessie Ayers Wilson.
Miss Katherine Amos was elected president of the Business Girls Association at the meeting last evening. Minnie Ackerly was named vice president; Cecilia Johnston, secretary, and Jessie Milligan, treasurer.
Ed McVay, sheriff-elect of Shelby county, has filed an action in common pleas court against Shelby County Commissioners Ben Foster, Fred Clawson, and W.D. Brandon, asking judgment for $644.38. McVay avers the amount is the balance due him for work on the Sidney-Plattsville road in 1916 and for the use of his teams and men in keeping the county gravel pit on the Children’s Home road open.
The final entry was made in common pleas court this morning in the receivership case of the R. Given and Co. With completion of the final report, the court issued an order of discharge.
November 21, 1943
Over 4,000 Shelby county residents have registered to date for the chest x-ray clinic sponsored by the Shelby County Tuberculosis and Health Association, which will be held in the county from Nov. 19 through the 26. Nurse aides under the direction of Mrs. Paul Bratten will assist Mrs. Daniels and Mr. Bauman, city and county health nurses at the various schools in the county at the time visits are made.
Howard Jelley was elected master of Compromise Grange when members held their annual election last evening. Serving with him in 1944 will be Kenneth Bowen, overseer; Walter Widney, steward; Mrs. Bowen, lecturer; Mrs. Steward, chaplain; Mildred Widney, secretary and Henry Slagle, treasurer.
Bruna Castagna, leading contralto of the Metropolitan opera association, appeared in concert at Sidney High school auditorium last night, and draw an enthusiastic response from her audience. Her appearance was in the first number of the “Here In Person” community concert series.
November 21, 1968
FORT LORAMIE – Construction is under way here on an estimated $90,000 professional and medical building here. The directors of the Fort Loramie Professional Building, Inc., along with Architect Karl Freytag of Sidney, and Paul Bergman, the general contractor, held a symbolic ground-breaking Friday. The directors included Paul Perin, who wielded the silver shovel, Dr. William Schroer, William Borchers, Melvin Puthoff and Ambrose Broering.
Miss Vera Ginn was elected president of the Past Matrons, Order of Eastern Star for 1969 when that group met Monday evening, November 11, in the northtown First National Exchange Bank social room. Serving with Miss Ginn will be Mrs. Michael E. Johnson as vice president, and Mrs. Chester Burress, secretary-treasurer.
Jim Buehler of Botkins has been recognized as Botkins High School’s outstanding senior, and was named “Teenager of the Month” for November by the Sidney Optimist Club. He was presented a plaque at the club’s Tuesday meeting. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bueheler, R.R. 1, Botkins, Jim was called a superior student and an exceptional leader by school administrators.
November 21, 1993
The Winter Wonderland Parade was once again a huge success. Over 4,000 people packed the streets of downtown Sidney. This year’s parade was sponsored by the Downtown Retail Business Association. Fifty units were involved. Pam Coffield received kudos as the Parade Chairperson.
The story on the pages of the Sidney Daily News a few days ago concerned a Sidney resident who attempted to run over three Sidney police officers after a dispute in front of the Police Department. That person, incarcerated in the Shelby County jail, tried to hang himself yesterday. Other inmates found him hanging in the cell. He had apparently been there for several minutes. The inmate is expected to recover.
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