November 23, 1893
There is an apple tree growing on the Doorley farm on Loramies creek, seven miles west of Sidney, that is probably the oldest tree in the country. It is supposed it was planted by a man named Thatcher who was the first settler on the farm more than 60 years ago. The tree has a diameter of three feet.
Seventeen cars of a Big Four freight train were derailed near DeGraff about midnight. A short distance east of Quincy a through freight, running at high speed, broke in two. When the front portion slowed down near DeGraff, the rear part, which was uncontrolled, crashed into the front part. Eight of the wrecked cars were completely demolished and a large number of cattle and hogs were killed.
Marion Proctor, who moved here from Piqua last week, has purchased the furniture store of Shaw and Company and will continue the business.
November 23, 1918
The local draft board was advised by telegram today to discontinue at once all physical examination of draft registrants. The complete classification of all registrants from 18 to 36 years old, however, is to proceed in accordance with previous orders. The classification of registrants between 19 and 36 has been practically completed by the local board, and questionnaires to 18 year olds will be mailed within the next few days.
The Sidney M.E. Church will be the site for the 32nd annual convention of the Womens Foreign Missionary Society of the Lima district, Thursday and Friday. Mrs. L.M. Studevant is vice president of the district, and Mrs. W.K. Sterline, superintendent of children.
Miss Irene Kaser, who has been teaching in the third grade at the Fourth ward school, has resigned her position in the schools and accepted a position with the B. and O. railroad and will be located in Dayton.
November 23, 1943
The Sidney bus station was moved today to a new location at 132 North Main avenue, in the former Schemmel Dairy store. The former location was in the Sidney Hotel building on South Main avenue. Buck’s Taxi and Delivery Service will remain in the Sidney Hotel building for the present.
Under the sponsorship of the Sidney co-operating churches, a union Thanksgiving service is being planned for Wednesday evening at the Sidney Church of the Brethren. Rev. Dwight Boice, pastor of the church of the Nazarene, will give the sermon, with a group of singers from the high school providing special music.
Capt. Dick Flanagan, of the Sidney High School Yellow Jackets, has become the object of attention from a number of large schools, including Ohio State, Illinois, Notre Dame, Indiana, and Michigan.
November 23, 1968
VERSAILLES – Arthur Brandt of the Versailles area, near Brock, has been honored by the Ford Motor Co. for his outstanding accomplishment as one of the 16 top farmers in the United States. Brandt is the only Ohio farmer to be cited by the company in the awards program. Although the citation was specifically for sheep, he also raises hogs and corn on his 640-acre farm.
November 23, 1993
Municipal Court Judge Donald G. Luce is making a push to have the court converted into a full-time court. Currently, the court is in session 3½ days per week. Judge Luce, citing the number of cases the court handles, is seeking to have the court made into a full-time court. City council recently voted to approve the plan. The application will now go to the Supreme Court for approval.
The Academia team at Sidney High School is strong once again. The SHS Yellow Jackets won their second straight tournament. The competition was against Elida, Lima Senior High School and St. Marys. The Academia team at Sidney High School is coached by Lee Miller.
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