125 Years Ago
Oct. 1, 1894
G.R. Loudenback left this morning for a trip to the eastern part of the state in the interest of the Sidney Broom Co.
The penny weighing machine at the Wagner House corner, owned by the Webster Weighing Machine Co. of Cincinnati, was broken into sometime last month. It was first noticed this morning, when Will Pfeil, who has charge of the machine, went to open it. There was only 19 cents in the machine and it averages about five dollars per month. The work was probably done sometime last month.
100 Years Ago
Oct. 1, 1919
There will be a meeting of the following football players at the Favorite pool room Friday evening: D. Miller, R. Miller, Jason Van Horn, Harry Hollinger, Jack Mentges, Chunker Kiser, Lee Lonsbury, Ben Bates, Leo Singer, H. Simmons, Mike Seving, K. Robbins, G. Robins, Lefty Eshman, and Chesty Berger. Anyone wishing to try-out for the team is asked to be present..
Admiral Grayson reported today that the condition of President Wilson is “not at all good this morning.”
75 Years Ago
Oct. 1, 1944
Dayton Fairmont was forced to come from behind last night to defeat the Sidney Yellow Jackets 27 to 18 in a Miami Valley League game. The Jackets were ahead at the half 12 to 7.
A new recruiting drive starts Monday evening at the armory to bring the Local Co. K. of the Ohio State Guard up to the required strength of 60 men and three officers, with a reserve of 20 men.
The 1940 Buick sedan belonging to Dr. V.W. LeMaster, which was stolen in front of his home in Bon Air Thursday night has been recovered in Marysville, according to word received from that city by Chief O’Leary. The car was out of gas but otherwise undamaged, the chief said.
50 Years Ago
Oct. 1, 1969
New officers for 1969-1970 were formerly inducted by the Sidney Optimist Club at the club’s annual installation dinner Tuesday night at Burk’s Banquet House. Jerry Morris was inducted as the club’s new president; succeeding Dr. John Biegel. Lee Elsass and Lloyd Shoemaker will serve as vice presidents. Other new officers include: Roy Bulle, secretary, and Tom Miller, treasurer.
Sidney attorney Norman Smith today was named assistant prosecuting attorney for Shelby County replacing Robert Wiesenmayer who is leaving Sidney to practice law in Wapakoneta. Smith’s appointment was announced by County Prosecutor Thomas Kerrigan. Smith 26, was admitted to the Ohio Bar Association on Nov.2, 1968, and joined the law firm of Garmhausen, Kerrigan and Elsass shorty thereafter.
25 Years Ago
Oct. 1, 1994
Who says selling magazines isn’t fun? At least the end result of the Bridgeview magazine sale was fun for the top salesman who had an opportunity to build a banana split on the head of a teacher. Four of the eight teachers and administrators selected to wear a banana split got creamed. The eight staff members selected were: Nancy Beck, Sylvia Dorsey, Principal Tom Roll, Assistant Principal Pat Higgins, Jenni Vanmatre, Jim McCraken, and Julie Gilardi. Pat Higgins became a human banana split, thanks to Scott Lundy. The top salesman Kristen Raterman 12, grabbed $41 during her 90 seconds in a money machine.
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