125 Years Ago
October 8, 1894
County Auditor J.S. Loughlin arrived home early Sunday morning after suffering a dislocated hip on a hunting trip near Dunbar Wisc. He had left Sidney with number of other local hunters last Tuesday. He fell from a log while cutting a path through the woods. Friday morning. Harry Conner, who accompanied him to Sidney, planned to return to Wisconsin later today.
R.S. Milhollin, of this city, was accidentally shot yesterday afternoon. In company with Earl Nutt, Roy Redinbo, and John Bush, Jr., he had gone to the reservoir to spend several days camping. The gun he was carrying was accidentally discharged as he prepared to enter the boat. The injury is not believed serious.He was brought home last night by Earl Nutt.
100 Years Ago
October 8, 1919
Thomas J. Sharkey, of New York City, a noted ring celebrity, will referee the boxing bouts to be held tomorrow evening at the armory under the sponsorship of the Royal Athletic club of this city. The main go will pit Hope Mullin of Sidney against Eddie McDonald of Cincinnati.
At the October meeting of the County Ministerial Association yesterday, the ministers expressed themselves as heartily endorsing the officers chosen for another year by the Shelby County Sunday School Teachers Association. These officers are Rev. H.J. Dietz, Sidney president, A.J. Moon, Conover, vice-president and James T. Bush, Sidney, treasurer.
75 Years Ago
October 8, 1944
A decision to drop, at least for the time being, the proposed plan to purchase and develop the Sidney Country Club as a memorial park to members of the armed services in World War II, was reached at a meeting of a group of industrial leaders at the city building yesterday afternoon. At the same time, the group urged the Sidney Planning Commission to investigate various possibilities for a public park and a swimming pool in Sidney. Ability of the city to develop and maintain the club grounds promoted the first action.
Marking its 44th year in the club life of the community, the Women’s Club opened its New Year with a meeting of the Music and Art Department last night.
50 Years Ago
October 8, 1969
NEW KNOXVILLE- A new building which will house the New Knoxville fire department and the local and Washington township offices is nearing completion. Workman said the structure will be ready for occupancy about Nov. 15. Minor construction work is needed on the $90,000 building. It replaces a brick building in use by the village for more than 75 years.
CINCINNATI- Bob Trumpy got hit in the stomach Saturday night. To his surprise it was by a football. “I didn’t even see the ball that quarterback Sam Wyche threw and it hit me in the stomach”, Trumpy, Cincinnati Bengals’ tight end, revealed Monday. Trumpy, who lost a contact lens on the fourth play of the game, recovered sufficiently to run 62 yards for a touchdown. The Bengals, nevertheless, lost the game 21-14, to the San Diego Chargers.
25 Years Ago
October 8, 1994
At one time, he was a Cadillac salesman, and he still deals in Fenders. But the kind of Fenders that Guy Bruno handles nowadays are musical, not automotive. Bruno is a dealer in guitars whose business takes him hundreds of miles away from his Shelby County home each week as he travels in search of vintage musical instruments. Over the past five years, his business has brought him into contact, directly or indirectly, with famous names in the music world. Bruno recalled what happened to a guitar he sold recently to another dealer. “Sunday he told me he sold it to Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones”. He sells between 400 and 500 guitars a year with prices ranging from $600 to $2000. One guitar he sold this year went for $14,000. Unlike the collector car field, where “frame-up” restoration of a car increases value, refurbishing an old guitar can cut its value in half.
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