125 years ago
March 11, 1896
A number of local women met to determine who would be in the running for school board in the fall election. This will be the first opportunity for the ladies. It was determined that Mrs. Hudson Gartley for the Democrats and Mrs. A.W. Redish for the Republicans will be on the ballot.
The commissioners settled with the county treasurer, John Heiser yesterday. All the accounts were correct. The county has a balance of all funds in the amount of $14,301.59 on hand.
The cash grocery of E.K. Young has received 500 pounds of smoked sturgeon and it is available for sale.
100 years ago
March 11, 1921
Auglaize County officials are scouring the county in search of the bandits who held up a local gambling house last evening. The bandits got away with $8,000 in cash and more than that is jewelry and other personal items. There were two robbers and eight men in the game. The night police chief responding to the alarm was held at gun point while the robbers made their escape.
County Auditor W.A. Harmon received notice today the reappraisal of real estate in this county, which was to have commenced by now, will be postponed indefinitely.
75 years ago
March 11, 1946
The purchase of the Minniear Trucking Company of this city has been announced. It will be acquired by the Burnside Motor Freight Lines of Urbana. President Charles Burnside announced Carl G. Gehrlich of the Minniear operation, an 11 year veteran will run the new terminal for Burnside.
The guest speaker at the Rotary Club was Lt. William A. Ross, Jr. he talked about the importance of the American Red Cross to the serviceman overseas. The meeting was held at the Hotel Wagner.
50 years ago
March 11, 1971
Paul Boerger of Sidney is retiring from his position on the Pioneer Rural Electrical Cooperative. Mr. Boerger has been on the board since its inception in 1936. Seeking to fill the vacancy will be Lee Archer and W.R. Joslin, both of Sidney. The board will celebrate the 35th anniversary at a gathering at Graham Local School.
Everyone expects the Lehman Cavaliers boys basketball team to have quite the tourney run this year. They started things out in good fashion against the Botkins Trojans. The Cavs won 79-34. It was their first game.
25 years ago
March 11, 1996
Sidney High School took eight wrestlers to the district competition in order to qualify for the state meet. Two might still make it. Logan Fair won his first two matches 9-0 and 11-10 to reach the district semifinals. Kent Witt is the other hopeful. He won his first match 8-7 but lost his second, 14-6. He won a consolation round but needs to win two more matches today to qualify.
The YMCA capital campaign is making progress. The receipt so far show over $550,000 has been pledged toward a goal of $2.2 million. Ralph Keister is the chairman of the effort.
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