January 4, 1897
C.P. Rogers went to Cincinnati this morning to attend the meeting of the State Circus Posters Association.
The Blue Front Drug Store, which has been conducted by George Carter for the past seven months, was closed by the sheriff today on an execution in favor of his mother, Mrs. Zilphia E. Carter, of Bryan, O. The judgment was taken this morning in Dayton on a cognovit note for $3,271.
The report of Health Officer LeFevre shows that there were nine deaths and only four births in Sidney during the month of December. There was neither a birth or death in the third ward reported in the month. There were 19 cases of diphtheria reported.
January 4, 1922
M.B. McKee, the new president of the Sidney Kiwanis club, assumed the duties of the office at the regular meeting Wednesday, succeeding Charles Neville. McKee is secretary and general manager of the Gartland-Haswell Foundry Co.
Urban H. Doorley, who recently retired from the office of city solicitor, announced today that he plans to continue the practice of law in the same location in Sidney.
January 4, 1947
Fred Kirk, of Swanders, returned New Year’s Day from Poland, where he and four companions spent some hours languishing in a Warsaw jail. The quintet had made the trip to Europe, delivering 1,600 horses under the auspices of UNRRA. Unaware of existing restrictions they took off for Warsaw shortly after arriving in Gyndia, Poland. There they ran afoul of Russian soldiers and ended up in jail. They were later released to return to Gyndia.
One of the first business changes of the new year occurred yesterday, when R.V. Corbin became the new owner of the Liberty Market, located east of the new bridge on Court street. Corbin purchased the business from Delmar Dulaney who has operated the grocery and meat market for some time.
Franklin Clark has assumed the managership of the Anna Farmers Exchange Co., replacing Charles Wrigley, who will go into business for himself in Anna. A World War II veteran, Clark was associated with the Maplewood Grain Co. before entering service.
Fairmont last night established itself as a foremost contender for the Miami Valley League basketball crown with a resounding 43 to 27 win over Sidney.
January 4, 1972
Total rainfall for the recent year was 34.45 inches, which was 1.82 inches below the 19-year average and .97 inches above the total for December 1970. David Fette, official U.S. Weather Observer reported.
The annual average temperature for the year was 49.7 degrees which is one-tenth of a degree warmer than 1970.
Fairlawn’s Tom Pitts begins the new year as the top scorer in the Sidney Daily News basketball coverage area. The 6-7 senior center has poured through 276 points in nine games for a 30.7 average.
January 4, 1997
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – Five frenetic minutes. A lifetime of memories.
Though no clear national champion emerged from the Rose Bowl, the 83rd edition of this oldest bowl game showcased the essence of college football in all its unpredictable glory.
Ohio State and Arizona State took 100,000 fans on a wild ride Wednesday, screams and groans cascading down from the stands with every turn right to the end. Ohio State led one moment, Arizona State the next. And as the seconds ticked down, the long-suffering Buckeyes stood on top for good.
In the blur of all that action and emotion, with the Rose Bowl enveloped in an ethereal mist, Arizona State’s shot at a national title vanished.
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