Out of the past

125 Years

October 13, 1897

Members of the city council at their regular meeting last night approved a resolution authorizing the mayor and clerk to sign a deed conveying the Carriage Body factory property to the company. The action was taken after a report from the advisory committee indicated the company had fulfilled its original contract with the city and also contemplated remaining in business here.


In another action at its session last night, council authorized a vote at the next election on a bond issue of $41,000 for the purpose of putting in a sewer system in the city of Sidney.


J.D. Barnes has been retained to assist the city solicitor in the injunction suit of the Miami Valley Gas and Fuel Company against the city of Sidney.

100 Years

October 13, 1922

A moving picture entertainment will be given at Brucken Hall in Fort Loramie the evening of October 23 under the auspices of the Fish and Game Commission of Ohio. Six reels will be shown, with many of the pictures taken on the grounds of the Fish and Game refuge area in Scioto county.


Visiting ministers and laymen in attendance at the Presbyterian Synod meeting were taken for an auto ride about the city yesterday afternoon and for a visit to the site of the Presbyterian homes for the aged and children northwest of the city. The two farms were inspected and nothing but the highest praise and commendation was heard from the visitors concerning the property.


The new Willys-Overland agency in this city will hereafter be known as the Deam-Murray Sales Co. Emerson Deam, who has been the sole agent in this city has taken in as a partner, H.P. Murray, whose home was formerly in Richmond, Ind., but recently located to Elyria as a representative of the Willys-Overland Co.

75 Years

October 13, 1947

Announcement of the acceptance by Kenneth McDowell of the chairmanship of the Community Chest drive this fall was made today by H.A. Blake, president of the chest board. McDowell will supervise the 1947 champion throughout the city and county. The week of Oct. 27 has been selected for the annual drive.


With the 1947 convention of Ohio Kiwanis opening today in Columbus, the local Kiwanis club is represented by the following delegates: president-elect Fred Dull, Rev. J.W. Meister, and Dale Bodine. Other members of the local club in attendance are M.B. McKee, Forest Christian, and Kenneth McDowell.


The Sidney Altrusa Club won two district honors at the 18th annual conference of District Four held during the weekend at Dayton. The local group brought home a trophy for having the highest percentage of attendance during the past year of all clubs in Ohio and Michigan, and was recognized for having the best planned program.

50 Years

October 13, 1972

HOUSTON – At the October meeting of the Community Association Wednesday it was noted that Mr. and Mrs. Roy Roeth have donated land east of the center parking lot to be used for a fire house. The committee is to go ahead with plans for erecting a building.


CINCINNATI – Johnny Bench says he always does what his mother tells him to do. So, when Mom Bench called for a home run in the ninth inning of the Cincinnati Reds-Pittsburgh Pirates National League playoff game Wednesday, Johnny had to come through. Bench boomed a homer out of Riverfront Stadium to tie the final playoff game at 3-3, paving the way for the Reds’ 4-3 victory and a berth in the World Series.


Janice Hall of Sidney, student at Ohio Northern University, Ada, has been named treasurer of one of the four religious groups at the university at the university. Her office is treasurer of the Northern Ambassadors of Christ. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hall of Cisco Road, Sidney.

25 Years

October 13, 1997

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The Nimitz and six U.S. warships entered the Persian Gulf Sunday, two weeks ahead of schedule. The sped-up deployment was ordered after Iranian warplanes bombed two Iranian rebel bases in southern Iraq on Sept. 29. The raids violated the Western allies’ “no-fly” zone.


RUSSIA – Russia Board of Education agreed Wednesday to apply for an emergency repair grant from the state.

Superintendent Vern Rosenbeck said he plans to use the money for a new furnace for the school, window replacement in several classrooms and improvements to make the building more accessible for disabled people as required by the American with Disabilities act.


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

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