Out of the past

125 Years

October 19, 1897

Considerable timber in a forest on the old Ewing farm, three miles west of Sidney, was burned over by fire Saturday and Sunday. The wooded area is located along the south side of the Big Four railroad and it is presumed the fire was started by a passing railroad engine.


James N. Anderson, C.W. Frazier, Anthony Friedman, and C. Whitney are in attendance at the National Carriage Builders convention in New York City.


Rev. William Bigot has prepared the following statistic pertaining to St. Michaels congregation: Since the dedication 16 years ago there were 768 baptisms; 133 marriages and 255 deaths. The number of communicants is 519 and the congregation now numbers 250 families.


Miss Julia Anderson returned to Cincinnati yesterday afternoon to enter the Conservatory of Music in that city.

100 Years

October 19, 1922

A social event that is annually enjoyed by the Phi Delta Kappa fraternity is the banquet given by the losing side in the county fair race card contest. Each year the fraternity is divided into two teams to handle the sale of the cards and the winners are always honored with a banquet. It was held last evening in the fraternity home with 32 members present. Dr. Hartman gave the address with “Civic Improvement” as his subject.


Strong endorsement of the two proposed taxation amendments to the state constitution and a more uniform method of electing directors of county fair boards were made at a meeting of Farm Bureau officers of Auglaize, Shelby, Mercer and Logan at Celina Saturday evening. A.F. Moon, director of the Farm Bureau from the four counties, presided.


It was a much better game than the score indicates, when the Sidney American Legion teams swamped the American Legion team of St. Marys Sunday afternoon by the score of 46 to 7. Perhaps the high spot of the game came when Pike, the St. Marys quarterback recovered a fumble back of his goal line and raced the length of the field for the touchdown. St. Marys just never gave up.

75 Years

October 19, 1947

A city-wide search for unknown cases of tuberculosis will be inaugurated early in November under a mass x-ray program being sponsored jointly by the Shelby County Tuberculosis and Health Association and county health department with the cooperation of the State Department of Health, Division of Tuberculosis. In making the announcement, Clyde P. Millhoff, president of the association, said this will be a far-reaching step to uncover unknown cases of the disease and control tuberculosis.


A parade downtown and programs at the Ohio theatre, Sidney High and Holy Angels High schools will feature the city’s Navy Day observation on Oct. 27, Dale Hague, chairman, announced today as final plans were completed.


Kenneth McDowell, campaign chairman, announced today the following chairmen for the community chest drive: Harry Heintz, rural; Max Kernen, towns and villages; Ralph Wiessinger, business and professional; Marcus Sellers, industrial employees; Harry Lull, schools; Harold Waller, corporations and management; retirees, Iutis club; Organizations, Altarusa club.

50 Years

October 19, 1972

BOTKINS – A graduate of Botkins High School the Ohio State Beauty Academy, Lima, Miss Jane Wendel of Botkins is now employed at Ron’s Hairdressers, W. Poplar Street.


JACKSON CENTER – Jackson Center’s Village Administrator Richard Sailor is scheduled to be among speakers at the Ohio Section, American Water Works Association to be held at the Netherland Hilton Hotel, Cincinnati, Oct. 25-27

Members of the group are members who design, build, operate and supply the country’s public and private water utilities and sewage treatment plants.

25 Years

October 19, 1997

The finals of the Sidney Division IV Sectional Volleyball Tournament Saturday afternoon at Sidney High will not only feature the four seeded teams in the tournament, but also three teams ranked the top 12 in the state.


LOCKINGTON – Lockington Village Council now has every seat filled – and all of them by women.

Sue Snowden was appointed to council at a meeting Monday night. Snowden asked to be appointed to fill the seat vacated by Peggy Argabright, who resigned 11 months ago. Mayor Kathy Brock said it was a rarity to have an all-female council, but she was looking forward to working with a full council.


Worship International, the teaching ministry extension of Integrity Music, presented a worship seminar at Sidney High School. Integrity Music is a leader in contemporary Christian music and sells millions of tapes and CDs annually.


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