Out of the past

125 Years

January 17, 1898

The board of county infirmary directors met at the infirmary yesterday and organized by electing L.G. Simes as president and Samuel Wagner as secretary. The board decided to continue Will Guthrie as superintendent, recently appointed to the position on the death of his father.


A number of ladies of this city met at the home of Mrs. N.C. DeWeese on Poplar street yesterday and organized a musical club to be called the “Euterpe Club.” The officers elected are: Mrs. Albert Wilson, president; Mrs. N.C. DeWeese, vice president; Mrs. A.W. Reddish, secretary and treasurer.


Morton Piper, the little son of Samuel Piper, fell into the canal yesterday afternoon. He and his brother, Harrison, were crossing the foot bridge across the canal on West Court street when he slipped and fell off into the water. He was helped out by some of the men employed on the new bridge being put in at that point.


William Shine has remodeled and repainted his restaurant on West Poplar street and it now presents a very neat appearance.

100 Years

January 17, 1923

The following officers were elected at the annual meeting of the Shelby County Farm Bureau held yesterday afternoon: L.E. Marrs, president; N.J. Moore, vice president; Earl F. Helman, secretary and treasurer; Bert C. Duer, delegate to state federation; lady members, Mrs. F.M. Pfaadt, Mrs. B.C. Duer, and Mrs. W.M. Cory.


Announcement was made today by the American Legion that its annual theatrical offering to the public will be presented in the near future. The Minstrel Follies will be under the direction of Charles C. Cleveland, who directed the highly successful Jubilee last season.

75 Years

January 17, 1948

With the continued cold wave and zero temperatures forecast for the weekend, the gas situation remains in a very serious condition with the utmost in conservation measures urged by the local office of the Dayton Power and Light Co. following a reading of zero this morning, weather officials were forecasting readings of zero and below for over the weekend.


The threat of a nation-wide paralyzing rail strike loomed today with the breakdown of mediation efforts to settle a wage-rules dispute between the railroads and the operating unions.

50 Years

January 17, 1973

In an effort to reduce speeding within the city, a new radar system will be in use daily, according to Sidney Police Chief Jack Wilson. The $1,300 unit was put into use Monday. The system permits an officer to carry out normal police functions while still patrolling for speeders. The local police now have two radar units.


CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Reds catcher Johnny Bench, the National League’s most valuable player last year, has been named the 1972 winner of the Cincinnati Reds most valuable player award.


Houston Blue Ribbon 4-H Club members elected officers for 1973 at a Jan. 10 meeting at the home of Mrs. Robert Reck. Beth Reck was elected president of the club.

25 Years

January 17, 1998

CINCINNATI (ap) – Hamilton County appears closer to giving in to demands by the Cincinnati Reds that the team continue playing in a stadium on the riverfront, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported today.

Hamilton County Commission President Bob Bedinghaus said that a new Reds ballpark belongs along the Ohio River, all but ending the debate that has raged for more than two years.

Some local politicians have said they favor a site knows as Broadway Commons, several blocks north of the river.


Mitch and Loverna Dilbone, 976 Lindsey Road, will observe their 25th wedding anniversary on Sunday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church in Piqua. The event is being hosted by their children.

Dilbone and the former Loverna Fergus were married Jan. 5, 1973, during a ceremony at an IGA store in Jellico, Tenn. The couple eloped and had several options when it came to the site of their vows. They selected the store and were married by the owner who was a justice of the peace.


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