July 13, 1891
The “Kenton News” carries this interesting report: Among the many interesting horses at the races this week is “Gypsy George”. The horse is owned in Sidney and previous to being trained for the track was one of the team that drew an ice wagon around the streets of Sidney. He is not a pretty animal by any means, but is cool and keeps up a speed that is no less remarkable for a horse that has received so little care and training in its younger days.
A thief of high degree entered the potato patch of Mayor Ailes sometime last night and helped himself to what must have been a half bushel of the tubers.
July 13, 1916
At a called meeting of city council last evening, the salaries of the members of the police department were increased $5 a month. The chief of police will receive $1,020 a year and the four patrolmen, $840 a year. The fire chief will also receive $1,020 a year with the five other members of the department each receiving $840.
In a tour of inspection over the city made by Health Officer Schlagetter and Miss Davison, the state visiting nurse, they found conditions in many parts that are intolerably bad. Many of the conditions are of such a nature that they constitute a serious menace to the health of the citizens and should be at once abated.
July 13, 1941
A 16-ton semi-truck of the Kroger Grocery and Baking Co. left the road and overturned this morning on State Route 29, about 1 ½ miles east of Sidney. The truck was considerably damaged but company officials said the merchandise it was transporting was apparently not harmed.
Yesterday was “Reptile Removing Day” in the Jackson center vicinity for Claude Heintz, Lawrence Garling and Don Heintz on the Bill Wildermuth farm. They killed three cottonmouth moccasins, one measuring 37 inches and the other two – 28 and 17 inches in length.
July 13, 1966
A fire which started early today in a barn at the Everett Lawson farm on Cisco Road caused extensive damage to hay stored there.
The fire reportedly resulted from spontaneous combustion of the hay and was discovered at 4:30 a.m. when Lawson smelled smoke coming from the barn.
Although little damage was done to the barn, the wet and smoldering hay had to be pitched out of the mow onto trucks and spread on the fields.
Patsy Snowden, nine-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Snowden, R.R. 5, Sidney, will appear on the Rising Generation television show Saturday, July 16.
Mrs. Ron Ely is the young pianist’s teacher. The fourth grade student at Whittier Elementary School has been studying piano for three years.
July 13, 1991
The local chamber of commerce is developing a first of a kind project. The chamber will be printing a tourism and commerce brochure. Sketches for the piece are being developed by Mark Wells, director of Western Ohio Development Corp. the announcement was made by president executive vice-president Marian Spicer.
The Sidney Daily News has a new photo journalist. He is Todd B. Acker. He will replace long time photographer Mike Grone. Acker was recently with the Wapakoneta Daily News and before that with the Medina County Gazette.
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