Out of the past

125 Years

September 29, 1891

A great many towns in Ohio and Indiana were visited by an earthquake last night. Having been so advised by the telegraph and not wishing to be out of line with such an occurrence, many people of Sidney are now certain the quake was here, jarring homes perceptible. The hour named is 10:50 p.m. It lasted about 10 seconds.

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Prohibitionists held their monthly meeting in the assembly room last evening. They decided to hold a number of meetings throughout the county and have able speakers present. D.K. Gillespie, J.F. Applegate and George Hagerman were named delegates to the convention at Greenville on Oct. 7.

100 Years

September 29, 1916

Chief Justice High Nichols was holding a hearing today in Dayton on the affidavit of prejudice against Judge Hugh Mathers, of Sidney as a member of the conservancy court. The action was filed by E.A. Deeds as president of the Miami Conservancy district. Judge Nichols earlier today dismissed a similar charge against Judge Carroll Spriggs as a member of the court.

75 Years

September 29, 1941

The Rasor grocery, on Fair avenue, has been sold to Mr. and Mrs. Brulport, of northwest of Sidney, it was announced today. The new owners will assume charge of the business Oct. 1. This grocery was established by P.C. Rasor about 30 years ago. His son, Herman Rasor took over the business two years ago and has continued the operation since that time.

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Sidney High school’s Yellow Jackets met their match and then some at Bellefontaine last night as the Chieftains scored in three quarters to hand the locals their first loss of the season 23 to 0, while chalking up their second win.

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Quincy Campbell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Knight Campbell of this city, is a member of the Miami University football team. This is his sophomore year at the Oxford school.

50 Years

September 29, 1966

Sidney Attorney Raymond Boller announced his son, Michael, this week began practice in the family law firm. The new attorney received a juris doctor degree from the University of Cincinnati law school. He has been a member of the Ohio Bar.

Michael, 27, is a 1957 graduate of Sidney High School.

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ANNA – Work is complete on repair of the chassis of a tanker to be used in fighting rural fires by the Anna Fire Department.

Harold Boyer of Anna, machinist at Monarch Machine Tool Co. in Sidney, will begin work today on building the tanker which will later be attached to the front of the truck. Fire Chief Willard Dunlap said the truck will have the largest capacity of any tanker in the county.

25 Years

September 29, 1991

When the foursome of (l-r) Ray Leininger of Jackson Center, Bill Fry of Sidney, Francis Thobe of Sidney and Carl Henson of Troy began their round at Shelby Oaks during Senior Swingers play last week, little did they know they would make history. According to Shelby Oaks club pro Rob Fridley, the four men became the first foursome ever to record scores of 1, 2, 3 and 4 on one hole, the par 3, 135-yard 13th hole at the Oaks. Leininger hit his tee shot in the hole for an ace, Fry registered a birdie, Thobe parred the hole and Henson had a bogey.

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The crisis brewing in America’s health care system was a principal topic at a district meeting of the American Association of Retired Persons in Dayton. “Health care costs are rising astronomically, while millions cannot afford or obtain health care coverage or long term care,” says Mary B. Smith, chairperson of Ohio’s Health and Long Term Care Committee of the AARP.

Smith’s comment formed the basis of a major issue, as representatives of the Sidney-Shelby County AARP chapter met with district officials in Dayton’s Lohrey Recreation Center.

On the issue of health care, it was noted that health care costs for employers have risen 46 percent in the past two years.


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