125 Years Ago
October 22, 1891
Arrangements have been made for half-fare rates to the Democratic meeting at Bellefontaine this evening. The train leaves at 7:24 and arrives at Bellefontaine the same hour that Governor Campbell is scheduled to arrive. The Klute’s band will accompany the Sideny delegation to the affair.
100 Years Ago
October 22, 1916
An Athletic Board of Control has been formed at the high school with each class electing representatives. Include d on the board are Russell Blake, Zypha Harmony, seniors, Chester Blake, Catherine McVay, Juniors;Harry Simes, Mildred Norcross, sophmores, Francis Babcock, Robert Norton, freshmen; Chester Johnson, Lewis W. Currier, Francis Goode, and Helen Michael, faculty members.
Judge Eshman has rented the second floor of the Young building on the north side of the square and will open a law office when he retires from the probate judge’s office.
75 Years Ago
October 22, 1941
County Auditor Arthur Billing stated today that the semi-annual distribution of real estate and public utility taxes for the last half of the year has been completed. The total distribution amounts to $192,396, with schools receiving $106,070, townships, $16,134: corporations, $16,912 and the county $ 454,092.
Dave Campbell, R.R. 3, Sidney, was acclaimed the pie-eating champion at the Farm Bureau get-together last night at the Hardin school, attended by approximately 300people. In winning he beat out Leo Stahl, Oliver Hancock, John Wintringham, Paul Edwards, and Joe Zimmerman.
50 Years Ago
October 22, 1966
Among the 15 top science students selected to attend the eighth National Youth Conference on the Atom in Chicago this weekend is David Knipe, Hardin-Houston High School. Knipe last spring received the highest grade in the state scholarship test in Biology. The students are sponsored by the Dayton Power and Light Company and will join 650 delegates from throughout the nation. Selected by the science department of the University of Dayton, they will be accompanied by teachers from the area.
Games of euchre were enjoyed when Mrs. Charles Behr entertained members of her card club. High award went to Mrs. Wilbur Fisher with Mrs. John Voress second. Mrs. Elmer Schulze received the travel award.
25 Years Ago
October 22, 1991
Just where a new jail for Shelby County will be located remains a question, but the City of Sidney “has a lot of streams to cross” before the downtown site is picked, the Shelby County Commissioners say. On the other side of the coin, City Manager William Barlow says city officials are doing what they can to respond to the concerns, but wish the commissioners would definitely commit to a site. “We are troubled about continued pronouncements that the facility should be on Gearhart Road. People are getting confused by mixed messages. If they desire the Gearhart Road site, they should make that announcement and get the planning going”, Barlow said.
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