Out of the past


125 Years

December 3, 1891

Postmaster Neal was surprised this morning. He opened an official-looking letter and found it was from the free-delivery division of the Post Office Department and contained the gratifying news that Sidney had been granted free delivery. The order provides for the selection of three men to serve as carriers. They will draw $600 per annum each and will advance to $850 per annum after one year of service. Postmaster Neal reports that he has received nearly 100 applications for the jobs.

100 Years

December 3, 1916

The city football team, which closed the 1916 season without meeting defeat, will hold its regular meeting Saturday evening. The following are requested to call at the Smoke House: Hollinger, Simmons, M. Seving, F. Seving, Ed. Miller, I. Miller, Kerber, Holder, Van Horn, Cromer, Reeder, Zimpfer, Taylor, Hetzler, Kippert.

75 Years

December 3, 1941

Continuing a long list of honors garnered this season, Harvey Hoewischer, of Sidney, took two firsts and had the reserve senior champion with his stallions at the International Livestock show in Chicago, yesterday. Previously, the Hoewischer stallions had taken top honors at the National Belgian show in Waterloo, Iowa; the American Royal show at Kansas City, and at Ohio and Indiana State Fairs.

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Japan today delivered its reply to the United States a note asserting that the presence of Japanese forces in French Indo China does not constitute a menace to Thailand and disclaiming any territorial ambitions in east Asia or elsewhere.

50 Years

December 3, 1966

Ten years ago members of the Wilson Memorial Hospital Women’s Auxiliary sat in stunned silence. The fund campaign manager for the new addition told them, “your share of the fund will be $7,500.” Today, the final $1,000 on the pledge was paid. Most of the money was made up from profits from the gift shop the auxiliary operates in the lobby of the hospital. Mrs. Roger Hardin, vice president, is buyer-manager of the shop that had a modest beginning but has expanded into an additional service. The check also marked the 10th anniversary of the auxiliary’s founding.

25 Years

December 3, 1991

Photo: Scott O’Neill of Louisville, Ky., reaches for some cream and sugar as Sidney Jaycee Carl Wical pours him a cup of coffee on Thanksgiving Day at the refreshment stand set up by the Jaycees at the rest area south of Piqua. More than 3,000 cups of coffee, 32 cases of Pepsi and close to 100 dozen donuts were consumed by motorists over the holiday weekend.

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When Sidney High takes the floor for its first game of the season Saturday night at West Carrollton, there will be a new head coach calling the shots. Tom Clark is in his first year as head coach of the Yellow Jackets. Clark becomes the fourth head coach at Sidney High in the last five years.

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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