January 23, 1892
Three sleighing parties left the city last evening for a few hours enjoyment. One, composed of six couples, went to the county home of O.S. Marshall, south of Hardin. Another, composed of eight couples, had as their destination the home of Thomas Fish, southeast of Sidney. The third, which included nine couples, spent the evening at Christian Kingseed’s farm, six miles east of Sidney. An oyster supper, dancing and other social amusements were features of the several parties.
January 23, 1917
The cast for the suffrage play, “How The Vote Was Won,” to be presented at the high school auditorium, Jan. 29, has been completed. It includes: Robert Taylor, Miss Margaret Hess, Miss Edith Silver, Miss Lucile Henley, Miss Mary Dillon, Miss Pauline Trimpe, Miss Dorothy Morrison, Mrs. Fred Griffis, Mrs. P.F. Sarver, and Fred Griffis.
January 23, 1942
Japanese forces attacked Australia’s defensive outposts today and the Commonwealth launched preparations for a fight to the finish. A report from Melbourne said Nipponese forces have been landed on New Britain and the Solomon islands.
Mary Catherine Anderson was elected president of the Wicaka Camp Fire group when the members met yesterday. Kitty Dearth was named vice president; Patty Dill, treasurer; Judy Kah, secretary; and Pat Inskeep, news reporter.
January 23, 1967
ANNA – Virgil Weisinger was re-elected president of the Board of Public Affairs at its reorganization meeting Monday night.
Other members are Eugene Smedley and Warren Gerke.
Gone from in front of Middleton’s Market at 1130 Michigan Street at 9:10 a.m. Monday was a vendor for The Sidney Daily News, police were informed. The vendor was found in a battered condition along Kuther Road by a Dayton Power and Light crew. Thirty cents had been taken from it.
January 23, 1992
DAYTON – A Minster native’s home will become part of the brickwork and history of the University of Dayton.
The University of Dayton this week recognized its long-time athletic administrator Thomas J. Frericks by renaming the newly-renovated and expanded UD Fieldhouse as the Thomas J. Frericks Athletic and Convocation Center.
Frericks is a 1949 Minster High School graduate and son of the late Leo and Loretta Frericks.
Frericks is a 1953 University of Dayton graduate who played for the basketball team and became UD athletic director in 1964.
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