Out of the past


125 Years

January 30, 1892

Without even a city charter, Sidney might do some things that would be of great convenience to the public. There are four or five hundred alley and street crossings that could be made better than the duck ponds they are. Part of this improvement belongs to the village. It will not take power, but money to change the mud to dry and passable walks.

Furthermore, the stairway at the west end of Court Street is shabby and unsafe. Used by many people in reaching the western section of town, it offers to break necks and legs without charge.

100 Years

January 30, 1917

The State Department today suspended for the present the issuance of passports. No explanation for the action was forthcoming. It was suggested it was taken pending a decision by the President as to his action on the latest note from Germany.

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The bill sponsored by Shelby County Representative Wildermuth, creating public parks at certain lakes in the state, passed the House of Representatives in Columbus yesterday. It dedicated land adjacent to the lakes for use by the public as parks or pleasure resorts.

75 Years

January 30, 1942

Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Williams, of Mt. Jefferson, received a cable this morning from their daughter, Mrs. Philip Sanders, in Cebu, Philippine Islands. The wire conveyed the simple message, “Well and safe.”

50 Years

January 30, 1967

Miss Mildren E. Cronley, 70, for more than a half-century actively associated with The Sidney Daily News in the society department, died early Sunday in her home at 626 South Miami Avenue. Death, attributed to a heart condition, followed an illness of approximately two and one-half years.

Miss Cronley, who graduated from Sidney High School in 1913, first became associated with The Sidney Daily News while she was a junior in high school. This active association in the women’s department continued until her formal retirement in March of last year. Although unable to be at her desk following the heart attack, she continued to write for this newspaper until her retirement.

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NEW YORK – The House that Ruth built will be rebuilt by the New York Yankees image-conscious owner, the Columbia Broadcasting System, prior to the 1967 season opener.

Yankee Stadium, the scene of many of the greatest players and plays in baseball history, will be modernized and refurbished, Yankee President Michael Burke announced. The cost of the massive face-lifting will be $1,350,000. This project will make historic Yankee Stadium a brighter, more cheerful, gayer place to enjoy a ball game,” said Burke.

25 Years

January 30, 1992

Sidney coach Jim McCracken’s 100th career victory came easily and at the expense of one of his former students as the Yellow Jacket wrestlers routed Piqua in Greater Miami Valley Conference wrestling action.

“It was one of our best team efforts of the season,” said McCracken, who got win No. 100 in his 14th season as head of the Jacket program. “The kids really put together a nice team effort. Right up the line the kids were aggressive and listened well. We really looked good.”

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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