125 Years Ago
Feb. 2, 1892
The board of health at its meeting last night instructed Sanitary Police Officer Root to advise the street commission to give more attention to the street and gutters and see that they are kept in clean, passable and sanitary condition and free from obstructions, garbage, rubbish, etc. Health officer Dr. Lefevre reported eight births and 10 deaths in Sidney during the month of January.
There are 13 prisoners in the Dayton workhouse from Shelby county, there cost to the county for the month of January was $116.40.
100 Years Ago
Feb. 2, 1917
As Dr. H.E Beebe was driving his Cadillac automobile on the Orange pike near the Rhodehamel school south of Sidney this morning, he lost control of the machine. It went off the highway, through the guardrail and into the creek embankment. The machine suffered severe damage, but Dr. Beebe escaped injury.
Diplomatic relations with Germany have been severed. Count Von Vernstoff, German ambassador to the United States, has been handed his passport., and Ambassador Gerard, U.S. Ambassador to Germany, has been ordered home from Berlin. Notice of the break in relations was to be outlined in detail in an address President Wilson was to deliver to a joint session of Congress this afternoon.
75 Years Ago
Feb. 2, 1942
A report of the marked increase in service given the community by the hospital was told in the statistical report of Miss Catherine Bland, superintendent given at the annual meeting of the Wilson Memorial Hospital association last evening. The report showed an increase of 400 patients in 1941 over the previous year. Reelected to the board of trustees for three-year terms were Carl Berger, William Milligan, and William Joslin.
Word has been received here of the promotion to the rank of Captain for Sylvester Stephan. Capt. Stephan is now with the U.S. Marine Corps at Quantico, Va.
50 Years Ago
Feb. 2, 1967
QUINCY- Lynn Young, a Riverside High School Senior, has been named an alternate for the principle appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. The alternate appointment was made by Rep. Clarence Brown of the 7th Ohio District. Young is a high school honor student.
Award of a contract for construction of additional space for storage of 450,000 bushels of grain at the Landmark terminal of grain at the Landmark Terminal in Sidney was announced today. The addition will raise the total storage capacity of the big elevator to 1,100,000-bushels. The project will be built by Stout Construction Co.., Sylvania, Ohio.
25 Years Ago
Vehicles driving in front of Baumfolder Corp. on Campbell Road Saturday as part of a caravan in support of union members on strike there came upon an effigy of a scab. The union members are complaining that workers have been hired to replace them since the strike began.
FORT LORAMIE- It took a little more than three quarters, but little Denise Meyer gave the big Fort Loramie Parents Night crowd what they had come for-to witness the first Lady Redskin to reach the 1,000 point plateau. The diminutive senior guard displayed her usual brilliant performance both offensively and defensively in the first half, but her long three pointer just before intermission set the partisan crowd buzzing with anticipation.
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