125 Years Ago
Feb. 24, 1892
The petition to establish a place for a market was presented to the council last evening. Over 300 people in Turtle Creek township signified their wish for it by signing the petition and it is doubtless the feeling of a majority of Sidney’s 5,000 residents. The place of holding it must be convenient to the business part of town. There are of course some objectionable features, the accumulation of filth being one of them. There should be a studied effort on the part of the marketmen to avoid this unfavorable part of the enterprise.
A company has been organized in Sidney, known as the Shelby County Medical Co., and will open a laboratory about the first of March.
100 Years Ago
Feb. 24, 1917
The 60 horsepower engine at the sawmill of Henry Harlamert & Sons at Kettlersville ran away yesterday morning. It flew so fast that it flew into hundreds of pieces. Earnest Harlamert, William Greer, Silas Hulsmeyer and Lytie Fogt were working when at about 10 o’clock the engine commenced to run faster. Before any of the employees could get to it, it was going so fast they were afraid to go near it and ran for safety. It was thought that something broke on the governor. Pieces of the engine flew in every direction, but fortunately all employees reached safety.
Oscar Steinkemper has sold the hotel and saloon business at Anna, to his father, Jacob Steinkemper, who has assumed charge of the business. Mr. and Mrs. Steinkemper, have gone to Chicago where Mr. Steinkemper expects to take a position as a traveling salesman.
75 Years Ago
Feb. 24, 1942
Clerk of Courts Orville Eisenhut today was appointed explosive licensing agent for Shelby county. It will be necessary for anyone using explosives to apply for a license before March 2. This includes the use of dynamite for blasting stumps, oil wells and in construction work.
Sidney’s ace casting twins Aunalee and Elmer Crusey, Jr., scored three victories yesterday afternoon in a registered American casting tournament sponsored by the Dayton anglers club at Dayton. Elmer won the 3/8 event with a score of 98. Aunalee placed second with 97. The 5/8 event was won by Elmer with a perfect score while Aunalee won the ladies 5/8 event with a 96.
50 Years Ago
Feb. 24, 1967
CINCINNATI-Six more players have been signed to 1967 contracts with the Cincinnati Reds including All Star second baseman Pete Rose. Rose, 25, received a substantial raise to an estimated $45,000 a year after leading the Reds with a .313 batting average last season. He was named to the Sporting News All-Star Team at the end of the season. He also topped the team in hits, 205, runs 97: total bases, 301; singles 146, doubles, 28, and extra based hits, 59.
QUINCY- Organization of a majorette corps for show work and parades is being planned by Mrs. Peggy Sue Trout, national teacher and judge who has recently opened Peggy’s Baton School here.
25 Years Ago
Feb. 24, 1992
The City of Sidney has ordered the union on strike against the Baumfolder Corp. to remove a shack used by pickets from inclement weather, and the union has appealed the order. City Manager William Barlow confirmed Friday that the city has ordered the shack removed saying the union was “Informed the shack constitutes a temporary building” .Barlow stated that the structure violates a city regulation which states that temporary structures are not allowed unless they are related to a construction business. The Zoning Board of Appeals will consider this issue at their next meeting.
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