125 Years Ago
June 28, 1892
Dr. Charles Graham, a son of T.B. Graham, has received an unusual honor for one so young in his profession. He has been given a chair in the Starling Medical College of Columbus, and will lecture on bacteriology. He spent two years in Berlin and was in daily contact with the leading physicians of Germany, whose lectures and demonstrations were of the greatest benefit to him. An honor such as this appointment is a compliment to Sidney-his home.
Alexander Fisher has finished the stone bridge over Starrett run on Wilkinson avenue. It is an excellent masonry and is one of the good bridges of Sidney.
100 Years Ago
June 28, 1917
An Overland touring car driven by Miss Majorie Killian and occupied by Misses Edith Cronley, Edith Cartwright and Pauline Reick overturned south of Sidney last evening. The young ladies were out for a ride. Miss Killian had driven to the end of the paved road on the Orange pike and as she started to turn east the machine overturned into the ditch. Although badly frightened the occupants were uninjured. Dr. Hussey, who came by shortly after the accident, brought the girls to Sidney.
Dolph Begin and Leo Eshman have purchased the barber shop in the basement of the six-story Oldham building from Garrett Burtman.
75 Years Ago
June 28, 1942
Barring windstorm, hail or further rain, some of Shelby county’s 1942 wheat crop will be in shock by the end of this week. The wheat harvest this year will be about a week earlier than usual. It is estimated that 35 percent of this year’s crop will be in shock by the combine.
After three years, the WPA has written “finis” to Minster’s $320,000 sewage project. Originally scheduled for completion in 12 months, the work was drawn out by shrinking WPA rolls and relief workers.
50 Years Ago
June 28, 1967
Directors of the Shelby County Cancer Society today announced the retirement effective Nov. 1 of Mrs. Russell Sinks, executive director since the society was formed here 13 years ago. Mrs. Sinks said she will miss the work which has brought her in contact with families of cancer patients through providing them with homecare. She was instrumental in forming a county-wide program of folding cancer pads for use of those caring for cancer patients. Mrs. Sinks has worked with three chapter presidents. They are Joseph Cook, C.D. Lerch and August Cordinnier.
RUSSIA-Terry Daugherty, winner of the IGA Boy’s Contest, sponsored by Seger’s IGA here, returned Friday from a five day trip to California. Quartered at the Hotel Lafayette, Los Angeles the youths spent a day at Disneyland. They also visited Knot Berry Farm and Marineland, had a tour of a movie studio and a 20 mile harbor cruise.
25 Years Ago
June 28, 1992
NEW YORK- The “lost generation” of baby boomers who left mainline Protestantism in the 1970’s and 80’s is not coming back, and their churches will exert even less of a hold on their children, according to a major new study .The researchers who recently completed the study say many in that generation are not turned off by religion, just indifferent to churches that do not stand out from the surrounding culture.
“The All-American favorites” are still hot dogs, and hamburgers, but outdoor grills in Shelby County are now also seeing more steaks, pork chops, and chicken “, reports Roger Woodell of Woody’s White Villa Supermarket in Sidney. “Our no. 1 seller is steak”, in fact, Woodell said of cookout meats.
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