Out of the past


125 Years

Sept. 27, 1892

If you met any of your friends on the street this morning, you could rest assured they were not of German ancestry. They have all gone to Minster, taking with them as many or more of different nationalities. At four o’clock this morning a detail started in charge of the old fire engine, and from that time until almost noon, carriages and buggies might be seen occasionally moving in the direction of Minster. The main body of the procession headed by Klute’s band left at about 7o’clock this morning.

100 Years

Sept. 27, 1917

W.H.C. Goode received a telegram today from Bishop Nicholson of the Northern Indiana conference in session at Valparaiso, stating that A.E. Monger, pastor of the M.E. Church at Terre Haute, Ind., has been assigned to the pastorate of the Sidney church. Dr. Monger has served the Terre Haute church for the past seven years.

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E.S. Brautigam has sold and delivered three Briscoe touring cars over the past week. They were purchased by James McMillen, Ed Hyre, and John Allton.

75 Years

Sept. 27, 1942

School children and adult pedestrians from the east side of the river will welcome the announcement of the coming opening by the Ohio department of highways of a foot bridge across the Great Miami river on Court street. R.E. Teegarden, division seven engineer, said today the foot bridge now being completed should be open to pedestrian traffic by October 1.

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Despite the fact they entered the game as underdog, the Sidney High school Yellow Jackets held the Bellefontaine High school eleven to a scoreless tie in the game played at Julia Lamb field last night.

50 Years

Sept. 27, 1967

VERSAILLES – Jack Elson, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Elson of Versailles, was named to membership in the 120-man marching band at Ohio State University.

Elson was one of 18 freshmen chosen from 100 who tried out. At Versailles High school he was drum major and first cornetist in the concert band.

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William T. Coon of 1049 North Main avenue in Sidney won $400 Tuesday in the Lucky Barrel drawing at Flint’s Electric. The barrel is now worth $100 the next six days at Dorsey’s Super Valu.

25 Years

Sept 27, 1992

Sidney City School District residents who would like to meet with Supt. Lewis Blackford may do so during Blackford’s open office hours.

During the first half of this school year, Blackford is holding open office hours on the third Monday of the month from 9 to 10 a.m. and on the first Thursday of the month from 7 to 8 p.m. The superintendent began conducting the open office hours to listen to residents’ comments and suggestions and to answer questions about school operations.

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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