125 Years Ago
October 13, 1892
At the meeting of council last night Street Commissioner Kendall said the street fund is terribly overdrawn and in his opinion further improvements on streets would have to be stopped unless funds were provided to carry on the work.
100 Years Ago
October 13, 1917
At a meeting of the creditors of the R. Given and Son Co. today, the plant, which has been in the hands of receiver, was authorized to be sold to Fred A. Yard for $165,000 for the benefit of creditors. Total indebtness of the operation was $387,000, with assets of $363,000. It is a total loss to the stockholders. The factory will continue to be run as a going concern until the stock is worked up, or purchases are secured to continue it as a new concern.
A telephone message from the Fairfield Aviation camp today advises that Major Peebles will fly to this city and inspect the track on the Oldham farm as a possible landing site, as soon as it is in shape. A strip 100 feet wide and 500 feet long is all that Maj. Peebles requests for his landing. If the field is accepted the tract will be made wider and longer to insure greater safety for the student aviators.
75 Years Ago
October 13, 1942
One offensive threat with but eight seconds left in the first half provided the margin of victory for the Sidney Yellow Jackets last night in a well deserved victory over Troy 7 to 0. A pass from Purdy to Flanagan for a touchdown, with Corbin adding the extra point on a plunge provided the margin of victory.
For the second time within eight days Sgt. Forest Bertsch of Sidney was a gunner on one of the Flying Fortresses which yesterday staged the biggest raid yet on occupied France. Announcement that Bertsch was a member of the crews which participated in the raid on Lille was made by the United States bomber command in England.
50 Years Ago
October 13, 1967
Registration is under way at Steinle Drugs for a$300 Lucky Barrel prize. Frank J. Gross of Piqua missed the $200 prize when he did not register at Jerrold’s store.
Plans for the Governor’s Ball, to be held in connection with the North American Dairy Show in Columbus, October 14-18, are practically complete, according to Mrs. Frank Cummings, Sidney, chairman of the affair. Mrs. Cummings said today that the ball is being planned as a tribute to Governor James Rhodes in bringing the national show to Ohio.
25 Years Ago
October 13, 1992
Sidney resident Marllyn Kieffaber trained for the day when she would be called to assist in a disaster-relief effort, and she got her chance recently when she visited Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. Mrs. Kieffaber 2224 North Main Avenue, was part of a relief team organized by Cooperative Disaster Child Care (CDCC), a program affiliated with an ecumenical church organization known as Church World Service. The team worked in Morgan City, La., for ten days in September, offering child day-care services to hurricane victims as they attempt to get their lives back in order.
BALTIMORE (AP) Rosa Parks, who helped spark the civil rights movement when she refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., bus to a white man, said her new book sets the record straight about the incident. History she said, too often maintains “that my feet were hurting and I didn’t know why I refused to stand up when they told me. But the real reason of my not standing up was I felt that I had a right to be treated as any other passenger. We had endured that can of treatment for too long.
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