125 Years Ago
October 26, 1892
The acquittal of Mickey McMillen, charged with burglarizing the R.B. DeWeese store in Port Jefferson in February, came as a surprise to everyone but the jury, As a result, Judge Richie ordered the commissioners to take all the necessary steps to put an end to the communication between prisoners and individuals outside the jail. These outside parties go into the jail yard and by means of a string let out from the inside, pass into the jail letters and other things. McMillen, by means of the outside assistance, made an effort to escape by removing mortar from between the stones, but was unable to move the stone.
100 Years Ago
October 26, 1917
An examination for appointment to the Military Academy at West Point and the Navel Academy at Annapolis was conducted yesterday at the post office under the direction of Miss Emma Haslup. Victor Blake, of this city, took the examination for Annapolis, and Frank Hiatt, of Versailles, for West Point. Edward Lauterbur, of this city, took the examination at Athens for the West Point appointment.
The fire department was called to the garage of William Kingseed on South Main avenue last evening. Wires became crossed on Mr. Kingseed’s automobile, causing it to catch fire. The blaze was put out without much damage.
75 Years Ago
October 26, 1942
Several hundred dancers enjoyed the student sponsored dance held last evening in the Masonic temple following the Sidney-Greenville football game.. Elmer Crusey, Dave Barr, Dick Paddock, Hugh Albers and Jim Abbott sponsored the dance with the proceeds going to the U.S.O.
Proving once again that the best defense is a good offense, the Sidney High Yellow Jackets used straight football to defeat Greenville High here last night in a Miami Valley League game by a score of 20-O.
50 Years Ago
October 26, 1967
Mrs. Mary K. Pence, R.R. 4, Sidney signed for the Lucky Barrel at Kaufman’s store, and it meant a $400.00 prize when her name was selected Tuesday. The barrel is now at Western Auto Store for a $100 award.
VERSAILLES- Ohio Aviation Engineer Jerry Chambers of Columbus verbally approved the new Darke County Airport, southwest of Versailles, after he landed on the new runway earlier this week. His approval will automatically release the final $5,000 of state funds. The state has already given $95,000 toward the project.
25 Years Ago
October 26, 1992
Although Vice President Quayle was only in Shelby County for about a half-hour on Thursday, many hours were spent planning the security to ensure his safety. The Sidney Police Department, Shelby County Sheriff’s Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol worked in cooperation to provide security as Quayle’s motorcade traveled from a stop in New Bremen to a visit to Troy. Sheriff Schemmel said about 30 to 35 law enforcement officers worked the security detail. “We had no problems whatsoever Schemmel said. An estimated 15 locations were manned as the motorcade passed through. Most of the locations were at Interstate 75 overpasses in the county and city. A spokes person for the Sidney Police Department said everything went smoothly, with the motorcade passing through around noon.
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