125 Years Ago
October 27, 1892
F.B Thaman, of McCartyville, in a letter to the newspaper condemns the indifferent attitude of the State Board of Health toward the unhealthy conditions existing around the Loramie reservoir. He recalls that in 1849 there was not a family in the vicinity of the reservoir but was visited by the cholera scourge . The stagnant condition existing at that time was blamed. Since the reservoir is of no use to the canal, he feels it should be condemned before another epidemic breaks out.
John E. Bush , William Schrock, William Kingseed, George Lindner, and James Wilson, of Sidney, and Louis Meyers, of Anna left this morning for a month’s hunt in Northern Wisconsin. Their camp will be located near Dunbar, Marionett county, in that state.
100 Years Ago
October 27, 1917
This morning at 10-o’clock ,the factory whistles and bells of the city sounded for almost 30 minutes, indicating this is Liberty Loan Day, set aside for aid in the campaign for subscriptions for Liberty Loan Bonds. Only three days are left and there is much to be accomplished. A total of$250,000 has been subscribed, and the committee is going after the full $400,000. Whenever additional subscriptions reach $10,000 the fire bell will ring.
G.H. Dickas, clerk of the election board, has returned from Camp Sherman where he spent several days securing the votes of Shelby county boys located at the camp.. A total of 119 boys entitled to vote are on duty there.
75 Years Ago
October 27, 1942
Shelby county motorists are responding to Uncle Sam’s call for all tires over five per vehicle, as the local office of Railway Express which serves as the county depot, reports that from six to twelve tires every day are being turned in. The donor receives a receipt and he or she will be later reimbursed by the government. The motorist must turn in all over five tires before he can obtain a gasoline ration book.
A.B. Graham, a former teacher in the Shelby County schools and the founder of 4-H clubs will be one of the seven persons to be honored at a luncheon at Ohio State University tomorrow for their work in the development of the 4-H program. Graham retired in 1938 as a member of OSU”s department of agriculture faculty after 22 years of service.
50 Years Ago
October 27, 1967
Miss Leslie L. Bruner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Bruner, of Sidney has been elected president of her Kappa Alpha Theta pledge class at Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana. Miss Bruner is a graduate of Horton Watkins High School in St. Louis.
CINCINNATI-Gordon Coleman, a former Cincinnati Reds first baseman, is returning to the National League club as director of the newly established speaker’s bureau. General Manager Bob Howsam said Coleman will be available for speaking engagements for the club and will coordinate speaking appearances for Reds’ players and front office personnel.
25 Years Ago
October 27, 1992
He has assisted the Sidney Police Department and 23 other police agencies in investigations, playing a key role in investigations. Playing a key role in everything from manhunts to drug investigations. And now after six years on the force “Kuma”, the first dog ever to serve with the city police department, has retired. He is being replaced by one of his pups, “Dude” who is currently going through training. Sgt. Dean Kimpel is putting the dog through his paces in hopes that “Dude” can meet national certification standards later this fall. “He was our first police dog and he turned out to be a real good one.” Sidney Police Chief Steven Wearly said of Kuma. The decision to retire Kuma came about fairly quickly after a veterinarian determined there was an arthritic-type of condition in the dog’s joints.
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