Out of the past

125 Years

November 1, 1892

The public watering troughs in the various parts of town are used by many families for various purposes. It will be well enough to exercise in this matter. The water works trustees do not object to the families using the water, but do not wish to be held responsible for any serious results.


The vote of the county last fall is more or less an index of what it will be next Tuesday. The Democrats cast 1,016 ballots; the Republicans, 2,044; the People’s Party, 284, and the Prohibitionists, 100.


James Orbison has been appointed special delivery clerk for the Sidney post office.

100 Years

November 1, 1917

The Monarch Machine Tool Co. during the month of October broke all previous records in the production of lathes. The firm’s output for the month was 260 machines. This large production means a bonus of $2,100 to the employees of this progressive industry.


W.H. McCloskey, of the election board, returned from Camp Sherman this morning after taking the vote of the Shelby county boys located there. Ninety-four votes were cast at the election held during the day. Seventeen Shelby county voters at the camp failed to cast their ballot.


William A. Graham, chairman of the Shelby County Liberty Loan committee, said today that his report from the Toledo area, shows that this county has the distinction of having secured a greater percentage of subscriptions to the Liberty Loan than any other county in the area. Shelby county reported a total of $573,550 against an assigned quota of $400,000.

75 Years

November 1, 1942

A business change took place today at Minniear Transfer Co., known as Buck’s Transfer, Court street, when Robert Minniear sold his interests to his partner, Charles Minniear. They had operated the business together for the past several years. The change in plan of operation for the immediate future will not include transfer business except the daily deliveries for different groceries and other business houses.


The first of a series of talks by outstanding Christian leaders on the subject, “The Church and the World Situation” will be presented to the public by the local ministerial association next Tuesday evening at the First Presbyterian Church. The speaker will be Rev. George Hanaford, of Springfield, one of five repatriated from Japan in August.


The War Department today informed members of Congress that scores of universities and colleges will become training centers, when the 18-19-year-old draft bill is passed. The program my save many institutions of higher learning from financial disaster as a result of the prospective heavy increase in enrollment for the draft.

50 Years

November 1, 1967

Kermit Kuck, president of the Monarch Machine Tool Co., of Sidney, has been elected a member of the board of directions of the National Machine Tool Builders Association. Kuck was named one of seven directors during the association’s annual meeting at King’s Inn and Golf club, Grand Bahamas Island, where sessions are being held this week.


It was just a year ago today that it began – that blizzard of Nov. 2, 1966. There had been some snow during the night before, as the rain, which began falling about 7 p.m., changed to snow shortly before midnight. Daylight found approximately two inches of the “white stuff” on the ground and highway crews moved into action with further snowfall predicted. The weather bureau had indicated that up to four inches could be expected across the state by nightfall. By mid-afternoon it became apparent that the worst was to be expected. Hundreds of local workers, hoping to make it home, found themselves stranded and forced to see shelter for the night in nearby homes, schoolhouses and any other spot they could find.

25 Years

November 1, 1992

The Tramontana campaign for Shelby County Coroner has hit a snag. Questions have been raised about whether or not he is eligible to run for the office. Tramontana’s medical license had been placed on probationary status. The question is whether or not he is legally qualified under Ohio Law to run for and be elected as County Coroner. The issue is before the Ohio Medical Board. Officials for the Board have not indicated when a decision will be rendered. The election is set for next Tuesday.


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