Out of the past

125 Years

November 10, 1892

Those who have a hand in the work are of the opinion that very little street work will be done next summer. There is nothing to do it with except credit and there is a sensible disposition not to do it with that. The town now owes about $3,000 for street work and it will take the axes of next year to pay this.

100 Years

November 10, 1917

Francis Evans, driving a team of horses, and William Voress, driving a Ford automobile, collided on Chidren’s Home road, just east of the Miami river bridge last evening. The tongue of the wagon struck the radiator, glanced upward, broke through the windshield and tore away the top of the machine. There were several minor injuries.


With the wet forces apparently victorious, the drys are already laying plans for another contest at the polls next fall. The wet majority is apparently 1,787, according to a report from Columbus over the weekend.


The Quincy mill dam proposition has literally gone up in smoke. Some months ago a movement was slated to have the dam removed. Many of the people in Quincy fought the proposal.


Harry C. Conner has received a letter from his son Dr. Franklin Conner, who has been attached to the British army at the base hospital at Thorpe, England, advising that he has been ordered to France.

75 Years

November 10, 1942

The second test of the Sidney air raid alert system held last evening proved more satisfactory than the original held several weeks ago, Chief Air Raid Warden William Buirley and Harry Binkley, in charge of the alarm system, said today. A check throughout the city revealed that only in the outer edge of Parkwood and far reaches of Bon Air was the alarm not heard. Additional tests are planned each week toward increasing the efficiency of the system.


Mrs. W.J. Emmons was elected president of the past matrons of Pleiades chapter, Order of Eastern Star, when members met last evening. Mrs. Victor Blanke was named vice president; Mrs. Roy Miller, secretary and treasurer.


The story of how Sidney is solving her war labor problems was told to the nation this weekend in a special story carried on the Associated Press news wire.

50 Years

November 10, 1967

The Sidney Optimist Club was named to the chapter of Optimist International in the state of Ohio, for the three-month period ending Sept. 30, it was announced today. According to the Ohio District governor’s report for the first quarter, Sidney led the state based on all activities of the club from July-September.


The Cross of Nails from Coventry Cathedral in England will arrive in Sidney at St. Marks Episcopal Church Tuesday night. There will be a special celebration of Communion and dedication at the church at 8 p.m. that night. The cross is made of nails from the Coventry Cathedral, which burned as a result of World War II bombing in 1940.


Leon Meyer, owner of the Sidney Bus Center, said today he is growing weary of denying rumors that the business is being moved to a new location near Interstate 75 and State Route 47. Meyer said a Greyhound Bus supervisor assured him recently that the bus center would continue at the North street location.

25 Years

November 10, 1992

There is excitement about the state cross country meet this year. The Botkins Lady Trojan runners, led by long-term coach Dave Mielke and the Anna Rocket boys team have qualified and will be at the state meet. The boys are coached by Dean Stewart. Both coaches agreed: “The pressure is off.” The hard part is qualifying through the district and regional meets, especially in this part of the state. Coach Mielke feels Botkins is headed for a 12th-place finish at the state meet out of 17 qualifying teams. He said the goal is to just “have fun.” His runners are led by Jamie King. She finished 11th in the state as a freshman and third last year as a sophomore.


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