Out of the past


125 years ago

Monday, Dec. 18, 1892

A stairway made of painted planks has been placed on the stone steps leading to each entrance of the courthouse. The object is said to save persons from slipping. It will not do for one to pin his faith to the improvement for there is nothing that equals a planed, painted board for treachery in secure footholds. The steps are no improvement to the building. For safety, a hand rail on either side of the stone steps would afford better protection. One has a choice, however, of taking a tumble on wood or stone.

100 years ago

Monday, Dec. 18, 1917

Ransom Kenny of Sidney, was one of the members of the University of Cincinnati football team receiving letters at a meeting of the Athletic council last week. He played one of the halfback positions during the season.

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The national convention of Phi Delta Kappa fraternity is in session in Sidney today and tomorrow. This evening the people of Sidney will witness one of those famous night-shirt parades following a banquet at the hotel. Everyone is invited to come and see “What We’ll Do With the Kaiser When We Get Him,” shown in true Phi Delta style.

75 years ago

Monday, Dec. 18, 1942

Appointment of a committee to make a survey looking to the establishment of a YMCA in Sidney was the outcome of a meeting of civic leaders held last evening at the Methodist church. With William Milligan as chairman, the committee includes: C.D. Beck, Carl Berger, Frank Amann, Frank Fields, George Gagoudy, Frank Marshall, Clyde Mechling, William Rhees, Wendell Whipp, John Whitney, Cecil Watkins, Jerome Wagner, Clair Zimmerman, Rev. Wood Duff, C.C. Crawford, Mrs. O.O. Lemaster, and Mrs. Joe Casper.

50 years ago

Monday, Dec. 18, 1967

JACKSON CENTER – Carl Zwiebel, 48, owner of a service station here, takes over as mayor at a time when Jackson Center faces many problems. Zwiebel will go into office with four holdover council members. They are Richard Sailor, Hyatt Leininger, Curtiss Henschen and Ora Morris. New councilmen are John Gilbert and Don Holt. Raymond Ludwig is the retiring mayor.

25 years ago

Monday, Dec. 18, 1992

FORT LORAMIE – Annette Barhorst, a sophomore at Fort Loramie High School, has been crowned 1993 Ohio Belgian Breeders Queen. The crowning took place during the winter meeting of the Ohio Belgian Breeders Association held last weekend in Columbus.

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Sketch: A Christmas stocking full of holiday cheer is offered today by Greg Cole, a seventh grader at Holy Angels Elementary School. There are now seven days left before Christmas.

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BEREA, Ohio (AP) – As long as Art Modell owns the Cleveland Browns, Bill Belichick will be his head coach. Modell, 67, vowed Wednesday that he would quit football before he would fire Belichick, who’s in the second year of a five-year contract. “I’m so positive of Bill Belichick’s future here that if we don’t get the job done by the end of his contract, I will get out of football and leave Cleveland,” Modell said at a news conference. “I will not hire another head coach. That’s how positive, how comfortable I am.”

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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