125 Years Ago
October 3, 1891
Cyrus Howard of Sidney, the inventor of a ditching machine, is having great success in operating it on a section of the Muchinippi ditch in Jackson township.
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Jacob Wagner, of Sidney, has made the Ohio side of Union City a proposition to put in a waterworks plant for a sum of $23,000. His bid is nearly $3,000 below all others.
100 Years Ago
October 3, 1916
Louis McVay, of Sidney, playing the position of fullback, was a major factor in Miami University’s opening game triumph over Ohio Northern Saturday afternoon by a score of 28-0. McVay scored two touchdowns and kicked four goals.
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Through their manager, Carl F. Berger, the members of the Sidney Elcos today expressed their appreciation for the support given the team during the past season. The team had an excellent year, winning 22 games and losing only four.
75 Years Ago
October 3, 1941
Praise for the work of the Monarch Machine Tool Co. employees are doing for the nation defense program was given by Capt. E.D. Almy of the Navy Department, Washington at a special meeting of the entire force of 1,500 during the change of shifts yesterday afternoon. President W.E. Whipp introduced individually 14 Navy officers who made up the party here. Reporting on plant production, Whipp said “in all of 1940, we built and shipped 1,712 lathes. Up to October 1, we have shipped this year over 2400 lathes.”
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Wallace Masteller, of this city, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Masteller, South Miami avenue has been commissioned a second lieutenant in a class of infantry officers at Fort Benning Ga.
50 Years Ago
October 3, 1966
September in Shelby County was near normal in the matter of precipitation but nearly five degrees cooler than average. David Fette reported today. Fette, the area observer for U.S. Cooperative Weather Bureau Station said the heat shortage was 4 degrees in comparison with the same month in 1965 and 5 degrees below the long time average recorded in Sidney.
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Mrs. R.J. Ashenbach was hostess for the September meeting of the Sidney Garden Club. The meeting was called to decide the future of the club. The Sidney Garden Club was organized by the City Federation of Women’s Club, March 8, 1928. There were 14 charter members with others with others enrolling at the second meeting March 29. .Mrs. Darrel Runkle was elected the first president.
25 Years Ago
Oct. 3, 1991
Cheryl Meeks, the pleasant director of Alpha Community Center in Sidney, is a member of a Motorcycle gang. Only in Hollywood or, in this case, Hollywood-come-to- Dayton. Only in the movies. Miss Meeks plays the role of a “biker” as an extra in the film”Emma and Elvis”, a full length feature film shot in Dayton. With a group of friends, Miss Meeks saw herself on the big screen during a recent showing of the movie in Dayton. She is on a motorcycle and plays a lady biker. Miss Meeks was one of 300 extras chosen for cameo shots in the movie. Miss Meeks also had a small part in the movie “In a League of Their Own”. She recalls that star Tom Hanks kept them laughing all the time while Madonna was somewhat serious and subdued. Miss Meek really enjoyed her experience in these movies and hopes to do others down the road.
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