100 Years Ago
October 5, 1916
A proposal to raise the tracks of the Big Four railroad over Miami avenue was discussed at a special meeting of city council last evening. Discussion centered around a resolution to submit to the voters of the city the matter of issuing $21,000 in bonds for the city portion of the project. The railroad is anxious to raise its tracks at all crossings in the city. No action was taken on the resolution.
E.D. Kiser has purchased the grocery and meat market of L.E. Kelly on East Court street and will assume operation of the business next Monday.
75 Years Ago
October 5, 1941
Plans for opening of Leonard’s Auto Parts, at 131 West Poplar street, were announced today by Leonard Sollman, the proprietor. Sollman, who came to Sidney five years ago, also operates the East Side Wrecking Co. on South Brooklyn avenue.
Some 4,000 men from 41 parishes located in Shelby, Auglaize ,Mercer, Darke, and Miami counties will convene in Sidney, Sunday afternoon to take part in the rally sponsored by the Holy Name Society. Richard Salm and Robert Schneider, are grand marshals for the parade which will precede the meeting at Holy Angels athletic field.
50 Years Ago
October 5, 1966
Certificates of Achievement and other awards were numerous at this year’s annual recognition banquet for advisors of Shelby Count 4-H Clubs. The event, held recently at the Compromise Grange Hall in Hardin, drew an attendance of 53 advisors. Altogether, there are more than 90 advisors serving the Shelby 4-H clubs and their combined years of service add up to 510. A special award was given to Mrs. Raymond Harning as the advisor with the longest service record.
Mrs. Frank O’Leary was the hostess Friday for the opening meeting of the New Century Club. This is the club’s seventy-seventh year. Mrs. Clayton Kiracofe is the president; Mrs. T.E. Kramer, vice-president; Mrs. David Siehl, recording secretary; Mrs. Frank Amann, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Joseph E. Belser, treasurer, and Mrs. Fred Wells, Historian.
25 Years Ago
October 5, 1991
Ohioans are among the richest Americans. Forbes magazine says Limited Stores founder, Leslie H. Wexner is the richest person in Ohio. The magazine says in its latest issue ranking the 400 richest Americans that Wexner is worth 2.5 billion, making him the 15th richest man in the nation. Wexner’s mother, Bella, is listed as being worth 490 million. She is the 178th richest person in the nation. Maybe Ohio is the place to live.
Elizabeth Taylor and ordinary guy Larry Fortensky took the plunge-along with a skydiving intruder-under a swirl of airborne reporters and photographers trying to glimpse the screen star’s eighth wedding. Miss Taylor, 59, and Fortensky, a truck driver 20 years her junior, were at a Gazebo altar, Sunday at Michael Jackson’s whimsical Neverland ranch when a parachutist wearing a helmet camera dropped in, landing within 100 feet of the couple.
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