125 Years Ago
October 7, 1891
The clothing merchants of Piqua have agreed that no more Sunday sales shall be made by them.
Daniel V. Dingman, one of the pioneer residents of Shelby county died yesterday at his home on South Ohio avenue. Born in Clinton township in 1824 he was one of 10 children of Sheriff D.V. Dingman.
100 Years Ago
October 7, 1916
Rev. and Mrs. E.B. Osborne arrived in Sidney last evening and Rev. Osborne entered upon his duties as secretary and assistant pastor of the M.E. Church immediately They come from Piketon, where Rev. Osborne has served as pastor. He has also been active in Y.M.C.A. Work.
Seven judges of the Conservancey Court in company with Engineers Morgan and Hill were in Shelby county yesterday on a tour of inspection. They visited the site of the proposed dam on Loramie creek near Lockington, where the engineers were questioned at length regarding the structure to be built at that location. They later toured that section of Shelby county and northern Miami county that will be involved in the proposed dam. Morgan said that approximately 200 acres in Shelby County would be benefited by the dam.
75 Years Ago
October 7, 1941
Marvin Woodruff was installed as president of the Iutis club when members held their annual installation last evening in the Citizens National Bank building. Marcus Sellers was installed as vice president; Charles Haney, secretary; Arthur Killian, treasurer; Richard Slam, sergeant at arms; Arlington Weissinger; chaplin; Frank Marshall, historian, and Oliver Amos, trustee.
Casting of “Stage Door”, the first major theatrical presentation of the Sidney Theater guild this season, got under way last night when members met at the council chamber in the city building. Mrs. E.J. Hammann is chairman of the casting committee, assisted by Mrs. Robert C. Kinney, Kenneth Reams, and Mrs. Joseph Wright, director of the play.
50 Years Ago
October 7, 1966
Mrs. Ben Dowell was installed as president during the September meeting of the Rainbow Garden Club. Other officers are Mrs. Raymond Fedderjohann, vice president; Mrs. Theodore Echman, secretary, and Mrs. Milliard Jackson, treasurer.
HOUSTON- Bids on the addition to Hardin and Houston school buildings were opened at a meeting of the board of education Thursday afternoon. Paul Bergman, Fort Loramie contractor, was apparent low bidder on the construction of both additions which will add six rooms at Hardin and four at Houston. His bid was $108,384.
25 Years Ago
October 7, 1991
There were fewer walkers this year but these were dedicated as the CROP Walk was held throughout Shelby County on Sunday. The cold weather was believed to be the reason for the reduced turnout of walkers, said Thomas Grueser, one of the organizers. There were 140 people who walked to raise money to aid the poor and hungry. The people who walked deserved a big round of applause, as many of the people returned very cold.
There are many Shelby County people who consider themselves veteran Cincinnati Reds fans, but there might not be anyone who goes back farther with the team than Raymond Clinehens. Clinehens, 100 continues to follow the successes and failures of the Reds and enjoyed watching the Reds bring home the World Championship last year. He recalls when the Reds ruled the baseball world in 1919, and 1940. Clinehens played a role in the electrification of Shelby County. He is a veteran of World War 1 and is the oldest living past commander of American Legion Post #217.
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