125 Years Ago
October 8, 1891
An evil minded person removed a nut from the spindle of Charles Small’s wagon on Saturday, and when the latter undertook to drive away with 28 bushels of apples, the wheel came off. The apples went everywhere except back in the trees and made a very interesting job of second picking.
The brick work of the main building of the whip factory will be finished today.
100 Years Ago
October 8, 1916
The question of whether or not the Great Miami River, the Mad and Stillwater rivers are navigable streams arose during the hearings in the conservancy court at Dayton yesterday. Objectors to the conservancy plan claimed that under a federal law as far back as 1787, the streams were considered navigable and the law does not permit dams to be constructed.
C.F. Babock, local agent for the Studebaker automobile has been selected as assistant district manager of the Studebaker sales agency in Dayton. His territory will include 18 counties around Dayton. Babcock has been connected with the Studebaker Co. since 1908.
75 Years Ago
October 8, 1941
Wilson Memorial Hospital approached another near record yesterday when 44 people were hospitalized at the local institution for treatment. This number is one short of the all-time record and found the facilities taxed to capacity. The crowded condition has resulted in the adoption of new visiting hours with the general public being asked to cooperate.
Joseph Wright of the Hotel Wagner has returned from Chicago where he was one of the speakers at the Duncan Hines dinner, attended by nationally known hotel and restaurant operators from coast to coast. The local Hotel is listed in the two books-on eating and lodging-issued by Duncan Hines.
50 Years Ago
October 8, 1966
Purchase by Attorney Carrol V. Lewis from Wilson Lochard of the office building at 122 East North street was disclosed today following filing of a deed. The property houses the Sidney Chamber of Commerce and the transaction means that the civic organization is looking for a new home as well as a new executive manager. Lewis said he hopes to be able to take possession of the building by Jan. 1. The firm of Freytag and Freytag, architects , will continue to occupy the second floor, it was understood.
William Shaw, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Shaw, accepted a position as assistant professor of Biology aboard the “ University of the Seven Seas”. The university which provides college level work aboard ship while it circumnavigates the globe is operated each year as a division of Chapman College, Orange, Calif.
25 Years Ago
October 8, 1991
Following the theme “Through the Years” the Lehman High School senior class captured first place in the annual homecoming float competition with their Energizer Bunny and their slogan .”Cavs Keep Going and Going Thru the years.” Homecoming for Lehman alternates each year between the cities of Sidney and Piqua. This year’s parade and game were in Sidney, therefore judges were chosen from this community.
Geneva (AP) The Swiss Army’s crack bicycle troops are up in arms over a new “combat bike” chosen to replace a model that has hardly changed sense its debut almost 100 years ago.. The 5,000 man force, believed to be the only one of its kind in the world, has been swept by a wave of nostalgia for the black-framed, single gear version introduced in 1905. The model still in use has survived the emergence of airplanes, two world wars and missile technology, said a brochure commemorating this years 100th anniversary of Swiss Army cyclists.
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