125 Years Ago
October 15, 1891
One of the leading business men of Sidney made a statement of this kind yesterday. “I would like to organize a stock company, buy the old United Presbyterian church property(south of the square) and erect a building 50 by165 feet, of three stories, constructed for two store rooms, and offices, and a fine opera hall, the latter would be on the second floor, and a part of the ceiling open to the roof. I have talked the matter over with several persons and it has not been discouraged by one of them.
100 Years Ago
October 15, 1916
In response to a call from President Wilson a special committee has been named to make a collection for the suffering Armenians. I.H. Thedieck is chairman of the committee and has called a meeting for this evening.
The Sidney city football team will open its gridiron schedule at Lakeside Park next Sunday afternoon when they meet the first Greenville eleven. Many of last year’s regulars are out with the team again this year and a good squad is expected. Carl Berger will again be managing the team.
75 Years Ago
October 15, 1941
Local members of the community will have an opportunity to be heard on the radio, when station WHIO makes a series of transcriptions here on Saturday. The interviews will be conducted in front of the Daily News and will be aired over the station on Sunday afternoon.
George Dill was re-elected president of the board of religious education when the group met last evening to discuss plans for the New year. Robert Neer will serve as vice-president; Mrs. Clyde Albaugh, treasurer; Mrs. Albert Leckey, secretary, and Mrs. Dill and Mrs. Frank Melvin, assistant treasurers. Miss Charlotte Sears is the teacher of the program.
50 Years Ago
October 15, 1966
Three Shelby counties were among the more than 360 Scouters to attendance for the fourth annual meeting of region Four,Boy Scouts of America, held Friday and Saturday in Dayton. They were Dr. Clayton Kiracofe, district chairman, Mrs. Kiracofe member of the ladies committee, and John F. Dodge, district scout executive.
Miss Carolyn T. Becher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil, Becher is attending the Traphagen School of Fashion, New York, where she is majoring in fashion design and illustration.
25 Years Ago
October 15, 1991
A man was seriously injured during an exchange of gunfire with Sidney Police early this morning after he allegedly fired a handgun causing Police Lt. Rodney Austin to be “tattooed” in the face by hot gunpowder. Austin was responding to a call of domestic disturbance, when the incident occurred. It was the first time in more than 30 years that a Sidney Police officer was required to fire his weapon in the line of duty, said Police Chief Steven B. Wearly. The last time was during a string of bank robberies in the early 1960’s. Austin was treated and released at Wilson Memorial Hospital while the suspect suffered 12 to 14 bullet wounds to the arms, legs, jaw and side. The suspect had reportedly handcuffed a woman to a bed during a domestic quarrel.
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