125 Years Ago
October 19, 1891
The Wagner Manufacturing company has been in operation 90 days and is doing everything, if not more, than it expected to accomplish in so short a period. On its payroll it carries 41 employees , and it’s business is all its facilities will admit. Every day it melts 9,200 pounds of iron and molds into all varieties of hollow ware and general castings. The firm sees the need of more room, and will next spring add several buildings to the present plant.
100 Years Ago
October 19, 1916
Two of the latest modern 1917 projecting machines were installed this week at the Mall theatre. With these new machines the Mall shows continuous films that are very clear and are absolutely perfect. The people of Sidney are in for a big treat when they go to the Mall theatre.
Daniel H. Coppock, former manager and proprietor of the Wagner House here, has been named the new manager and will operate the new Park hotel in Coshocton. He was also associated with Hotels in Columbus and Magnetic Springs, Ohio.
About 75 persons were present for the dinner served last evening at the country club. Following the dinner, the remainder of the evening was spent in dancing.
75 Years Ago
October 19, 1941
The crippled destroyer U.S.S. Kearny limped toward an undisclosed port today as the Navy Department indicated there were no casualties among its crew of 200. John L. Webster of Sidney, is a member of the ship’s crew.
P.M. Seving, manager of the Sidney Employment Security Center, reported today that 304 Sidney workers were placed during September through his office. This represents a gain of 27.2 percent from August.
Three Fort Loramie youths leave tomorrow to attend the national convention of the Future Farmers in America in Kansas City and to compete in the American Royal Livestock show . They are Clarence Harrod, Leo Meyers, and Russell Lallemand who will compete in the poultry judging contest after winning the state contest last spring.
50 Years Ago
October 19, 1966
Filing of articles of incorporation the Houston Community Corporation was announced today in Columbus by Secretary of State Ted Brown. Roy Roeth, who is listed as agent for the organization, said the objective is to create a better community in the Houston area. One of the first steps in that direction is the proposed construction of a community building, about 80’ by 100’ in size.
Making another move into the rapidly developing western industrial section of the city, Peerless Bread Machinery Corp. broke ground Tuesday for its new plant to be located on Vandemark road. The new building of Armco Steel and block construction will be 150 feet by 200 feet with an office located to the front 45 feet by 100 feet.
25 Years Ago
October 19, 1991
Sidney High School is the apparent champion in the 1991 Academia competition. Sidney was the apparent champion following the final contest Monday night at Sidney High School of the five week competition. However, the Sidney team will not be officially named the winner until later in order to allow any challenges to be filed. Members of the team are; Kantessa Zwiebel, 15, Karen Davidson, 17, Scott Wallace, 18, and Ricardo Winterstein, 16.
Spurring the Sidney High School football team to ‘Sting the Indians”, the freshman class float rolled down the street during the homecoming parade Thursday evening. Sidney faces Piqua Friday night in the homecoming game. The homecoming king and queen will be crowned prior to the game at Julia Lamb Stadium.
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