Out of the past

125 Years

November 19, 1891

The secretary of the Board of Improvement received this morning two propositions from manufacturing concerns desiring locations. One firm manufactures wood type and deals in printers’ goods. It now employs 42 hands, and in a new location will agree to work 75. The other is from a paper box maker. They have been dealers for 10 years and manufacturers for two years. Now employing 75, they would work 125 hands at a new location.


The brick work on the insane asylum annex to the infirmary is complete with the exception of the gables.


Beware of men who come to your house and pretend they will send you furniture for a nominal sum, only requiring a dollar or so to prepay the freight. They are frauds and people are very green who swallow their bait.

100 Years

November 19, 1916

J. F. Applegate, of Orange Township, has filed a suit against the county commissioners, asking judgment in the sum of $1,000 as a result of an accident south of Sidney on June 3. He charges negligence on the part of the commissioners in failing to install a guard rail adjacent to the Miami River Bridge on the Orange Pike. As a result of this negligence, he alleges his horse and buggy rolled down a 45-foot embankment on the date mentioned.

75 Years

November 19, 1941

The Sidney Theatre Guild opened a new season last evening with the presentation of “Stage Door,” directed by Mrs. Joseph Wright. In the cast of 31 taking part were: Margaret Ann Young, Dorothy Keyes, Kathleen Doorley, Rosaly Gagoudy, Mrs. Warren Wildermuth, Mrs. George Fisher, Mary Jane Enders, Caryl Whited, Mrs. Neil Brunner, Mrs. Eugene Crimm, Jean Gagoudy, Mrs. Paul Emley, Mrs. George Zimmerman, Jeanette Forsyth, Ruth France, Anna Carey, Eileen Taylor, Mrs. Marvin Woodruff, Bob Crusey, Dick Tanger, Paul Emley, Homer Maurer, Dwight Parks, Tom Potter, Miss Jessie Ayers, Dan Toy, Mrs. E.J. Hammann, Edith Coon, George Zimmerman, Duane Parks, William Boller.


Seventeen young men left this morning for induction into military service at Fort Hayes in response to call No. 30 on the Shelby County Selective Service Board.

50 Years

November 19, 1966

DEGRAFF – An Eaton osteopathic physician and surgeon will begin his practice in DeGraff in January.

Gary Reeder, Chamber of Commerce president, announced that Dr. James McGriff, 27, of Eaton, will move into a building south of the fire department that is now being renovated. He will replace Dr. Gerald Sprankel who had been in DeGraff only a few months when he was killed in an auto accident in June.


LOS ANGELES – Sandy Koufax belonged to baseball history today but the sport went on and the Los Angeles Dodgers turned to the task of filling the gap caused by the retirement of the great lefthander. The club’s executives said the famed hurler could not be replaced but the vacancy had to be filled either from the ranks of younger men coming up or by dealing with other clubs. As he left the game after 12 years of major league pitching, during which he posted records that may stand for generations, Koufax took with him the best wishes of his bosses – club President Walter O’Malley, General Manager E.J. (Buzzie) Vavasi and Field Manager Walter Alston.


The 107-year-old Sidney Grain Machinery plant layout at 424 North Main Avenue, soon will disappear from the local scene. Fred Steinke, Sidney realtor, disclosed today that his bid of $26,600 for the property made at Monday’s auction sale, has been accepted by the Jaffe family interests.


Steinke said he is already taking bids for demolition of the historic group of buildings and expects to have the site cleared by spring.

25 Years

November 19, 1991

Many are businessmen enjoyed the first ever “I’ve Been Back to School Day,” held in connection with the Sidney City Schools. The event was sponsored by the Sidney Education Association. Some of those participating included Kermit Dorsey, Copeland employee and union representative, businessmen Tim Allison and David Dunnavant.


The Sidney Salvation Army group will be having the annual kettle drive again this year. Lt. Felipi Tamayo made the announcement. He challenged local civic groups to help by supplying volunteers to man the kettle at local stores. He is hoping to get various groups to compete in raising funs for the Salvation Army.


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

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

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