Out of the past – Sidney Daily News


125 years

October 15, 1896

The Democratic meeting held at the armory last night was the largest meeting ever held there. The armory was packed to the brim as much as could be obtained and many people were forced to leave because they could not get inside.


In view of the cool evenings, the Klute Band company has decided to discontinue its usual Friday night concerts for the current season. So there won’t be any more of their concerts until the summer of 1897, when it is to be hoped that Klute’s concert evenings will be with us again.


Hon. William J. Bryan, Democratic presidential candidate, will pass through Sidney on a special train on the CH&D. Monday morning railroad en route from Toledo to Hamilton. Leaving Toledo early in the morning, stops will be made at most stations on the way and short addresses will be made.

100 years

October 15, 1921

Shelby County Law opens tomorrow in the First Baptist Church here. The main speakers will be: Hon. JA White, superintendent of the Ohio Anti-Saloon League; Hon. Don W. Parker, State Commissioner for Prohibition, and the Hon. JE Russell, of Sidney, Federal Prohibition Commissioner for Ohio.


Yesterday, the ladies of the Home Sewing Circle in Bennett Heights baked 170 dozen donuts with the proceeds going to the hospital fund.


Ms. GU Rhees and Miss Mary Bess Christian traveled to Lima today to attend the ME Women’s Missionary Society convention held at the Trinity Church in Lima. Ms. Rhees was to play the accompaniment to the solos sung by Ms. FD Christian during the afternoon session.


Miss Margaret Loudenback traveled to Chicago, Illinois today where she will spend a short time undergoing special training in beauty work for the benefit of her beauty salons. During her absence her salons will be under the supervision of Ms. Web Oldham, who previously ran the salons.

75 years

October 15, 1946

A robbery of approximately $ 1,000 in broad daylight took place at noon today at the Wapakoneta Production Credit Association office on the second floor of the Nevergall building on South Ohio Avenue, while manager Lyman Allen and Miss Mary Hest , the secretary, were going out for lunch. The thief apparently used a master key to enter the interior office from the outside, then unlocked the safe. Allen told officers he was gone for about half an hour.


A council meeting without a single vote on a bill but with a general discussion of the city’s sewage system is the story of the council meeting that took place last night. The sewer problem arose out of a lawsuit filed against the Sidney Tanning Company by Dr. JF Conner, 233 North Main Avenue.


The collection of community coffers has reached the 70% contribution mark, according to a check carried out Wednesday morning by HA Binkley, campaign chair. The management teams are the industrial companies that have reached their full quota and the group of companies and professionals who have now reached 70 percent of their target.


The highest price for cattle in the country’s history was paid today in Chicago, when prime oxen sold for $ 35.25 a cwt.

50 years

October 15, 1971

NEW KNOXVILLE – Manbeck Nurseries, Inc., New Knoxville, will be one of 46 organizations honored for their outstanding contributions to improving the environment at a special ceremony at the White House on October 19.

The award will be presented to Manbeck Nurseries for their development at Harshman Hall, Bowling Green State University. This will be the second national award the local nursery company receives.


PITTSBURGH – Nelson Briles gave Pittsburgh their third solid pitching performance in a row by throwing a 4-0 shutout on Thursday to send the Pirates back to Baltimore this weekend, needing only one win to claim the 1971 Worlds Series.

25 years

October 15, 1996

WASHINGTON – Tackling what could turn out to be an epic constitutional battle, the Supreme Court today agreed to rule on the validity of a 1993 federal law aimed at strengthening Americans’ religious freedom.

The court will use a zoning dispute between a Roman Catholic church and Boerne, Texas, to decide whether Congress overstepped its authority in passing the Restoration of Religious Freedom Act.


The rezoning was approved Monday evening to allow for the expansion of NK Parts Industries Inc. to its current location.

Turtle Creek Township Trustees unanimously approved rezoning requested by owners Patrick and Patricia Hoying of 40 acres from A-1, agricultural, to I-2, industrial, said Karen Pleiman, City Clerk

This news from previous editions of the Sidney Daily News is 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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