Out of the past – Sidney Daily News

125 years

January 4, 1897

CP Rogers traveled to Cincinnati this morning to attend the State Circus Posters Association meeting.


The Blue Front Drug Store, run by George Carter for the past seven months, was shut down by the sheriff today during an execution for his mother, Ms Zilphia E. Carter, of Bryan, O. The judgment was returned this morning to Dayton on a $ 3,271 bill.


Health worker LeFevre’s report shows that there were nine deaths and only four births in Sidney during the month of December. There were no births or deaths in the third service reported during the month. There have been 19 reported cases of diphtheria.

100 years

January 4, 1922

MB McKee, the new president of the Sidney Kiwanis club, took over the office duties at Wednesday’s regular meeting, succeeding Charles Neville. McKee is Secretary and Managing Director of Gartland-Haswell Foundry Co.


Urban H. Doorley, who recently retired from the town attorney’s office, today announced that he plans to continue practicing law at the same location in Sidney.

75 years

January 4, 1947

Fred Kirk, from Swanders, returned on New Years Day from Poland, where he and four companions spent a few hours languishing in a Warsaw prison. The quintet had made the trip to Europe, delivering 1,600 horses under the auspices of UNRRA. Ignoring existing restrictions, they took off for Warsaw shortly after arriving in Gyndia, Poland. There they ran into Russian soldiers and ended up in prison. They were then released to return to Gyndia.


One of the first business changes of the New Year came yesterday when RV Corbin took over the new owner of Liberty Market, located east of the new Court Street Bridge. Corbin bought the business from Delmar Dulaney, who operated the grocery and meat market for some time.


Franklin Clark has taken over the management of Anna Farmers Exchange Co., replacing Charles Wrigley, who will start his own business in Anna. A World War II veteran, Clark was associated with the Maplewood Grain Co. before entering service.


Fairmont established himself as one of the main contenders for the Miami Valley League basketball crown last night with a resounding 43-27 win over Sidney.

50 years

January 4, 1972

Total precipitation for the recent year was 34.45 inches, which was 1.82 inches below the 19-year average and 0.97 inches above the December 1970 total. David Fette, Observer United States official weather report, reported.

The annual average temperature for the year was 49.7 degrees, a tenth of a degree warmer than in 1970.


Fairlawn’s Tom Pitts kicks off the new year as the top scorer in the Sidney Daily News basketball coverage area. The 6-7 senior center amassed 276 points in nine games for an average of 30.7.

25 years

January 4, 1997

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – Frenzied five minutes. A lifetime of memories.

While no clear national champion emerged from the Rose Bowl, the 83rd edition of this oldest bowl game showcased the essence of college football in all its unpredictable glory.

The states of Ohio and Arizona took 100,000 fans in a wild race Wednesday, with screams and moans descending from the stands at every turn until the end. The state of Ohio led for a while, the state of Arizona the next. And as the seconds ticked by, the long-suffering Buckeyes got the upper hand for good.

In the haze of all that action and emotion, with the Rose Bowl shrouded in an ethereal haze, Arizona State’s shot for a national title is gone.

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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