Whether they are a past Sidney High School graduate,
a former staff member, or someone who has had a significant impact on our community, the achievements of these inductees are a source of pride for Sidney City schools and our community.
Douglas Millhoff (SHS 1958) When Doug’s name is mentioned around Sidney, tennis, Mutual Federal and philanthropy are terms that come to mind. Doug enjoyed successful tennis careers throughout high school and college and continues to promote and support tennis at Capital University and in Sidney to this day. Joining Mutual Federal Savings and Loan in 1965 as bookkeeper and assistant secretary, Doug quickly rose to the ranks of Chief Executive Officers in 1970 where he remained through 1986. He continued to serve on the Board of Directors and advise his successor, Randy Herron. Doug has always been active in his community by providing leadership, service, and philanthropy to many causes and organizations including the YMCA, City of Sidney, Metropolitan Housing, Youth Services, AAA, United Way, Salvation Army, Historical Society, and Lutheran Church. His biggest impact came about as he sought remedy for an equilibrium disorder at the Rehabilitation Center for Neurological Development in Piqua. He participated as a client beginning in 1983, then served as a trustee for eight years, was fund coordinator for a building campaign, and provided current and future support for the organization. Millhoff currently resides in Piqua and is engaged to Eva Fine, also of Piqua. He joins two other members from the class of 1958 in the Hall of Honor.
Bill Ross, III, PhD (SHS 1965) SHS runner, graduate, coach and educator Bill Ross, III has dedicated his life to history in education. Bill was a member of the first class to graduate from Urbana University in 1969. He began his career at the former Parkwood Junior in High in Sidney, teaching American History. That year he joined the Marines as an office, which he saw as an extension of social studies and personal duty. He returned to teaching history and geography in 1974 at Sidney High School where he would remain until his retirement from public education, always including local history whenever possible. He also had a long and successful tenure coaching girls’ track and co-ed cross country. Following his retirement from Sidney City Schools in 2001, Bill began his second career of “teacher of teachers Bill’s civic involvement is mainly focused on his passion for education, local history and the military. Serving on the Monumental Building Board of Trustees for 3 decades during a period when the Civil War Memorial’s future went from doubt to secure. Bill also helped revive the dormant Shelby County Historical Society with a lead gift towards the purchase of its current home.” He currently serves as the Vice-President of Professional Development Services for the American Institute for History Education. Bill resides in New Orleans, Louisiana and has three grown sons. He becomes the fourth member of the SHS class of 1965 and the third member of his immediate family to join the Hall of Honor.