2015 Inductees

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.

W. Todd Bassett was set to graduate with the class of 1957 when his parents were transferred during his senior year from Sidney to Cincinnati with the Salvation Army. Todd followed in their footsteps by working for the Salvation Army from 1963-2006, serving as both National Commander and C.E.O. of the entire organization.  He retired to Maine where he remains a Salvation Army volunteer.

The late Donald Manning (SHS 1933) was a national and international force in the bus transportation industry for some 60 years, first with C.D. Beck & Company in Sidney before joining Mack and then General Motors. The innovative engineer held over 30 patents including many that became industry standards.

Ken Monnier (SHS 1977) has become a prominent Sidney community leader as he ascended through the ranks at Copeland/Emerson over the past 30 years to become Vice-President of Air Conditioning Engineering.  His civic leadership includes the arts, Wilson Memorial Hospital, and Holy Angels Catholic Church.

Todd Taylor (SHS 1990) was a key player on Sidney's 1989 state football "final four" squad who has enjoyed a very successful career in professional sports marketing and administration including his current Executive Vice-Presidency of the NBA's Indiana Pacers. He's also worked in Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League.