Out of the Past


100 Years

April 2, 1916

The contract was let yesterday for the erection of a cement block garage and repair shop at the rear of Lierman’s store by Ervin Knupp and Harry Custenborder. Located on Court Street, opposite the fire department, the building will be used exclusively for a show room and storage by Messrs. Knupp and Custenborder, who have taken the agency for Chandler and Oldsmobile cars.

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Frank D. Elwell today announced his resignation as manager of the Sidney Electric Co. Mr. Elwell has been in charge of the electric light plant here for a number of years and has built the business up from a very small concern to its present size.

75 Years

April 2, 1941

Claude Parmalee, nationally known Michigan exhibition shooter and hunter-photographer will give a free-shooting exhibition at Hussey’s pond at Port Jefferson on Sunday afternoon, when he appears here under the sponsorship of the Shelby County Deer Hunters Association. He will also show movies on Sunday and Monday evenings at the I.O.O.F. Temple.

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E.J. Garmhausen, Sidney attorney, today announced his candidacy for the office of city solicitor of Sidney at the Republican primary election in August. Garmhausen, with offices in the Mills Building, has been a practicing attorney here for the past several years, following his graduation from Ohio State University.

50 Years

April 2, 1966

April showers bring May flowers. It is not an attempt to rush the season, but if your newspaper seems to have the scent of roses this evening, there is a reason. The rose scent was added to the red ink used in printing the special Home Improvement section of this evening’s edition. Supplied by Roy Blackston, this special scent was added to give a touch of realism to the large rose that appears in the advertisement of the Sidney Paint Co.

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Wreckers are expected to complete early next week the demolition of the former Louis Kay property on the south side of the public square. The brick structure, long a landmark in the business district of the city, is being wrecked to make way for the addition to the Sidney Printing and Publishing Co. The residence, built almost 100 years ago, had been in the Kah family for more than 85 years before being acquired by the publishing company last year. Louis Kah Jr., who later pioneered the first electric light company in Sidney, acquired the property about 1880 from a Hugh McElroy, associated with the early banking operations in Sidney.

25 Years

April 2, 1991

Pictured playing miniature golf on opening day of the new Sidney-Shelby County YMCA recreation center are Shaun Brulport, 9, son of Sally Brulport and David Brulport of Sidney; and Michael Mentges, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Mentges. The Y/Knot Center opened Monday with 250 to 300 people attending.

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Lehman lefthander Nathan Nuss borrowed a page from the Sidney Yellow Jackets a couple days earlier and came up with a big victory in high school baseball action Monday at the local school. Nuss, helped by Lehman’s 10-run outburst in the bottom of the first, tamed the Jackson Center Tigers over five innings, 18-1, to record a no-hitter, the second locally in three days.

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These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (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 (498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet! www.shelbycountyhistory.org