Out of the past


125 Years Ago

Feb. 16, 1892

The American Wheel Works is hoping to get possession of its works and have the receivership closed no later than March 1. The company proposes that if the creditors will put it again in possession it will pay in cash 10 per cent September 1. The remainder of the indebtedness it will pay in installments of 10 per cent each,, the last payable September 1, 1895.The total indebtedness is $1,663,000, and the value of its manufacturing plants, stock in hand and outstanding accounts, according to the company’s estimate is over $3,000,000.

100 Years Ago

Feb.16,1917

Members of the Board of Appraisers of the Miami Conservancy District plan to submit to the conservancy court the result of the appraisement of all the property within the conservancy district by March 1, according to Ezra M. Kuhns, secretary. There are more than 50,000 pieces of real estate in the district that need to be appraised.

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Women of the Buckeye state won their fight for presidential suffrage when the Ohio Senate, by a vote of 20-16, adopted the Reynolds Bill, already passed by the house. Among the 16 voters against the bill was Senator Apple from Shelby county.

75 Years Ago

Feb. 16, 1942

Miss Marian Shifflet, who will leave soon for duty in the Naval Reserve nurse corps., was guest of honor as a farewell courtesy given last evening by Miss Mary Louise Bertsch. Guests for the affair were Misses Pauline Hanselman, Rose Hageman, Gertrude Raterman, Catherine Bland, Helen Maurer, Madellyn Greiner, Ruth Inskeep, Mrs. George Kah, Mrs. Francis Cook, Mrs. Wayne Bertsch, Mrs. Hugh Bertsch and Mrs. Ed Shifflet.

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British imperial troops doggedly defending Singapore in the face of Japanese hordes today continued to resist enemy efforts to penetrate the heart of the city.

50 Years Ago

Feb. 16, 1967

Three Sidney High School seniors have been named alternate appointees to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point by Congressman William McCulloch. Nominations announced today at the office of Fourth District Congressman in Washington are: Lyle Baker, Jr. son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Baker, William Dodd son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Dodd and Eric Langhorst, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Langhorst.

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RUSSIA- A new aluminum industry purchased by Thomas Francis and Edward Borchers will move into the village about March 3, they announced today.

25 Years Ago

Feb. 16, 1992

Wearing smiles and Valentine’s Day crowns were Ralph Jung and Esther Kinstler newly crowned King and Queen of Hearts.They were selected by fellow members of the Sidney-Shelby County Senior Citizens and crowned Tuesday during the group’s monthly luncheon.

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In keeping with an aggressive growth plan, Peerless Machinery Corp., of Sidney has purchased a Florida bakery equipment manufacturer. Peerless President Robert Zieisdorf announced Wednesday that the company has purchased Fedco Industries , Inc. of Odessa, Fla..Fedco manufactures a complete line of bakery equipment for the production of cakes, muffins, bagels and other food products. Zieisdorf said Fedco, which has 40 employees will continue to operate at its current location.

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These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are 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

These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are 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