Out of the past


125 years

Saturday, April 8, 1892

Nearly every person who visits Sidney is surprised and pleased with its commodious and well-stocked dry goods stores. Every Sidney merchant is on the alert and all vie with one another in being able to arrange in the best possible form their wares for public inspection.

100 years

Saturday, April 8, 1917

County Clerk Walter Eisenstein was notified today that German residents of Shelby County could not be naturalized, though they can file their first and second papers. This action has been taken by the U.S. Government, owing to the state of war existing between the United States and Germany.

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A Sidney unit of the National League for Women’s Service was organized when a large crowd of patriotic ladies met yesterday afternoon in the home of Mrs. E.T. Mathers.

75 years

Saturday, April 8, 1942

Bataan fell before the furious onslaught of numerically superior Japanese forces today, trapping 36,800 American and Filipino troops who had valiantly held out for 90 days.

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Officials of the Sidney Machine Tool Co. announced today an expansion program that is expected to double the production of the plant by the end of the current year. In cooperation with the Defense Plant Corporation, arrangements have been completed for the securing of approximately $155,000 of new machinery. At present the company is employing 250 people, and is operating on three shifts, seven days a week.

50 years

Saturday, April 8, 1967

In the planning stage for several months and open for business for the past several weeks, Christy’s Pizza, Michigan Street at Fourth Avenue, will have its grand opening this week. Guy Sano, one of the owners and operators, said this morning that the formal opening of the city’s newest dining room and pizza house had been delayed until all final details had been worked out.

25 years

Saturday, April 8, 1992

The Shelby County Community Services Council hosted a candidate forum at the Red Cross building. Commission candidates participating in the forum included Democrats Charles Craynon, Maurice Quinter, LeRoy Regula and John Laws, and Republicans Richard Meeker, Frederick “Eric” Smith and Francis Moorman.

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Photo: James Kohlhorst, 2227 Westminster Court, shows the Habitrol or nicotine patch which is helping him stop a long-time smoking habit. The patch emits nicotine into the bloodstream, thus helping quell a smoker’s craving for cigarettes while he tries to quit smoking.

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Sidney Recreation Board members are pictured listening as Recreation Director Robert New reads a letter from Edgar Teets about the newly-developed nature trail at Tawawa Park as the board toured the park Monday afternoon. Shown are Jerry “Jaws” Knoop, New, George Kratt, Mayor Doris Blackston, Mary Jannides and City Manager William Barlow. They are standing to the side of the covered bridge where the trail begins.

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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