Out of the past


125 years

Saturday, April 29, 1892

There are 26 water meters in service in Sidney. They give great satisfaction.

100 years

Saturday, April 29, 1917

Rev. Harold Belshaw, rector of St. Marks Church, has received notice that the unit of the Red Cross to which he belongs will go into camp at Camp Porter in Buffalo at once, preparatory to going to France. They expect to sail for that country in about 10 days.

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Prof. H.R. McVay was re-elected superintendent of the schools for another year when the board of education met last night. He has served 14 years in that capacity. The matter of the erection of a stadium was also considered by the board during its meeting but no action was taken.

75 years

Saturday, April 29, 1942

The service flag – a symbol of 100 percent participation in the savings bond payroll plan – was flying over the Wagner Manufacturing Co. today after the 200 employees of that plant signed up 100 percent to participate in the government savings bond plan.

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With the trade registration completed early this week, county rationing boards and school registrars were preparing to handle the registration of more than 12,000 individuals who will apply for sugar rationing books the first four days of next week.

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A total of 2,777 men between the ages of 45 and 65 registered in Shelby County’s fourth registration, Shelby County selective service board officials said today. The board had previously estimated the registration would affect 2,200 men.

50 years

Saturday, April 29, 1967

The number of visitors attending Open House Sunday afternoon at the Shelby County jail satisfied Sheriff Robert Burns. “I was extremely well pleased,” said Burns. He estimated the total number of visitors at 1,000.

25 years

Saturday, April 29, 1992

MINSTER – The man who pioneered the introduction of yogurt in America 50 years ago this year, Daniel Carasso, was honored Tuesday by Ohio state and local Minster government officials, representatives of the food industry from France and the United States, and hundreds of Dannon employees. Fifty years ago, yogurt was unknown in America. Only in Europe, where Isaac Carasso manufactured a cultured milk product called Danone, which he had named after his son, “Little Daniel,” could this food be found. But “Little Daniel” Carasso was to change all that.

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“Phantom of the Opera” is the theme for this year’s Sidney High School prom, to be held Saturday from 8:30 p.m. to midnight in the school gym. This year’s seven queen candidates are: Becky Daum, Kimberly Elliott, Leslie Freisthler, Dawn Lonsbury, Shelley Fletcher, Elizabeth Nufrio and Gwen Peterson. King candidates are: Steve Davis, Aaren Hittlepole, Seth Allen, Michael Allen, Wesley Burnside, Scott Wallace and Tony Tramontana.

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Monarch Machine Tool Co. officials this week announced first quarter net income of $101,384. The report was much brighter than the same period a year ago when a net loss of $353,604 was recorded. Monarch reported revenues of $22,880,279 for the first quarter. The net income amounted to three cents per common share of stock. “The outlook for the balance of 1992 is mixed,” said Monarch President Robert J. Siewert in a letter to shareholders. “Our coil processing segment should remain strong,” said Siewert, noting the company has a backlog of $25.4 million.

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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