Out of the past


125 Years

July 10, 1892

The machine shop of Phillip Smith has been running from 13 to 20 hours every day this week. Dave Henderson has shown his power as a worker by putting in the entire 24 hours twice during the week.

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At a meeting of the directors of Tawawa Fishing and Boating club last evening, it was decided to formally open the club house on Thursday evening of next week.

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Today has been the best market since the opening, there being 31 wagons at 3 o’clock this afternoon.

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The “Anzeiger” has moved its office from the Pfeil building to a room over P.F. Sarver’s music store.

100 Years

July 10, 1917

At a brief session of city council last evening, the question of fluming the canal at Miami and Ohio avenues, and at North, Court, South and Water streets was discussed. A special committee was appointed in the matter to confer with the county commissioners.

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Earl S. Wallsmith, of Dayton, an experienced dairyman, had taken charge of the dairy plants at Anna and Botkins for the Dayton Dairy Association, and they are being run under his management. The Anna plant has been remodeled and work on modernizing the Botkins operation will get underway shortly.

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Lawrence F. Lachey, one of the popular clerks at Christian’s Drug store, was among those who successfully passed the examination of the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy and has been granted a certificate as a registered pharmacist.

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President Wilson today issued a proclamation today, drafting the state troops in the Army of the United States on Aug. 5.

75 Years

July 10, 1942

The Stolle Corp., West Park street, has leased the Matthews-Arthur Ford garage on West Court street, and will use the large space there for the storage of materials which they are processing for the war program, it was announced today by Charles Conley, manager of the Stolle plan. The automotive company will move their offices into the adjoining room, presently occupied by Midland Cleaners.

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Formal opening of the Jerrold Clothing store in the room formerly occupied by Young Clothing store on the north side of the square will be held Saturday, Karl Kruckenberg, manager of Jerrold’s said today. Transfer of stock in the new location is being completed this week.

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Mrs. L.V. Ward was elected president of the Rural Garden club for the coming year, when members met yesterday afternoon in the home of Mrs. Albert Wheaton. Mrs. Louis Raterman was named vice president and Miss Susan Bertman, secretary and treasurer.

25 Years

July 10, 1992

An investigation into a recent explosion has been concluded. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Department has filed its report. A while ago, there was an explosion at the G & H Sunoco station on Fair Road. A fire extinguisher exploded, injuring a three-month-old toddler from Findlay, Ohio. He was sent to Wilson Memorial Hospital, treated and released. The investigation found the fire extinguisher malfunctioned and the top blew off.

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There will be an unusual wedding in Tawawa Park. Ray Kies and Mary Van Hyning have asked the Tawawa Park Recreation Board for permission to have their guests attend on motorcycles. There will be approximately 150 motorcycles entering the park for the wedding event. George Kratt, Parks and Recreation board member stated, “I think it is great.” The feeling of the board members was that Parks superintendent Bob New should grant the exception and permit the wedding to go forward.

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Gary Condon works for the Nikol Monument Company out of Versailles. His job is to custom design cemetery tombstones. He has indicated about 25% of people request custom changes to their tombstone. These are mainly instituted to reflect either members of the family or their religious beliefs.

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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