Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Dec. 9, 1915

The Anna Building and Loan Savings Co. has been organized with a capital stock of $50,000. Incorporators are: R.D. Mede, Daniel Runkle, George C. Schiff, Charles C. Toland, A.W. Fridley and J.W.A. Fridley.

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F.D. Christian had a narrow escape from suffocation yesterday morning. He had gone to the garage and started his machine to warm it. The garage being tightly closed the fumes from the exhaust overcame him and he fell unconscious. The cold cement of the floor apparently revived him and he was able to get up and stagger out into the air. He is still confined to his home from the effects of the poisonous gases.

75 years

Dec. 9, 1940

The sanctuary of St. Johns Lutheran Church last evening was the scene for the presentation of the annual Christmas concert presented by the combined choirs of the Sidney churches. Nearly 200 voices took part in the presentation “From a Cathedral Window.” Each of the choirs presented individual numbers with all joining in the chorus from Handel’s “Messiah,” with C.A. Nafziger directing the combined group.

50 years

Dec. 9, 1965

Joe Leistner was in receipt of an early Christmas present today, after the eight-year-old was named winner of a bicycle given away by the Spot Restaurant. Joe is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Leistner of 724 East Avenue.

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Attorney W. Lynn Swinger, associated with Frank H. Marshall in the practice of law here, was in Columbus during the past week, attending the “Ohio Farm Law Conference” held at Ohio State University. Subjects under study at the conference included: farm incorporation; income taxation; personal property taxation; estate planning; liability of the farm, on and off the premises; farm tenancy agreements, and employees on the farm.

25 years

Dec. 9, 1990

Christmas Sketch: This Christmas tree with special decorations is offered by Chyanne Marie Hage to brighten the holiday season. Chyanne is a fifth grade student at Hardin Elementary School. There are now 16 days left before Christmas.

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A group of Anna FFA members recently took the state title in the parliamentary procedure contest. Members are: Jeffrey Kipp, 16; Shane Sollmann, 17; Hope Evans, 16; Michelle Koverman, 15; Chad Kohler, 14; Matthew Koverman, 18; Michael Topp Jr., 17; Jason Brandt, 15; Joseph Kipp, 15; Amy Kempfer, 15; and April Buehler.

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Sidney’s new city manager, William P. Barlow III, began work here today. It was the first day on the job for Barlow, who was chosen for the post by Sidney City Council in October from among 78 applicants. He replaces Steven Husemann, who left at the end of July to become city manager of Kettering. Barlow, 33, comes here from Wixom, Mich.

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Jackson Center High School crowned its royalty Friday during homecoming festivities. Alison Baylis, 17, was named queen and Darrel Klopfenstein, 18, king.

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Out of the past

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