Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Jan. 16, 1916

William Kingseed has purchased the grocery store of Walter Pence on North Main Avenue, and assumed charge of the business this morning. The new proprietor will retain both the clerks at the store, Henry Shafer in the grocery department and John Kiser in the meat department. Mr. Pence who retires from the store, expects to engage in other business in the future.

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Yesterday while at his work at the Wagner Manufacturing Co., Howard, the sixteen-year-old son of John Cleckner, fainted and fell. His left leg came in contact with some hot sand and was badly burned from the knee down.

75 years

Jan. 16, 1941

A deal was consummated yesterday whereby the Sidney Brass Foundry, 313 Shelby St., passes to the ownership of the Dunson Supply Co., North Main Avenue. Huber Dunson said this morning that operations will continue as usual. The plant has been operated for the past several years by William McCain.

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Shareholders of the Mutual Federal Savings and Loan Association at their annual meeting yesterday named the following to the board of directors: L. K. Aldrich, C. R. Anderson, Dr. A. B. Gudenkauf, W. E. Baker, W. E. Ehrhardt, Dr. D. R. Millette, Harry Oldham, Dr. W. D. Stockstill and Charles M. Wyman.

50 years

Jan. 16, 1966

More than 130 associates and guests were present when Leo Wesbecher was honored on the occasion of his retirement as an employee of the Dayton Power and Light Co. George Tilton, northern division manager, presented Wesbecher with a 44-year plaque. The honored guest also received a portable circular saw given by all the employees. Wesbecher’s 44 years of service began Jan. 1, 1921 when the local utility was known as Miami Valley Electric.

25 years

Jan. 16, 1991

CENTRAL SAUDI ARABIA (AP) – The United States and its allies followed up devastating pre-dawn air strikes with daylight attacks today in a furious bid to drive Saddam Hussein’s armies from Kuwait and break his military might. American military officials said the Iraqis offered minimal resistance, and that U.S. fighter-bombers would keep pounding away to prevent Saddam from marshalling his forces.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Gov. George Voinovich said in his inaugural address that the state cannot solve all the problems facing its citizens and must concentrate on those it can solve. “We will place special emphasis on management, economic development and education,” he said in remarks prepared for delivery on an inaugural platform outside the Statehouse.

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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