Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Jan. 18, 1916

Arthur Knauer, the well-known and popular cigar manufacturer, has placed on the market a new cigar which he has just recently started to manufacture. The cigar is known as the “New Five” and will sell for five cents.

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Announcement of the new cigar brings to five the number being manufactured by Knauer. The other brands are: “Coy Corner Club,” “Nica Pana,” Tawawa,” and “Grace Hussey.”

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The meat market of Peaerson and Bustetter on the south side of the square was broken into and burglarized last night. Entrance was gained by forcing the back door of the store. About a dollar in change left in a glove hanging at the rear of the store was taken. None of the meat or anything else was disturbed.

75 years

Jan. 18, 1941

E. C. Amos, publisher of the Sidney Daily News and presidential elector for the Fourth Ohio Congressional district, was to leave later today for Washington to attend the inauguration of President Roosevelt for his third term.

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Mrs. R.J. White was elected president of the Women’s Club for the next year at the organization meeting for the general department held yesterday. Mrs. Kenneth Rike was named vice president: Mrs. Floyd Jeffires, recording secretary; Mrs. Harry Rhoads financial secretary, and Mrs. Harold Linker, treasurer. Mrs. White is serving as vice president during the current year.

50 years

Jan. 18, 1966

Sidney’s traffic school is definitely set to start on Saturday, Feb. 26, in the municipal court room, Judge James H. Rieck told members of the Optimist Club at their luncheon meeting held Tuesday at Johnson’s Banquet House. Rieck’s announcement preceded his talk on the humorous side of the law. Judge Rieck said the school, to be run by the State Highway Patrol, is not a bicycle court or juvenile session. Its purpose is to teach better driving habits to anyone, youth or adult, who shows evidence of probably benefiting by it. Traffic offenders may be sentenced to attend, but not necessarily.

25 years

Jan. 18, 1991

The Sidney Downtown Retail Business Association of the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce met and encouraged member merchants to display orange ribbons in support of the military involved in Operation Desert Shield in the Mideast. The Chamber has a ribbon at its office, noted Pamela Coffield, administrative assistant. Ribbons can be purchased locally, and for information, call the Chamber office.

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HOUSTON – Rebecca L. Hoehne, 17, 5301 State Route 47, Houston, has been named Teenager of the Month by the Optimist Club of Sidney. The Houston High School senior, daughter of Edward and Kathleen Hoehne, has achieved a 3.893 grade point average, on a scale of 4.0, and is active in several extra-curricular activities.

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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