Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Jan. 29, 1916

Harry Eibes, of this city and Greenville, has just received his new balloon outfit for making ascensions and parachute leaps. This balloon is an invention of his own which he claims is the safest one made and the only one of its kind in the country. He promises some spectacular flights next summer.

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Last night Clem Partington and Carl Bush went coon hunting near Palestine with Dolph Begin’s famous coon dog, “Drum.” The dog got on the trail and traveled too fast for the boys and they lost him. They waited for several hours and then came to town without him. They started out again today in an endeavor to locate the dog. Begin, who brought the animal from southern some time ago, values him highly.

75 years

Jan. 29, 1941

Predicting that “machine tool production in 1941 will far surpass $650 million,” Fred C. Dull, vice president of the Monarch Machine Tool Co., told a group of engineers of the International Business Machines Corp., at Endicott, N.Y. today, that 75mm shells are being roughed out 19 times faster than they were during the last year.

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Charles Huffman Dearth of Sidney, is one of 122 Ohio youths awarded scholarships under the Army’s Fifth Corps area flying cadet program, it was announced today. He will begin flight training Feb. 15 at either Sikeston, Mo., or Tulsa, Okla.

50 years

Jan. 29, 1966

The Ross Pattern and Foundry Co. today was moving to aid a Dayton manufacturer whose source of supply for parts for an aircraft carrier in the Vietnam war era was knocked out by an early morning fire Friday in Franklin. William A. Ross Jr., president of the local firm, said this morning that officials of the Platt Manufacturing Co., at Dayton, had contacted him Friday relative to making the needed parts for the aircraft carrier Bennington, presently docked in the Philippines for repairs. Officials of the Platt Co. indicated that with the assistance from the Ross company here, it would probably be able to meet the Feb. 21 deadline for shipment of the repair parts.

25 years

Jan. 29, 1991

DETROIT (AP) — Honda Motor Co. Ltd. Is trimming production of the best-selling car in the United States, a sure sign the recession in the auto industry is deepening. The company announced Tuesday it would cut production of Honda Accord sedans and coupes made at its Marysville, Ohio, assembly plant by about 3 percent because of threats to an already weak U.S. auto market.

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The Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District received a Superior Service Award as part of the Distinctive Service Goodyear Conservation Awards program at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Donald Leist, who is presently serving as chairman for the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District, received the award from Federation President Lynn Meyer. Other District supervisors who attended the meeting were: Wayne Gerber, Mark Ditmer, and Thomas Faulkner.

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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