Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Aug. 13, 1915

The manufacture of steel seats and bodies for buggies has long been a department at The Sidney Manufacturing Co., but it is only during the past year that the making of steel automobile bodies has become one of the leading departments. Several new machines have been installed for cutting, stamping and fitting. The manager, Mr. Gerlach, has received specifications covering auto requirements for a number of automobile concerns and the prospects of good business in the auto body department is most flattering.

75 years

Aug. 13, 1940

The War Department today awarded a $36,012 contract for lathes to the Monarch Machine Tool Co. of Sidney. The contract was part of more than $13,000,000 announced today by the department.

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The first annual reunion-picnic of the employees of the Sidney Grain Machinery Co., was held Saturday at Lake Loramie. Various activities were planned for the day-long affair, with dinner being served at noon. The highlight of the program was a Liar’s contest between the salesmen and the shopping department. The committee in charge was: Lee Rosier, Orb Carey and Warner Burns.

50 years

Aug. 13, 1965

Approval of construction contracts totaling $100,000 for an addition to the Citizens Baughman National Bank was given by the board of directors at a special meeting held Thursday noon, it was announced today by Joseph B. Cook, chairman of the board, as he discussed plans for the substantial improvement to the central business district of Sidney. The Pfeil three-story building to the west of the present bank building will be demolished in the near future and construction started on the detailed expansion plans as determined by the operating officers headed by J. Lowell Fowble, president, and Don R. Fogt, cashier.

25 years

Aug. 13, 1990

The Shelby County Commissioners needed only 40 minutes to dispatch with all the county business for the week. Meeting Tuesday afternoon after staying in their private offices throughout the morning, reportedly because of an empty agenda, the commissioners breezed through an eerily silent session. After adjourning, Clerk of Commission Sue Fair announced to the press that the commissioners would not meet at all on Thursday, the next regularly scheduled session. There were very few words spoken by Commissioners William Leighty and Adolph “Sonny” Meyer during the session, which marked the introduction of a Sidney Daily News tape recorder. The tape recorder, placed on the commissioners’ desk, is an effort by the newspaper to abide with the commissioners mandate that all media sit in the back of the meeting room.

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MARION, Ill (AP) – Former Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose arrived at a federal work camp today to being serving a five-month sentence for tax evasion, prison officials said. He was convicted on two counts of filing false income tax returns for failing to report more than $350,000 in income.

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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