Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Aug. 14, 1915

The annual meeting of the stockholders of the R. Given & Sons Co. was held this morning. After transacting the regular business, the former directors were re-elected. They are: A.R.F. Friedman, I.H. Thedieck, J.S. Given, C.E. Given, George Benker, J.C. Royon and J.H. Smith. The directors organized by election A.R. Friedman, president; John S. Given, vice president and general manager; and Roy Fry secretary and treasurer.

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The local factory of the Deisel-Wemmer Co. was visited by officials of the company yesterday as a part of the annual inspection of the company’s facilities. The officials reported that business all over the country is exceedingly good and on a steady increase. The demand for their San Felice and El Verso cigars is becoming greater every day.

75 years

Aug. 14, 1940

A Sears Roebuck order office will be opened in Sidney in the immediate future, according to an announcement today. Plans are to open the office by this coming weekend. It will be located at 130 W. Poplar Street, with Mrs. Minnie Stewart in charge, assisted by Miss Edith Pickles.

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Frederick Stang, Richard Henke, and Bill Milligan are attending the state senior Hi-Y Camp at Camp Elson Dodds near Mt. Vernon. E.J. Miltenberger, of Sidney High School faculty, is a member of the camp staff.

50 years

Aug. 14, 1965

There should be no shortage of cole slaw at the home of Mrs. Louise Harvey, 345 Enterprise. Large heads of cabbage are a specialty in her garden this year, the largest weighing 18 pounds with a diameter of 43 inches, others weighing in at 10 to 12 pounds.

25 years

Aug. 14, 1990

JACKSON CENTER – Michael Dodds, the new Jackson Center development director, says he is familiar with the village operation but said there is still a great deal for him to learn as he settles into the position. Dodds, 40, 507 W. Pike St., assumed the newly-created position on Aug. 1. He served as Sidney wastewater treatment plant superintendent before taking the job in Jackson Center. Prior to spending 10 years with the city of Sidney, Dodds worked for the village for seven years.

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NEW KNOXVILLE – Neil Armstrong Airport is the temporary home for the Spirit of Akron, the world’s largest and most advanced airship. The huge blimp, owned by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., is in the area for the 50th anniversary of the Goodyear plant in nearby St. Marys. The Spirit of Akron, one of three the Akron-based firm owns, is considered a rotund lady by many people, including her 24-member crew. Measuring 205.5 feet long, 47 feet wide and 62.2 feet high, her distinctive sausage shape is maintained by 247,800 cubic feet of helium inside the rubber-coated polyester fabric envelope.

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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