Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Aug. 22, 1915

T.A. Faulder has installed a cracker dispenser in his new grocery. This is a neat and attractive machine which enables one to properly take care of his cracker business. Being closed, the dispenser keeps the crackers fresh and crisp, free from dust, and by its use the crackers are not handled when being placed in the packages for the customer.

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At the annual meeting of the stockholders of the Venus Chocolate Co. yesterday afternoon, the decision was made to construct an addition to the plant. Plans will be made to build a four story addition to the rear of the present plant to extend back to the alley at the rear – 100 feet.

75 years

Aug. 22, 1940

Prime Minister Churchill today appealed to the United States for naval aid and offered British possessions as naval and air bases in the western hemisphere on a 99-year lease.

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His life virtually despaired of, Leon Trotsky, 60-year-old Boshshevik and one of the founders of the Soviet Union, appeared to be sinking fast today in a Mexico City hospital after a mysterious attack at his home by an equally mysterious assailant (Trotsky died later that night).

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Members of the Lake Loramie Improvement Association at their meeting last night at Minster volunteered to grade and gravel the strip of ground recently acquired to connect Pauwell Road and the state highway at Lake Loramie. This decision was reached when it became apparent that there would be considerable delay in the state highway doing the work. The land was recently acquired by the association and deeded over to the state. Anthony Ernst volunteered to oversee the work.

50 years

Aug. 22, 1965

Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Tecklenberg of Sidney, and Mrs. and Mrs. Ernest Shaw, R.R. 1, Maplewood, have returned from Omaha where they attended the International Flying Farmers convention. While there they toured Boys Town and visited the famous Peony Park in Omaha. Tecklenberg is an auto salesman.

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Things were quiet this morning in Shelby County probate court with one exception – the marriage license bureau. The rush there became a little thick at times, with one couple following another in the hours between 10 and noon. Several days ago, Judge Lieudell B. Bauer took note of reports from other cities relating to an increase in demand for marriage credentials following order of President Johnson, doubling draft calls.

25 years

Aug. 22, 1990

Nancy Finn and Betsy O’Neill, will be the new teachers greeting Holy Angels School students when classes resume Monday. Ms. Finn is a sixth grade teacher, while Ms. O’Neill will be teaching fifth grade.

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Reds Manager Lou Piniella, apparently overcome by the frustration of a five-game losing streak, lost his temper over a call in the sixth inning and uprooted first base, flinging it twice before leaving. Piniella threw his cap at Rennert’s feet, drawing an ejection. At that point, he saw red – and first base. “I saw the base laying there and all of a sudden it was in short right field,” Piniella said. He pulled it loose, threw it towards the outfield, went after it and threw it again before leaving. He regretted it later.

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A new assistant chief and new fire prevention officer have been named for the Sidney Fire Department, according to city officials. R. Stanley Crosley began duties recently as an assistant chief. He replaced Oliver D. White who retired. Named fire prevention officer was Mark T. Barga. He has been with the fire department nine years and achieved the highest score on a recent civil service.

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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