Out of the past


Out of the past



100 years

Sept. 16, 1915

Persons who visited the fairgrounds last evening reported a big bull got loose on the grounds, and before he was rounded up, he went up the steps into the grandstand. He was finally caught and gotten out with much difficulty.

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T.H. Grieves will open his new bakery on North Main avenue tomorrow. He will carry a complete line of home baked goods, pies, cakes, etc., and also a full line of confectionery, cigars and tobacco.

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The residents at the corner of Pomeroy avenue and North street have had considerable trouble about thieves stealing clothes from the line when they have been left out overnight.

75 years

Sept. 16, 1940

Leo J. McFarland. chairman of the Shelby county Democratic Central and Executive committees, has announced the opening of Democratic headquarters in the vacant room of the Piper building on South Ohio avenue, a half block south of the Spot restaurant. The headquarters will be in charge of Mrs. Mary Geary for the present.

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Mrs. Phillip Yeager announced today the re-opening of the HIghland avenue Yeager bakery, established and conducted for some time by her late husband. The bakeshop at 339 Highland avenue adjoins the Yeager home. Mrs. Yeager will be assisted in the operation by her son.

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King George and Queen Elizabeth symbols of majesty in an empire fighting for its life, escaped injury today as German bombs struck Buckingham palace. Meanwhile in Berlin, a german spokesman declared within the next eight days London is bound to become “a paralyzed, broken corpse, crippled for generations.”

50 years

Sept. 16, 1965

George Taylor Jr., a student at Payne Theological Seminary, Wilberforce, O., has taken over the pastorate of the Spring Creek United Church of Christ in Orange township. He replaces Doyle Payne, who left earlier in the summer to serve a church in Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, with their young daughter, have established their home in the church parsonage.

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The annual reunion of BAttery A, 324th F.A. of World War 1 will hold their annual reunion Sunday, Sept. 19, at Gerber’s hall in Botkins. Battery A was composed of men from Cleveland, Springfield and Columbus, in addition to a substantial number being from Shelby county. Robert Roth, of Sidney, is president of the organization and Leo Bauer, of Botkins, serves as secretary.

25 years

Sept. 16, 1990

A firm known worldwide for its products got its start a century ago when the four sons of a former canal worker founded the Wagner Manufacturing Co. Wagner, now a division of the General Housewares Corp., is observing its 100th anniversary this year as the manufacturer of high-quality cookware. According to “Memoirs of the Miami Valley” the founders of the company were the sons of Mathias Wagner, a native of France “who came to Sidney as a canal laborer, and stayed to become a landholder and pioneer merchant of the town, and one of its most solid and respected citizens.” The founding brothers were William H., Milton, Bernard P., and Louis Wagner.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican deficit-reduction plan being considered by budget negotiators would raise taxes for people making less than $50,000 a year not cut them for richer Americans, congressional analysts say. The plan includes limits on deductions for state and local income taxes, increased levies on alcoholic beverages and cut in the capital gains tax. But the proposal also would mean $4.1 billion in new taxes for people with annual incomes under $50,000. Those at $50,000 and higher would get an $11 billion tax reduction.

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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