Out of the past


125 Years

February 13, 1896

The stockholders of the new Driving Club met at the home of Louis Kah, Jr., last night and decided to incorporate the club with a capital stock of $3000. The following were elected: John Loughlin, president; Dr. T.W. Johnston, vice president; Louis Kah, Jr., secretary; Louis Wagner, treasurer.

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Hick and Hess have opened a bicycle store in the business room of W.H. Fistoe on North Main avenue.

100 Years

February 13, 1921

The Potts brothers, well known young men of this city, have established a new industry here, their plant being located on Carey street, south of the plant of the Sidney Tool Works. They have outfitted a polishing and nickel-plating plant, and have had almost 16 years’ experience in this line of work.

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There were indications today that President-elect Hardin’s inaugural address will be short and will be devoted principally to domestic issues.

75 Years

February 13, 1946

The first annual meeting of the membership of the Sidney Civic association will be held the evening of Feb. 26, with a dinner to be served at the Masonic temple. Principal speaker for the meeting will be John H. VanDeventer, president and editorial director for the magazine “Iron Age.”

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Houston and Botkins joined top-seeded Anna and Holy Angels in registering thrill-packed victories as the Shelby County High school basketball tournament got underway at the Sidney High school gym last night.

50 Years

February 13, 1971

Edward L. Gerstner, 80, of R.R. 1, Sidney, State Route 29 east, died at 5:35 p.m. Sunday at Wilson Memorial Hospital where he was admitted Dec. 25.

He was one of the co-founders of the Liberty Folder Co. now a division of Bell and Howell.

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New personal loan manager for Citizens Baughman National Bank will be Jerome Wanger Jr., former Fort Motor dealer here for many years, it was announced today by Chairman Joseph B. Cook and President J. Lowell Fowble.

25 Years

February 13, 1996

A television crew from the NBC’s “Dateline” news program was in Sidney Tuesday to interview the editor of Coin World, an Amos Press Inc. publication.

Beth Deisher, editor of the international weekly newspaper for the coin collector, was interviewed by Chris Hansen for a program to be broadcast the end of March or early April. The interview was conducted at the Sidney Holiday Inn since remodeling is currently under way at Amos Press.

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These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (937-498-1653) 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 (937-498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet! www.shelbycountyhistory.org