Out of the past

125 Years

July 29, 1891

The city of Columbus has adopted standard time as the official time of that town. The manufacturers and banks will immediately follow the example. Why cannot our city council do as Columbus has done? The double-time system in Sidney, or any place else in Ohio, is an absurdity, but it is a question of what can really be done. Sun time is recognized in all courts in the state, and all legal documents are drawn under such time. Good authority has it that a council of any city or village in Ohio has no more right to change the time than it has to change the number of ounces in a standard pound avoirdupois.


Professor C.E. Harmon, of the Jackson Center Normal College, has been employed as instructor in physiology in the Champaign County Teachers’ Institute.


A new bridge is being built across the canal at Port Jefferson.

100 Years

July 29, 1916

The joint picnic of the Farmers’ Telephone Company and the Shelby County Farm Bureau Association, held at the fairgrounds yesterday, was one of the most successful picnics ever held in this county. The crowd in attendance during the afternoon was enormous. The horseshoe pitching contest was won by Albert Billing of Washington Township and he will represent the county in the state contest at the Ohio State Fair.


The Harbour Condiment Factory has leased the Louis Dearbaugh mill property in Jackson Center for the season and will begin remodeling the building to meet their requirements. The property has been leased with the privilege of buying at the end of the season, depending on whether there will be sufficient contracts with farmers to warrant this action.

75 Years

July 29, 1941

A kindly breeze kept today’s temperatures from reaching yesterday’s high of 98 degrees, according to the local weatherman. At 2 o’clock this afternoon, the mercury stood at 97 ½ degrees.


Plans for the 17th annual Hardin Homecoming were reported well along today by the committee in charge of the event. The affair will be held on Thursday evening of this week. H.W. Hanselman is president of the committee in charge, with Clarence Puthoff, secretary and Glen Knouff, treasurer.

50 Years

July 29, 1966

Tom Archer is the Green Township Blue Ribbon Livestock Club candidate for 1966 junior fair king. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Archer, Tom has served twice as club president, once as recreation leader. He was co-valedictorian as a June graduate of Fairlawn High School.


Raymond E. Bonnoront, 52 of 44 East Edgewood Street, owner of Bunny’s Pharmacy, died at 1 a.m. today in the Hill Crest Manor Nursing Home. Death, resulting from complications, followed an illness of two months.

Always interested in pharmacy, Mr. Bonnoront worked in the drug store in Botkins while in high school and graduated from the school of pharmacy at Ohio State University in 1937. Following his graduation, he was employed as a pharmacist in several communities before coming to Sidney from Findlay in 1947, opening the Bunny’s Pharmacy on North Main Avenue.

25 Years

July 29, 1991

A Jackson Center native has been promoted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Frank Faulder has attained the rank of Sgt. He will be the new assistant post commander in Batavia, Ohio. Sgt. Faulder previously served at the Wyandot County, Bellefontaine and Piqua posts. He is a 1963 graduate of Jackson Center High School.


A Russia family has an exchange student this year, and she is getting her eyes full with American agriculture. Irene Greub is from Switzerland. She lives in a town just a little smaller than Russia. The typical farming family in her home country has a much different operation. There is usually one building- with the family sleeping in one half of the structure, and their animals in the other. They do not have a 4-H club, but have a similar organization called Young Farmers.


A local photographer is settling in to his new digs. Mark Hand, the owner of Photo Creations. The business is located at 11720 Ft. Loramie- Swanders Rd., near Anna, Ohio. He specializes in wedding and portrait photography. He does many high school photo sessions and averages about one wedding a week in good weather. He will be holding an open house in his new studio shortly.


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