Out of the past


125 Years

December 21, 1891

Reports from Piqua indicate that there are 1,000 cases of grippe now in that city. Generally, it appears to be in rather mild form.

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“A loafer can injure a barber more than any other businessman,” said one of our barbers the other evening. “It takes a barber to understand just what a nuisance a loafer really is. He will come into the shop, seat himself in a chair, and commence reading a paper. Customers who are in a hurry will pass the shop, thinking there is a man ahead and they will be compelled to wait. In this way, we lose many shaves and haircuts,” the barber went on to explain.

100 Years

December 21, 1916

The Monarch Machine has distributed to all of its employees approximately $4,500 in a special cash Christmas bonus. The amount each man received was determined by the length of time he has been in the employ of the Monarch Company and the amount of his earnings during the year.

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The post office will be open Sunday morning (Dec. 24) from 8 to 9 o’clock, and on Monday, Christmas morning from 8 to 9 o’clock for those who wish to get their mail.

75 Years

December 21, 1941

The board of public affairs at Anna announced today that all customers whose bills were current as of Nov. 20, will receive free all electric current used between that date and Dec. 20. The suggestion was made that the savings on light and power be used to purchase defense stamps.

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Seven law enforcement officers from Sidney were among the 28 from this area that received diplomas on the completion of an intensive course on sabotage prevention held at Piqua. The group included: L.L. DeWeese, O.M. Jackson, Emerson O’Leary, Clarence Rable, Guy Roach, Vincent Simmons, and John Warner.

50 Years

December 21, 1966

The Rueth building, at 310 South Ohio Avenue, will be the new location for the offices of the Sidney Chamber of Commerce. In making the announcement today, chamber officials said that “moving day” will be Dec. 28. Offices of the chamber have been located at 122 East North Street for a number of years.

25 Years

December 21, 1991

The first of next year Copeland Corp. staff will be operating in an addition completed on the south side of the plant as part of its continued growth for production of the Compliance Scroll Compressor. In the latest construction for this project, a 47,000-square-foot addition has been built to the south side of the headquarters on Campbell Road.

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Michael Grauel has been named the new president of Baumfolder Corp., replacing Niels M. Winther. Winther will rejoin Heidelberg Eastern Inc. in a senior management position. Heidelberg Eastern is the largest graphic arts equipment distributor in the United States, selling a wide range of equipment, including Baumfolder products, the release stated.

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Christmas Sketch: ‘Santa Mouse is all ready to make his rounds in this picture drawn by Leah Daniel, a sophomore at Sidney High School. There are now 4 days left before Christmas.

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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