Out of the past


125 Years

January 19, 1892

The Buckeye Churn Co. has placed in their works a number of new machines. At the present time they have orders for 3,000 churns.

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Mayor Ailes paid into the county treasury this morning $205 in fines collected as mayor and justice of peace during the past year.

100 Years

January 19, 1917

Loss is expected to be heavy in the early morning fire at the Timeus Bakery on the west side of the square. Policeman Miller discovered the fire about 5 a.m. A portion of the roof at the rear of the bakery fell in and only early discovery prevented a more serious blaze. Electric wiring is believed to have been the cause of the fire.

75 Years

January 19, 1942

Postmaster William B. Swonger announced today that the Sidney office will put the motor vehicle tax stamps on sale Monday morning at the stamp window. The tax stamp will cost $2.09 and will cover the period from Feb. 1 to June 20. The stamp must be affixed to the instrument panel or windshield of the automobile3.

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Elmer Allen was named president of the junior fair board when the members completed their organization this week. Marvin Heins was elected vice president; June Helman, secretary; Lillian Faler, assistant secretary; William Stewart, treasurer, and Laura Beaver, news reporter.

50 Years

January 19, 1967

The annual dinner meeting of the Sidney Teen Center Board was held at the Shelby House on Tuesday evening.

Officers for 1967 will be Richard Wiford, president; Don Wheeler, vice president; Mrs. Donald Young, secretary; and Lee Cartwright, treasurer.

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Stockholders of the First National Exchange Bank at their annual meeting Tuesday re-elected all 13 members of the board of directors. Renamed were: W. Ray Anderson, William F. Kingseed, Harley T. Knoop, William T. Amos, Jerome A. Wagner Sr., Jesse G. Wright, Oskar H. Buschmann, Frank J. Gleason Sr., Robert F. Kaser, Dr. Clayton Kiracofe, Kermit T. Kuck, Jerome A. Raterman and Ralph Stolle.

25 Years

January 19, 1992

The number of Americans receiving food stamps continues to grow sharply, federal figures show, and more than half of the children who eat school lunches receive them free or at reduced prices.

Rep. Tony P. Hall, chairman of the House Select Committee on Hunger, called the surging enrollment in the federally funded programs “the monthly body count of the recession.”

The Ohio Democrat said Congress may soon have to deal with the escalating costs of feeding growing number of hungry Americans.

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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