Out of the past


125 Years

January 28, 1892

One of our leading lumber dealers says that it will be a new busy season with him after April. The outlook for house building was never better in town and country.

100 Years

January 28, 1917

The Treasury Department has taken into its own hands, to a degree, the fixing of the amount of money that shall be spent on public buildings, and during the past year has turned back into the Treasury, balances from appropriations for buildings made by Congress, almost $2 million. As a result of this action the department cut down $11,650 on the Sidney post office.

75 Years

January 28, 1942

Chief of Police William O’Leary today submitted his 43rd annual report in that capacity. On the 18th of this month O’Leary observed his 50th anniversary as a member of the police department.

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C.R. Anderson was elected president of the Mutual Federal Savings and Loan Association, when the board completed its organization last night. Dr. A.B. Gudenkauf was named first vice president; L.K. Aldrich, second vice president; W.E. Baumgardner, third vice president; and Miss Dorothy Morrison, secretary and treasurer. Other members of the board are: C.C. Kelly, George Ehrhardt, Harry Oldham, Charles M. Wyman, D.R. Millette, W.E. Baker and W.D. Stockstill.

50 Years

January 28, 1967

RUSSIA – Director of the Peace Corps training program at Antioch College, Dr. Lloyd Monnin, a native of Russia, will leave for Mexico soon. His mission is to bring back men and women who will teach Peace Corps volunteer groups the language of their country.

Monnin, son of Mrs. Eva Monnin of Russia, graduated in June from Notre Dame University, where he received his doctor of philosophy degree in education.

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BOTKINS – Mr. and Mrs. William Egbert attended the graduation of their son, Tom, from Officers Candidate School at Ft. Benning, Ga., Friday, Jan. 13.

Following the graduation ceremony they were guests of the Officers Club for an open house for the new officers.

25 Years

January 28, 1992

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Bush will use tonight’s State of the Union address to appeal to Congress to wage the economic equivalent of the Persian Gulf War. But the budget to help carry out the battle was snagged today in a dispute over health care.

The 9 p.m. EST speech, dubbed “Operation Domestic Storm” by some advisers, is sure to be the centerpiece of the president’s re-election campaign. It comes with Bush’s approval ratings at the lowest point of his presidency and the nation mired in a recession.

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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