From the past – Sydney Daily News

125 years

November 19, 1897

The Shelby County Teachers Institute bi-monthly meeting opened in the high school hall this morning with a good turnout. An excellent program of 24 items had been prepared. The only objection was that it was enough for three meetings.


John H. Taft this week bought Ed Paul’s clothing store in Ottawa at the transferee sale. He opened the store again this morning. GE Cyphers will take care of it for a few days. He left for Ottawa last night.

100 years

November 19, 1922

The Mires Pavilion is being transformed into a winter garden and will operate throughout the winter; dances held every Wednesday night. Mr. Mires is installing a roof on the pavilion and enclosing it and will heat the building with stoves. A restaurant has been set up and hot lunches will be served on dance nights.


EA Hawver, who has been associated with Stewart, Hawver and Stewart at Peerless Garage, retired and formed a partnership with Harry Dulaney at Service Garage, located at the rear of Sexauer’s bakery.

75 years

November 19, 1947

The Sydney Public Library has been reopened to the public after being closed for the last four months due to a lack of a suitable location. You are now in the room formerly occupied by the Rose Insurance Agency. Ms. Aleda Morris is in charge of the library.


Waldo Patton emerged as the winner of the mayoral office of Sydney at the end of the recount carried out by the Shelby County Board of Elections last night. The final tabulation showed Patton winning by a slim margin of three votes over incumbent Mayor WW Wheeler. The final totals were 2,116 for Patton and 2,113 for Wheeler.

50 years

November 19, 1972

NEW BREMEN – Lloyd J. Laut, Chairman of the Board of American Budget Co., announced the appointment of Eugene P. Elsass as Director, Secretary and General Counsel to fill the vacancy created by the death of EJ Garmhausen.

He said Mr Elsass is a partner at the Sydney law firm of Garmhausen, Kerrigan & Elsass and was previously associated with the firm as an undersecretary.

25 years

November 19, 1997

MINSTER – Thirty new members were inducted into the Minster Machine Co., 25 Year Club at the annual banquet last week at St. Michael’s Hall in Ft. Loramie.

The new members are: Harold Barhorst, William Bolenbaugh, Leo Borges, Paul Borges, George Brown, Edward Coyle, Jr., Norman Dunlap, James Gengler, Romanus Goubeaux, Norbert Heinrich, Wilford Herkenhoff, Richard Imwalle, Laverne Lochtefeld, George Lorentz, Felix Lorton, Zane Mader, Homer Maxson, Ivo Meinerding, Paul Mescher, Leon O’Reilly, Paul Otting, Leroy Overman, Victor Overman, Roland Piening, Marcellus Stueve, Ralph Sturwold, Virgil Sullivan, Wilbur Tontrup, George Wyen, and Richard Zimmerman.

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