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January, 1900
Compiled by Doris Dilbone in Jan, 2000

100 Year Menu Closing Out the Year
The Reed band played two pieces in the court square last night at 12 o’clock, the occasion being the closing of last year and the opening of the present year.
Sidney Daily News, Jan. 1, 1900

Free Pretzel
The Charles Timeus Grocery company presented their customers with a large pretzel to-day for a New Years gift.   
Sidney Daily News, Jan. 1, 1900

Stoving Up
Company L members have placed three more stoves in the armory, making seven in all... they intend that the room shall be comfortable for the dance there to-night.
Sidney Daily News, Jan. 1, 1900

Tourist Item
Souvenir calendars, illustrated with the churches and bird’s eye view of Sidney, just the thing to send to out-of-town friends, only 10 cents or 3 for 25 cents, at Thedieck’s.
Sidney Daily News, Jan. 6, 1900

Bimel Carriage Factory Burned
The fire department was called to the Bimel Carriage Company factory early yesterday by an alarm sent in from box No. 28.
Sidney Daily News, Jan. 1, 1900

Sidney Editor Addresses Columbus Meeting
J. O. Amos and Miss Delia Amos went to Columbus this morning to attend the regular meeting of the Ohio Associated Dailies. Miss Amos is on the program to make an address on the subject, "Women in Journalism.
Sidney Daily News, Jan. 16, 1900

1900 was announced by the ringing of the church bells at 12 o’clock New Year’s morning.… Henry Schlater has a cow that gave birth to three calves... Several of our boys attended the ball at Loramies New Year’s. They skated up.
Sidney Daily News, Jan. 5, 1900

Last Sunday the pews were sold in the Catholic church here….Two of our men are taking in ice. It is four to six inches thick….Wenzel Becher received some New Year’s gifts from his two sons who are in Porto Rico…Wenzel Becher has undertaken to make and spin his own twine.
Sidney Daily, Jan. 5, 1900

Bright Prospects for Whips
The new year opens with the promise of a prosperous year for the Underwood Whip Company. They already have orders booked for about twelve thousand dozen whips and whip stocks which will keep the plant running for several months.
Sidney Daily News, Jan. 5, 1900

An Enjoyable Dance
The dance given at A. Friedmann complimentary to the employees of The Sidney Pole and Shaft Company and their friends last evening was a decided success. Something over two hundred people were in attendance. The second floor of their new building was decorated with bunting that hung from the rafters and the Reed band furnished music.
Sidney Daily News, Jan. 27, 1900

Goodbye By Mandolin
The G. Y. C. mandolin club, composed of John Gartley, Clyde Yinger, Nick Crusey and Cloyd Knox, went to the house of John E. Bush and wife on Sulpher Heights last evening and treated them to an excellent farewell serenade. Mr. Bush ... his wife and daughter Bertha left this morning for Los Angeles, California, to visit for a few months with Dr. C. W. Bush.
Sidney Daily News, Jan. 23, 1900

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Advertisement, Sidney Daily News, Jan. 10, 1900.


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