August 11, 1891
Shelby County will have what it has badly needed for at least 10 years – an insane asylum. The commissioners have awarded the contract for the erection of the building to Theodore Dickman, of Wapakoneta, whose bid was $9,949. Located adjacent to the infirmary, it will be 24 cells in all, 12 on each floor.
August 11, 1916
Lester Davis has rented the basement under the People’s Savings and Loan Association and is installing equipment preparatory to opening a barber shop at that location later this week.
August 11, 1941
Judge Robert A. Eshman reported today that the half way mark has been reached in the Shelby County goal of $1,000 for the U.S.O.
August 11, 1966
Richard Adams, son of Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Adams, R.R. 5, Sidney, and a graduate of Fairlawn High School, has been employed as a director intern of the Springfield and Clark County Vocational School District, it has been learned here.
Miss Dianne E. Schulze has been assigned to the position of reservations agent for Delta Air Lines. She will be stationed in Chicago, Illinois. A graduate of Fort Loramie High School, Miss Schulze completed the Weaver Airline Personnel School’s home study extension course and was attending the resident school in Kansas City, Missouri, when selected for the position.
August 11, 1991
An open house of the new Orange Township building in Kirkwood is planned for 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 11. Township Trustee Richard Valentine noted that this is the first township building since the previous one, located on County Road 25A, burned down in the early 1930s. The new township building will serve as a meeting place for trustees, but will also be a location for 4-H meetings, other public meetings and voting place for local elections.
CINCINNATI (AP) – Paul Brown, who founded the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals and built them into pro football powerhouses, died this morning. He was 82. Bengals spokesman Allan Heim said Brown died at his home in Cincinnati from complications caused by pneumonia
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