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Little Miss Independence Days contestants announced


FORT LORAMIE — The Fort Loramie Little Miss Independence pageant will be held during the Fort Loramie Liberty Days festival at noon on June 29 in the entertainment tent. Twelve girls will participate in the contest.

Photo: Umpiring on a hot day at Custenborder Field


Bruce Cline, of Dayton, wipes the sweat from his forehead after umpiring for a Sidney Legion Post 217 17U game against Troy Post 43 on Wednesday at Custenborder Field. Cline also drank Gatorade to re-hydrate. A heat advisory issued by the National Weather Service that began on Monday is forecast to continue through Saturday night. Temperatures are predicted to be cooler on Sunday.

Wallace Family Learning and Innovation Center wins AASLH award of excellence


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The American Association for State and Local History has announced that the Shelby County Historical Society is the recipient of an Award of Excellence for the establishment of the Wallace Family Learning and Innovation Center.

Surge in St. Michael’s donors continues at ‘Country Fun’ blood drive


FORT LORAMIE — St. Michael’s Hall blood donors began 2024 with a surge of support for a neighbor in need, and they continued to donate with the June 18 “Country Fun” blood drive in remembrance of Irene Boerger.

Edmiston joins Sidney Daily News as reporter


SIDNEY — A move home has led to Anna Edmiston landing her first full-time writing job.

Photo: Passanger jet shaped vehicle drives through town


A vehicle roughly the size of semi-trailer turns on Tuesday in front of Wal-Mart. The vehicle was modified to look like the front of a passenger jet airplane.

Shelby County Senior Center senior spotlight June 2024


Sherri Brown, from Sidney, has been a member of the Senior Center since 2023.

Photos: A weekend of fun at Anna Homecoming


Members of the Anna Homecoming court pose for a photo after the pageant on Thursday.

Photo: Anna Homecoming queen announced


Anna Homecoming queen Julia Poppe reacts shortly after being declared the winner of the pageant on Thursday evening. Poppe was escorted by Jackson Billing and sponsored by Trackside Treats. The festival’s main events started Friday and will continue Saturday.

Photo: Safety Town held for incoming kindergarteners


Children listen to Sidney school bus driver Donnie Chupp as he explains how cars should stop when the red flashing stop sign on the side of a bus is deployed during Safety Town on Tuesday evening at Sidney Middle School. Safety Town is a educational program for children entering kindergarten. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is traveling to schools around Shelby County each week this summer to instruct children on bus safety. The program is taking place at Sidney Middle School Monday through Thursday, with sessions each day from 9 to 11 a.m. or from 5 to 7 p.m.


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