July 27, 1915
A good crowd was on hand last evening in the assembly room of the courthouse for the meeting organizing Shelby County in the good roads movement and to promote the Dixie highway. B.T. Bulle was elected chairman of the group with William Snow, vice chairman; Allen Maurer, secretary and E.D. Kiser, treasurer. The matter of joining the state unit was discussed at some length. Further information is desired before a decision is reached.
County Superintendent of Schools W. D. Partington today announced the titles of the textbooks to be used in the county schools during the coming school year. The selection of the uniform textbooks is in compliance with a resolution by the county board of education.
July 27, 1940
“The Breeze and I’ was the theme song of Sidney residents today as the cooling winds rolled across the state from the north and west to slightly scatter the heat wave, bringing in their wake a thunderstorm. The peak temperature for the day, according to Weatherman Rodney Blake, came at the noon hour, when the mercury climbed to 97 ½ degrees to set another new record for the year. The rain was the first recorded in seven days.
R.W. Munger, Shelby County agricultural extension agent, announced today that arrangements have been completed for the 4-H club tour to be held August 8. The tour will include a trip through the Proctor and Gamble Co. plant during the morning, with a picnic lunch in Ault Park at noon. Included also will be a trip to the Cincinnati Zoo for the younger members and a 10 mile boat trip on the Ohio River to Coney Island, where the group will spend three hours. The special B & O leaves at 8 a.m. and returns at 10:30 p.m.
July 27, 1965
A sure sign that opening of the Shelby County Fair is only a few days away came today when commissioners adopted a resolution authorizing closing of the courthouse three afternoons next week. This has been an annual custom recognizing the importance of the agricultural explosion to the community.
The Sidney office of the Bureau of Unemployment Compensation was the only one in the state to show no exhaustion of benefits during June, a report showed today. That means that all temporarily idle employees returned to work before their allowable benefit payments had been exhausted.
July 27, 1990
There is a pair of new medical practitioners in town. It is the first time Shelby County has had osteopaths in practice. Dr. Ken Bosslet and Dr. Bruce Urbanc are osteopathic physicians. Dr. Bosslet explained to the Sidney Daily News that there is a difference between medicine and osteopathy. Medical doctors use medicine to get the body to react properly to repair the injury or disease. Osteopaths use manipulation to accomplish the same goals.
There is a new demolition derby champion at the Shelby county Fair. Jeff Gates of Port Jefferson is king. He defeated Mike Meiring of Piqua to get the trophy. Gates related he paid $200 for his car. It was more than he usually pays, but “This car was rust free.” He explained that if a car is rusty, it will “split down the seam” when you least expect it.
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