Aug. 1, 1915
A near riot developed at Piqua yesterday afternoon following the baseball game between Sidney and Piqua which the latter won by a score of 6 to 5. Sidney players protested when the umpire called a Piqua player safe at home in the ninth inning with the winning run. Piqua spectators crowded around the Sidney players hooting and hissing, until a Sidney player slugged one of them, putting him into dreamland for some time. The crowd followed the local players all the way downtown and some had to be spirited out of the city to save trouble.
Aug. 1, 1940
With the two favored teams of the Shelby County softball tournament already on the sidelines, the finals for the championship of the county will be played tonight at Jackson Center, bringing together the two darkhorses of the tournament, the Monarch Grays and the Jackson Center Reds. The latter team defeated the Pemberton Reds last night 10 to 3, while the Monarch Grays were defeating the Monarch Reds.
Aug. 1, 1965
Date for receiving bids from contractors for renovating units in the municipally-owned Buckeye Terrace housing project is set for Aug. 20. That date with a noon deadline for bid opening was announced this morning by City Manager John J. Dullea. Bids are to be sought for the improvements of the entire 100 apartment units at the project along with alternate bids for the work to be done on a 74-unit block, as well as on 52 units, Dullea said.
Named Queen to reign over the current Shelby County Fair is Judy Watercutter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Watercutter, Anna. She was the candidate of the Shamrock Cook and Sew 4-H Club. The King is Gary Flinn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Flinn, Houston. He was the Houston Livestock 4-H Club candidate.
Aug. 1, 1990
Marge Allen, community relations manager for United Telephone Co., has accepted an early retirement package offered by the firm. She will officially retire on Sept. 1. A Lima native, Mrs. Allen and her family moved to Sidney in 1975 following her promotion to Sidney district commercial manager.
These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet! www.shelbycountyhistory.org