Sept. 11, 1915
Poly Fogt, who resides about three miles north of town met with an auto accident near his home last evening. Driving from the farm lane his finger caught in some manner the gasoline feed as the car started through a mud hole. The sudden burst of speed caused the vehicle to swerve to one side and overturn on its top. His daughter, Katie, 11, and son, Arthur, aged four, were in the back seat and managed to get out of the auto. Mr. Fogt was pinned under the steering wheel and it was not until help arrived to lift the car that he could be gotten out. Fortunately, none of the occupants suffered serious injuries.
Ed. F. Ruese has purchased the Harrison Potts saw mill property on North Miami avenue. He expects to erect several residences fronting on Miami avenue and on the rear of the property will have a workshop.
Misses Wilda Stuber, Agnes Fitzgerald, Ruth Lonsbury, Marie Ike, Mary Inskeep, and Faye Boyer are returning to Athens to resume their studies at Ohio University.
Sept. 11. 1940
The first day of the Shelby county fair yesterday was climaxed by a record-breaking night attendance when the grandstand was packed to overflowing for the night fair program, featuring the Boone County jamboree, popular WLW program. Judging of livestock and many other exhibits was to get under way today.
Miss Marilyn Harney has gone to Columbus where she is enrolled in Capital University. Miss Harney was a member of the class graduating from Sidney High School in June.
Nazi Germany may attempt an invasion of the British Isles within the next week, Prime Minister Winston Churchill warned the nation tonight. In the meantime German bombs continued to fall on London, with Buckingham Palace reported struck by a bomb but with no injuries among the royal family. On the other side of the channel, the United States embassy in Berlin received some bomb damage in an attack by the RAF.
Sept. 11, 1965
A 25-year old Sidney man, 1958 graduate of Sidney High School left this afternoon for Tunisia where he will teach English as Peace Corps volunteer worker. Fred Huxley, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Huxley, of 1710 North Main avenue, left for Cox Municipal Airport at noon and took a plane for the African nation this afternoon. Huxley was extended an invitation to join the corps in April and he accepted. He began his training at Brown University, Providence, R.I., June 20.
JACKSON CENTER — A 15-year-old tap dancer who is a sophomore at Jackson Center High School was named queen of the village Community Days celebration in a contest Friday night. Bonnie Henschen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Henschen of Elder Street, was one of five finalists chosen by a panel of four judges. In the group who competed in the final of a three stage contest were Sherri Mahan, 16, Kathy Henschen, 14, sister of the queen, Linda Hereld, 15, and Diane Linker, 16, both runners-up in the finale.
Ann Tate, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.Tate of 527 East avenue, will enter Salvation Army School for Officers’ Training this month in New York City. She will attend the Officers’ Training School for two years. Ann is a 1964 graduate of Sidney High School. For the past year she has been filling the position of “Corps Helper” at The Salvation Army, Cincinnati Westside.
Sept. 11, 1990
NEW YORK (AP) — Five years ago, the only role Julia Roberts had played was a politician in a high school mock election campaign. Now the 22-year-old is the star of “Pretty Women” and “Flatliners” — and she’s never formally studied acting. “I don’t think lessons would have made much of a difference,” screenwriter Robert Harling said in the Sept. 17 issue of People magazine. “She’s one of those people who’s got it.”
Approximately 255 attended “A Taste of Shelby” to kick off the Shelby County United Way annual fundraiser. The event was family-oriented, with 14 area food vendors participating, setting up their food booths and featuring their specialty dishes. Area vendors included The Fairington, Sidney holiday Inn, Land and Sea, Liberty Foods, McDonald’s, Noble Dairy, The Spot, Subby’s, Court Street Station, Grand Finale Gift Baskets and Grandma’s Bakery.
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