Oct. 3, 1915
C.W. Kiser, conservancy appraiser, accompanied by Judge Britt Brown, of Dayton visited the proposed site at Lockington for the dry reservoir of the Miami conservancy. It is understood, the appraiser wants the views of the judge as to the justice of his opinion about certain lands which will lie within the area of the reservoir. He feels such lands are of such character that the owners would not be entitled to damage.
The barn of the George Bertsch farm south of Anna was destroyed by fire yesterday morning. Farm implements were saved, but two valuable horses, the entire season’s crop and other grained burned. The amount will amount to about $3,000.
Oct. 3, 1940
Shelby county will see a battle on Oct. 12 accompanied by flying missiles and do-or-die spirit. But unlike the battles sanctioned by Mars, the god of war, this will be the second annual Shelby County corn husking contest and field day. The battlefield. which was selected after some difficulty because of the dry weather at the end of the summer, is to be the P.S. Hodge farm, east of Maplewood.
Miller’s Ready-To-Wear store opened formally to the public in its new location on the east side of the square yesterday, and throughout the day hundreds of visitors called at the store, and were presented with souvenirs of the occasion.
Oct. 3, 1965
Dr. Ben E. Herdman will open offices Tuesday at 217 North Main avenue for the general practice of mechanotherapy. He is a graduate of the Carlton College of Physical medicine, Newbury, Ohio, where he graduated cum laude, and received clinical training at the Charlton Clinic. Dr. Herdman was formerly associated with the dental profession, as an owner of a dental laboratory . He is a certified generalist in dental technology.
CHICAGO — The major leagues had their first all night game schedule on Aug. 9, 1945, when all eight games were played at night to a total attendance of 205,980.
John Brinkman belted out a 605 series to lead Bud’s Bar to a 4-0 shutout of Larger Brothers in the Nite Owl League at Community Lanes in Minster.
Oct. 3, 1990
Much like actor Karl Malden and his American Express card, Sidney Motorcycle enthusiast Paul “Pete” Mays wouldn’t think of leaving home without his motorcycle helmet. Since the repeal of the controversial Ohio mandatory helmet law in 1978 after being in effect for 10 years it’s not uncommon to see riders cruising down the highway with the wind blowing through their hair. Motorcyclists seem to be split on whether to wear a helmet.
Wade Wilheim said the key to the Fairlawn Lady Jets already clinching no worse than a tie for the league championship is surviving themselves while the rest of the teams defeated each other. Fairlawn won over Fort Loramie Tuesday to run its Shelby County League record to 9-0 this year, and since second place Anna has lost three times in conference play and there are only three games remaining, the worst the Lady Jets could do is tie for the SCL crown.
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