Oct. 8, 1915
A large crowd was on hand for the meeting of the Democrats held last evening in the assembly room of the court house for the purpose of selecting a campaign committee. A number of addresses were made, pledging support for the city and township candidates. The committee named includes: E.H. Needles, chairman; John Duncan, J.A. Clem, and William Hamon for the city; John Orbison and J.A. McCarty for the township.
Herman Tappe returns to his home in New York City this evening after spending a few days with his Mother in this city. While here he had been looking after the erection of Mrs. Tappe’s beautiful new home ,”The Chimneys,” in the south part of the city.
Oct. 8, 1940
A grand total of approximately 4,000 Shelby county men between the ages of 21 and 35 inclusive, are expected to register for military service on national registration day, Oct. 26, according to information received by Clyde Milhoff clerk of the county election board. Instructions also received provide for the registration to take place in at all the election precincts in the county, with the clerks of both political parties on duty for that purpose.
A long dry spell ended today for the Cincinnati Reds, when they defeated the Detroit Tigers 2 to 1 to take the final and deciding game of the 1940 World Series. It was the Reds first baseball championship since 1919.
Oct. 8, 1965
Mrs. Charmane Fogt, of Sidney, will be one of the three judges of floats appearing in the Seventh annual Mum Festival to be held Saturday in Tipp City. Based on the theme “Our American Heritage,” the day long program will feature a parade with floats, antique cars and numerous bands from throughout the area participating.
Dr. Lon Cooper, podiatrist and foot specialist with offices in the Ohio building, has been placed in charge of the annual scientific conclave of the American Academy of Podiatric Medicine it was announced today. Dr. Cooper, who is secretary-treasurer of the national academy, has been located in Sidney since his graduation from the Ohio College of Podiatry in 1940. He has served as president of the Ohio Podiatry Association and has been the treasurer for several years.
Oct. 8, 1990
MINSTER — In true German fashion, Minster residents rolled out the red carpet and extended a hearty “Wilkomen” to more than 100,000 visitors who came to the 16th annual Oktoberfest. Many festival officials believe the total attendance figure for the weekend event eclipses 1989 crowd estimates of 110,000 to 120,000.
Kuma, the Sidney Police K-9 unit apprehended a man after he fled from the scene of breaking and entering early Saturday morning. Kuma was released and apprehended the suspect in a nearby woods. Police officers arrived on scene and the suspect was handcuffed and placed in custody. Police found the Shelby Motors building had been broken into and ransacked. A tool box and tools, cellular telephone, radio-tape recorder, and computer discs, valued at $540, had been removed from the building.
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