Nov. 5, 1915
Among the indictments returned by the Shelby County grand jury yesterday, was one for second degree murder against Alphadore Goode, charged with the shooting of Elmer Kueth, a C.H. & D. brakeman, south of Sidney last month. Kueth died of his injuries in a Lima hospital sometime after the shooting. The grand jury was in session eight days, examined over 145 witnesses, covering 30 cases and returned 19 indictments. Eleven cases were ignored by the jury.
The Sidney Board of Education at its regular meeting last evening, voted to excuse teachers on Nov. 12 to give them the opportunity to attend the meeting of the Central Ohio Teachers Association on that day and the Saturday following. The board also endorsed the proposal of the teachers to use funds which accrue from its lecture course to decorate the school auditorium.
Nov. 5, 1940
The county commissioners this afternoon passed a resolution agreeing to furnish $25,000 in cash and the necessary right-of-way for a new bridge over the Miami River on East Court Street. The State Highway Department has agreed to construct the bridge on condition that the commissioners agree to these provisions. The bridge will cost approximately $85,000. Final design of the new structure will be started by the state highway bridge department immediately.
The master list of order numbers as drawn in the national selective service lottery on October 29 was received late this morning from Washington by C.M. Fogt, secretary of the local board. The clerical staff immediately started assigning numbers to the local registrants in the order of their call as indicated on the master list.
Nov. 5, 1965
Shelby County today faced the prospect of being required to build a new county home within five years or make extensive improvements on the present 99 year old structure. County commissioners Roger Elsass, chairman; William Sandham and Merton Maxwell were back from a meeting in Columbus with C.R. Daubenmire, acting chief of the state division of factory and building inspection, in which changes needed at the institution were outlined.
Lloyd E. Lutz, Shelby County agricultural agent, will be one of three Ohio agents to get a Distinguished Service Award tonight at the annual national convention of his organization in Pittsburgh.
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Nov. 5, 1990
There is a heated political campaign underway in the county. Judge Tom Kerrigan is retiring and his position as Probate Judge is open. Prosecutor Mike Boller is running against long time local attorney Norman Smith. Boller is serving his third term as prosecutor. The two talked about their positions and the issues at the recent Chamber of Commerce Legislative Luncheon.
A recent Sidney High School graduate is making news in Columbus. Dana Doll is a senior at The Ohio State University. She has pioneered a recycling program at the university that is a first. Ohio State hired a consultant to assist her in establishing the program. Doll is majoring in natural resources.
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