July 14, 1891
The new wheat is coming into market rapidly. Nearly all reports show the yield to be 20 bushels to the acre. The best quality brings 80 cents.
The Valley City Milling Co. is one of the largest consumers of natural gas in Sidney. To propel its machinery 90 pounds of steam must be kept up. On Monday, running 12 hours, 30,000 cubic feet of gas was used. This was an average of three-fourths of a foot each second.
July 14, 1916
If 25 passengers are secured, arrangements can be made to have the morning train on the Big Four railroad made a special stop at Quincy next Thursday for the Knights of Phythias picnic. Persons desiring to go on the train should contact Harry Piper by Monday evening.
With all members of Co. L. now mustered into federal service, the men were to have their physical examinations by Army medical examiners starting today. A complete report is expected to be available by Monday.
July 14, 1941
Members of city council at their regular meeting last evening gave a second reading to an ordinance calling for the installation of parking meters. The ordinance calls for meters to be installed on both sides of Ohio and Main Avenues between Poplar and Court, and on both sides of Court and Poplar between Ohio and Main. Several members of the Merchants Association were present and voiced objection to the parking meters, although favoring limited parking.
Sidney Iutis Club members enjoyed the comfort and freshness of their newly acquired quarters of the Citizens National Bank Building when they held their first meeting there last evening. President McDowell noted that 640 man hours of work had been expended by club members in renovating the suite of rooms.
July 14, 1966
Louis Brautigam, R.R. 1, Sidney, was elected chairman of the grain board of the Shelby County Chapter of the National Farmers Organization (NFO) at its meeting Tuesday night.
Others named to the committee are Russell Strayer, Sidney; Robert Moon, R.R. 1, Conover; Robert Stewart and Orville Poeppelman, both of the Anna area.
Shelby County vo-ag teachers attended the State Vocational Agriculture Conference held this week in Columbus.
Shelby instructors who attended were Henry Horstman, Anna; Charles Freeman, Botkins; Max McGowan, Fairlawn; Jerry Tangeman, Fort Loramie; Brooks Ware, Hardin-Houston, and Don Holt, Jackson Center.
July 14, 1991
There was a tragic accident in Jackson Center yesterday. The police received a call from a home reporting that a young child was lifeless in a home pool. The youngster was 5 years old and was at the home of his grandparents.
Amy Ginn is going to sing at the Ohio State Fair. The Anna senior has been chosen to lend her voice to the 1991 All Ohio State Fair Choir. She will join a number of other high school students under the direction of Sherri Smeltzer. Amy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Ginn of Anna. Amy has been in a number of high school activities, including National Honor Society.
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