August 13, 1891
If anyone in Shelby County has taller corn than Samuel Kaser, of this township, he has a chance to create a mild sensation. This afternoon some of Kaser’s corn was placed on exhibition at Charles Eisenstein’s place on Ohio Avenue. There were two stalks, each measuring 15 feet and nine inches.
August 13, 1916
Today marks an important epoch in the history of banking in Shelby County. It is the day that the First National Exchange Bank opens its doors for business in its new home on Poplar Street. Since the disastrous fire of Mar. 19, 1914, the bank has conducted its business in the room with the Peoples Savings and Loan Association.
August 13, 1941
The “hot” Sidney Boys’ Club softball team, which has lost only one of 19 games played this season, will take on a team composed of Boys’ Club alumni members at Harmon Field tonight. Bill Moreland will manage the ex-stars, who will have in their lineup such players as Harold Money, Bill Kinsella, Jim Purnell, and others.
August 13, 1966
Dr. Clayton Kiracofe will head the committee working for approval of the school bond issue at the November election. Announcement of the selection of the well-known optometrist to head the citizens group activities was made today by the Sidney Board of Education.
Pfc. John W. Koewler, of Maplewood, was returned to the United States last Saturday after having suffered injuries while fighting in South Viet Nam. The 1963 graduate of Fairlawn High School first arrived in Viet Nam last December. While in Viet Nam, he was a paratrooper with the 1st Cavalry Division near An Khe.
August 13, 1991
Charles J. Edelen D.D.S. is pleased to announce the opening of his Family Dental Practice at 425 W. Russell Road, Sidney.
It’s been two years in the making but it appears Sidney is going to have full contact little league football this year. Local residents Butch Ward, Ron Scherer and Benji Waters have been working to get the program started, soliciting funds for the purchase of uniforms and setting up a league constitution, and though they haven’t settled on a site for the games, they’re ready enough to set the call-out dates for any fifth and sixth graders interested in playing.
The Rev. Robert Menz has been named the new industrial chaplain at the Copeland Corp. He replaces the Rev. Kent Naylor who retired Aug. 1.
These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (937-498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet! www.shelbycountyhistory.org