August 17, 1891
The county commissioners are preparing to give to the people of Sidney, and as well to those of the county, one thing long wished for – pavement on the sidewalks around the court yard. Bids will be received for both cut stone and cement. The walk with be eight feet wide. Completion of the walk will give to the Valley City a promenade that cannot be equaled in many towns in the state, for very few have public grounds so favorably situated.
August 17, 1916
W.D. Turner, of 308 Jefferson Street, who has been employed at the Bimel auto plant for some time, has invented a mechanical device to be used on automobile engines to save gasoline. Turner says that it will increase the mileage of a gallon of gasoline from five to eight miles. He has applied for a patent on the device.
August 17, 1941
In keeping with its annual custom, the community of Botkins will again play host to large throngs on Thursday evening, when it celebrates its fourth annual homecoming. The affair will be under the sponsorship of the Botkins Commercial Club, with Phil Koehlinger as president. A number of special attractions have been arranged.
August 17, 1966
“Bingo, Bango, Bongo” was enjoyed Tuesday during the Women of the Moose Ladies Day golf rounds. Ten women took part. Mrs. Harley Knoop won first place in the first flight with second going to Mrs. Lowell Staley. Second flight winner was Mrs. Charles Sekyra. Mrs. Paul Koerner took second. The winner of the third flight was Mrs. Dan Helman. Second went to Mrs. Wilson Stockstill.
LAKEVIEW – An option on a site for the new Indian Lake Local Senior High School has been taken by the Indian Lake Board of Education. Located on the east side of State Route 69, and lying between and bordering County Road 91 and State Route 274, it includes a 55-acre tract which was a part of the Orville Brandt farm. The board has entered into a six-month option for the purchase of the property of $33,500.
August 17, 1991
Turn on the television any morning and you are bound to find some attractively dressed person trying to sell everything from handy appliances that turn skim milk into luscious whipped topping to revolutionary polish compounds that restore a like-new shine to cars that have seen better days. Area residents can sit back in their easy chairs and shop for real estate or motor vehicles without ever leaving home, thanks to offerings on some Dayton area television stations. People who subscribe to cable television services have the opportunity to preview bargains or “video shop” 24 hours a day, if they so desire.
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