August 18, 1891
The foundry of the Wagner Manufacturing Co. will be thrown open to visitors next Tuesday afternoon and an invitation is extended to the residents of the community to visit the foundry that day.
August 18, 1916
A gay breakfast was enjoyed on the lawn of the Lonsbury home this morning. Those present included: Misses Ruth and Arlene Lonsbury, Mary McMillen, Mary Pence, Mary Lyon, Lona Snyder, Christine Maurer, and Helen Burkhardt.
Evans Johnston, proprietor of the Purity Confectionery store in this city, has opened a new store in Oxford.
August 18, 1941
Midshipman Thomas Rhees is home from Annapolis to spend a month’s leave with his parents Mr. and Mrs. G.U. Rhees and brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. William Rhees. They were all guests over the weekend of two other brothers, Jack and Jerry Rhees, who are located in Cleveland. Midshipman Rhees came to Sidney following conclusion of a six-weeks summer practice cruise.
August 18, 1966
Plans for a tri-county survey to determine area needs for a vocational high school were considered again at a meeting Tuesday in the Greenville courthouse; at which Shelby County was represented. Among Shelby County educators at the Greenville meeting were Willard Heintz, Anna local board member, Marvin Metersky, new Distributive Classroom teacher at Anna; Don Fogt, Botkins board member; Wendell Edgerly, Botkins superintendent; Roger McGee, Sidney school superintendent, and Clayton Wiseman, psychologist in the county school system here.
August 18, 1991
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) – Pete Rose rejects any suggestions that he was responsible for the death of A. Bartlett Giamatti. Howard Cosell asserts in his new book “What’s Wrong With Sports” that the Rose gambling case induced the heart attack that killed the baseball commissioner in 1989 two weeks after he banished Rose from the game.
Members of the Aces women’s tennis team were presented with an award recently for being the top team in the Sidney Women’s Tennis League, which recently completed its sixth season. They include Mary Ann Lause, Marlene Crusey, team captain Beth Lane, Lori Young, Lisa Kerrigan, Carol Strayer, Karen Shaffer and Kathy Maurer.
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