August 31, 1891
The Sidney schools opened yesterday and at roll call 896 pupils responded. This was 75 more than the opening day last year. The number will be close to 1,000 when outdoor work is over. Supt. Yarnell and his corps of 22 teachers will be kept busy the greater part of the week in arranging all the work and toning down the pupil’s recollections of vacations.
The board of education would make no mistake if it would purchase the lots in the rear of the second ward building and put them in shape for a playground for pupils. If leveled and surrounded with maples, there would be a school park of great beauty. The fault of every school building in Sidney is its inadequate playgrounds.
August 31, 1916
Ed Paul, a professional golf player of Dayton, will be at the country club Sunday and Monday. Any member desiring to take instructions should post their names on the bulletin board at the club house.
August 31, 1941
C.C. Crawford, superintendent of schools reported today that the anticipated enrollment in the city schools, scheduled to open Sept. 8, will be near the 2,000 mark.
August 31, 1966
Honors came to two Sidney High School sophomores when they were chosen to play in the Ohio State Fair Symphony Orchestra. Miss Candi Nichols and Miss Mary Moore are among the 227 students chosen from schools in Ohio. The orchestra is a new feature of the state fair for 1966.
August 31, 1991
Judy’s Country Kitchen, Anna, is now operated by Judy Russell of Anna, sister of restaurant founder Doris Lucas. Mrs. Russell began working there when the restaurant opened in April, and became the new owner in June.
“My door is always open,” Mark Schemmel said, noticeably moved by the Shelby County Democratic Party Executive Committee’s vote Wednesday to name him the new sheriff of Shelby County. “I promise that I will do the best job I can possibly do,” he said, acknowledging and expressing appreciation to former Sheriff Donald Knasel, who hired him 19 years ago, and former Sheriff John Lenhart, who appointed him chief deputy in 1986.
Kathy Wurth, school psychologist, is among the new employees of Shelby County Schools. Other new educators are Polly Pohlable, Shelby Hills School preschool teacher; Jeanie Bornhorst, teacher of developmentally handicapped students in Hardin-Houston; and Candy Boyer, reading and computer science teacher at Botkins.
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