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Shelbyville Mayor and Strong Community Supporter Passed Away
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Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson served Shelbyville and Shelby County for many years. He served as a city alderman for five years and was currently the Shelbyville Mayor, a position he had held for seven and a half years. He was also serving on the Shelby County Economic Development Board. Mayor Wilson passed away at Hannibal Regional Hospital on October 29.
   He not only served the town of Shelbyville, but was an asset to the whole county and surrounding communities. Wilson served on many boards including the Missouri Beef Industry Council, serving as President, Missouri Farm Bureau Board, serving as Director and Vice-President; Missouri Farm Credit Board; Interstate Livestock Board; Mississippi River Parkway Commission, the University of Missouri Greenley Research Board and the MFA Oil Board of Directors. He was the chair of the Beef Resolution Committee and served as a University of Missouri Extension Council member, Northeast Missouri Development Authority and was currently serving as a Director of the US Highway 36 and Highway 72 Corridor Board of Directors.
   Wilson and his wife, Louise, were the 2013 Grand Marshalls at the Old Settlers Reunion in Shelbyville. He was a great asset to the area and proud of the community that he lived in. He will be missed by many.
   Wilson received many awards over the years and those are listed in the full obituary.
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Shelbyville and Shelbina Patrons Answered Ballot Questions
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Residents in Shelbyville and Shelbina went to the polls on Tuesday, November 5 in a special election for two issues.
   In Shelbyville, residents voted in favor of the City of Shelbyville imposing a local use tax at the same rate as the local sales tax, currently at a rate of 1%. Voting yes were ...
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Vanskike Temporary City Mayor; City Looking at Possibilities for an Alderman
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by Corby Cochenour
   Herald Reporter
   The board of aldermen for the City of Shelbyville met in regular session on Monday evening, November 4 at the City Office. Mike Vanskike, Board President, called the meeting to order.
   After the unexpected passing of Shelbyville Mayor Paul Wilson, the board was faced with making a decision of what to do about the mayor’s position. The board decided to appoint a pro tem mayor until the next election, which will be in April. Mike Vanskike was appointed Shelbyville Mayor and sworn in by Gina Mesmer, City Clerk.
   Troy Renner, Shelby County Economic Development Director, was at the meeting. He introduced himself to the board and reminded them of the SCED Open House on Friday, November 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. He told the board that he plans to be available for all of Shelby ...
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County Schools Combine for Musical
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The North and South Shelby schools are combining again for the 2nd annual musical show. This year, the students will be presenting “Seussical the Musical.” This story introduces 14 original Dr. Seuss stories into one fun musical! The North and South students will be premiering this presentation at the Hawkins Theatre on November 8th and 9th at 7 p.m., and November 10th at 2 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5 per person.   2453 1345 11/6/2013 hdl

Shelby County Students Selected for All-District Choir
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Two Shelby County students participated in the annual Northeast District All-District Choir: Dylan Bird from South Shelby and James McKenzie from North Shelby. On Saturday, September 14, these two traveled down to Warrenton High School in Warrenton to audition. They had to identify two key signatures by sight, and had to sing two excerpts at sight, by looking at them for 20 seconds. They also had to prepare a vocal solo to sing in front ...
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