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100 Years Ago
January 16, 1924
We are now approaching the season of the year when the appearance of the Robin Redbreast is heralded as a sign of spring. He has made his appearance in Shelbyville. Mild weather has prevailed here until the cold snap this week.
At a meeting of the members of the Baptist Church Wednesday evening, the pastor, Rev. Albert Hallewell, was called for another year.
For the second time during the last few months a proposition to issue bonds in the sum of $20,000 for the erecting of a new school building in Hunnewell carried Tuesday by a margin of six votes above the necessary two-thirds majority.
The vote was 178 for and 86 against. There was a technical mistake in the first election and another had to be held.
The temperature fell to 3 degrees below zero Friday accompanied with five inches of snow. Where have the robins gone?
Members of the Teacher’s Training Class of the Shelbyville High School are getting teaching experience. The students and the school they are teaching are, Hazel Halleburton, Union; Beulah Smoot, Parsons; Jessie Smoot, Nesbit; Elaine Feely, Brick; Myra Priest, Chick; Georgia Duncan, Weedon; Hazel Ruth, Emden; Goldie Boster, Frye; Marie Saunders, Shelbyville.
Miss Lou Raplee, southwest of town, found a Brown Leghorn hen in the haymow with nine young chicks under her. Her comb had been frozen.
H. W. Kilb of Bethel finished harvesting 900 tons of ice Monday. The 450 tons cut Monday were stored near the old mill. It was 8½ to 9 inches thick. Mr. Kilb plans to cut 2,000 tons. Farmers are cutting and storing ice on their farms for their use next summer.
The Shelbyville Telephone Company Monday purchased 3,000 feet of underground cable at a cost of more than $1,900 to be used here. The entire cost incident to the purchase of the new cable and rebuilding of the lines will be $4,000.
75 Years Ago
January 19, 1949
Miss Frances Jean Browne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Browne of Hunnewell and Billy Notley Clapper, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Clapper of Shelbina, were married Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. at the Catholic rectory in Monroe City. The Rev. Fr. Edward Connelly officiated at the double ring ceremony.
Mrs. W. G. Ridgeway of Shelbina won one hundred dollars last week, it being first prize, in a National Safety Council contest. This is the third time Mrs. Ridgeway has won a prize given by the council.
The temperature here register ed 10 degrees above zero this morning following a five-inch snow that fell last night. However, today is fair with rising temperature.
Bryan Griggs and Lester Farley, of the Griggs-Farley Chevrolet Company of Shelbina have just returned from the Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, where they attended a dealers meeting and preview of the pace-making new 1949 Chevrolet passenger cars. The new cars will first be shown to the public at the dealer’s showrooms there on Saturday, January 22, 1949. Plans are completed for Chevrolet announcement day a gala affair for this area. Officials of the Chevrolet Motor Division explained the features of the new car and outlined plans that have been made for announcement day and afterward.
50 Years Ago
January 16, 1974
The Citizens Bank of Shelbyville held its annual stockholders meeting Monday morning and reelected all directors and officers. The directors include Wm. O. Easdale, Mrs. Gloria B. Haffner, Donald Hardy, Jr., Donald O. Hafner, Louis Neuschafer and Rogers Hewitt. Officers reelected were Wm. O. Easdale, President and Chairman of the Board; Mrs. Gloria Hafner, Executive Vice-President and Vice-Chairman of the Board; and Donald Hardy, Jr., Vice-President.
Assets resources) of the bank are presently at the highest point in history with total assets, as of Dec. 31, 1973, being $7,384,207.03. In the last twenty years the assets of The Citizens Bank have increased almost 400%, from $1.9 million to the present $7.3 million.
The bloodmobile visit to Shelby County Tuesday, under the direction of Shelby County Chairman Mrs.
Howard Collins, Clarence, was deemed a success since the County was able to meet and surpass its 106 pint quota. Of the 143 registered, 125 were accepted to give a pint of blood.
Long Time Donors – Charles Corbin, Shelbina, was yesterday’s person who had, over the years, given the most blood, 43 pints. David Baker, also of Shelbina, was second with 36 pints. Measured by the Gallon – Becoming members of the two-gallon club yesterday were: Mrs. Laura Jean Rainey, Shelbyville; Darrell McElhiney, Lentner and Harold Platz, Shelbina. Becoming one-gallon donors were: Renvel Cooper, Clarence; Mrs. James Smoot, Bethel; Everett Holderieath, Shelbyville; Mrs. Jesse Dolbeare, Shelbina; Bernice Bowling, Shelbina; Don Shouse, Shelbyville and Dan Bollow, Shelbyville.
25 Years Ago
January 20, 1999
Courtesy awards were presented to two South Shelby High School seniors at the Shelbina Chamber of Commerce Banquet held Saturday, January 16, at the Shelbina Lakeside Clubhouse. The award winners were Trent Rash and Carrie Ellyson.
Six North Shelby Junior High students will participate in the Junior High All-District Band on Saturday, Feb. 20, at Centralia High School. The auditions were held on Jan. 9 in Centralia. The six students from North Shelby were Rebekah Hawkins, Alida Jones, Rosie DiLallo, Gina Eckler, Kayla Lindsey and Cindy Weber.