Raiders Roll Past Aggies

By Troy Treasure   North Shelby’s Justin Lunsford did not mind the wet field on offense or defense.   The junior running back ran for three touchdowns in the Raiders 52-8 home win against Norborne Hardin-Central Friday, Sept. 11.   Lunsford also returned a NH-C fumble for another TD.   NS (3-0) rushed for 407…

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Clarence “Butch” Jacob Ruthruff

Clarence “Butch” Ruthruff, 72, formerly of Shelbina, passed away on September 10, 2020 at his home in Wixom, MI. Butch was born March 27, 1948 in Hasting, MI to Dwayne and Wilma (Goodenough) Gosneigh. He was married Gilda Jo Power on March 27, 1991.  She preceded him in death on October 11, 2014. He married…

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Neto Garza, Jr.

Neto Garza, Jr. 42, of Shelbina, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020 at Hannibal Regional Hospital, in Hannibal. Neto was born May 8, 1978, in Laredo, TX the son of Ernesto and Charlotte Ann (Jackson) Garza.  He was united in marriage to Amy Baker on May 8, 1999 in Shelbina. He is survived by his…

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County Cares Act Committee Receives 34 Requests

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, commonly referred to as the CARES Act. The $2 trillion aid package provides financial aid to families and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Shelby County was granted $695,707 in funds from the state of Missouri to distribute to county…

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Raiders pull away from Northwest-Sacred Heart

By Troy Treasure HUGHESVILLE – Northwest-Sacred Heart head coach Caleb Crooker had a plan of attack on defense for North Shelby’s high-powered offense going into their Friday, Sept. 4 Week Two tilt. It worked … for a while. “They were submarining our offensive linemen early-on so we couldn’t get our hands on them,” Raiders head…

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North Shelby Wins Season Opener

By Troy Treasure   Pitching was the force multiplier as North Shelby and Brashear opened their 2020 softball seasons Thursday, Sept. 3.   Lady Tigers’ freshman Alexa Borgmeyer and NS sophomore Natalie Thrasher combined for 23 strikeouts in the Lady Raiders 2-0 win at North Shelby.   Pitching was so dominant; the two teams managed…

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James Everette Barry

Jim Barry, 77, of Clarence,  passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. James Everette (Jim) was born at home on June 13, 1943 in Cairo,  the son of Claudie and Mildred (Martin) Barry.  He was united in marriage to Jan Ide on July 30, 1982. Jim graduated from Cairo High…

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NS Softball Program on Hold Due to COVID-19

North Shelby School District announced three positive COVID-19 cases since Friday, Sept. 4 which has resulted in postponing softball games. “We have some in quarantine and all games are cancelled until Sept. 18,” said Athletic Director Scott Gaines. Superintendent Kim Gaines said, “Several players were identified as close contacts.” At this time the North Shelby…

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NECAC utility assistance deadline is Sept. 30

The application deadline for summer utility assistance through the not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) is Sept. 30. The agency has more than $1.5 million available. The amount of assistance to qualifying applicants has doubled. The Missouri Department of Social Services recently announced additional funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The…

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An Additional COVID-19 Case Confirmed at North Shelby

Updates Story from Sept. 9 Print Edition By Marlana Smith and Troy Treasure The North Shelby School District announced via social media Monday, Sept. 7 it had been notified a third high school student had tested positive for COVID-19. The Shelby County Health Department informed the District of the first case Friday. Sunday, the District…

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