Area Breaking News

Need a Passport – Better Plan Well in Advance

The U.S. Department of State Passport Services has notified passport acceptance agents the time for obtaining passports is now taking much longer. Mail delays are impacting when passports are received for processing. The processing times begin the day applications are received, not the day it is mailed. With this in mind, the service times are…

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New Troopers Assigned To Troop B

  Captain Erik A. Gottman, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces Trooper Elijah N. Stinson, Trooper Ezekiel G. Schieferdecker, and Trooper Eric J. Smith have been assigned to Troop B. Trooper Stinson, Trooper Schieferdecker, and Trooper Smith were members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s 111th Recruit Class that began training on February 1,…

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City To Send Letters Regarding Junk Cars, Frames

  The City of Shelbyville met in regular session on Tuesday, July 6. Present were Mayor Mike Vanskike, Aldermen Jerry Myers, Rob Southers and Paul Sulser. City Superintendent Randy Shores, City Clerk Gina Mesmer and city employee Nathan Minear.   The board reviewed the quarterly budget.   The financial statement was reviewed and approved for…

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Honoring Roy Neff

The Shelby County Historical Society and Museum held an open house Sunday, July 18, to honor the late Roy Neff for his cemetery survey of the county. It all started in August 1964 and Neff completed the survey in 1966. All cemetery locations have been  numbered and located by number on the map. The map…

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Beautification Project in the Community

By Marlana Smith   Ashley Willey and Hillary Janes find it important to give back to the community.   Owners of J&W Farmhouse, a greenhouse north of Clarence, approached the City of Shelbyville about volunteering to improve the corner of North Washington and Main Streets.   “It’s important to keep the town looking nice and…

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Shelbina Man Sentenced to Prison

By Marlana Smith Joseph Madonia, 31, Shelbina was sentenced to 22 years in Department of Corrections by 41st Circuit Judge Fredrick Tucker on Thursday, July 15.   A group of people with Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) were outside the courthouse on the Washington Street at approximately 8:30 a.m. They were present with the victims…

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Untold Story of the Nursing Theft Victim Comes Out In Court

Victim’s Cousin Begs Judge to Order a Tougher Sentence By Echo Menges NEMOnews Media Group   Shelbyville, MO – Friday, July 9, 2021 – The final chapter of the criminal case against Amanda Buckman, 45, of Shelbina, unfolded in Shelby County Associate Circuit Court on Friday, though Buckman herself was not present for the continuation…

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