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Spring Market Takes Place This Weekend

Bethel was founded in 1844 as a communal colony by Wilhelm Keil and his German-American followers. The community was early noted for its handicrafts and musical band. These days, events held at the Colony help benefit ongoing preservation of Bethel historic buildings. There were a lot of skilled craftsmen who provided what the Bethel Colonists…

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Board Votes to Add Girls Golf Program for Next Season

By Mark Requet   The Shelby County R-IV School Board met in regular session on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in the South Shelby Middle School Library.   Reorganization of the Board   Board members Aaron Kendrick and Amy Harre were sworn into office.   Kendrick was voted as the President and Darin Eleazarraraz voted as…

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Broughton Sworn in as City Alderman

  The Shelbina City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at City Hall.   Unfinished Business:   The City Auditors from Williams Keepers presented to the City Council the completed audit for fiscal year 2022-2023. The areas that they felt were in deficiency for that fiscal year were bank reconciliation and…

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Engineering Services Approved for Water Lines

Minutes Submitted   The Shelbyville Board of Aldermen met in regular session on Monday, April 1, 2024, at city office at 6 p.m. Present were Mayor Mike Vanskike, Aldermen Brad Willey, Jerry Myers, Gene Boyles and Rob Southers. Gina Mesmer, Randy Shores and Nathan Minear.   Mayor Vanskike opened the meeting at 6 pm.  …

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Proposition Raiders Fails, What’s Next for North Shelby?

By Marlana Smith   Proposition Raiders was on the General Municipal April 2 ballot. North Shelby School Board was asking voters to allow an increase to tax levy by $1.2000 to $5.019 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation for the purpose of attracting and retaining quality certified and support staff.   The levy failed…

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Bowling Retires After 37 Years with City

By Mark Requet   Allen Bowling started out his adult life farming, and later went to work for the City of Shelbina. After 37 years at the city, he has retired and returned to the farm life.   Bowling worked for the Rutters on their farm for 14 months before being hired by the City…

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Shelby County Election Results

April 2, 2024 General Municipal Election – UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – Combined Precincts 8 of 8 April 2, 2024 General Municipal Election – UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – 8 Individual Precincts April 2, 2024 General Municipal Election – UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – Write ins – Village of Bethel April 2, 2024 General Municipal Election – UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – Write…

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