Area News

Stiefel Recognized For Service

  The City of Shelbyville Board of Aldermen met Monday, May 3 at the city office at 6 p.m.   Present were Mayor Mike Vanskike, Aldermen Paul Sulser and Jerry Myers, City Clerk Gina Mesmer, City Superintendent Randy Shores, city employee Nathan Minear, Heath Hall with CCWWC, Tony Stiefel and Dennis Stiefel.   Mesmer received…

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Public Comment Period Opens On Statewide Program

JEFFERSON CITY – A draft 2022-2026 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) that focuses on taking care of the state’s existing transportation system was presented to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. A 30-day public review and comment period began Thursday, May 6.   In Shelby County, the listed projects are: Shelby County projects include:  …

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NS Scholar Bowl Team Wins State

The North Shelby Scholar Bowl Team defeated Lutheran (Kansas) to claim the Class 1 Scholar Bowl State Championship on Thursday, May 6 at Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) in Columbia. The Raiders defeated Tariko in the semi-finals. NS hadn’t won a state championship since 1994.  The team is coached by Heather Christine. Pictured…

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Jackson To Play Football At Coe College

Two-time all-state North Shelby lineman Jackson Lunsford signed his letter of acceptance to play at Coe College, an NCAA Division III university located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Thursday, May 6. Pictured above, (seated) Jackson Lunsford. Back row, from the left: Jackson’s mother, Jill, Jackson’s brother, Justin and NS head football coach Seth Bass. Not…

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Medical Complication Cause Of Accident

MSHP Report   A Shelbina woman was involved in a one-vehicle accident on US 63 2 1/2 miles south of Jacksonville on Friday, April 30 at 9 a.m. in Randolph County.   Sixty-two-year-old, Marlene K. Thrasher was southbound driving a 2015 Jeep Liberty when she suffered from a medical complication. The Jeep ran off the…

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Sheriff’s Department Purchases Tasers

By Marlana Smith   When Arron Fredrickson was running for Shelby County Sheriff, he said one of the goals was to get some new equipment to help the deputies in their daily operations.   In February the Sheriff’s Department purchased body cameras. Fredrickson said another piece of equipment that will help the department was obtaining…

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Shelbina Man To Celebrate 100th Birthday

By Troy Treasure   The term centenarian may be hard to fathom but Ken Jones is, among other things, a gentleman with a firm grasp of his facts.   The Shelbina resident was born May 6, 1921 three miles west of Sigsbee.   Mr. Jones will celebrate a special milestone Thursday.   The son of…

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Dreams Fulfilled With Hard Work

By Marlana Smith   Ashley Willey and her sister-in-law, Hillary Janes have always been passionate about doing garden work and planting flowers.   They both agreed opening their own greenhouse has been something they’ve dreamed of doing.    Ashley and her husband, Bradley, currently own and operate two other businesses.   “We tell our children…

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Bass Steps Down As Football Coach

By Marlana Smith He’s been a part of North Shelby’s football program since they transitioned into 8-man football in 2016. Before the transition, the 11-man program had a 63-game losing streak. Head Coach Seth Bass led the Raiders to their first home win since 2009 when they defeated Northwest (Hughesville) 52-18. Bass submitted his resignation…

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North Shelby FFA State Results

  State FFA Teams   Conduct of Meetings – Final 6 Placing to be announced Friday at the State FFA Convention: Andi Belt, Jacie Cook, Sadie Copenhaver, Fady Francis, Marissa McEwen, Aden Johnston, Whitney Snow, Austin Wilson and Aliza Yoder.   Soils – 1st place Brayton Cook – 6th, Ceairra Kirby- tied for 4th, J.D.…

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