Skip to content

Area News

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Accident Closes Highway for Multiple Hours

By Marlana Smith   A two-vehicle accident closed westbound lanes on US-36 a quarter of a mile west of Shelbina on Thursday, April 4, 2024, for approximately five hours. Three people involved walked away with non-serious injuries.   According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, at 4:40 a.m., a westbound 2019 Freightliner parked…

Read More

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.  …

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

City Approves Disconnection Policy

Minutes Submitted The Shelbina City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at City Hall. Regular Meeting Citizen Participation Gerald Rose addressed the council and explained that he is having an issue with his water usage. City Superintendent Dennis Klusmeyer said he would get with Jared Smith, and they will see if…

Read More

New Grant Opportunity for Shelby County Nonprofits

For the first time, nonprofit organizations in Shelby County have the opportunity to receive funding from the newly established Shelby County Endowment Fund with the Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri. The Shelby County Endowment Fund was established after a volunteer Fund Council fulfilled a dollar-for-dollar matching grant opportunity, raising $15,000 with…

Read More

Board Approves Upgrades for Football Uniforms

Minutes Submitted   The North Shelby Board of Education met Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library. Members Present: Board President, Scot Shively, Board Vice President, Shawn McEwen, Joshlin Yoder, Brandy Uhlmeyer, Amy Presson, Ryan Wiley, Travis Belt, Board Secretary, Ashley Dunn. Superintendent, Tinna Croy, Elementary Principal, Jennifer Rich, High…

Read More