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NS Student Receives Second Place in Art Show

North Shelby’s Gracie von Thun received second place at the High School Student Art Competition at the Quincy Art Center. Her artwork was one out of a hundred pieces of art from high school students in the Tri-State area.

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County Planning Committee Seeks Public Input

Shelby County, MO –– The public is encouraged to review and comment on the Shelby County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update before it is finalized. The plan includes an updated strategy to reduce damage and losses caused by hazard events. The final draft of the plan will be available online and in hard copy at…

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Taking the Journey

By Marlana Smith    In 1999 Jenna Begley began working in healthcare. She has drivenback and forth to Columbia for 10 years and started to get burnt out.   “In healthcare it is hard to find people who are willing to take care of people and I would take that home and take it to heart…

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Baptist Homes Offers to Take Over Salt River Nursing Home

By Marlana Smith Salt River Community Care nursing home Board of Directors Chairman Jerry Myers told the Shelby County Herald on Monday, January 30, 2023, that Baptist Homes contacted him on Thursday, January 26, stating that the Baptist Homes Healthcare and Ministries (BHHM) executive committee voted unanimously to offer a management agreement to Salt River…

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Department of Natural Resources Offers Millions in Savings Through Wastewater and Drinking Water Project Financing

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has funding available for projects that will protect Missouri’s waters from pollution caused by stormwater runoff, also known as nonpoint source pollution. Responses to a new request for proposals for this federal grant funding are due April 3, 2023.        To be eligible for grant funding, an…

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Storm Spotting Training to Be Held in Shelbyville

  The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and Shelby County E-911 are inviting the public to a Storm Spotter Training Class on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The training will take place at the extension office in Shelbyville.     Attendees will be taught the basics of thunderstorm development, storm structure, the…

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Report Given From Architects Of The Jail

On Monday, January 23, 2023, Adam Kuehl, primary architect from HMN Architects of the Kansas City Metro Area met with the Shelby County Commissioners and the Shelby County Jail Committee to discuss findings from the architectural firm on the conditions of the Shelby County Jail. Mr. Kuehl spoke at length regarding the findings and paused…

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How 80-Acres Turned into a Generational Farm

Courtesy of Century Farms www.cfwhiskey.com   The Blades Family Farm recently received the Missouri Century Farm Award.   In February 1922,  Bill and Floy Fisher bought an 80-acre farm in Monroe County, Missouri and grew corn, wheat and livestock.   In February 2022, the fifth-generation farm became 100 years old. Through the years, the generational…

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South Shelby Honor Roll

  The South Shelby High School released its second quarter honor roll.    Principal’s Honor Roll (Min. GPA 3.750)   Seniors: Lesly Aguilar-Gomez, Landon Albin, Trevon Countryman, Gracie Durbin, Zoey Elliott, Victoria Escamilla, Austin Fifer, Kaylee Gaines, Charly Garrison, Connor Harre, Isabella Haver, Amber Hipkins, Summer Hunolt, Asher Kolars, Abby Krog, Lily Mason, Joslynn Mefford,…

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North Shelby Honor Roll

North Shelby Honor Roll   North Shelby released its first quarter honor roll. A Honor Roll   Seniors: Zoe Barrick,  Clay Cook, Ceairra Kirby, Trinity Lee, Caroline Linberger, Christine Miles, Jeremiaha Pratt, J.D. Rich, Chesnie Robbins, Mary Schwanke, Whitney Shinn, Meg Shively, Natalie Thrasher and Ava Williams.   Juniors: Andi Belt, Sadie Copenhaver, Fady Francis,…

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