Area 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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New “Destructive” Severe Thunderstorm Warning category to trigger Wireless Emergency Alerts on mobile phones

July 22, 2021 – Severe thunderstorms can be life-threatening, but not all severe storms are the same. Hazardous conditions range from tornadoes, large hail storms, and widespread straight-line winds called derechoes, to cloud-to-ground lightning and flash flooding. Starting August 2, the National Weather Service will better convey the severity and potential impacts from thunderstorm winds and…

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Shelbina Police Department Report

  On July 1, Steve F. Were, 24, of Columbia, was ticketed for speeding 90 mph in a 65 mph speed zone.   On July 1, Jamaal A. Green, 29, of Manhattan, Kan., was ticketed for speeding 90 mph in a 65 mph speed zone.   On July 1, Juan A. Nelson, 41, of Hazel…

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Sheriff’s Report

  Arrests   On June 29, James Johnston, 43, Shelbina, was arrested for a probation violation. He is held on a $20,000 cash only bond.   On July 2, James Treaster, 44, Hannibal, was arrested for failure to appear warrant. He is being held on a $5,000 cash only bond.    On July 5, Brandon…

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MU Provost To Speak at Mizzou Alumni Event

Dr. Latha Ramchand, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Missouri, will be the featured speaker July 24, 2021 for the annual Mizzou Student Sendoff sponsored by the local chapter of the Mizzou Alumni Association. The Great River Tigers Chapter holds this event each summer to promote Mizzou activities and…

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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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