Area News

County Cares Act Committee Receives 34 Requests

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, commonly referred to as the CARES Act. The $2 trillion aid package provides financial aid to families and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Shelby County was granted $695,707 in funds from the state of Missouri to distribute to county…

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NS Softball Program on Hold Due to COVID-19

North Shelby School District announced three positive COVID-19 cases since Friday, Sept. 4 which has resulted in postponing softball games. “We have some in quarantine and all games are cancelled until Sept. 18,” said Athletic Director Scott Gaines. Superintendent Kim Gaines said, “Several players were identified as close contacts.” At this time the North Shelby…

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NECAC utility assistance deadline is Sept. 30

The application deadline for summer utility assistance through the not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) is Sept. 30. The agency has more than $1.5 million available. The amount of assistance to qualifying applicants has doubled. The Missouri Department of Social Services recently announced additional funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The…

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An Additional COVID-19 Case Confirmed at North Shelby

Updates Story from Sept. 9 Print Edition By Marlana Smith and Troy Treasure The North Shelby School District announced via social media Monday, Sept. 7 it had been notified a third high school student had tested positive for COVID-19. The Shelby County Health Department informed the District of the first case Friday. Sunday, the District…

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Shelby County Health Department Reports First Death of COVID-19

The Shelby County Health Department is saddened today to report the first death of a Shelby County resident due to COVID-19.  This individual has been hospitalized for several weeks and all close contacts have been in quarantine and isolation. Everyone is urged to take preventive actions to prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses.  These…

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Shelbina Man Struck by Train

MSHP Report A Shelbina man was seriously injured after being hit by a train at 12:05 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8 in a private driveway one mile west of Shelbina. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said, Donald G. Leftwich, 46 was northbound driving a 2000 Volvo when he failed to yield to an oncoming eastbound…

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MDC offers beginner kayak clinics in Kirksville

Sign up to attend an introductory course on Sept. 30 or Oct. 1. KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer two opportunities to learn the basics of kayaking from 4:30–6:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. The clinics will take place at Hazel Creek Lake, on Peaceful Front Road, just north of…

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Petition for Recount Denied

By Troy Treasure   Former Republican candidate for Shelby County Sheriff Brad Wilt still has questions regarding the outcome of the Aug. 4 Primary Election.   Wilt finished third in the race. One week later, he filed a petition contesting the results.   Last week, Bradley N Wilt v Shelby County Clerk was heard by…

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Gough Gives COVID-19 Update

  Shelby County Health Department Administrator Audrey Gough announced Friday, August 28 two new positive instances of coronavirus.   “The individuals have already been in quarantine due to being a close household contact,” Gough stated in a press release.   Gough indicated Friday there were six active cases.   In addition, there existed two probable…

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Police Investigating Death of Shelbina Woman

  A 39-year-old Shelbina woman was found dead on Thursday, August 27.   The Shelbina Police Department responded to the 600 block of East Walnut at 7:18 a.m.   SPD Sergeant Jeff Brown said, “The investigation is ongoing, however, at this time there is no foul play suspected.”   Shelby County Coroner Corey Eagan said,…

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