Area News

Individual Recovers from COVID-19 in Shelby County

  The resident from Salt River Community Care in Shelbina who tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, March 24 has made a full recovery and was able to return to the facility.   Shelby County Health Department Administrator Audrey Gough said the individual had taken two tests and both came back negative.   “You have…

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Brazilian Man Arrested in Shelbina for Fraud

By Marlana Smith A Brazilian man was taken into custody by the Shelbina Police Department for fraud. According to information released by the Shelbina Police Department on Wednesday, April 1, at approximately 9:30 p.m., officers arrested Otacilio H. H. Amaral, from Brazil, who had attempted to use the ATM at Community State Bank in Shelbina.…

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North Shelby Extends School Closure

North Shelby held a board meeting on Wednesday, April 1. The board voted to extend the district’s closure Thursday, April 30. The board based their decision on the recommendation from the Shelby County Health Department and the President’s extension until April 30 according to Superintendent Kim Gaines. Gaines said, “We will return on May 1…

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South Shelby High School Awards Report

The South Shelby High School announced the third quarter principal’s honor roll and honor roll. Principal’s Honor Roll   Seniors:Daniel Burke, Braden Collins, Carly Collins, Hailey Douglass, Nellea Dovin, Amber Durbin, Braydon Friesz, Josie Hammond, Hadley Hicks, Erin Jackson, Kanon Kendrick, Allyson Kinzle, Karson Mann, Hannah Mason, Madysin Rash, Callie Roetemeyer, Makenzie Schwieter, Jeana Shehorn,…

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North Shelby Releases Third Quarter Honor Roll

  North Shelby High School released its third quarter honor roll.   A Honor Roll   Seniors: Garret Anderson, Hope Chandler, Ryann Gander, Elijah Greenwell, Lauren Keller, Cyreno Mersman, Carson Mesmer, Dayton Mettes, Andrew Pantaleo, Paige Shinn, Presley Stoneburner, Rowdy Vanskike, Maggie von Thun and Gus Williams.   Juniors: Lilly Cook, Connor Harrison, Sarah Killen,…

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Dates for Pickers Market Changed

The Northeast Missouri Spring Pickers Market in Bethel has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7. The event will feature more than 100 vendors from throughout the Midwest with art, craft, vintage and antique booths in several buildings, the Colony Barn and an outdoor market. Celebrating more than 175 years, the Bethel…

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Hunnewell Hatchery Has Prominent Role in Missouri Aquaculture

By Troy Treasure   This is no fish tale. If you’ve ever cast a line in public bodies of water out of the local area but still in Missouri, there’s a chance if your catch included channel catfish it was raised next door.   With its 24 production ponds, the Department of Conservation’s Hunnewell Fish…

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Shelby County Food Pantry Makes Changes

The Shelby County Food Pantry will hold Distribution Day Friday, April 3, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Pantry is taking every precaution to avoid the spread of COVID-19 as directed by the State of Missouri. To maintain the social distance of six-feet between non-family members, when you arrive Friday, please remain in…

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Greenwell Named to Academic All-State Team

By Marlana Smith   North Shelby Senior Elijah Greenwell has been named to the 2020 Basketball Academic All-State Boys Team. This team includes all school classifications in Missouri.    “It feels good and it is a cool accomplishment,” said Greenwell.    NS head coach Landon Daniel turned in a form to the Coaches Association.  …

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‘Glass Man’ Cuts Wide Swath

By Troy Treasure   As defined by Webster’s Dictionary, a glazier is one whose work is cutting and setting glass.   Mike Vanskike of Shelbyville is well known for possessing that type of craftsmanship, even if some of his clients might be stumped by the term glazier.   “They’re going to say he’s the glass…

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