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Comprehensive Plan open for final discussion

Adam Rude, director of the Shelbyville Plan Commission, center, explains information available to those in attendance at a November Shelbyville Comprehensive Plan public meeting. One final public meeting to discuss the Comprehensive Plan will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Shelbyville Parks and Recreation Department.

By JEFF BROWN - jbrown@shelbynews.com The Comprehensive Plan city officials have been working on for over a year now will get one last public discussion session this week. At 6 p.m. Thursday at the Carl McNeely Civic Center, 945 S. Tompkins St., at the Shelbyv

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Dog returning home after biting incident

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com A dog belonging to a Shelbyville couple is returning home after the Board of Works approved its release from the Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter after it bit a Shelbyville resident earlier this month. Neko, a Chihuahua

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Indianapolis woman dies in I-74 accident

STAFF REPORT An Indianapolis woman died in an accident on Interstate 74 on Monday. Katherine Stratton, 54, was found deceased at the scene by first responders who were dispatched at 5:10 p.m. to the 113-mile marker on the interstate. According to Sheriff Louie Koc

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Local officials file election papers

Three Democrats, (from left) Mayor Tom DeBaun, Clerk-Treasurer Frank Zerr, and Common Councilwoman Joanne Bowen, all filed their paperwork last week to declare their intention to retainthe current office they hold. Submitted photo

By JEFF BROWN - jbrown@shelbynews.com Shelbyville Mayor Tom DeBaun had already announced his intention to run for a third term. Now the paperwork is complete. DeBaun, in the final year of his second term as mayor, filed his declaration papers last week at the Shelb

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'Gunpalooza' to raise money for needy families

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com Jack Bassett and Ron and Robin Phelps can’t help everyone who comes through the Eagles’ door in need of assistance. That doesn’t mean they don’t want to help as much as they can. With the idea of helping

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Shelby Shake competition serves to improve social skills

Karlie Lawson, left, gets interviewed byShelbyville High School Assistant Principal Sarah Wheeler.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com The computerized bell rang and in a matter of seconds, 21 Shelbyville Middle School students wrapped up their conversations with community members and moved on to the next station. The students, who were members of Kristiaan Ra

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Chamber introduces new board president

Chris Hoke, new Shelby County Chamber of Commerce board president, addressed the crowd in attendance at Wednesday's first chamber luncheon of 2019.

By JEFF BROWN jbrown@shelbynews.com The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce introduced Chris Hoke as its board president for 2019 at a luncheon Wednesday at Shelbyville Community Church. Hoke, the Superintendent of Northwestern Consolidated Schools Corp. (Triton Ce

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'Miracle Baby' finally comes home

Scott and Brittany Armstrong have both of their daughters home at last. Brooklynn Dannyelle, right, was born Sept. 24 at 26 weeks and six days of pregnancy and weighed one pound, 14 ounces. She was about the size of her sister Kaydence’s doll, pictured left. She remained in the NICU at IU Community Hospital North, Indianapolis, for just more than three months, entering her Shelbyville home for the first time on Christmas Eve.

By LUANN MASON - For The Shelbyville News Medical professionals said her baby would not survive if born at 26 weeks of pregnancy, so when Brooklynn Dannyelle waited six additional days before entering this world, weighing one pound, 14 ounces, her mom, Brittany Arm

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SES using panic button to increase security

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com A new app that serves as a panic button is now being used in the Shelby Eastern Schools district. The app, called Rave Panic Button, immediately reaches emergency and on-site personnel and is being used by teachers and administ

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Cancer association trying to grow within caring community

Donna Harrell, left, of the Cancer Association of Shelby County accepts a fundraising donation Tuesday of $1,005 from Nancy and Doug Seeman of Sanders Jewelry. The downtown jewelry store offered two pairs of shell pearl earrings for $10 during the holiday shopping season with the purchase price going directly to the local cancer association.

By JEFF BROWN - jbrown@shelbynews.com Tucked into the southwest corner of the downtown Public Square is a small thrift shop that serves as the doorway into the Cancer Association of Shelby County. Through the glass doors, the store wraps around a main

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Fourth annual Project Prom seeking donations

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com Winter weather may have finally arrived but Shelbyville High School is starting to think about the upcoming spring – specifically Prom. As in previous years, the high school is looking to help students who are financially

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