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Loper principal surprised by student convocation

The office staff at Loper Elementary School wanted the “King of Loperland” to have the appropriate footwear before heading off to his new kingdom. The crocs are adorned with “King Brent.”

By JEFF BROWN - jbrown@shelbynews.com The “King of Loperland” wanted to remove his crown but his kingdom of small people protested.  So Brent Baker kept the crown on to address his people – the nearly 700 students and staff assembled in the L

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Southwestern looking at need for fieldhouse

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com Southwestern Jr/Sr. High School might be growing in the next couple years if the school board decides in the next few months to approve a proposal provided by Superintendent Dr. Paula Maurer during the May meeting to build a fi

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Bridge 213 opens in northwestern Shelby County

Shelby County Highway Superintendent Kem Anderson, former County Commissioner Dave Moore,office manager Diane Haehl and current County Commissioners Don Parker, Kevin Nigh and Chris Ross prepare to cut the ribbon during Monday morning’s ceremony. Bridge 213 is now open after eight years of Bridge 13 being closed due to damage and deterioration.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com It was “a long time coming” but residents in northwestern Shelby County now have easier access to Greenwood thanks to the opening of Bridge 213. Bridge 13, which was built in 1869 and had been closed since 2011 due

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POET seeking unique tax abatement

By JEFF BROWN - jbrown@shelbynews.com POET Biorefining Shelbyville will save approximately $24 million in tax payments over a 10-year span once it opens in early 2020. Shelbyville Mayor Tom DeBaun pointed out during Monday morning’s City Council meeting that

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Law enforcement takes time to remember fallen officers

Officers present the posting of the colors during Sunday’s Law Enforcement Memorial Service at First United Methodist Church in Shelbyville.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com In the middle of Rev. Bill Horner’s speech at the Shelby County Law Enforcement Memorial Service on Sunday, a call came in for an overdose. Four Shelbyville police officers quietly, but quickly, rushed out of First United

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See 'The Unknowns' documentary locally

STAFF REPORT Veterans and their families are invited to view “The Unknowns,” a documentary film about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The film documents the U.S. Army’s most elite ceremonial unit. Watch the soldiers

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Investigation underway following ORV accident

STAFF REPORT An investigation is underway following an accident near Morristown that resulted in one juvenile female being injured at around 1 p.m. Saturday. The investigation is being conducted by by Indiana Conservation Officers after two off-road vehicles left t

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Harness 'humbled' by Monna Linne Award

Lacy Harness, middle, listens as Linda Wessic, right, presents Harness with the Monna Linne award on May 8. To the left is Melinda Linville, the recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Nursing Leadership award.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com When Lacy Harness started working at MHP Medical Center in 2010, she had no ambition of being a nurse. At the time, Harness, who was named the recipient of the 2019 Monna Linne Award during the May 8 Nurses Awards Ceremony, was

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Keeping an active mind

Sider uses a Dremel rotary power tool to twist several stands of jewelry wire then wraps the wire around a large ink pen to make it circular before cutting it into hoops for earrings.

By LUANN MASON - For The Shelbyville News Moments of silence keep Chuck Sider wired with new ideas nearly every day, heightening the 84-year-old’s creativity. You are never too old to learn something new, according to Sider, who started making jewelry from wi

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Railroad crossing work to close some city streets

By JEFF BROWN - jbrown@shelbynews.com Shelbyville Mayor Tom DeBaun has fielded calls throughout his entire two terms of service regarding rough railroad crossing in Shelbyville. Starting Monday, CSX will begin repairs to most of Shelbyville’s crossings. But t

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SHS seniors take walk down memory lane

Current Coulston Elementary students deliver high fives to graduating seniors during Thursday morning’s senior walk. Shelbyville’s soon-to-begraduates were able to go to their respective elementary schools to walk through the hallways and visit former teachers.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com With high fives from current elementary school students and hugs from former teachers, graduating seniors triumphantly returned to their old stomping grounds Thursday morning. Shelbyville High School seniors visited their respe

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Harper named interim superintendent

Dennis Harrold, the Shelbyville Central Schools attorney, congratulates Mary Harper Thursday afternoon after she was named the interim superintendent.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com There was a Shelbyville shuffle Thursday afternoon when the Shelbyville Central Schools board announced a new interim superintendent. Current assistant superintendent Mary Harper was promoted to the position following

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Friday Night Live to feature Tyson Cox

STAFF REPORT With the passing of Tim Conway, people are asking who will take on the role of comedian for future generations. “It is a sad day in the comedy world when we lose a comedy legend like Conway. The one thing that keeps us going is the knowledge that

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Golden Bear Preschool construction remains on track

Construction equipment will be replaced by lunch tables and seats in the cafeteria before the start of the 2019-20 school year.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com It’s hard not to notice the progress of the Shelbyville Central Schools’ Golden Bear Preschool when driving down Broadway Street. The same can be said for the progress inside the former Marsh Supermarket, as well. T

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SCS Family Fun and Fitness Day

STAFF REPORT Shelbyville Central Schools presents "Family Fun and Fitness Day" Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at McKeand Stadium on the campus of Shelbyville High School. The event includes a 5K walk, free health screenings, health and wellness booths, and fun fitne

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