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DeBaun, Ridgeway part of Candidates Forum

STAFF REPORT The Indiana Federation of Business & Professional Women-Shelbyville and the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will present a Candidates Forum at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at Shelbyville Middle School. All of the candidates running for local election have been

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City moving forward with property demolition

The property at 111 E. Hendricks St. will be demolished through cooperation with the city and buyer of the property following Tuesday’s Board of Works meeting.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com The City of Shelbyville will be working with potential buyers of a property that has been scheduled for demolition in an effort to expedite the process as a result of Tuesday morning’s Board of Works meeting. While s

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Annual Pioneer Fair taking a break

The annual Pioneer Fair held at the Shelby County Fairgrounds in Shelbyville is on hiatus in 2019 due to financial concerns.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com Abe Lincoln won’t be strolling around the Shelby County Fairgrounds anytime soon as he has in recent years. In re-examining the organization’s financial ratios, the Shelby County Historical Society has decided

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Free entry to DNR properties

STAFF REPORT Admission to Indiana’s state parks, state forests, state recreation areas and fish & wildlife areas (FWA) where entrance fees are charged will be free on Sept. 28 in recognition of National Public Lands Day. Hardy Lake’s free entry will

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First reading of 2020 city budget approved

By JEFF BROWN - jbrown@shelbynews.com The Shelbyville City Council delivered its first reading of the ordinance for the 2020 budget Monday morning at City Hall.  Shelbyville Mayor Tom DeBaun thanked all the department heads for their work on preparing the

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ALDI's announced reopening date

ALDI, which is undergoing renovation this month, will reopen with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 8:25 a.m. Oct. 3.

STAFF REPORT Construction continues at the Shelbyville ALDI’s grocery store. But shoppers will be glad to know that the local store, which has been closed this month for remodeling, will reopen at the beginning of next month. A ribbon cutting ceremony is sch

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Book covers history of local railroad line

“The History of An Indiana Railroad” looks at the story behind the Fairland, Franklin and Martinsville Railroad, which ran from 1846 to 1973.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com Darrell French has always enjoyed railroads. The Morgantown, Indiana resident grew up with an appreciation for them. “I grew up in a time where model trains were the number one gift parents gave,” he said. His enjoy

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Local teacher ropes MVP

Morgan Joy PhotographyNewlyweds Bonnie and Taylor Bate at the entrance to Indiana University. Bonnie is holding her grandfather Pete Weddle’s IU jacket. Her grandpa was an IU fan and looked forward to attending her wedding. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2016 at age 95. He was there in spirit.

- Dear readers, What do Kent Benson, Hoagie Carmichael, and Loper Elementary School teacher Bonnie Weddle have in common? The answer will be forthcoming. Bonnie, a local debutante, and her best friend, Whitney Fishburn, were famous in their younger years as membe

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Pressed In Black returning to Strand Theatre

Kit Haymond’s band Pressed In Black will perform Saturday night at the Strand Theatre in downtown Shelbyville. Haymond is a 2011 Waldron graduate who wants to pursue a career in the music industry. Pressed In Black is, from left: Cole Bettner, Kit Haymond and Alex Moss.

By JEFF BROWN - jbrown@shelbynews.com Pressed In Black traveled the Pacific Northwest earlier this year but home is Shelby County for Kit Haymond and his band. “I would put the Strand (Theatre) at No. 1 for me,” said Haymond when asked where his fa

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Charitable work defines Maggie Kissner

The girls at the Kercher Memorial United Methodist Church in Sierra Leone show off some of the dresses made locally by Maggie Kissner.

By LUANN MASON - For The Shelbyville News Every stitch by thread guided through fabric at the hands of Maggie Kissner or yarn that the 82-year-old loops around a needle to form connecting stitches is done to create a keepsake for others. “I just love helping

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TC administration looking into traffic control

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com FAIRLAND — For about 20 minutes in the morning, County Road West 600 North can get a bit backed up on a school day. With bus drivers, high school students and parents all headed toward a consolidated area, all with the go

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Boggs Society museum open Sunday

STAFF REPORT The Boggs Society’s free museum will be open 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday to show off the history of Boggstown and Sugar Creek Township. See new items and learn more about Boggstown High School, the Red Mill, local “Ma Kettle” actress Marj

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Sammy Terry hosting Friday Night Frights

The fiendish ghoul, Sammy Terry, returns to Shelbyville Friday for an appearance at the Strand Theatre. Around since 1962, Sammy Terry will host his classic stage show and interact with the audience as part of Friday Night Frights at the local theatre.

By JEFF BROWN - jbrown@shelbynews.com Who could be better to host Friday Night Frights at the Strand Theatre in downtown Shelbyville on Friday the 13th than Sammy Terry? What started as a character created for a 13-week television contract in 1962, Sammy Terry is n

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SCS moves to convert unused pool into multipurpose room

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com The Shelbyville Central Schools board took the first step in finding a new purpose for the middle school swimming pool that has sat unused for years during Tuesday’s monthly meeting. The board approved by a 6-0

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Shelby County Players hosting two workshops

Shelby County Players is offering a free workshop on Sept. 19 to help thespians develop their stage voice.

STAFF REPORT The Youth Theatre Action Team (YTAT) is a youth-driven group that provides theatre opportunities for thespians ages 8 to 18. YTAT presents young actors with the opportunity to perform in plays and attend workshops with one purpose in mind – to ha

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