Local Girl Scouts Lettie and Penelope sold cookies Wednesday evening at St. Paul’s Tavern. Their troop will be selling cookies again at Pudder’s from 3-7 p.m. March 3.

The Environmental Public Health Office of the Shelby County Health Department conducted three routine inspections during the second week of February.

Since September of last year when the film won top prizes at both the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals, it has been clear that Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland” would dominate awards season. Mind you, awards season itself was in question, with all the delays and compromises that affect…

Pasta Fagioli basically means “pasta and beans” and is an extremely popular Italian soup. Growing up, I never really cared for any type of soup to be quite honest with you but over the years of my taste buds developing and changing, I have really grown quite fond of soup. Before my Grandma B…

Many, many years ago, I remember our dad saying that he had seen a Ku Klux Klan burning cross near where he grew up. James H. Madison’s book, The Ku Klux Klan in the Heartland, places the strongest period of the Klan in Indiana in the 1920’s which fit with the time our dad was talking about …

The City of Shelbyville received an Indiana Public Employer’s Plan, Inc. (IPEP) grant. The grant funds will be used to purchase safety equipment or safety training programs that will reduce or limit workers compensation exposure. Pictured here are Personnel Director City of Shelbyville Jody …

University of Indianapolis names Dean’s List

‘Who asked for this?” is a question sometimes asked jokingly. Many folks see snow covered roads and iced-up car windows. Some see opportunity in building snowmen and sledding hills. There are those who capture photogenic scenes to share on social media. And those who love hot chocolate and f…

We are well into Lent, the penitential season of the church that starts on Ash Wednesday and culminates on Easter Sunday. Lent also includes such important events as Palm Sunday (Jesus entry into Jerusalem), Maundy Thursday (the Last Supper and His arrest) and Good Friday (His trial and cruc…

A couple of Shelby County boys’ basketball teams are on a roll and a couple others are finding their stride as local teams gear up for next week’s sectional.

Last week when the snowstorm hit, I was fortunate to have neighbors who knew that I had a bad knee, a bad back and a cardiologist on retainer. Paul and Eric shoveled our driveway and Noah (Eric’s 10-year-old son) somehow managed to maneuver the snowblower.

Though it seems like a long time ago, it’s only been a week since the impeachment trial of the ex-president. Nearly the entire week was taken by the prosecution. Speaker after speaker rose to elaborate on the offenses committed by the man on trial. Since most of them are lawyers and all are …

The Southwestern High School Academic Team – comprised of Bryn Pfanschmidt, Faith Kelley, Grace Schlabach, Maggie Goodin, Kennedy Pile, and Elias Clark – placed second overall at the Mid-Hoosier Conference Academic Super Bowl on Monday.

In what’s labeled a “junk and debris” case by Plan Director Adam Rude, the Board of Works continued an order to appear for the property owners of 719 First St. at its Tuesday morning meeting.

Two Shelby County schools learned they received byes while the other three will face non-county opponents to open the sectionals after the drawings were announced Sunday night.

Because the COVID-19 numbers are trending in the correct direction it has been determined that beginning Monday, the City of Shelbyville will be opening some facilities to the public.

The organizers of the Track Superintendents Field Day are pleased to announce that the 20th edition of the event will be held June 14-15, 2021, at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. The event brings together track superintendents and staff annually to discuss best practices related to track …

Three-year-old Gavin Keele was so proud of the snowman he made “almost by himself” that he wanted everyone to know about it.

Keegenn Weaver, a 2020 graduate from Southwestern High School, graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD), San Diego on Jan. 22, 2021.

INDIANAPOLIS — CareSource, a nationally recognized nonprofit health plan, announced a joint program recently with Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana’s Nurse-Family Partnership, a community health program that assists low-income, pregnant mothers by arranging home visits from register…

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INDIANAPOLIS — State Representative Sean Eberhart, R-Shelbyville, who is chair of the House Natural Resource Committee, authored House Bill 1395 on various natural resource matters that include fishing and licenses.

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah is a masterful fictional account of one of the most devastating times in our history. We see this period through the eyes of the Martinelli family who have a sizable piece of land in Texas. Life is good for many years for the family until there was a drought …

I told my wife the other day that the stress of writing a weekly newspaper column was getting to be too much for me. “Look, Mary Ellen, we have been pretty much stuck in the house for a year and there’s nothing left to write about. The other problem is that you put a stop to articles making …

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that FSA offers farm ownership and farm operating loans to underserved applicants as well as beginning farmers and ranchers. Underserved or beginning farmers and ranchers who cannot obtain commercial credit…

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One good thing about the year 2021 in movies is that we might get two Oscar seasons. Usually the deadline to qualify for a year’s Oscar race is the end of the calendar year, so December is often loaded with awards-chasers. But because there were so many releases pushed back in 2020, the Acad…

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Gleaners Food Bank delivered a truck-load of food to the Salvation Army Thursday morning. Drive-thru pantry hours are 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday and Friday. A menu for February is posted to the organization’s Facebook page.