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The Waldron Hometown Advisory Committee awarded the Waldron Community Volunteer Fire Department a $5,000 grant from the Waldron Hometown Community Fund (held at the Blue River Community Foundation). This grant will help them purchase additional equipment for their new Pumper-Tanker 641 so th…

STATEHOUSE — Senate District 42 was recently awarded funds to help communities continue to address the impact of COVID-19, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg).

A fire broke out at Three Sisters Books and Gifts Tuesday morning. Fire Chief Tony Logan said that the fire started after construction workers laying pavers accidentally got a propane torch too close to a column in the front of the building. The column “worked a lot like a chimney,” Logan sa…

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Three Buds celebrated “4/20” Tuesday with a 4/20 Extravaganza.

Lions Club pork chop dinner set for April 30

The Northwestern Consolidated School District Board of Trustees approved a contract this week with Antal Building Corporation to repair and expand the press box at Bud Mendenhall Field.

State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg, podium) recognizes the 100th anniversary of the Hoosier Gym and the 35th anniversary of the film Hoosiers’ release with Senate Concurrent Resolution 22 at the Statehouse Wednesday, April 14. Located in Knightstown (Henry County), the Hoosier Gym was feat…

WASHINGTON — Senator Mike Braun, Senator Michael Bennet, Senator Richard Burr, and Senator Tim Scott have introduced the bipartisan Voluntary Protection Program Act in the Senate, a bill that would codify and revive an OSHA program that encourages businesses to adopt stringent safety and hea…

The Shelby County Drug Coalition is urging Indiana Grand Racing and Casino to go smoke free as part of its efforts to convince all restaurant, bar and club owners to do the same.

The Shelbyville Police Department is warning the community about a new Internet challenge teenagers are participating in.

Every now and then I will drive through neighborhoods to look at landscaping ideas and I always come across a beautiful flower garden or two. Ever wonder what you need to do to have one just like it? If you’d like a low-maintenance flower garden, your most important work will be done with pe…

The Shelbyville High School band performed its spring concert Wednesday evening. It was the last concert Director Russell Smith performed before he retires at the end of the school year. The final song they performed was titled, “Time to say goodbye.” Smith highlighted that the song was for …

After keeping an eye on the chute slides at the Meridian Park Aquatic Center for a couple of years, Shelbyville Parks Department Director Karen Martin decided it was time to replace them.

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Triton Central Schools celebrated the opening of the newly renovated fieldhouse Wednesday evening. The facility has three basketball courts, a weight room, a wrestling room, and a viewing area that overlooks the courts.

The Shelby County Recycling District will hold its spring Clean Up and Shred Day from 7 a.m. to noon May 8 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

‘Who the heck is Jack Hanna?” I asked the staff during a TV production meeting in the fall of 1979.

Nomadland by Jessica Bruder is a journey through an America that most of us don’t know. It is the America of the “houseless” as the people sometimes refer to themselves. Not homeless because they have a home even if just happens to be their cars. For many of these nomads, this group of older…

Construction workers build the base of where the fountain in the middle of the Public Square will be. They constructed a shelter in front of Munchies on Tuesday which will act as both a shelter for outdoor dining and a stage for live performances. Another shelter will go up in the northeast …

STATEHOUSE — Shelbyville Senior High School graduate Sarah Work is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) and his fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2021 legislative session.

Editor’s Note: Amiss and her business are in the suite located directly upstairs of The Shelbyville News. The Shelbyville News no longer owns the building we operate out of and is not affiliated with Amiss’ business. We are simply neighboring suites in the same building.

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Leadership Shelby County Group “Friends of the Fair” did some work at the Shelby County Fairgrounds on Saturday, including gardening and cleaning the buildings. Here, the group is assisted by Shelbyville High School art students in painting a mural on one of the fairgrounds’ buildings.

Two people inside the house at 933 N. Hampton Street are okay after a house fire Monday evening. Fire Chief Tony Logan said the fire started when a woman in the house spilled hot wax on a cloth. The house underwent a lot of fire, smoke and water damage, Logan said, and is now boarded up.

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Plastic bags covered the 369 seats of the still-dark Strand Theatre as its all-volunteer staff prepare for the laying and cutting of concrete under the stage – the next step in the leveling of the stage project, which commenced in the midst of the pandemic and is nearing its completion.

Gregg McManus, born and raised in Rushville, has published a sci-fi/political thriller called “The Bug Light Room” that takes place in Indiana. The plot follows two Hoosiers who manage to destroy an alien spacecraft and the mayhem it creates only two weeks before a close presidential electio…

On Sunday, April 25 WHMB TV-40 is pleased to announce the debut of Spiritual Honesty co-hosted by Pastor Brad Schultz current pastor of Zion Evangelical Church in Shelbyville and Pastor Randy Wilken of St. Louis.

Senior Katie Mathies gives teammate Karissa Hamilton a chest bump after one of Hamilton’s home runs in the first game of a doubleheader. Hamilton hit four homers in two games, including three in the first. Shelbyville easily won the first game, 18-3, then went onto win, 12-5, in a rain-short…

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Mainstreet Shelbyville and the Shelby County United Fund For You (SCUFFY) have teamed up to hold a Dine for SCUFFY event Wednesday and Thursday to help raise money for the United Fund.