Area News

School Board Takes a Closer Look at Elementary After Bids Come in High

By Thad Requet The Shelby County R-IV School Board discussed the bids that came in for the new South Shelby Elementary School during Wednesday night’s regular board meeting. The bids came in higher than what was anticipated. Elementary Bids The bids for the South Shelby Elementary School came in considerably higher than expected. The board…

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Fire Department Responds to Garage Fire

The Shelbina Fire Protection District responded to a call that came in at 2:01 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, for the smell of something burning in a residence on East Mill Street. Firefighters found a fluorescent light ballast had overheated.  Pictured above are fire fighters attempting to gain entrance into the garage. That was the first…

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Fire Destroys Home Northwest of Shelbina

Shelbina Firefighters responded to a structure fire Saturday night at 8:50. The fire was located northwest of Shelbina on Shelby 419. Accordingo the Shelbina Fire Protection Assistant Chief Allan Wilt, it was the home of Ernie Weaver. Upon arrival, firefighters found a fully involved trailer house and shed. Weaver was able to escape unharmed, Wilt…

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Shelbina City Council Approves Sale of Fireworks

By Thad Requet The Shelbina City Council passed an ordinance approving the sale of fireworks within the city limits during Tuesday night’s meeting at the Shelbina City Hall. Sale of Fireworks After weeks of discussion the council, which seemed determined to approve an ordinance to legalize the sale of fireworks inside the city limits, did…

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Clarence City Board Looking at Tiny House Ministries

By Thad Requet The Clarence City Board heard information about Tiny House Ministries from Clarence Christian Church Minister Jacob Lancour, during Monday night’s council meeting. Tiny House Ministries Lancour, along with Curtis White of Tiny House Ministries, presented information regarding Tiny House Ministries’ vision to work with Love Inc. out of Columbia. to help relocate…

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NECAC Looks to Partner with Local Banks in Home Buyer Education Program

By Thad Requet For those people who are looking to purchase a home either for the first time, or as a repeat homeowner, there are resources available through NECAC to make that process much easier.  Marsha Signoracci NECAC’s Homeownershp Prgram’s Director talks about a course that NECAC offers and she teaches that could make what…

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City Workers Fix Water Leak

By Thad Requet Shelbina City workers were called out during just after midnight Thursday to address a water leak that was occurring. They worked on around 12:30 a.m. to get the leak stopped. Temperatures were at minus 4 degrees at that time. Shelbina City Superintendent Dennis Klusmeyer said they went back in Friday morning and…

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