Area News

Shelbina Library Roof Replacement Project Underway

By Thad Requet Work is underway to replace the underlayment that lies beneath the roof tiles on the Shelbina Carnage Library. According to library board member Jeff Werr, the roof was leaking. There was damage to the underlayment which has some age to it. They had considered a couple of options when it came to…

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MDC and State of Missouri Increase Penalties for Poaching

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri legislature and governor have taken actions to increase penalties for those caught poaching Missouri game animals and other native wildlife species. Missouri Governor Michael Parson signed HB260 into law July 11. Called the Poaching Bill, it significantly raises fines for those convicted of illegally taking Missouri…

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Visibilty Becoming an Issue at Railroad Crossings in Shelbina

Weeds near railroad crossings in Shelbina have made it a real hazard for  those trying to cross. Two of the most dangerous railroad crossings in Shelbina are the Fourth Street crossing and the Sixth Street crossing. Pictured above is the Fourth Street Crossing looking east.   By Thad Requet Drivers are taught to never trust…

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Shelbina Teen Dies in Accidental Shooting

By Thad Requet A Shelbina teen died as a result of a gunshot wound during the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 17. According to the Shelbina Police Department around 12:56 a.m., the department received a report of a person with a gunshot wound. Officers arrived on scene in the 200 block of West Beech…

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Challenging Year for Crops in Shelby County

It has been a crazy year for local farmers. Heavy rain and flooding dominated the spring and early part of the summer. Then came the dry weather and extreme heat. The results have been a mixed bag to say the least. There has been a lot of crops that haven’t been planted this year because…

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Accident in Shelby County Injures Three People

By Thad Requet Three people were injured in an accident around 12:44 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, on private property, three-tenths of a mile west of Route A. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 2018 Polaris RZR driven by 21-year-old Cole M. Collins of Lentner was southbound when Collins lost control while going…

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Shelby County R-IV Board Discusses Elementary, Cell Phones, Transportation

By Thad Requet The Shelby County R-IV School Board got a new elementary school building update, revised the cell phone policy, discussed a late start policy and transportation review during its July 10 meeting. Building Update Architect Martin Meyer reported dirt work has been done on the elementary project. Meyer reported that there was a…

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Douglass is the 2019 Shelby County Fair Queen

By Thad Requet Hailey Douglass was crowned the 2019 Shelby County Fair Queen on Monday night during the first night of events at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. She is the daughter of Brian and Jill Douglass of Shelbina. Hope Chandler was the first runner-up. She is the daughter of Clint Chandler of Shelbina and Jennifer…

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