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South Shelby Scholar Bowl Team Advances to Class 2 State Tournament
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The South Shelby Scholar Bowl team had an impressive showing in the Class 2 State Sectionals. The team advancved to the State Quarterfinals after defeating Fayette in two straight matches on Wednesday, April 27.
   South Shelby won the first match on the last bonus question of the game. The second match was also very close with South winning by 30 points. The team will now take on Calvary Lutheran in the State Quarterfinals in Columbia on Friday beginning at 10 a.m.
   National Tournament
   On the weekend of April 30, 2016, South Shelby High School joined 79 of the top quiz bowl teams from small public high schools at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare for the 2016 Small School National Championship Tournament to determine who was the best.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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Where Have the Trains Gone
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Train traffic through Shelby County has become almost non-existent. What used to be a common sight is now becoming a rarity. Railroad layoffs nation-wide have played a part in the lack of trains.

If you’ve lived in Shelby County for any considerable time at all, you know that trains rolling through each of the towns aligned on Highway 36 is just a way of life.
   The tracks have been unusually quiet for the last several weeks, with just a small percentage of the normal amount of train traffic rolling through.
   Crews have continued to maintain the line that runs through the county, working on switches, crossing gates and other things that have to be kept up with. But the sights and sounds of an actual train rumbling through has been missing.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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Shelbyville Woman Suffers Minor Injuries in Accident
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A one-vehicle accident resulted in minor injuries to a Shelbyville woman at around 12:55 p.m. Friday, April 29, two and a half miles southwest of Shelbyville.
   According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 22-year-old Madeline P. Neill was traveling west when she swerved to avoid a deer that ran into the road.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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Council Approves Motion to Purchase a New Skid Steer
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The Shelbina City Council held its latest regular meeting on Tuesday, April 26 in the Shelbina City Hall.
   Drug Court
   The council revisited the option of continuing its annual donation to the Macon/Shelby Drug Court. Council members had earlier voted against giving money this year since other towns in Shelby County weren’t asked to contribute as well.
   The County contributes $1,000 a year. The council passed a motion to match the County’s contribution and give $1,000. Mayor Al Dimmitt said he thinks that they should give the funding on the condition that other towns in the county besides Shelbina are asked as well.
   Insurance Presentation
   Dave Hickman, a consultant from MIRMA Health Care Plan talked to the Mayor and Council about what MIRMA had to offer through its insurance pool.
   He presented information to the board showing two different policy options. The presentation was a brief summary and Hickman said he would be available to talk to the council members in more detail about questions they may have if needed.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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Big BAM (Bicycle Across Missouri) Announces Headliners and 2016 Route
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Missouri Life magazine and Off Track Events (creators of Pedaler’s Jamboree, Missouri and Iowa) have announced the second annual Big BAM (Bicycle Across Missouri). Modeled after Iowa’s RAGBRAI, an event that attracts about 15,000 riders annually, Big BAM is Missouri’s border-­to-border bicycle and music festival that incorporates live music and other entertainment in communities across the state. Riders will travel 300 miles across Missouri for six days from June 12 – 17th, 2015. Bicyclists will meet in St. Joseph on Saturday, June 11th for a kick-­off party complete with live music and camping, and will officially depart on the morning of Sunday, June 12nd.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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