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City Council Approves Aquatic Center Punch Card Pass System
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The Shelbina City Council approved a punch card pass system during Tuesday night’s regular board meeting at the Shelbina City Hall.
   Punch Card for
   Aquatic Center
   The council and City Clerk Tim Lacy had discussed the possibility of selling punch cards for those who wanted to buy season passes for the pool. Lacy pointed out at the last meeting that they were running into issues with families trying to get more and more people in on their family season passes.
   The solution that he came up with and that was approved by the board is a punch card system. The punch card would cost $35 and have 20 punches on it. A punch for each person who came in with a family. If five people wanted to use it, it would cost five punches. Once the card was used up, another one could be purchased. Lacy said the cards would be kept at the pool in a Rolodex system so they wouldn’t be misplaced or stolen. Lacy said he contacted several other local towns who do something similar to this to try to come up with a fair price and system.
   The council approved a motion to go with the punch card system and they will be made up and available for sale soon.
   Dumpster Schedule
   With the ongoing discussion of trying to find ways to make it more convenient for residents to keep their home and property clean, the council discussed bringing in the dumpsters again this year to the water plant like they do each summer.
   This year is going to be a little different though. The council approved a motion to keep a dumpster on hand from May through August so that whenever people had things they needed to get rid of the dumpsters would be available.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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Students of the Month
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The Shelbina Elementary Student of the Month Assembly was held Tuesday morning. Those honored included Gage Webb, Miles Roth, Brandt Otto, McKinnley Webb, Bryce Grawe, Lilly McQuitty, Aspen Barger, Jayla Belknap, Stetson Woss, Allie Wharton, Hudson Gill, Katelyn Wilt, Kole Lanpher, Timmy White, Shelby Buckman and Maicyn Ratliff.   9576 1817 4/25/2018 hdl

Scholar Bowl Team to Compete Nationally
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With its strong finish at the Clarence Cannon Conference Scholar Bowl, the Scholar Bowl team from South Shelby High School in Shelbina proved themselves worthy to play on a national stage. On April 27, 2018, the team will represent their school in a 150-team national competition: National Academic Quiz Tournaments’ Small School National Championship Tournament.
   Quiz bowl is a competitive, academic, interscholastic activity for teams of four students. It is the national version of the game that is often locally called Scholar Bowl. Quiz bowl teams use buzzers to answer questions about science, math, history, literature, mythology, geography, social science, current events, sports, and popular culture. The matches feature a blend of individual competition and team collaboration, since no individual player is likely to be an expert in all subject areas. Participation in quiz bowl both reinforces lessons from the classroom and encourages players to develop new intellectual interests.
   South Shelby has attended the Small School National Championship Tournament two times before. Most recently, in 2017, they finished 4-5.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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The Passing of the Torch for the Shelbina Greenhouse
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Shelbina Greenhouse’s new owner Jennifer Fortna (left) is working with past owners Carla Harris (center) and her daughter Laura Harris.

The Shelbina Greenhouse has been a part of Shelbina for many years with Carla Harris and her daughter Laura operating the business. Carla has sold the business, but it isn’t going anywhere just yet. Jennifer Fortna and her husband Derek, closed on the greenhouse in January and the business has continued to operate this spring without a hitch.
   Fortna hasn’t coming in completely oblivious to the business. She has some experience under her belt. “I worked here with them last year to get an idea of what the work was like out here with the business. We all worked together very well,” Fortna explained.
   She and her husband Derek, who live south of Bevier, plan to have everything stay pretty much the same. “Carla and Laura are going to be working with us for the next couple of years. Everything has worked so well so far that we will probably keep things about the same,” she explained.
   Fortna said that with Carla and Laura staying on for a couple of years it works out great for everyone. It will allow for a smooth transition into the business for her and Derek. It will be a smooth transition for Carla and Laura and it will also make it easier for the customers as the business goes through the ownership change.
   Jennifer did say that eventually they plan to add some features to the greenhouse. “Carla had suggested building a greenhouse just for hanging baskets, so that might be something that we do.” Derek is considering growing sod for landscaping. They have land south of the buildings where he could do this. She also noted that they might add a few more plants to what they already have to offer.
   Jennifer said she doesn’t really have specific experience in this type of field. “I grew up in a big gardening family. My grandparents and my parents always had a big garden, so I grew up working every summer in the garden the summer with them.” Her mother grew a lot of flowers around their house and Jennifer learned a lot about flowers from her. She was also in 4-H as a kid and learned gardening skills from being involved with that.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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Jennifer Fortna and her husband Derek purchased the Shelbina Greenhouse back in January. Carla and Laura Harris will be working with them this year and next as the transition takes place. Fortna is pictured above tending to flowers in one of the greenhouses.   9580 1817 4/25/2018 hdl


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