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  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 7: The Battle for Guam (1944), continued

    Fonte Ridge

    On July 22, the day following our landing, the 1st Battalion, of which I was Executive Officer (second-in command), was taken out of reserve and placed on the front line on Fonte Ridge, between the other two battalions of the 21st Marines.

  • King sentencing postponed

    Jenny King of Shelby County, a former longtime finance officer for Shelby County Fiscal Court who pleaded guilty in April to embezzling more than $23,000, has had her sentencing hearing moved to Aug. 7.

    King was to have appeared in Shelby Circuit Court July 17 for sentencing, but that event was postponed because she enrolled in a treatment program for substance abuse, said her attorney, Mark Dean.

  • Produce-ing a helping hand

    Lucas, 9, Ruby Ann, 2, Mac, 5 and Elly, 7, Courtney, the children of Mary and Shane Courtney, raced around a vegetable stand on Vigo Road in Bagdad Monday like a group of rodeo clowns wrangling a bull back into its pen.

    The kids were serving customers at their produce stand put together to support two of their friends diagnosed with juvenile diabetes.

    "We've actually done better than I thought we would," said Lucas, as he bagged some vegetables for a customer, adding that they have raised $1,000 so far.

  • Produce-ing a helping hand

    Lucas, 9, Ruby Ann, 2, Mac, 5 and Elly, 7, Courtney, the children of Mary and Shane Courtney, raced around a vegetable stand on Vigo Road in Bagdad Monday like a group of rodeo clowns wrangling a bull back into its pen.

    The kids were serving customers at their produce stand put together to support two of their friends diagnosed with juvenile diabetes.

    "We've actually done better than I thought we would," said Lucas, as he bagged some vegetables for a customer, adding that they have raised $1,000 so far.

  • Hibbett Sports closed

    A sporting goods store that has been serving Shelby for more than half a decade has closed its doors Sunday.

    Situated on the west end of Village Plaza, Hibbett Sports moved out of the store this week said James Pilson, the store’s district manager.

    He said the closing does not involve relocating the store, but is permanent.

    “We’re closing the store down completely,” he said. “Actually, our last day was Sunday. We’re packing everything up as we speak.”

  • Heading back to school

    With the first day just around the corner on Aug. 2, kids – and parents – are scurrying to stock up not only on school supplies, but clothing and other essential items.

    In some cases, what some might not consider essential, others do.

    “I want some new earphones,” said Melanie Newton. “And a Trapper Keeper.”

    “But you already have a Trapper Keeper,” her mother, Melissa Newton reminded her.

    “But I want a new one,” she said.

    Of course.

  • Sanderlin joins Collins as coach

    There is a new face at the helm for Collins High School’s track and cross country programs.

    George Sanderlin, a coach who most recently led North Atlanta High School in Georgia, is now managing the school’s running programs.

    Former Collins coach Sean Roberts moved on to Kentucky Country Day after the conclusion of the 2017 spring sports season.

    Sanderlin brings high hopes to the Titans’ teams for this year.

  • Post 37 picks up 2 wins

    Shelbyville Post 37 emphatically closed out its regular season Saturday, with a pair of blowout victories over the Louisville Vipers and Danville Mustangs.

    Shelby outscored its opponents during the two games by a combined 27-2, and has built up a head of steam moving into the American Legion State Tournament.

    “We’re playing pretty good going into the state tournament,” Post 37 coach Matt Buresh said. “We’ve done a solid job of hitting the ball over our last couple games.”

  • Looking backward: July 21, 2017

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at jblair@sentinelnews.com.

    If anyone has an old photo that they would like to run with this column bring it and the information into The Sentinel-News office or e-mail it to the writer at jblair@sentinelnews.com. We are also looking for mystery photos. If you have a picture you can't identify, send it in and we'll ask our readers for help.

    10 years ago, 2007

  • Post 37 defeats Oldham in midweek matchup

    Shelbyville Post 37 returned to its winning ways, taking advantage of poor pitch placement early by its opponent and riding that momentum to a 7-3 win over Oldham Post 39 at Bellarmine University on Wednesday night.

    Shelby jumped out ahead early, using a sharp eye at the plate to draw three walks in the fourth inning, taking a 2-0 lead.

    From there, Post 37 plated five additional runs over the sixth and eighth innings combined, putting the game out of reach, and earning the much-needed victory for Shelbyville.