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Today's News

  • Chapter 1: A wagon load of surprises

    "Whew! I had no idea pulling the wagon home from the Martins' yard sale would be so exhausting!"

    "Do you want me to help you, Woody?"

    "No thanks, Chloe." I thought it was best if Chloe stayed in the wagon and made sure everything stayed in place. We would have been so upset if we had hit a bump and damaged our purchase. "Anyway, we're almost home. Pulling the wagon wouldn't have been so tough had the yard sale not been so far away."

  • Church news: Sept. 30, 2011

    Annunciation
    Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, please call the Parish Office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic Church, you are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499.

     

    Bagdad Baptist
    You can find information about Angel Food and other ministries by visiting www.bagdadbaptist.com.

     

  • Looking Back: Sept. 30, 2011

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

     

  • Five players to watch for Shelby County

    Devin Ashton

    The junior has swiftly switched from outside linebacker to defensive end this season. 

    "He took a position change and he's taken ownership of it and he was happy to do it for the team," Shelby County Coach Todd Shipley said.

    So far this season he has 16 tackles (7 solos, 9 assists) and plenty of compliments from the coaches.

    "He’s one of the hardest-working kids on the team," Shipley said.

    Brandon Ford

  • Five players to watch for Collins

    Michael Brooks

    For Jerry Lucas’ money Michael Brooks is the best defensive player in the state.

    "If there is a better defensive player out there, they'd have to prove it to me," Collins’ coach said of his senior middle linebacker.

  • Want a line on this one? Look ‘in the trenches’

    There are plenty of storylines entering tonight’s football game between Collins and Shelby County.

    Here are a handful of those looking ahead to the 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Robert Doyle Stadium:

    1.      It’s the second year of the new rivalry.

    2.      The Rockets are looking to avenge last year’s 49-7 loss to the Titans, or at least prove that they are closing the gap between the two programs.

  • SCHS girls’ soccer team nips Paris for 5th in a row

    Freshman Cali Mills’ goal in the final minute of regulation gave the Shelby County girls’ soccer team its fifth consecutive victory – 1-0 over Paris – Wednesday night at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    Senior Alex Patterson assisted Mills’ winning-goal.

    “We played well throughout the game, very solid defensively and our offense dominated but again could not finish,” Rockets Coach Joe Turner reported. “[I] loved the back line of our defense – Anna [Collins], Haleigh [Olsson] and Taylor [Claspill].”

  • Driver Pearcy wrapping up championship season

    Collins eighth-grader Daniel Pearcy concludes a successful season in RFR (Ralph Firman Racing) Cars Indy Karting Series this weekend in the 10th annual Mooresville (Ind.) Grand Prix.

    Saturday and Sunday, Pearcy will compete in the Junior Supercan division on the .625-mile counter-clockwise road course.

    “I think it [Mooresville] is a fun track and always leads to good racing,” Pearcy, 13, of Shelbyville said in a press release earlier this week. “It will also be cool this year because everybody will be going counter-clockwise.”

  • Ag Report: Sept. 30, 2011

    CAIP grant application

    deadline is next Friday

    Deadline for Phase I of the Shelby County Community Agriculture Investment Program is next Friday. That’s when agricultural producers in the county must  submit applications for grants through the Shelby County Extension Office.

  • Shelby author's new book tackles ills of health-care plans

    “Changes in employee health care are coming. The time is now for employers to act,” said F. Randall Childers Jr.

    And Childers, a Shelby County resident, is attempting to do that very thing through his new book, Forensics of a Medical Plan: Dissecting Health Benefits on a Company Level.

    He asserts that both employers and employees have a say in the types of benefits and the costs of benefits offered in employer-sponsored health plans.