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Today's News

  • Part I: First days of WWII: training and deployment

     In my last column, about the Great Depression, I wrote that, upon being commissioned in the regular U. S. Marine Corps in 1937, "My future was assured."

    I had in mind my economic future, for the seeds of war were already germinating in the Far East and in Europe.  Many of the 81 second lieutenants, who joined me for Marine officer training in Philadelphia that year would not survive World War II.

  • Officers nearly killed in drug raid

    Three people are in jail for attempted murder after a drug raid in which a police officer narrowly escaped with his life.

    The near-deadly incident happened Thursday night when Shelbyville Police officers entered an apartment at 1427 Main Street in Shelbyville, SPD Maj. Danny Goodwin said.  

  • A reason to be thankful

    Mary Tingle has a special person to give thanks for this holiday season.

    Tingle said was devastated recently when she returned home from shopping and realized she had lost her diamond rings.

    Although very valuable, the cash value of the jewelry was not uppermost in her mind. She was concerned about their sentimental value.

  • Living Through the Great Depression Part II

    10 years of the Depression

    This is the second in a series about life during and after the Great Depression.

    When my parents moved to Longview, Wash., in the autumn of 1933, I entered the University of Washington in Seattle.

    Quarterly tuition was only $25, and I was able to work for my room and board as a houseboy in a fraternity house. I lived in the basement with the other houseboy, Falconer Smith, who later earned a doctorate in biology and worked on the atomic bomb project.

  • Looking Back: Nov. 14, 2008

    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.

     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 sharonw@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.

  • Looking Back: Nov. 14, 2008

    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.

     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 sharonw@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.

  • New Business

    A new car care center called David Toles Auto Pro Car Care Center has opened at 24 Old Mount Eden Road.

     

    The center is owned by David Toles and Paul and Tony Harrod.

     

    Auto Pro Car Care specializes in all types of car repairs, large and small, including brakes, belts, shocks, exhauast systems, tires, oil change, and trasmission service and repair.

  • Stumbo sues school board

    A former Shelby County High School teacher is suing the school district in Shelby County Circuit Court for banning him from attending his daughters' school functions.

    Scott Stumbo, who was accused of sexually harassing two students in 2006, has not been allowed to be on school property since February 2007. Stumbo’s ban from local schools came four months after he was fired from his job at SCHS by Elaine Farris, a former Superintendent who said she believed the charges against him to be true.

  • Looking Back: Nov. 7, 2008

    1968: St. Nick gifts going to Armed Forces in Vietnam

    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.

    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 sharonw@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.

  • New Business

     Diane's Dinners

     

    Owned by: Diane Gauss

     

    Phone: (502) 807-1384

     

    Address: 176 Tracy Ln., Bagdad

     

    E-mail: DLGauss@Hughes.net