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Information Shared On Possible Dam Project

SHELBY- Updates were provided from a recent trip to the Chippewa System for a tour of three dams during the regular city council meeting on Monday night.

Councilman and Black Fork Advisory Committee Representative Nathan Martin explained a visit was done for the viewing of three dams, one wet dam and two dry dams.

“It was similar to what would be put in for the proposal. One had a significant amount of farm land behind it, type of pasture, and the other had farm land behind it which would be more in line with what is proposed,” Martin said...Read More

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Seltzer Pool Ready For Summer Season

SHELBY- With school officially out for the summer, Seltzer Pool is ready to open its doors this weekend.

On Saturday, May 26 Seltzer Pool will officially open for the summer season. Manager of the pool Jordan Nelson explained there have been some changes made from previous seasons.

“There are no coolers or outside food allowed in the facility. You can eat out in the pavilion if you choose, but bringing fast food or ordering pizza is no longer permissible,” Nelson explained....Read More

City Income Tax Increases

Income tax collections for the month of August totaled $504,000, Sue Johnson, the city’s finance director, told members of council. The four-month total for this year is $1,367,000.

“Last year we had collected less in April,” she noted. “But, our four-month total was about $112,000 higher. Since we budgeted slightly less in income tax revenues in 2018, we have actually collected over 40-percent of our budget. Our overall revenues are at 32.25-percent of the budget, which is only slightly lower than the 33-percent we would expect at this time of the year.

“For the overall budget, we have expended 23-percent of our total appropriations so far this year,” Johnson told council. “For the month of April, our receipts were higher than our expenses by $124,276...Read More

Jennifer Ball Sworn In As Newest Member Of New London Village Council

Jennifer Ball was sworn in as New London’s newest council member during Monday night’s meeting by Mayor John Martin.

Ball was appointed to fill the seat left vacant by Neil Winslow who resigned in March.

“This is something I’ve been considering and the vacancy gave me the opportunity to step up and be involved.” She added, “I am very excited to be a part of council.”

Village administrator Shawn Pickworth told council members there have been many calls, customers coming into the office and even some hate mail from residents who say their utility bills are not arriving on time. “The village delivered the bills to the New London Post Office on April 30, 2018.” He added, “I cannot speak to why the post office takes our bills and ship them to Cleveland just to have them returned to New London for delivery....Read More

Shelby FFA Banquet Recognizes Achievements

Over 400 members and guests filled the auditorium at Shelby High School for the annual FFA Banquet.

FFA Chapter President Seth Wasilewski was the master of ceremonies for the evening. Principal Joe Gies gave the greetings stating the FFA Chapter is the largest student organization at Shelby High School. He said he is very pleased with the student participation and the support they are given throughout the community.

He added this has been one of the most successful years in Career Development Events. The top members who participated in 18 Career Development Events were: Ag Power Diagnostics first in District-Kirby Vogt, Dylan Finnegan. State Wildlife Management 26th in State-Blake Fetzer, Keeley Mack, Dylan Finnegan, Kristen Roberts....Read More

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