Nov. 18: This Day in Shelby County History

2013: Numerous charity events were planned to help raise money to support Nigel Schonfeld, 16, a student at Shelbyville High School who had a rare blood disorder.

2003: Walmart officials said their new superstore in Shelbyville was seeing strong sales. They noted that fried chicken sales were above expectations.

1993: Shelbyville High School's Tracy McNulty was named to the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association's academic all-state team. McNulty was ranked in the top ten of her class and had posted outstanding stats for the volleyball team.

1983: Four Shelbyville residents - Gail Wildman, Robert Nolley, Mary Carter and Dr. Phil Batton - were volunteering to produce "For Kids Only," an all-local, 30-minute TV show for young children that aired on Shelbyville's cable station Channel 3 at 5:30 p.m., Sundays and Mondays. Carter and Wildman wrote the scripts and Batton and Nolley handled filming, lighting and editing. Each show took approximately 20 hours of work to create. Sue Ann Bass and Susie Pouder also acted, along with children, in the shows.

1973: John W. Fleming stepped down as chair of the Shelby County Republican Central Committee due to a promotion with the State Highway Department. Vice-chair Harriett Arland, organized a meeting to elect a successor. Bueford Robbins was expected to ascend to the top post.

1963: The local Salvation Army Citadel held a mortage burning ceremony to commemorate the liquidation of debt on the local building and grounds. Taking part in the ceremony were Mayor Elmer McNay, John C. DePrez and Harold McWilliams.

1953: Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. announced plans to purchase the Porter Carpet Sweeper Co. building, 212 Elizabeth St., to support PPG's expanding operations. The Porter building was one of Shelbyville's oldest and best-known factory buildings. Area residents asked the city to help with parking, given that PPG employees were left to park in front of homes on streets in the area.

1943: The Shelbyville High School basketball team was selected. Players would be George Thurston, Chris Fischer, Don Eads, Oris Oldham, Dick Jones, Bob Thoms, Dick Kendall, Dirk Knight, George Hohenberger, Charles Stader and Gene Sexton. The average height of the boys on the team was 5'10".

1933: Local girls organizations announced plans to observe Girl Scout Week. Committee members were Misses Exine Dickman, Katheline Bass, Pauline Titus, Lillian Wood and Mesdames Ralph Coon, Frank Kolkmeier and Paul Wray.

1923: Major Hospital officials asked that pledges for the new facility be turned in by Jan. 1 in order for the hospital to open. Several local businesses had offered to furnish patient rooms.