Friday, August 25, 2023

The Latest Digitized SHS Courier Editions

1950: October 25

1972: December

1973: April ("Scurrier")

1994: March

2011: April 24

The latest edition featuring the current student staff will be published in early September. Look for a "new" retro edition to be uploaded each school day here. Also, follow the Squib & Courier on Facebook for archive photos and editions!

Local Students Receive National Recognition

The following Shelbyville High School students earned College Board National Recognition academic honors by earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher and outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT®, PSAT™ 10 and/or AP® Exams.

National African American Recognition Award

Aniya Cook · Olivia Hunter

National Hispanic Recognition Award

Daniel Vazquez

National Rural and Small Town Award

Cheyenne Eads · Daniel Vazquez · Darcy Willis · Delaney Watson · Ella Johnson · Grace Ni · Isabella Matney · Jacob Dupont ·Jacob Harker · Jeanette Wung · Kinsley Kirschbaum · Layne Pogue · Lilly Johnson · Nathaniel Tweedy ·Olivia Hunter · Olivia Bowman · Pacey Virden · Sydney Baker ·Wyatt Haacker


Shelbyville High School alumni Jan Asher ('67), Ken Gunning ('33) and Wilbur Pell ('33) will be inducted into the SHS Alumni Hall of Fame next Thursday, Aug. 31, and recognized at halftime of Friday's varsity football game.

This Month in Shelby County History

2018: Work began on transforming the former Marsh Supermarket into the Shelbyville Central Schools administration building, Golden Bear Preschool and SENSES.

2013: Joan Livingston began her 25th year as principal of St. Joseph Catholic School. She began teaching there in 1974, after she and her husband moved here from Missouri.

2008: Local barber Rick Hahn retired after 49 years. He had been located at 857 S. Harrison St. since 1995. He hadn't planned to retire, but his wife was in poor health, so he decided to take care of her. Hahn was known for taking pictures of his thousands of customers and hanging them on dozens of bulletin boards on the yellow walls of his triangular-shaped shop. The photos were organized by family unit, but had to be moved on occasion due to divorces, Hahn told Ron Hamilton with The Shelbyville News. Hahn was a 1957 St. Paul High School graduate, the same school were his father, Frank Hahn, taught and coached basketball and softball.

2003: Air Force Airman Byron Icenogle graduated from basic military training at Lackland AFB. He was a 2001 SHS graduate.

1998: Video Works won the Shelby County Girls Softball League major division regular season and tournament championships. Team members were Shaya Sundman, Mendi Bailey, Jenny Durham, Jane Macklin, Julie Pardue, Amy Harness, Amanda Ogles, Stephanie Barrick, Melissa Ogles, Jennifer Davis, Ashley Matney, Carmen Nigh, Amanda Paul and Alicia Copeland. Coaches were Dave Ogles and Stan Reynolds.

1993: The first place junior varsity cheerleading award at the Shelby County Fair was given to the Shelbyville High School team. Cheer members were Erin Slagle, Trisha Simpson, Kristen Rinehart, Jamie Wilcox and Jessica Ivie. Waldron placed second in varsity with cheerleaders Anna Kay Montgomery, Anita Cunningham, Carrie Mullins, Stacy Huntsman and Rachelle Kappes.

1988: A&B Overhead Door was crowned the Waldron Little League tourney and league champions. Players were Mike Gibson, Warren McDaniel, Garrett DeBaun, Zach Linder, Glen Gosnell, David Thompson, Patrick Mullins, Jared Linder, Brad Davis, John Justice and Jason Moore. Gary DeBaun was coach and Scott McIntyre was assistant coach.

1983: The G.C. Murphy store on Public Square closed after more than 50 years in business. Bob Turner, stockman for 28 years, was one of the last to close out the store. The southern half of the G.C. Murphy building was Castle Hall, built by the Knights of Pythias in 1900. The northern half of the building was originally the Fastlaben-Wray Building, built around 1875.

1978: The Athletics were crowned champions of the Boys Club Rookie "P" League. Members of the team were Matt Mack, Billy Lovitt, Scott Shaver, Rod Keplinger, Tim Boring, Joe Justice, Tony Medsker, Eric Thoman, Scott Wright, John Moore, Todd Gavin, Jeff Eads, Jeff Brown, Todd Ray, Ernie Jones, Earl Stevens, Gary Stephens, David Toll, David St. Cyr, Brian Ress and Howie Crawford. Mark Zineman was coach.

1973: Kim Williams, 16, of Knightstown Road, reigned as queen of the 1973 Shelby County Fair. She was presented a bouquet of roses and a trophy by Brenda and Linda Harker, queens of the 1972 Shelby County Fair.

1968: Contestants in the Shelby County Fair Queen contest were Sharon Bigelow, Jenny Clay, Sherrie Eiler, Judy Elkins, Millie Everhart, Christine Gray, Teresa Keifer, Diana Shops, Angela Leap, Laula Leffler, JoAnn Martin, Lynne McClain, Suzanne Merry, Terry Metz, Kathy Nickel, Cindy Norvell, Debbie Pate, Maureen Speitel, Pam Stevens, Paula Sweet, Pam Wagers, Mary Ann Wethington and Becky Young.

1963: Francis Dellekamp and Donald Tucker of Dellekamp Landscape Service planted native plants of the region in front of the Hendricks Cabin on the fairgrounds.

1958: Bill Stohry, 15, was named top showman at the Shelby County Fair 4-H Open class for sheep. There were 105 pens of sheep and 387 animals, superintendent Gilbert Siebert said.

1953: The Shelbyville Eagles softball squad defeated Amos Plastics in the county tourney finals at Kennedy Park.  Players were Norman Mullen, Glen Losey, Junior Chambers, Herschel Doles, Bob Williams, Dwain Laird, Rex McKenney, Jack Judge, Pete Ray, Lorne Baker, Bill Tucker and Bob Laird. Batboys were Harold Mullen, Paul Judge and Danny Judge.

1948: A newspaper photo showed Avonelle Lewis, member of the news staff, and Girl Scouts looking over a draft of the Declaration of Independence on the Freedom Train. The train had stopped in town and was open to the public for a day.

1943: Shelbyville's new curfew went into place. No one under 17 years of age would be allowed on the streets without written consent of their parents between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m.

1938: WDPS, Shelbyville Police Department's new radio system, went into operation, giving citizens and businesses speedier law enforcement facilities. The first message for transmission to the squad was called in when officers were asked to investigate a theft at a garage in Walkerville.

1933: St. George's Lutheran Church celebrated its 95th anniversary with a "sacred concert by choir." The church had at one time been the largest rural Lutheran church in the state.

1928: Marjorie Smith, of Shelbyville, was awarded a scholarship to the John Herron Art Institute, SHS art teacher Cora Tindall announced. Nina Schnaitter, of Shelbyville, had previously received the award.

1923: The 50th annual Shelby County Fair opened. A 60-piece band and vaudeville entertainers highlighted the evening's activities.