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Honors: Shelby Lem and Marissa Tissot

Shelby Lem and Marissa Tissot, both of Grosse Ile, were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. To be eligible for the honor, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.6 or higher.

Our Hospice of Decatur/Shelby has a new four-legged volunteer

She is excited to start volunteering for Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Ava and her owner, Julie, will visit with patients in Greensburg, Shelbyville, Rushville and the surrounding areas serviced by the Greensburg office. Ava, like Our Hospice ...

Indiana angler slips into top spot

The pro bass angler from Indianapolis brought in five bass that weighed 15 pounds, 14 ounces, to take a slim first-round lead over Bryan Thrift of Shelby, N.C., in the four-day tournament that features 308 anglers competing in two divisions.

Gay weddings booming at Shelbyville chapel

The gay wedding business is booming in Shelbyville, where a non-denominational chapel has ...
Pastor Darrell Best has welcomed same-sex couples to his chapel from Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, and Florida. In all, 15 states have yet to ...

Shelbyville police search for casino robbery suspect

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — Police are searching for a suspect after a woman was robbed and assaulted aft she won big at the Indiana Grand Casino. Police in Shelbyville say they are looking for Vyctorya Dashay Deangela Cobb. According to police ...

Indiana Travels to Princeton to Defend CWPA Title

According to Indiana senior Shelby Taylor, being the reigning champions doesn’t add additional pressure. “CWPA is a whole different league of water polo. Our freshman year, we unexpectedly lost in the first round,” Taylor said, commenting on the ...

Cornerbacks coming along for Hoosiers

Cornerback was among the question marks heading into the spring at Indiana, but position coach Brandon Shelby told reporters he has seen play from that position on the upswing as the spring practice winds down in Bloomington. In remarks shared by the IU ...

Darleen Janice Atchley Donaghy

Darleen Janice Atchley Donaghy, born in Shelbyville, Indiana, on June 22, 1932, to Walter Atchley and Lola Hubbard Atchley, passed away Friday, April 10, 2015. Darleen graduated from Kokomo High School, Class of 1951, and is survived by her four children ...

Shelbyville man gets 30 years for guilty pleas in connection with girlfriend's death

SHELBYVILLE, Indiana — A judge has sentenced a central Indiana man to 30 years in prison for his guilty pleas in connection with the slaying of a girlfriend whose remains were found on his property last July. Special Judge Richard Culver sentenced Scott ...

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Bullets nearly hit customers at Steak ‘N Shake in Southeast Shelby County

Missing Attachment Missing Attachment SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an assault that resulted in gunfire at the Steak ‘N Shake in Southeast Shelby County.…

Bullets fly hitting the Steak ‘N Shake in South East Shelby County

Missing Attachment Missing Attachment SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an assault that resulted in shots being fired and hitting the Steak ‘N Shake in East M…

This is What You Just Put in Your Mouth? by Patrick di Justo

Do you give much thought to the products you eat and drink? What about the products that you use for your health and beauty routine, those products that occupy the space in your medicine cabinet, or t…

5 secrets for doing an affordable internship in a big city

This past semester I had the opportunity to intern with Rolling Stone magazine for three months in the heart of New York City. While it was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had, I was very unprep…

Saving Shelby: Strangers unite to save dog stuck in tar

(Please scroll down to watch part 2.) by Todd Tanner On a recent spring day, I traveled to a remote northern shoreline of the Great Salt Lake to shoot video of the Spiral Jetty, not knowing I would …

Proof the Supreme Court got it wrong in Shelby

GEORGE CURRY (NNPA)—When the Supreme Court gutted a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act nearly two years ago in Shelby County v. Holder, many of us suspected that Chief Justice John Roberts i…

Youth Crime Watch program helps solve crimes in Shelby County

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Shelby County School students said they were working with Memphis police to solve crime. School Board member Stephanie Love said the Youth Crime Watch program is making a difference …

Man shot during an attempted robbery in Shelby County

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office are investigating an attempted robbery turned shooting at the Country Market. It happened Saturday night in the 9000 block of Austin Peay Hig…

Parents demand extra security officers in Shelby County Schools

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Superintendent of Shelby County Schools Dorsey Hopson asked for an additional $14 million to go toward the district. Some parents said that money needed to go towards extra secur…


The Guardian and a warning to SHELBY INDIANA: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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Protect Your Business in SHELBY INDIANA from Spring Weather Threats

This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms.

Now is a good time to make a plan to protect your clients, customers and your business for the threats caused by spring storms and floods. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for mitigating spring weather risks. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit

WHAT: “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” - A presentation from Agility CEO Bob Boyd, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2 –3 p.m. EDT

Space is limited. Register at

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People help people. Gods do not help people

HealthDay news image Organ transplants have saved more than two million years of life in the United States over a period of 25 years, new research shows.But fewer than half the people who needed a transplant in this period they received, according to a report in the online edition of the January 28 issue of the journalSurgery JAMA ."The critical shortage of donors continues to affect this field. Just 47.9 percent of patients on the waiting list during the 25 years of the study underwent a transplant. The need is increasing, and therefore the Organ donation should increase, "wrote Dr. Abbas Rana, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. The researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 530,000 people receiving organ transplants between 1987 and 2012, and nearly 580,000 people who signed up for the waiting list but never received a transplant. In that period, transplants saved 2.2 million life years, with an average of just over four years saved for each person who received a transplant from a living body, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal . The number of years saved by type of organ transplant life were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, about 65,000: pancreas and kidney, nearly 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000, and intestines, around 4,500. One expert noted the relevance of the findings. "This study highlights the importance of organ donation, and shows that solid organ transplants save lives. One organ donor can have an impact on up to 50 lives," said Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, director of the Center for transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "The field of transplantation continues to seek ways to save more lives," said Abu-Elmagd. "For example, the program of ex vivo perfusion of organs of the Cleveland Clinic has been studying perfusion technology to better preserve organs donated." Powered by infusion, a machine pumps oxygen and nutrients to the donated enriched to prevent damage or deterioration of the body prior to transplant into a patient waiting, according to the Cleveland Clinic organ solution. Baylor researchers suggested a direct solution. "We call for greater support of transplantation and solid organ donation, valuable efforts have an impressive record of achievements and tremendous potential to do even more good for humanity in the future," concluded the authors. HealthDay, translated by HispaniCare

SOURCES: Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Ph.D., director, Cleveland Clinic´s Transplant Center, Ohio; JAMA Surgery , news release, Jan. 28, 2015



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