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Obituaries

October 22, 2013

Shelby books state tennis berth

Mykennah Allen and Alexis Halbrook have advanced to the IHSA State Girls Tennis Tourney in Buffalo Grove, Thursday and Friday.

For the first time in school history Shelbyville is making plans for the state tennis tourney thanks to a 4th place doubles finish for Mykennah Allen and Alexis Halbrook.

Allen and Halbrook were seeded 4th started sectional with a bye. In the 2nd round they beat Casey-Westfield’s #1 doubles team (Gladu/Cox), 6-4, 6-1. They followed up, beating Robinson’s #1 doubles team (Fuller/Buchanan), 4-6, 7-5, 6-2. That win assured them of at least 4th place and a state berth.

On Saturday, Allen and Halbrook lost to #1 seed Kristen Doty and Kate Ervin(Mattoon), who went to state last year. Allen and Halbrook had recently beaten Doty and Ervin (33-3), at Shelbyville, 10-8. They then lost the 3rd place match to Kaiser and Stremming from Mattoon, 6-3, 7-5.

Ram coach Ryan Scott also took two singles players and another doubles team to sectional. Julia Bolinger and Kayla Lee competed in singles, but were eliminated. Kaitlyn Hopper and Rachel Sphar competed in doubles and were eliminated.

Allen and Halbrook are headed to state with a 17-6 record, with 3 of their 6 losses in their first four matches. They had a 14 match winning streak this season.

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  • Marva Jean Perry

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  • Marva Jean Perry

    Marva Jean Perry 75 of Effingham, IL, passed away at 7:34 PM Saturday April 19, 2014 in her home.

    April 20, 2014

  • Linda Nees.jpg Linda D. Nees

    Linda Darlene Nees, 59, of Shelbyville, IL, died at 2:10 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Taylorville Memorial Hospital, Taylorville, IL.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Betty Glasscock.jpg Elizabeth Lois "Betty" Glasscock

    Elizabeth Lois “Betty” Glasscock, 87, of Gays IL, passed away at 8:45 PM Friday April 18, 2014 in Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL

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  • Doris Niehls.jpg Doris Jean Niehls

    Doris Jean Niehls, age 80, of Barto, PA passed on from this life Wednesday, March 26 2014. She died on the family farm at the home of her son Jonathan and his wife Mary (Colden), with loving family.

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  • Linda D. Nees

    Linda D. Nees, 59, of Shelbyville, IL, died at 2:10 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Taylorville Memorial Hospital, Taylorville, IL.

    April 17, 2014

  • Wanda King.jpg Wanda June King

    Wanda June (Schwenker) King, 76 of Forsyth, IL (formerly of Shelbyville, IL) was called to her eternal home on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 9:06 PM at home in Forsyth, IL with her loving family by her side.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Wanda J. King

    Wanda J. King ,76, of Forsyth, IL, passed away at 9:06 PM Tuesday April 15, 2014 in her home.

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  • Merritt Sanders.jpg Merret Sanders

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