“The Lidster is just dangerous. It’s caved in and the rooms are open. You walk on the floor, you’ll end up in the basement,” Tallman said at a Council meeting in November. “It’s past boarding up.”
“The Lidstrer is just as dangerous, if not more so, than the burned out building. It’s caved in and the rooms are open,” Tallman added. “It’s past boarding up.” - See more at: http://www.shelbyvilledailyunion.com/local/x934973736/City-looks-to-demolish-dangerous-buildings#sthash.mFAW1D9n.dpuf
Pana School District decided to close Jefferson Middle School in Tower Hill at the end of the current school year and move its students to buildings in Pana as a cost-saving measure for the district. The district also cited a decline in district enrollment back to pre-annexation levels as another reason for the move.
“If the money and the students were there to support it, we wouldn’t be having to make this decision,” Pana school board member Clint Foor said. “People are sad to see it close but they understand the sad state of affairs of our state which doesn’t have education as a priority as it should be.”
The building housed fifth and sixth grades. Those grades will attend Lincoln and the Junior High buildings respectively.
In other headline stories, the government shutdown this fall affected activities planned at Lake Shelbyville. Closed signs went up on October 1 around the lake on government owned properties, including all Corps campgrounds; boat ramps; day use facilities; trails, including some parts of the General Dacey Trail; Visitor Center; dam spillway; and the road across the dam were closed to the public for the duration of the shutdown which lasted until October 17.
The Balloon Fest activities set for the Lake area was moved to the Shelby County airport and activities plans adjusted. Attendance remained high in spite of the venue change.