Shelbyville Daily Union

Homepage

May 14, 2013

Fire destroys downtown businesses

SHELBYVILLE, IL. —

Eighteen fire departments battled a late evening fire Monday which destroyed three downtown businesses and upstairs apartments and damaged other adjoining businesses.

The Shelbyville fire department was called to Main and Morgan streets where smoke and flames rose from the brick building. Only common walls separated the businesses.

Fortunately there were no injuries and no evacuations. The only occupant of the apartments got himself out quickly.

"We had to call for tankers from other departments after we drained the water tower," said engineer William "Perk" Wilson. "We had to drown it."

Destroyed were Sisters, Ahead of Style, The Style Shop, and Shelbyville Title & Abstract. Also suffering smoke and water damage were Longbranch Grill, The Iron Keg, and Ulrich's.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time, but is not believed to be arson. The cause is under investigation. The fate of the building is also to be determined.

Firefighters returned to the station at about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

1
Text Only
Local News
Obituaries
Homepage
IMG_2180.JPG

The mock accident played before students at Shelbyville High School drives home a strong message about drinking and driving. Additional photos may be viewed in the Photos section.

  • Mock accident drives home message

    The screech of tires -- the crunch of metal ... two school buses pull away to reveal a head-on collision involving high schoolers on Prom night.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Council approves Chautauqua Days plans

    Chautauqua Days Festival plans were approved by the Shelbyville City Council Monday evening. Vickie Davis and Brenda Elder presented plans for the May 30-June 1 event which includes bands and vendors in Forest Park. They asked for approval for the pl

    April 11, 2014

  • New management contracted for Eagle Creek Golf Course

    Findlay, IL -- Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Director Marc Miller approved a contract with Green Golf Partners Tuesday, April 8, to maintain and operate the Eagle Creek Golf Course, located on the shore of Lake Shelbyville near Findlay.

    April 9, 2014

  • 040814 Fisher woodworking Wayne Fisher-- Going With the Grain

    At the upcoming Shelby County Arts Show, April 11-12, the craftsmanship of three generations of the Fisher family will be showcased with styles ranging from small and whimsical to large, ornate and practical. Wayne Fisher of Shelbyville will be brin

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Miller charged in James death

    Effingham, IL -- Effingham County State's Attorney Bryan M. Kibler has filed a Class X felony homicide charge against one of the individuals held in connection with the February death of Jessica M. James, 29, of Effingham (and formerly of Shelbyvill

    April 8, 2014

Celebrations
  • Rincker to celebrate her 85th birthday

    Mary Rincker of Shelbyville will observe her 85th birthday on April 24. Her family is having a card shower. Cards may be sent to 1273 County Highway 6, Shelbyville. Mrs. Rincker was born on April 24, 1929, in Arthur, IL. She is the daughter of Earl a

    April 15, 2014

Featured Ads
AP Video
Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast Freeze Leaves Florida Panhandle With Dead Trees At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict? Raw: Fatal Ferry Boat Accident Suspicious Bags Found Near Marathon Finish Line Boston Marks the 1st Anniversary of Bombing NYPD Ends Muslim Surveillance Program 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Sex Offenders Arrested in Slayings of CA Women India's Transgenders Celebrate Historic Ruling Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge
Poll

Do you think the United States should become more involved in the advancements of Russia into the Ukraine?

Yes, militarily
Yes, as peacemakers
No
     View Results
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Helium debate
Helium