Community News Archives for 2022-08

Meet Shelby County's new Purdue Extension 4-H Youth Educator Bailey York

Bailey York is the Purdue Extension 4-H Youth Educator in Shelby County.

Bailey grew up in Greencastle, Indiana, where she was an active 10-year 4-H member. During her time in 4-H she was active in the goat barn, showing her Boer goats with her sister. She served in her junior leader club as the vice president, and completed various general projects. Bailey also went to 4-H camp and served as the Junior Director in her 10th year.

For approximately two years, she acted as the summer assistant in Putnam County.

Bailey was a 2020 graduate from Indiana State University, where she studied Human Development and Family Studies, with a minor in Early Childhood Education. Throughout her time at ISU, Bailey was a member of the sorority Alpha Sigma Alpha. She was part of the National Honor Society of Leadership and Success and served as a resident assistant her senior year.

Her greatest accomplishment has been accepting her dream job within Purdue Extension. Bailey is ecstatic to be joining the Purdue Extension team here in Shelby County. She looks forward to meeting and working alongside the 4-Her’s, volunteers, and community members.

Manhole project set for McKay Rd / SR 9 intersection on Tuesday

The Shelbyville Water Resource Recovery Facility will be working on two manholes at the intersection of McKay Rd and State Rd 9 on Tuesday, August 23.


Plans are to close one lane at a time beginning at 8:30 am, with completion no later than 1:30pm. 

Waldron Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center to hold Waldron Fun Festival

Waldron Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center will hold the Waldron Fun Festival on Saturday, August 20, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The free event is open to the public and will be held at the skilled nursing facility grounds at 505 N. Main St., in Waldron, Ind. 


“This will be a very special, family oriented event that everyone can enjoy,” said Nicole Clapp, Administrator of Waldron Rehabilitation. “In the spirit of being a good community neighbor, we enjoy holding various events including this one throughout the year. It’s a great way for people of all ages to gather and enjoy a night out.”  


The family friendly event will feature a corn on the cob eating contest, food, face painting, carnival games, and more.  


For attendees so inclined, the event will also have a donation box that will be there to collect money for two local charitable efforts: Operation Love Ministries and back-to-school snack packs for local kids in need. 


Waldron Rehabilitation hosts a variety of yearly events to benefit the community’s kids and families. Past events have included Easter egg hunts and visits from the Easter Bunny; Halloween trunk or treats; Big Wheels races with the kindergarten class; and drive-through holiday lights and decorations.  

Shelbyville intersection closure planned for Thursday

The intersection of North Michigan Road & 100 West will be closed for culvert and pipe replacement. 


The closure will start Thursday, August 17, at 8:30 am and reopen at 3:00 pm Thursday.


The project is expected to take one day with a possibility of finishing on Friday.

Rose-Hulman's 'AskRose' Math & Science Tutoring Program ready to help local students

A new school year has brought challenges for middle school and high school students trying to make sense of their math and science homework – especially when it comes to solving problems in such challenging subjects as algebra, calculus, physics, and chemistry.


Thankfully, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s free AskRose Homework Help program is available to help.


Rose-Hulman tutors are available Sunday through Thursday from 7-10 p.m. (Eastern Time) for tutoring sessions to help students in grades 6 through 12 by video, telephone call, email, or chat. Tutors can be accessed via the AskRose website,, or by calling 877-ASK-ROSE (877-275-7673).


AskRose Homework Help services may be even more valuable this school year as children return to the classrooms after the summer break.


The website also offers more than 500 resources available through videos and downloadable reference materials.


About 100 Rose-Hulman students serve as tutors during each school year after being specially selected after being recommended by faculty for their technical knowledge and ability to communicate with students of all skill and comprehension levels. Approximately 20 tutors are available each night and they have access to textbooks and many other resources to lend valuable assistance. The AskRose Homework Help program is certified by the National Tutoring Association.


“Sometimes by the end of the call, you have a real connection with the student you are tutoring, and they are genuinely grateful for your help,” said third-year tutor Erin McLain, a mechanical engineering senior from Avon, Indiana. “Some of my calls have lasted almost an hour just working on the same problem, so when you are able to work with someone and help them not just figure out that problem but find a way to help them solve it by themselves, that is always very fulfilling.”


A special “Aha” moment for tutor Brayden Milner came when he helped a caller work through problems on polynomials. The next day, the computer science junior from Brazil, Indiana, learned from a grateful parent that the student had earned an A grade on an exam about polynomials. “It was the first time that I realized just how much of an impact we have at AskRose … It was such a cool moment to realize that we were making that much of a difference,” Milner said.


Rather than give students the answers, AskRose tutors guide students through homework problems to help them better understand math and science concepts, the way they are taught in schools today.  


Student privacy is always protected, and students are never asked for their last name or telephone number.


All AskRose Homework Help services are available at no cost to students and parents through Lilly Endowment Inc. support and financial assistance from Rose-Hulman.


AskRose Homework Help has conducted more than 750,000 tutoring sessions since starting in 1991.


AskRose Basics:

- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology offers free math and science tutoring for students in grades 6-12. Students may call 877-ASK-ROSE (877-275-7673) to speak with a tutor, or go to the AskRose website,, to interact with a tutor online or through email. Questions filed by email and other means are answered during AskRose’s hours of operation.


- Hours of operation: 7-10 p.m. (EDT), Sunday through Thursday, through May. Additional afternoon hours may be available, depending on tutor availability. (The service is closed during Rose-Hulman’s holiday breaks.)


- Online resources: Students and educators may access resources and educational materials at


- Sponsors: The service is supported by Lilly Endowment Inc. and Rose-Hulman.

Shelbyville streets scheduled for milling on Tuesday

Globe Asphalt will begin milling the following Shelbyville streets on Tuesday, August 9, in preparation for asphalt overlays.


The work is weather permitting.


Street To From
Parker Ave Parker Ave south dead end
Revello St Parker Ave Quesada St
Fourth St Lincoln St Quesada
Third St State St Miller St
Teal St Quesada St Miller St
Morrison Park Dr Colescott NE turn
Tompkins St Colescott St Evans St



Shelbyville streets scheduled for milling on Wednesday

Globe Asphalt will begin milling the following Shelbyville streets Wednesday, August 3,  in preparation for asphalt overlays.


1.  Doran Avenue - Miller Street to Meridian St.

2.  Shelby Street - Doran Avenue to Ninth Street

3.  West Street - Doran Avenue to Evans Street

4.  Meridian Street - Evans Street to Cheyney Avenue