Shelby County United Way Approves $916,285 in Allocations

President, Scott Barr, reports the Shelby County United Way recently completed the annual partner agency allocation process in March and, April. Six allocation teams consisting of over forty two people including Board Members, Company, and Community Volunteers conducted agency reviews. The teams were comprised of the following Impact Areas: Enriching the Lives of Seniors, Investing […]

Koltak to lead 2021 United Way Campaign

Scott Barr, Shelby County United Way President and CEO, has announced the 2021 Campaign Chair will be Josh Koltak. “Josh is a great community leader that has served on many community boards, including the Shelby County United Way. He understands the important role and impact we have in the community, as well as the many […]

Shelby County United Way Awards 4 Grants

The Shelby County United Way special projects committee reviews grants on a monthly basis that impact the community in the areas of Health, Education, and Financial Stability. The following requested grants were approved in January and February. Agape Distribution was awarded $3,500 in January to assist with security and lighting upgrades as they have been […]

Bertke to chair UW Board in 2021

Published by Sidney Daily News Photo: Allen Bertke SIDNEY — Scott Barr, Shelby County United Way president and CEO, has announced the 2021 board president will be Allen Bertke, Choice One Engineering. Bertke has been a member of the Board of Trustees for four years, serving the past two years on the Executive Committee. He […]


Ryan Maier, Superintendent, Hardin-Houston Schools; Aditya P. Sakhalkar, Director, Applied Mechanics and Reliability Engineering, Emerson; Mark Seery, Vice President of Operations, Airstream; Greg Snyder, Assistant Principal, Sidney City Schools; and Katy Zimpfer, Human Resources Business Partner, Emerson; have been elected to the Shelby County United Way Board of Trustees beginning January 01, 2021. Maier, a […]

Five complete United Way term

Published by Sidney Daily News SIDNEY — Five dedicated Shelby County United Way Board of Directors will be completing their terms at the end of December. “I would like to thank these five dedicated community leaders for their countless hours of support, their passion for Shelby County, and guidance during their tenures,” saidPresident and CEO […]

Community Christmas Dinner moved to drive-thru

Published by Sidney Daily News Photo: Volunteers prepare fill the plates for a previous Community Christmas Dinner. Because of COVID-19, the meal will be a drive-thru event only on Dec. 5.   SIDNEY — The 39th Annual Community Christmas Dinner Committee invites residents from Shelby County to its drive-thru dinner on Saturday, Dec. 5, from […]

POWER is children’s advocate

Published by Sidney Daily News Photo: Members of the Shelby County United Way’s POWER women’s initiative volunteer painting at the CASA office during the Day of Action. Match Day gifts will support grants awarded by POWER to local organizations.   SIDNEY — Match Day is helping the Shelby County United Way’s POWER women’s initiative group. […]

Edwards hired as Workforce Partnership Career Coach

Tuesday, July 07, 2020 Deb McDermott, Director at Workforce Partnership of Shelby County, announced that Kelly Edwards had been hired to fill the newly created Career Coach position.  In her new capacity Kelly will mentor Shelby County high school seniors whose post-graduation plans are to directly enter the workforce to help transition them into full-time […]