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    Steve Dickerson
    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10:00 AM
    During breaks while practicing the national anthem, the tightly packed band room at Madison Consolidated High School doesn't quiet down much.
  • HERBS - They're Good for What Ails You
    Steve Dickerson
    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:00 AM
    Sarah Guzman has been manager of the Hanover branch of the Jefferson County Public Library for a few months, and she already is working to bring new ideas and programs to the community.
  • Another Form of Art
    Josh Hunt
    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 11:00 AM
    Bonnie Peugeot came up with an idea for a children's book years ago, but it has taken more than three decades for that idea to become a published work.
    Josh Hunt
    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:00 AM
    Children surround Edie Butcher and her horse, Shyra, during a celebration welcoming fall to Switzerland County. Butcher has participated in the event for more than a decade as the fictional character from "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Yet instead of riding around as a scary headless horseman, she serves as an ambassador to the Sleepy Hollow fall festival. She is Vevay's ... Happy Horsewoman.
  • A Soldier's welcome
    Josh Hunt
    Wednesday, October 8, 2014 11:00 AM
    Robert Everhart didn't really mind the idea of serving his country on either land, in the air or on the seas - but he had his preference.
  • Chainsaw Creations
    Josh Hunt
    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 11:00 AM
    There really aren't any formal schools that teach how to carve wooden creations with a chainsaw, but self-taught artist Eric Richter still says it's been a lifelong education developing his skills.
    Ken Ritchie
    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 11:00 AM
    The founders of the Kent Volunteer Fire Department signed their articles of incorporation in October 1964. Jeff Shepherd wasn't on the department back then, but with more than 33 years of service, this second-generation firefighter has seen the KFVD come a long way.
  • Starting from Scratch
    Ken Ritchie
    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 11:00 AM
    Alex Garrett, owner of the new Madison bakery, Sweet P's, says if she could only bake one thing, it would be cinnamon rolls.
  • Toot Your Own Horn
    Ken Ritchie
    Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:00 AM
    The band director at Prince of Peace Catholic Schools sits in an overcrowded music room at Shawe Memorial High with faded marching band photos from his heyday hanging on the wall behind him.
    Ken Ritchie
    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 11:00 AM
    Danielle Wilhoit went to a Christian concert several years ago to enjoy the music and, hopefully, hear the Gospel. What she didn't expect was to find a calling.
  • Safe Passage with a Smile
    Steve Dickerson
    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:00 AM
    Sporting a green reflective vest and a hand-held stop sign with red flashing lights, Mary K. Owens strides confidently to the middle of Main Cross Street in front of Southwestern Elementary School with a group of school children in tow.
  • Remembering Maj. Sam Woodfill
    Seth Grundhoefer
    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 11:00 AM
    As a young boy growing up in Vevay, Bob Woodfill remembers his relative Sam Woodfill visiting the family on holidays and coming over for dinner.
  • Barbeque Brothers
    Steve Dickerson
    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 11:00 AM
    When Gene Copeland lifts the lid of his custom smoker to reveal large cuts of pork and chicken thighs resting inside, it's the first time the meat has seen daylight in hours. He keeps the lid closed so the meat can keep soaking in the flavor of the hickory wood burning in a separate compartment below.
  • A Good Season for Hope
    Seth Grundhoefer
    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 11:00 AM
    Hope Storie walked barefoot from her deck guiding a tour Friday afternoon through her family's garden plot that is ripe with heirloom tomatoes, green beans and beets.
  • New Owner Gives Rescue Horse a Stable Environment
    Josh Hunt
    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 11:00 AM
    Some horses participate in show arenas year after year during the annual 4-H fair, but one horse participating in the horse show at this year's Jefferson County 4-H Fair wasn't so accustomed to the spotlight.
  • Helping to shape the next Strong Smart & BOLD
    Josh Hunt
    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:00 AM
    One recent Hanover College graduate hopes to use her three focuses in college to help mentor and guide local girls to be "strong, smart and bold."
  • Three Cheers for Olivia
    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 11:00 AM
    Like the football players that she cheered for, Olivia (Ralston) McGarvey has always aspired to reach the NFL. Now, unlike a vast majority of those players, she will get a chance to perform in the big leagues.
  • Fond 4-H Fair-well
    Wednesday, July 9, 2014 11:00 AM
    Cass Lawson learned how to raise and care for a number of animals during her 4-H career, but the organization also helped her learn about herself.
  • Mrs. Madison
    David Campbell
    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 11:00 AM
    Bianca and Jimmy Shane both come from families where hydroplane racing courses through their blood. Ever since they were little, their summer weekends have been spent on a lake or river somewhere watching boats race.
  • Sewing his legacy
    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 11:00 AM
    Not every shop along Madison's Main Street features a 78-year-old man standing in a traditional Scottish kilt. But Hurley Adams, the owner of Fabric Shop & Embroidery Unlimited, has a style all his own.
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