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  • Have you met ... Marjorie Bowers

    Carroll County resident Marjorie Bowers conquered her fear of heights by trekking a mountain range in the Tibetan Himalayas.

    Last year, she conquered clostrophobia – fear of tight spaces – by crawling 250 feet down a 3-foot-by-3-foot shaft into the depths of an Egyptian pyramid.

    Now she is fearless, she says with a smile.

    But conquering those fears actually has been more of a serendipitous by-product of her travels to such far-flung, exotic places. Rather, Bowers is attempting to quench her deep thirst for knowledge.

  • Author/teacher Carol Miller pens book about Winn Primary

    Everyone at Kathryn Winn Primary School is reveling in the success of a children’s book about the school, written by local first grade teacher Carol Miller and published by nationally recognized publisher Mascot Books, based in Herndon, Va.

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    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The News-Democrat
    Carroll County native Jim Sutherland called last month’s 50th anniversary celebration and reunion at Camp Kysoc “the highlight of my year.”


    During the Nov. 13 reunion Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson presented Sutherland a plaque commemorating his 31 years of employment at the facility. Sutherland went to work at Camp Kysoc as a maintenance man and assistant caretaker in October 1969.

  • John P. Tilley: Carroll’s judge who went to war

    Among those veterans expected to be present at tomorrow’s Veteran’s Day commemoration at Point Park is Major John P. Tilley (retired). Well-known among older generations of Carroll Countians as a very active figure in local political circles, Tilley now spends his days in retirement at his home on Deatherage Drive in Carrollton.

    Tilley spent nearly all of his working career in public service. He joined the local U.S. Army National Guard unit at the age of 17 and remained active in the military until 1975.

  • The Rev. Cecil Ellison celebrates 100 years

    Cecil Ellison is a walking history book. The residents and staff at New Horizons Assisted Living Center helped him celebrate his 100th birthday last Thursday with cake and ice cream. Retired from the ministry, Ellison has been a resident at New Horizons since October 2007.
    Ellison was born Sept. 2, 1910 in Casey County, Ky., “at a little crossroads called Mt. Olive, Ky., about 60 miles out of Liberty,” he said.