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Today's Features

  • Chances are, most people know someone who has died of colon cancer.

    This disease, formally known as colorectal cancer, is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, and that's a key reason why March was designated National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month by President Clinton in 2000.

    Even though he didn't relish the idea of undergoing a colonoscopy, Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong decided he didn't want to take a chance of becoming a statistic.

  • Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com. If anyone has an old photo that they would like to run with this column bring it and the information into The Sentinel-News office or e-mail it to the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com. We are also looking for mystery photos. If you have a picture you can't identify, send it in and we'll ask our readers for help.

  • To say that the locally produced independent film "Clancy" did well in its opening weekend would be putting it lightly.

    "It did extremely well. We were having to turn people away Friday and Saturday night because it was packed," said Melanie Scott, assistant manager of the Apex Village 8 Theater in Louisville. "This has been one of our biggest openings in a long time."

  •  A day or two after we landed on Guam, at about 11:30 p.m. on July 25, 1944, those of us at the Command Post that had been established at the base of the steep cliff near the beaches, heard a cacophony of machine-gun fire and explosive bursts coming from the top of the cliff.

  • Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

  • Daniel Boone always claimed he was innocent of the charges of treason brought against him after an Indian attack on Boonesborough in 1778.

    Thursday night the public will have an opportunity to judge for themselves the truth he maintained.

    Painted Stone Settlers will present "Daniel Boone" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center, when living historian Scott New will present Boone's life through a first-person portrayal.

  • Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com. If anyone has an old photo that they would like to run with this column bring it and the information into The Sentinel-News office or e-mail it to the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com. We are also looking for mystery photos. If you have a picture you can't identify, send it in and we'll ask our readers for help.

  • Shelby County may be known as the "Saddlebred Capital of the World," but three visiting Oregon State University students arrived in Shelby on Friday for another breed - quarter horses.

    And they knew just the place to go.

    Rea Quarter Horses on Locust Lane provided three members of OSU's equestrian team with the horses and a place to loosen up for the 2009 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Western Semifinals, which took place Saturday at Morehead State University.

  • Library to hold martial arts demonstration, other events

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News

    What would you do if someone grabbed you from behind in the dark?

    What is the best way to keep yourself safe?

    These and other questions will be answered with a demonstration on self defense techniques that will  be offered free at the Shelby County Library Jan. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m.

    The event is one of several programs that the library is offering free in January.