Independence Day celebrated at Hapgood Park

Revelers at Hapgood Park in Henrietta celebrate Independence Day on Friday.

Revelers wanting a safe place to celebrate the Fourth of July with pyrotechnics gathered in Hapgood Park Friday for Fireworks in the Park, a fundraiser for the Henrietta VFD. The event was one of several Independence Day celebrations around the area, including the … [Read more...]

Troop 91 celebrates Veterans Day with flag retirement ceremony

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Boy Scout Troop 91 of Henrietta celebrated Veterans Day with a somber event Monday, a retirement ceremony for torn and tattered United States flags. Troop 91 collects damaged flags throughout the year, and gathers at dusk on each Nov. 11 to dispose of the flags in … [Read more...]

HVFD Fire Fest fundraiser draws large crowd

The event saw a large turnout. All were ready to celebrate Independence Day.

Henrietta Volunteer Fire Department had a massive turnout during it’s first annual Fire Fest Thursday, July 4 at Hapgood Park in Henrietta. The event, a fundraiser for the HVFD, offered a legal place for residents of Henrietta to set off fireworks. The department … [Read more...]

Future HHS cheerleaders learn the basics in mini cheer camp

Campers attending the Henrietta High School mini spirit camp practice a cheer dance.

Henrietta High School cheerleaders held a mini-spirit camp last week, which ended with a pep rally in the old gym Friday night. Girls age three through the fifth grade attended the weeklong camp. HHS cheerleaders taught the basics of form and motions, tumbling and … [Read more...]

Summer begins at the Henrietta City Pool

Skylar Jacobson shoots from a slide at the Henrietta City Pool on Tuesday.

Though the official first day of summer is June 21, the season kicked off in Henrietta on Monday with the opening of the city pool. Some 108 swimmers enjoyed the pool during Monday's "Splash Day." The pool is open from noon-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 6-9 … [Read more...]

Henrietta Elementary celebrates end-of-year with field day

Quade West and Baron Brown, students in Traci Scholl’s third grade class, pull hard in the tug-of-war competition on Friday. (Photos by Sasha Kelton)

Henrietta Elementary celebrated the upcoming summer break on Friday, May 24 with its annual Field Day. Students in all five grades participate in events throughout the day, including the softball throw, 50 and 75-yard dashes, long jump and the student favorite … [Read more...]

Bucky Boyd Post holds Memorial Day ceremony, places flags at graves

Zirl Rogers of Henrietta, a member of Bucky Boyd Post 5401 and Vietnam veteran, carries bundles of U.S. flags to be placed at the graves of veterans buried in Hope Cemetery.

Bucky Boyd Post 5401 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars held Memorial Day ceremonies at the Clay County War Memorial Monday morning. Following the traditional ceremony, post members, women’s auxiliary, family and friends placed flags at the graves of veterans interred … [Read more...]

Voting now open in magazine cover photo contest

"Day at the Office" by Tracy Spivey of Joy. Photographed on the Spivey Ranch.

Voting in the 2012 Clay County Outdoors photo contest has begun. Voting runs from Nov. 1 through Nov. 14 in the adult and youth divisions. Winners of each division will be announced Nov. 15. Winners of the adopt and youth division will then go head-to-head, with the … [Read more...]

Clay County Outdoors photo contest: Youth Division

"Saturday Night at the Rodeo" by Addie Duncan, 12, of Henrietta. Photographed at Tex Rickard Arena. Addie is a student at Henrietta Junior High.

To vote in the youth division of the Clay County Outdoors photo contest, use the poll on the right side of this page and pick your favorite single photo from the entries below: … [Read more...]

Clay County Outdoors photo contest: Adult Division

"Day is Done" by Sheryl W. Gunstanson of Ringgold. Photographed on FM 2332, near Ringgold.

To vote in the adult division of the Clay County Outdoors photo contest, use the poll on the right side of this page and pick your favorite three photos from the entries below   … [Read more...]