Your Friend on the Front Page

Every week, the Mt. Pleasant News will feature a Henry County resident in a profile snapshot. The questions will appear in bold.

This week?s ?Friend on the Front Page? is Shelby Powell, whom you may know from The REC Center.

Are you originally from Mt. Pleasant/Henry County? If not, what brought you here? Yes, I grew up in Lowell and went to high school in New London.

What is your favorite part of living here? The small town living. Also, it?s a good place for deer hunting.

What is your favorite local hangout? The REC Center. Even though it?s my job I get to see people in the community. I love my gym family.

What do you like to do in your free time? I love running, being outside with my golden retrievers, traveling with my husband and watching Supercross.

Is there an annual event in Mt. Pleasant/Henry County that you enjoy? Pints in the Park.

Is there something Mt. Pleasant doesn?t have that you?d like to see? A dog park.

What is your favorite springtime activity? Bonfires, camping and running road races.

What do you think is Mt. Pleasant/Henry County?s trademark? How hard working its residents are.

Tell us something interesting about you? This past October I ran the Chicago Marathon.