Racers of every skill level made their way to Wason Pond in Chester on Saturday for the annual Wason Pond Pounder. Nearly 1,000 racers had pre-registered with more signing up that morning. The race is an annual fund raiser benefiting many area organizations. See additional photos on page 8. Pictured, racers cool off in the
“Dayzee” a older Golden Retriever got her shot in front of Chester Town Hall during the town’s Rabies Clinic on Saturday morning. Ark Animal Homecare veterinarian Erika Debeckers administered the shot with the help of her technician Lynn Huelle while dog owner Donna Foskitt calms Dayzee. See more photos on page 9. Photo by Chris
Isabella Weber, 4, reels in a whopper with some help from her grandfather Jason Weber during the annual Kids Fishing Derby at Shop Pond in Hampstead on Saturday. The event was hosted by the Hampstead Civics Club. Despite the cold and wet conditions participants managed to have a good time. See more photos page 8.