Etna Fire Rescue Chief Walter Gibbons and five others in his department were among the first to respond to a single-vehicle accident that killed seven people, four of whom were children. He said the emotional toll on him and the others was amplified when they discovered that the seven's injuries were so serious there was little rescuers could do to help.
Army Spc. Matthew Pennington returned home to Troy and his wife Marjorie after he was wounded in combat in Iraq.
Valley High School’s Nick Pelotte never lost a game while leading his team to four consecutive Maine state basketball titles.
Leah Binder is the executive director of Healthy Community Coalition.
Fred Lamming is the self-described Head Pest of the Teton County Weed and Pest District.
Actor, director and writer Bud Cort was honored by the Maine International Film Festival's Mid-Life Achievement Award.
Courtney Des Isles is the South End Teen Center's Youth of the Year.
Peter Terhurne eats fire to draw customers to what may be the last carnival sideshow in the country.
Attendance is soaring at Faith Evangelical Free Church in Waterville where Bill Cripe is pastor.
Actor Peter Fonda rose to fame in the film "Easy Rider." The Maine International Film Festival later honored him with its Mid-life Achievement Award.
Ellen Hills, Solon, is trying create a "green" cemetery with land that has been in her family since the 1880s. Typical green cemeteries require that the bodies not be embalmed and caskets that are biodegradable.
Val Hoff buffs out one of the many moose bone carvings she and her husband create in their studio in Mount Vernon.
Jenna Camardese, Oak Hill High School, shows her excitement during the Kennebec Valley Cheerleading Championships.
Kempton Wakefield Sr. holds the cat, Sugar, his daughter, Rhonda Wakefield-Reynolds, gave him shortly before she was murdered. Her photo is behind Kempton in his home in Fairfield Center.
Jesse LaBreck won state high school titles in the triple jump, 100-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles and finished second in the high jump.
Sprinter Dominic Blakely.
Cony High School swimmer Phil Szela won numerous titles during his career.