Allegany Journal presents its “Most Fascinating Folks of the 12 months” | Native Information

Who do you discover fascinating?

Since 2006, Allegany Journal has been asking its readers that query. And the readers have been answering.

“The intent of our annual ‘Fascinating Folks’ version has at all times been to shine a highlight on these ‘unsung heroes’ of our neighborhood,” stated Shane Riggs, Allegany Journal’s managing editor. “And I believe we will all agree that 2021 was a most extraordinary yr. It was the yr we tried to return to regular — no matter that’s. But it surely was additionally a yr the place individuals in our neighborhood actually confirmed us what they’re product of.”

The December 2021 version of Allegany Journal containing the publication’s annual year-end listing of the world’s most fascinating individuals options Kiya Wilhelm on the quilt in a photograph taken for Allegany Journal by Cody Steckman. Wilhelm completed third earlier this yr on Gordon Ramsey’s “Hell’s Kitchen: Younger Weapons” on Fox.

“I believe it’s honest to say that individually in addition to a neighborhood we now have endured and endeavored and even persevered. Allegany County itself — let’s be trustworthy — was a area coping with a variety of stress to start with — after which we out of the blue discovered ourselves on the nationwide information — just a few instances over — and never at all times for the perfect of causes,” stated Riggs. “Within the final yr alone, this space has been the topic of stories tales which have ranged from serial killers on the free to exhibiting up on TMZ and Leisure Tonight to then being talked about by the Wall Road Journal because the primary infectious place in your complete nation for COVID after which on the CDC’s listing for lifeless final for vaccinations.”

However regardless of that, Riggs stated the world and folks in it “made the information for lots of unbelievable causes, too — we will declare the winners of the largest Powerball jackpot in historical past; we will declare a winner within the “Nice American Vacation Gentle Combat”; we’re house to the third runnerup within the newest “Hell’s Kitchen” collection; we now have worldwide report breaking swimmers and award-winning writers; filmmakers, guide authors, live performance promoters and even maybe the true one who impressed a Norman Rockwell portray!”

Allegany Journal’s 2021 listing of the world’s most fascinating additionally contains Josh Arnold, Crystal Bender, Kia Corthron, Daniel Diehl, McClairen Eisenhour, Tifani Fisher, Joe George, Brownie Harris, Wesley Heinz, Cindy Hook, Eve Hutcherson, Juanita Lewis, Lexie Metz, Dick Mongold, Scott Pennington, Kenneth Preston, Pam Reynolds, Sheriff Craig Robertson, Dr. Rameen Shaffiei, Phil Smith, Michael O. Snyder, Cody Steckman, Stephanie Hutter Thomas, and the so-far nonetheless nameless “The Energy Pack” lottery winners from Lonaconing.

Allegany Journal is a sister publication to the Cumberland Occasions-Information. It’s out there by direct supply or mail subscription. Single copy gross sales are bought at greater than 40 retail companions in Allegany, Garrett, Bedford and Mineral counties.

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