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Niles man turns 110 this week


A local man is hitting quite the milestone this week, Ethan Shelton from Niles is celebrating his 110th birthday.

His son Joe Shelton says they have been throwing these big parties since his dad turned 100 years old and here they are 10 years later with another one. His official birthday is Wednesday July 10th, but Sunday close to 400 people gathered in his honor to celebrate his big birthday.

"He has so many friends, that he's very, very fortunate. He has golfing friends, he has dancing friends, he has church friends, he has music friends. I guess that's just a testament to all the things he does to stay active," says Joe.

He says his dad may be slowing down, but not quitting. Ethan and his wife started Shelton Farms in 1947 and today he got a chance to see family and friends from all walks of life.

"It gives me a good feeling. I'm living a pretty good life," says Ethan.

And the secret to living such a long life? Ethan says chew your food well and eat slow!

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