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15 Years

Oct. 24, 1996
The Kentucky Six prepares to fight a forest fire near Bend, Oregon in August. The crew spent three weeks duty in Arizona and Oregon during March and September. In March, the Kentucky Six fought a forest fire in North Carolina for a week before rain showers put it out completely. Williamstown attorney Brent Threlkeld, a member of the Kentucky Six for eight years, said fires have the ability to burn from treetop to treetop sometimes never touching the ground.

Samuel Duane Perry is the first elementary student at Williamstown to earn a distinguished on his fourth grade writing portfolio. He is a fifth grade student at Williamstown Elementary. He is the son of Sam and Jill Perry. He resides on Ridgelea Drive in Williamstown with his sister, Ashley and brother, Brian. He likes to play baseball, soccer and basketball. His favorite subject in school is writing.

25 years

Oct. 23 1986
One of the newest sites to be developed on U.S. 25 north of Williamstown will be a Convenient Food Mart. The store will be located between Bill Wilson’s Midway Plaza and the Rider Garden Center. Dave Hills and Eugene Hancock, partners of Real Estate Concepts in Florence, are co-owners of the new store. The Convenient will have a gas station according to Charlie Rider, who sold the one-half acre tract of land to Hills and Hancock. The closing was final Oct. 22.

The fate of the Crittenden Volunteer Fire Department’s attempt to establish a fire district now rests with Circuit Court Judge Charles Satterwhite. The issue appeared in Satterwhites court after fire department members decided to appeal the fiscal court’s decision to not allow them to establish a fire district that would tax property owners in the area served by the Crittenden department.

50 years

Oct. 27 1961
A new piano was delivered to the Williamstown School last Friday. As a money making project , the PTA served a turkey dinner Oct. 17 and netted $390.90 which was given toward the purchase of the piano. Following the dinner, Kline Shipp and Rinehold Arnstein showed a film relative to the hospital plan with Russell Lehman as narrator. The room count was won by Mrs. Sally Oder’s third grade.

Give a cheer for the newly elected Grant County High cheerleaders for this coming basketball season. The varsity squad is as follows; Darlene Cash, sophomore; Margie Morgan, sophomore; Mary Alice Popham, senior; Georgia Vincent, senior; Jo Sharon Cornelius, senior. The freshman squad is: Patricia Bingham, Darlene Fritz, Mary Lee Lanter, Becky Stroude and Sally Wilson.