Turning Back the Clock 8-18-11

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15 Years Ago

Aug. 15, 1996
The results of the Grant County Fair are in. Winners of the boys baby show 3 and 4 years were: first place – Brandon Kinner, son of Vivian and Jack Kinner of Dry Ridge; second place – Cory Kearns, son of Mike and Amanda Kearns of Crittenden and third place – Steven Crittendon, son of Bobby and Rosemary Crittendon of Jonesville.

During the 12th annual Bluegrass State Games, Trish Dungan and Linda Twehues were among two of 14 Grant County residents who medaled in the games. The two won a gold medal in the doubles tennis competition. Dungan is a fifth grade teacher at Williamstown Elementary and Twehues works with her husband at Grant County Veterinary Clinic.

25 Years Ago

Aug. 14, 1986
The Dry Ridge Volunteer Firemen’s Ladies Auxiliary met Aug. 5. Those present were Rita J. Beach, Joyce Haubner, Marylee Willoby, Connie Mefford, Mary Conley, Terri Croswait, Wanda Hammons and Frances Shad. They are planning a chili supper at the Dry Ridge Firehouse. A picnic will be held for the Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary in September.

The Williamstown Independent Schools Board of Education voted to employ several substitute cafeteria workers and bus drivers. New food workers are: Brenda Roland, Carol Whaley, Debbie Hagedorn, Louise Brann and Rosie Kemper. The school system’s tax rate was approved and represents a slight increase in the real estate rate from 57.5 cents to 57.8 cents.

50 Years Ago

Aug. 18, 1961
Over 200 bales of hay were destroyed in a fire that leveled a barn on the property of Pearl King, King Heights in Dry Ridge. King saw the barn blazing and notified the Dry Ridge Fire Department. Although firemen fought the raging fire for some time, they were unable to save the building; however, they kept the blaze from spreading to the house.

Three local students will receive degrees from Georgetown College’s summer commencement at 8 p.m. Aug. 18. Candidates for the Master of Arts in Education from Grant County are Lucille Davis Crupper of Mason and Willa Mae Hill of Williamstown. Sara Frances Abernathy of Williamstown is a candidate for the Bachelor of Arts degree.