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Community News

  • TURNING BACK THE CLOCK 1.12.12

    Jan. 9, 1997

  • ANOTHER PLACE IN TIME
  • Tea leaves and herbal concoctions

    We visited friends in Boulder, Co. over the Christmas holiday and had an opportunity to visit the Celestial Seasonings Tea Company that is headquartered there. Celestial Tea had humble beginnings with a group of “passionate young entrepreneurs” (i.e hippies in 1969) who began collecting herbs from the slopes of the Rocky Mountains and crafted their own herbal teas to sell to local health food stores. Today, Celestial Seasonings is one of the largest specialty tea companies in North America.

  • Another Place in Time 12.22.11

    Welcome to a new Another Place In Time photo. Do you know any of the people featured in the photo? If so, call your guesses into the Grant County News at 859-824-3343. See next week’s News for their identity.

    If you’ve got an old photo, you’d like to see featured in the News, bring it to the News office. Photos can be scanned and returned in the same visit.

  • TURNING BACK THE CLOCK 12.22.11

    Dec. 19, 1996

    James Carl, Sarah Hayes and Jennifer Aikes, GED students in the Grant County Adult Education Program, gave of their time on two occasions to speak to sixth and eighth graders at Williamstown about staying in school. They shared personal experiences that led to them taking advantage of the GED program. While they felt fortunate enough to be able to take advantage of the program, they urged students to stay in school.

  • Holiday greenery has meaning

    Holiday greenery has a history that goes well beyond the Victorian Christmas tree we gather around today. Most of the holiday greenery we use to decorate dates back to the pagan holidays of the Romans and Northern Europeans when certain plants where chosen for their symbolic powers of restoration and protection. In celebration of the Winter Solstice, the Romans celebrated Saturnalia, during which they would decorate homes and temples, feast and revel in honor of their god Saturn. I

    When in Rome

  • Christmas is a family tradition for 4 generations

    What began as a simple Christmas gift exchange between four sisters has evolved into a full-blown, fun, light-hearted gathering that encompasses four generations.

    They are teachers, school principals, homemakers, district court clerk’s and nurses and their purpose is to celebrate the holidays surrounded by women they love.

    Sixteen female members of the Eibeck family traded quips, smiles and laughs and most importantly – gifts during their annual gift exchange earlier this month.

  • TURNING BACK THE CLOCK 12.8.11

    Nov. 28, 1996

    Wanda Simpson, representing the Grant County Citizen Foster Care Review Board (CFCRB), attended the 1996 CFCRB Training conference held in Owensboro. More than 750 volunteers across the state serve as Citizen Foster Care Review Board members. These review case files of more than 7,000 children that are placed in foster care. The reviewers guarantee children receive services while in alternative care and ensure every effort is being made to locate permanent placement for these children.

  • ANOTHER PLACE IN TIME 12.8.11

    Welcome to a new Another Place In Time photo. Do you know any of the people featured in the photo? If so, call your guesses into the Grant County News at 859-824-3343. See next week’s News for their identity.

    If you’ve got an old photo, you’d like to see featured in the News, bring it to the News office. Photos can be scanned and returned in the same visit.

  • African violets bloom indoors year round

    One of a few sure things in my life is that I can keep my African violets in bloom year round. Many complain that after the first flush of blooms fades the only thing left is a year’s worth of fuzzy foliage. Well, with a little attention you can keep your African violet cycling in and out of bloom all year round. African violets are easier to grow than many think if you create a favorable growing environment.

    ‘It’s a German thing’