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  • Grant 4-H to sponsor haunted trail

    Grant County 4-H will be offering Halloween fun without all the frights Oct. 22 with its first-ever haunted trail.

    The trail will be open from 6 to 10 p.m. and costs $5 per carload.

    A hayride will take families from the Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road to the “The Wetlands,” an outdoor classroom area behind Grant County Middle School.

    The hayride will leave about every 15 minutes.

    While waiting, free games and other Halloween-related activities will be available in the 4-H barn behind the extension office.

  • Walking with a purpose

    Three years ago, Carlie Fossitt lost her best friend when 14-year-old Zach Heringer died from complications from cancer.

    The Williamstown High School senior continues to raise money in Zach’s memory to find a cure for childhood cancer.

    Fossitt will be joined by fellow members of the Williamstown National Honor Society

    Oct. 15, for the 2011 Cincinnati Walks for Kids benefiting Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

  • Fun, fitness mix at annual event

    Fun and fitness will mix at Williamstown Independent Schools on Oct. 9 for the 2nd Sunday event.

    The fourth annual event, from 2 to 5 p.m., will include pumpkin decorating, an inflatable obstacle course, bike rodeo and family fun games.

    “We’re hoping to involve everybody,” said Joyce Doyle, Grant County 4-H Extension Agent. “We’re trying to get a lot of families out. The three hours will be full with things to do.”

  • Haunted Hayride brings scares

    Frightening horror and trembling terror await those who attempt the Rt. 22 Nightmare Haunted Hayride and Haunted House in Williamstown.

    The second-year event at 520 Falmouth St., will offer scares from 7 to midnight Friday and Saturday nights in October beginning Oct. 7.

    Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 years old and younger.

  • O’Neal receives Navy promotion

    Navy Seaman Johnathan A. O’Neal, son of Belinda B. Lee of Williamstown and Steven A. O’Neal, of Independence, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
    O’Neal received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle. Training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

  • Link completes Navy training

     Joshua “Brent” Link, a 2009 graduate of Grant County High School, completed Navel Basic Training. The graduation ceremony took place at the Great Lakes, Ill. Training facility on Sept. 9 before he left for his duty station and “A” school at Fort Leonard Wood in Mo. Link is in training for the field of Equipment Operations ( SEABEE). Link is the son of Tim and Laura Link of Jonesville. 

  • Clark completes basic training

    Navy Seaman Charles E. Clark, Jr, son of Delia Clark of Erlanger and Charles E. Clark of Dry Ridge, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
    During the eight-week program, Clark completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

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  • Chinese chestnuts ready for harvest

     

  • Turning Back the Clock 10-6-11

     

    15 Years Ago

    Oct. 3, 1996
    Diana Camacho fired a two over par 38 and teammate Mindy Money a 45 to place Grant County’s ladies golf team over Harrison County 195-210. The Lady Braves continued their steady team effort with all the girls assisting in the team’s fourth season win. Crystal Combs finished with a 53 and Leah Hatton a 59 to complete Grant’s scoring.