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  • 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.

  • LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION

    “Lights, camera, action!” isn’t something that is usually heard in Grant County Park, until now.  Ben Wilt, of Crittenden, is lending his talents to the film industry as he shoots two short films in Grant County.

    Wilt, 29, grew up in Shinnston, West Virginia before moving to Crittenden 10 years ago. The conservative coal mining town didn’t leave much room for expression as Wilt’s fondness for films grew.

  • Williamstown student goes down under for summer

    For ages, Natalie Dunaway has heard about her parent’s honeymoon trip 18 years ago to Australia.

    Jeff and Penny Dunaway of Williamstown even planned to take their children to the Outback for their 25th anniversary.

    So, when the 15-year-old Williamstown High School sophomore had the chance to take a three-week trip this summer to Australia, she jumped at the opportunity.