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Community News

  • UPCOMING EVENTS

    Dry Ridge Elementary SBDM
    The Dry Ridge Elemenary SBDM May meeting has been changed to 4 p.m. May 16.

    Library trustees to meet May 23
    There will be a special meeting to conduct the monthly business of the library at 6:30 p.m. May 23 at 201 Barnes Road in Williamstown. The GCPL Foundation will meet immediately following the business meeting.

    Clerk’s office closed for election

  • TURNING BACK THE CLOCK 5.12.11

    May 9, 1996

    Grant County was riveted by pea-size to egg-size hail. Damaged properties included Juanita Hedges’s house on Greenville Road, which was filled with holes from the approximate 15 minute storm. Carol Scroggin of Lemon-Northcutt Road spent the day outside, but kept her eyes on the skies, weary of funnel clouds. The Farm Bureau had 113 claims filed and Allstate received 34.  
     

  • ANOTHER PLACE IN TIME 5.12.11

     

    This Another Place In Time photo features Sue Martin Flege, Justine Roland Taylor and Eva Marshall Hopper, schoolmates at Mason Consolidated School in 1946. Thanks to Kathy Flege for calling in a guess and Justine Taylor for providing the photo.

  • Amending the garden, feed the soil

    The rules on amending the soil have changed over the years. Part of the change relates to the fact that good soil is hard to come by in newly developed subdivisions where enormous earth moving equipment is used to level trees and land. This equipment not only removes the valuable topsoil, it also compacts subsoil and kills the living organisms that make up a healthy soil system. The less we disturb the soil the better, but for many the reality is bleak, so some sort of amendment is necessary in order to improve tilth, drainage and nutrition.  

  • Bake sale benefits birthmark foundation

    Mandy Jenkins noticed the bright strawberry bump on her daughter’s neck the month after she was born.

    It didn’t bother the mother of two other children because vascular birthmarks were common in her family.  Her son has a spot under his arm that, after nine years, has faded to a pale pink.

    Jenkins, who lives on the Grant/Pendleton county line and attends Williamstown Christian Church, kept watch over puckered spot and didn’t get worried until she noticed it was growing under her daughter, Naomi’s skin.

  • Turning Back The Clock 5.5.11

    May 2, 1996
    The Republican Party held their county convention in April at the Williamstown Courthouse electing five delegates and five alternatives to an executive committee representing the county at the Republican State Convention. The five delegates were John Risen, Jim Ginn, and Les and Betty Taylor of Williamstown and Damon Thayer of Crittenden.

  • Another Place in Time 5.5.11
  • Too much water swamps some plants

    Unless you are cultivating cranberries or rice, all this rain is likely thwarting your spring gardening plans; it sure is for many farmers in our area, which is my primary concern. While perspective is important in these matters, many home owners may see a little stress in their landscapes as a result of over a week of soaking rain.

  • Too much water swamps some plants


     

  • Turning Back the Clock 5-5-11

     

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