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Milestones

  • Spenneberg celebrates 80th

    In observance of Geneva Skirvin Spenneberg’s 80th birthday, a celebration will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 26 at the Dry Ridge Baptist Church.

    The party is being given by her family. All family and friends are invited to attend.

    Her birthday is on July 5.

  • Melton is 2010 Biggest Winner in fitness challenge

    Motivation was the key for Brian Melton.

    The Dry Ridge resident recently took the title of Biggest Winner in the four-week nutrition and fitness challenge sponsored by Fitness For Life Around Grant County (FFLAG), Northern Kentucky Health Department and Grant County Extension Service.

  • Athas celebrate 50th anniversary

    Robert and Judy Atha celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 3.

    The Atha’s were married by the Rev. Robert Morris at his home in Grant County.

    They have three children, Larry Gayle of Georgetown, Gregory Lee of Dry Ridge and Allyson Stepp of Bromley. The couple has five grandchildren, two great grandchildren and three step grandchildren.

    Robert is retired from Roadway Express and his wife, Judy, is a homemaker.

  • Couple celebrates 62 years

    Lowell and Elizabeth Thomas of Dry Ridge will celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary on June 23, 2010.

    They were married in Prestonburg, Ky.

    They have seven children, Christine Bryant of Williamstown, David Thomas of Mount Washington, Greg Thomas of Falmouth, Judy Smith of Owenton, Mark Thomas and Janet McKee, both of Dry Ridge and Bryan Thomas of Glencoe.

    The couple has 17 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

    Lowell is retired from the OPW Corporation and his wife, Elizabeth is a homemaker.

  • Willoby, Griffith honored for dedication to children

    Grant County was well represented recently at the Keeping Children Safe Spirit Program.

    The annual awards program, held at Receptions in Erlanger, was presented by Community Collaboration for Children, Community Partnership for Protecting Children, Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission, Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) and the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS).

    Two of the Lifetime Achievement Award recipients and two Keeping Children Safe Spirit Award winners had Grant County connections.

  • Haubner honored by YMCA

    Austin Haubner, a resident of Dry Ridge, was honored by the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati as a YMCA Character Award recipient.

    All 40 YMCA Character Award honorees were recognized for exemplifying the YMCA’s core character values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. They give of their time unselfishly to help others while wholeheartedly working to better themselves. They are leaders and role models, setting examples for younger generations.

  • Nimersheim to attend leadership institute

    Susan Calloway Nimersheim, director of the Grant County Public Library, has been accepted as a member of the first Library Leadership Institute for public library directors. The yearlong institute features four sessions of two days each and is being offered through the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA.)

  • Couple celebrates golden anniversary

    Jerry and Kay Hicks will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from noon to 2 p.m. June 20 at the Williamstown United Methodist Church, where they where married on Father’s Day, June 19, 1960.

    They have a son, Greg Hicks, and his wife, Joyce and a daughter, Sherry Mason and her, husband Tim. The couple has five grandchildren.

    Your presence and best wishes are appreciated, they request no gifts.

  • Brewer recognized for Dams of Distinction

    Howard Brewer, Jr., of Dry Ridge, was recently recognized by the American Hereford Association (AHA) for producing a cow named to the Dams of Distinction list.

    “These are the most efficient cows in the Hereford breed,” said Craig Huffhines, AHA’s Executive Secretary. “They have met the strictest requirements for early calving, reproductive efficiency, calving intervals of no greater than one year, and weaning weight ratios in he top end of the breeder’s herd.”

  • Work, girl, Dec. 9

    Shelley Work, of Clarksville, Tenn., formerly of Dry Ridge, would like to announce the birth of her daughter.

    Alaina Monroe Work was born Dec. 9, 2009.  

    She weighed 7 pounds and 15 ounces and was 22 inches long.

    Alaina is the granddaughter of Nelson and Lynn Work, of Dry Ridge.  She is the great granddaughter of Pete and Kathy Roland, of Holbrook, the late Marvin Monroe Robinson and the late Ezra Lee and Nellie Work.