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Milestones

  • Bruce in 40th year as Mason postmaster

    For nearly half her life, Jewel Bruce has provided stamps and sorted mail for customers.

    Jewel, who turned 88 on Oct. 14, has been postmaster of the Mason Post Office since 1969.

    “I guess then I never thought about being here 40 years,” she said. “It doesn’t seem that long. It gives me something to do.”

    Jewel spent her birthday like any other, inside her one-room post office next to Bruce’s Grocery, sorting mail into customer’s boxes as she waited for them to pick it up.

  • Riddle, boy, Aug. 18

    Keith and Erin Riddle of Dry Ridge announce the birth of their first child.

    Lukas Allen Riddle was born at 7:40 p.m. Aug. 18, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Tim and Becky Bowen of Demossville. His maternal great grandparents are Juanita Lilly of Dry Ridge, Shirley Wright and the late Henry Wright of Dry Ridge and Geneva Bowen and the late Randall Bowen of Demossville.

  • Hunt-Acquah to wed

    Michael and Etta Hunt of Dry Ridge are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brooke Michelle Hunt, to Bernard Kofi Acquah, son of Bernard and Amelia Acquah of Takoradi, Ghana.

    The wedding is planned for 2 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Williamstown Methodist Church. A reception will follow at the Grant County Farm Bureau Building in Williamstown.

    The bride is a 2002 graduate of Grant County High School. She is a student at Kentucky State University. She is employed by Williamstown HeadStart and Preschool in Crittenden.

  • Woods-McClanahan wed

    Camille Woods and Joey McClanahan were united in marriage on Sept. 19 at 2380 Hogg Ridge Road in Williamstown.

    The bride was given in marriage by the groom’s father, Jim McClanahan.

    Tabatha Nelson, sister of the bride of Blaine, Tenn., served as the maid of honor.

    Brandon Jones, cousin of the groom of Corinth, served as the best man.

    Jason Fletcher, a friend of the groom, and Bradley Leonard, a cousin of the groom, both of Williamstown, served as ushers.

  • Cornman, boy, Sept. 15

    Steve and Tara Cornman of Williamstown announce the birth of their first child.

    Braydon Steven Cornman was born Sept. 15, 2009.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Tony and Virginia Varner of Dry Ridge. His maternal great grandparents are Lois Nickels and the late Henry Nickels of Dry Ridge and Hilda Varner and the late James Varner.

    His paternal grandparents are Jack and Joan Cornman of Williamstown.

  • Poe, boy, July 11

    Carrie and Roger Poe of Dry Ridge announce the birth of their first child.

    Ryder Christopher Poe was born at 2:52 a.m. July 11, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Don and Patti Caldwell of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. His maternal great grandparents are Dolores Caldwell of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Dorothy Mott of Jacksonville, Fla.

    His paternal grandparents are Roger and Lora Poe of Dry Ridge. His paternal great grandfather is Harry Poe of Dry Ridge.

  • Simpson, boy, Sept. 21

    Leigh and Scott Simpson of Williamstown announce the birth of their second child.

    Gavin Scott was born at 1:59 p.m. Sept. 21, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood.

    He weighed 8 pounds and 11 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Philip and Beth Chardis of Vernon, Conn.

    His paternal grandparents are Freddie and Nancy Simpson of Cynthiana and Dene Scott of Tallahasse, Fla.

    Gavin was welcomed home by his big sister Liza.

     

  • Webster, boy, May 23

    Jeff and Susan Webster of Covington would like to announce the birth of their first child.

    Jacob Robert Webster was born on May 23, 2009.

    He weighed 7 pounds and 14 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Richard and Carolyn Ebner of Dry Ridge.

    His paternal grandparents are Robert and Mary Webster of Burlington.

     

  • Utter returns home to practice medicine

    She’s been called Ms. Taylor, Mrs. Utter, mom and Joe’s girl, but now Sandra Taylor Utter adds doctor to her titles.

    Utter, a 1998 graduate of Grant County High School, began her new career at Summit Medical Group in Dry Ridge last month.

    Utter always knew she wanted to be a doctor.

    “I had lots of pets and I ‘saved’ them,’” she said, with a smile. “I was so fascinated that you could breathe into a newborn puppy’s mouth and bring it back.”

  • Homemakers attend CWC meeting

    Mae Scott, Marlene McComas and Jean Huff of Grant County Extension Homemakers were three of 630 recently attending the 71st Country Women’s Council USA ACWW Area Meeting of the Associated Country Women of the world in West Des Moines, Iowa.