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  • Park going to the dogs in Williamstown

    Ken Stone and his Chocolate Labrador Cocoa can be seen constantly walking side-by-side throughout Williamstown.
    For 15 months, Stone has been working on making a dog park within the city a reality, where Cocoa and other dogs can enjoy the day.
    The park, located behind the outfield at the baseball field behind the Williamstown City Building, will soon be open.

  • ‘Miss Cheryl’ instills love of reading

    Cheryl Clemons was announced as the 2016 Grant Countian of the Year on April 23 during the annual Grant Chamber of Commerce awards banquet.

    Clemons, who is retiring this month as children’s librarian at the Grant County Public Library (GCPL), has given generations of Grant County families an appreciation for reading.
    Grant Wallace, now 26, and pursuing a doctorate in materials science at Montana Tech, in Butte Montana, has fond memories of “Miss Cheryl.”

  • The story behind the story: Author speaks at Grant County Library

    After hours of planning and much anticipation, best-selling author Jay Asher walked into the Grant County Public Library on April 19. Dressed California casual, carrying a backpack instead of a briefcase, he addressed his audience as if he were greeting new and special friends.

     

    The ages of his audience was a mixture of children, teens, parents and grandparents. Some had read his New York Times young adult bestseller, “Thirteen Reason Why” and some had not.

  • Man flown to hospital in crash with school bus

    A 63-year-old Dana employee was taken to the hospital by helicopter April 20 after his vehicle collided with a Grant County Schools bus.

  • Lady Demons force extra innings, lose to LCA

    The Williamstown softball squad fought long and hard April 23 against the Lexington Christian Academy Lady Eagles.

    However, the Lady Demons ultimately fell 20-14 in 10 innings.
    Unlike the Lady Eagles, who went through multiple players on the mound, Williamstown’s ace Jade Pinkston pitched the whole game for the home team.

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  • Braves hold off Demons for comeback win

    The matchup April 19 between host Grant County and the visiting Williamstown Demons baseball team was not boring by any stretch of the imagination.  

    The two teams met for the first time this year and the Braves held off a last-ditch effort by the Demons for a 12-11 win.
    The Demons came into the game with a 7-4 record while the Braves had been struggling early on this season with a 4-10 record.  

  • SES hosts Stallion Stampede Color Run
  • Compliance checks made for sex offenders

    A three-county sex offender compliance operation found two of 50 Grant County sex offenders checked were non-compliant.

    Operation Roundball was conducted April 13-14 in Grant, Owen and Pendleton counties by each county’s sheriff’s office, Probation and Parole and the U.S. Marshals Service.
    Law enforcement officers performed compliance checks on 91 registered sex offenders throughout the three counties, including 50 in Grant County.

  • POLICE REPORTS 4-28-16

    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)
    Officer David Osborne executed a warrant for James J. Smith, 38, of Crittenden, at 11:22 p.m. April 20 on Blackburn Lane. Smith was also cited for no registration plates and no operators license.
    Chief Rick Kells charged Matthew S. Hicks, 24, of Williamstown, with theft by unlawful taking, at 3 p.m. April 20 on Ferguson Boulevard.