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  • Impasse over in library board appointment

    A dispute has been solved between Grant County Judge-Executive Steve Wood and the Grant County Public Library Board and Susan Nimersheim, the library’s director.
    The conflict began with the board’s submission of two names, with one to be chosen as a nominee by Wood, to replace outgoing board member Elsye Willoughby. After initially being reluctant to choose one of the two names submitted by the board, Wood announced Aug. 19 he would nominate Williamstown attorney Matthew Smith to serve on the Grant County Library District.

  • Ark draws thousands in first ‘40 days, 40 nights’

    After “40 days and 40 nights,” Ark Encounter officials are pleased with the attendance and the reaction to the biblical attraction in Williamstown.
    While official numbers are not released, Mark Looy, co-founder of Answers in Genesis, said attendance has been “very strong” since the July 7 opening.

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  • Williamstown Kiwanis installs Northkey Aktion Club charter members

    An historic event took place Aug. 10 at NorthKey Community Care on Barnes Road in Williamstown.

    The atmosphere in the room was filled with excitement as names were called to be installed as charter members of the Grant County Aktion Club, only the second such Kiwanis club in the state.

    Some moved to the front with assistance, some had to be met half way, while others remained seated and their pins and membership cards with their names were brought to them, all to the applause of their peers.

  • Youth talent sought for ‘Seussical the Musical, Jr’

    Seuss will be on the loose in Grant County as Stage Right Musical Theatre Company presents its second production.

    Following last month’s “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” Stage Right’s next performance will feature young area talent in “Seussical the Musical, Jr.”

    The performers in the production will be part of Stage Right’s Rising Stars, an arts education initiative of the local musical theatre company.

  • Grant boys soccer starts season with 3-0 record

    The Grant County boys’ soccer team has kicked off their season nicely with a 3-0 record, with wins against Villa Madonna, Calvary Christian and Holmes.
    At Villa Madonna, the Braves started out rough, resorting to old habits and letting the forwards run after the ball instead of gaining and keeping possession.
    But, in the second half, they came alive.
    Senior and captain True Williams helped keep his teammates motivated to play the way they knew they could, and it helped.

  • Second-half surge leads Lady Braves to 2-1 win over Owen

    The Grant County Girls soccer team beat Owen County 2-1 in an intense match on Aug. 22.

    After battling injury after injury, the Lady Braves are starting to find their pace.
    In the first half, the Lady Braves had some trouble moving the ball around, while Owen kept playing the ball over the top of the Grant County defense.

    Junior Faith Johnson started the spark tåhat led her team to victory, after scoring her team’s first goal three minutes into the second half.

  • Braves defeat Carroll 28-12 in season opener

    The Grant County Braves football team went to Carroll County on Aug. 19, and came home on a victorious bus.  
    Under first-year head Coach Jamie Dalzell the Braves put up 28 points on the scoreboard.

    “We got a big turnover by our defense that set us up on the Carroll County two-yard line.,” Dalzell said. “At the 6:11 mark of the first quarter quarterback Tanner Souder punched in the first score of the game.”

  • Lady Demons fall in opener against Lady Panthers

    The Lady Demons Volleyball team got off to a rough start to the season.
    Their youthfulness was on display early in the contest Aug. 16 against a seasoned Carroll County Panther team at Williamstown High School.

    The Lady Demons lost in four games by the scores of 15-25, 25-21, 21-25 and 20-25.
    Both teams struggled early in game one of the matchup exchanging errant serves.  

    The Lady Panthers got a little momentum going and put together a nice run midway through the match, which bolstered them to the win in the first set 25-15.  

  • Grant County defeats Owen County in three sets

    Coach Kelli Hollenkamp leaped for joy Aug. 18 when the final point of game three went to the Lady Braves in the home opener. It was a big win for the Lady Braves volleyball team.
    Grant County downed rival Owen County in three games, 25-20, 19-25 and 25-23.