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  • Angel Food orders due Jan. 14

    Get a medium-sized box of groceries for $30 per unit. Each month’s menu is different and includes fresh and frozen items with an average retail value of at least $50.

    Angel Food is not just for low-income families, but anyone who wishes to order.

    Orders must be placed through Family Worship Center and be paid for at the time of order. Cash, check, money orders, credit and debit cards and food stamps are accepted.

    Angel Food order deadline is at 3 p.m. Jan. 14. Pick up is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 23 at Grant County High School.

  • Holiday closings

    Holiday hours will be observed a county and city offices as follows:

    • Corinth - closed Dec. 24, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1

    • Crittenden - closed Dec. 24 and Dec. 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1

    • Dry Ridge - closed Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1

    *all water bills and taxes due before 5 p.m. Dec. 30

    • Grant County Courthouse - closed Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 26, Dec. 31, Jan. 1 and Jan. 2

    • Grant County Public Library - closed Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1

  • Assistance fund for Clark family set up at Fifth Third

    Patricia and David Clark and their family lost their home to a fire on Dec. 11. The home was a total loss including the contents and the family’s clothes and personal items.

    A fund has been set up at Fifth Third Band for donations to help them in getting back on their feet.

    According to Patricia Clark, the family did not have insurance on the home.

    For a complete update on the Clark family, see the Dec. 31 issue of the Grant County News. 

  • Shop With a Trooper

    Ryan, with dark brown hair that fell into his eyes, dressed in sweats and a red hoodie, didn’t look like a typical holiday teenage shopper.

    His cart wasn’t filled with the latest video games or gaming system or even CDs or DVDs, but rather it was filled with fluffy pillows, a fuzzy blanket and some smelly lotions.

    The teenager, flanked by a trooper and a deputy from the Grant County Detention Center, browsed carefully up and down the aisles of Wal-Mart on Dec. 19.

  • Goe resigns as board chairman

    The Grant County Board of Education is looking for a new leader.

    Tracy Goe, who has been board chair for the past three years, recently submitted her resignation for “personal reasons.”

    Goe has been on the board for nine years.

    Prior to her last meeting Dec. 10, Goe will be honored with a reception at the board office.

  • Fire destroys Corinth family's home

    Patricia Clark was wrapping Christmas presents on Dec. 11 when she heard her mother scream.

    “She was yelling for us to get out of the house,” Clark said.

    When the family of eight ran outside, they saw flames shooting from the electric line leading into their two-story frame home.

    “My husband tried to use the garden hose and mom threw buckets of water, but it was no use,” Clark said.

    Clark said she did manage to rescue eight Malamut puppies from inside the house before the heat, flames and smoke were too much.

  • Power adjustments could continue; county feels heat for higher bills

    Fluctuating power adjustments may continue for residents of Williamstown as the city entered into a five-year contract with AMP-Ohio for bulk electric.

    The city council approved this contract in the fall and is with the company they currently contract with for electric.

    Williamstown Mayor Glenn Caldwell said the city requested proposals from providers and only received two.

  • Electric bills have temperatures rising

    Residents of Williamstown are heating up over their recent electric bills and a surcharge that seems to be growing each month.

    “Why does my $200 electric bill have a $91 surcharge on it?” Jean Wilson angrily asked the Williamstown City Council in July.

    “Can any of you explain it to me?” she asked.

    City Attorney Jeff Shipp said the city’s current contract will be over in 2009 and the city was working on a new contract.

  • Conley honored

    Charlie Conley was startled to hear his name called at a recent Dry Ridge City Council meeting.

    Sitting in the crowd with his fellow firefighters, he had no idea Chief Robert Bruin had been planning to honor him for his 30 years of volunteer service.

    “He says it’s been longer,” Bruin said. “But, when they kept track with bricks and charcoal, we really couldn’t get his records.”

  • Shop With A Cop

    They’re only neighbors, but it’s hard to believe Josh and Colton are not related.

    If one got a navy and royal blue coat, the other wanted one too.

    Each got their fair share of Star Wars and Bakugan toys.

    The duo were side by side Dec. 12 as they, along with 15 other children, participated in the Shop With a Cop program with Williamstown Police, Grant County Sheriff’s Office and the Grant County Detention Center.

    Each needy child chosen by school family resource centers was paired with an officer.