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Today's News

  • TAX TIME

    Grant County residents will be paying slightly more this year in real estate property taxes as bills begin arriving in mailboxes.

    For a person that owns a $100,000 home, their bill will be $952, including state, county and other rates for taxing districts.

    Last year, a home assessed at $100,000 brought a tax bill of $944.10.

    Those living in the Williamstown Independent Schools area, will be paying more after the school board approved increasing the rate from 84.6 cents per $100 of assessed value on real estate property to 89.1 cents.

  • WES Intermediate

    Miranda Goetz
    Miranda Goetz is in the WES Intermediate Student of the Week. She is in Leanda Drysdale fourth grade class.
    “Miranda Goetz is a sweet and compassionate student. I love how she is always striving to do her best in class,and how she cares and looks after her classmates. I know I can trust and count on Miranda. She is a true joy to have in class and a wonderful inspiration, and role model to others,” Drysdale said.
    Miranda’s favorite thing about school:cheerleading and Girls On The Run.
    Favorite book: Dork Diary Series.

  • WES Primary Star Student

    Kaylie Dillingham
    Kaylie Dillingham is the WES Primary Student of the Week. She is in Heather Kightlinger’s kindergarten class.
    “Kaylie is a great student in the kindergarten classroom. She always puts forth her best effort in all the work given to her, is a great role model and friend to her peers, and comes to class each day eager to learn something new. She has had a fantastic start to her first year of school and I am excited to see her grow,” Kightlinger said.
    Favorite thing about school: is getting to play outside.

  • Williamstown Head Start/Preschool Star Student

    Amarian Miller
    Amariah Miller is the Williamstown Head Start/Preschool primary student of the Week. She is is Pam Mullins  preschool class.
    “Amariah helps her teachers and her friends do jobs in the class and always comes in with a big smile.”
    Favorite thing about school: play time.
    Favorite book: Cat in the Hat.

     

  • Facebook Featured Fan:October 6

    Hi! I’m . . . Nick Weber
    I live in . . . Cleves, Ohio
    About me . . .
    I work at Target and enjoy playing golf.
    I also like to watch movies!
     

  • O’Neal receives Navy promotion

    Navy Seaman Johnathan A. O’Neal, son of Belinda B. Lee of Williamstown and Steven A. O’Neal, of Independence, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
    O’Neal received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle. Training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

  • Link completes Navy training

     Joshua “Brent” Link, a 2009 graduate of Grant County High School, completed Navel Basic Training. The graduation ceremony took place at the Great Lakes, Ill. Training facility on Sept. 9 before he left for his duty station and “A” school at Fort Leonard Wood in Mo. Link is in training for the field of Equipment Operations ( SEABEE). Link is the son of Tim and Laura Link of Jonesville. 

  • Clark completes basic training

    Navy Seaman Charles E. Clark, Jr, son of Delia Clark of Erlanger and Charles E. Clark of Dry Ridge, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
    During the eight-week program, Clark completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

  • Get Out, Get Fit
  • Tim and Sue Covington

    Tim and Sue Covington of Williamstown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 16 at the Grant County Farm Bureau Community Room, Helton Heights, in Williamstown.
    William Timothy Covington and Sue Ellen Knight were married by Bro. Buford Odor at the Mt. Olivet Church of Christ in Williamstown on Oct. 14, 1961.