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Today's News

  • YPA winner has passion for baseball

    The Youth Performance Award winner for December is Aaron Goe, a senior at Grant County High School, and he is passionate about baseball.
    Goe is the son of Bryan and Tracy Goe of Dry Ridge.

    Q: What are your extra-curricular activities:
    A: I play baseball for the Grant County High School baseball team. My biggest athletic accomplishment is signing with Morehead State University to play baseball. It gives me a sense of accomplishment knowing that my hard work and dedication has finally paid off.

    Q: What is your community involvement:

  • STLP students provide adult ed opportunities for community

    Would you like to start the new year in a ‘take charge of your life’ mode? Are you unemployed or an underemployed adult, finding it tough to make ends meet? Perhaps all you need to land that dream job is to sharpen your technology skills and get some tips on business professionalism and resume writing.

  • West nails shot, seals win for Lady Demons

    The girls’ county rival game between Williamstown and Grant County felt like March Madness, as Lady Demons senior point guard Chelsea West hit a three-pointer with 20 seconds remaining to lift Williamstown over Grant County  46-45, Dec. 17.

    “It was the one we needed,” West said after the game. “I didn’t shoot well the whole game, but that was the one that we needed.”

  • Braves fend off Demons

    The game was not much of a game for the Braves as they defeated county rival Williamstown 87-41 Dec. 18 at Grant County High School.

  • Former Williamstown student signs with G’town

    Devanny (Dev) King, a senior from Medina High School (suburb of Cleveland, Ohio), formerly of Williamstown, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Georgetown College.  King, a 6 foot 1-inch center, is a captain for her squad and is a leader on and off the court.  

    Georgetown college’s head coach Susan Johnson and assistant coach Andrea McCloskey traveled to North East Ohio to find King’s entire basketball team, principals, coaching staff and parents in attendance for the event.  

  • GCMS pounds Demons
  • McKenney bags buck
  • Christmas traditions - from our house to yours

    To my surprise, my dad went to meet Santa

    It was around 1957, a dark wintry Christmas Eve, when my father announced that he was leaving to meet none other than the big man himself—Santa Claus.

    Santa had never made an appearance at my house, other than in the dead of night, when lights were out and everyone was asleep. And as far as I knew, my dad had never had a face-to-face meeting with him.

  • Our Opinion 12.23.10

    “And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

    And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.

    And all went to be taxed, everyone into his own city.

    And Joseph also went up from Gaililee out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David which is called Bethlehem; (because he was o fthe house and lineage of David.)

    To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child

  • DOWN AND DIRTY 12.23.10

    Every couple of years I like to revisit my father’s favorite Christmas poem inspired by Clement Moore’s famous work ‘Night Before Christmas.’ The writer is unknown but he or she certainly was a gardener; and you may even get some last minute gift ideas from its verse.

    Fred Wiche, my father and the first Weekend Gardener, started writing this column years ago, imparting gardening advice and humor. When he died in 1998, I took up the pen with a sense of duty and excitement, recognizing this column as both an opportunity to learn and to honor his legacy. Thanks to him for getting me on my way and to you, my readers, whether regular or occasional, for keeping me steady upon the path.