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Today's News

  • GCHS defeats WHS 61-30

    In the second game of four of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, the Grant County Lady Braves defeated the Williamstown Lady Demons 61-30 in front of a purple crowd Dec. 16 at Grant County High School.

    Lady Braves junior forward Billie Hearn led the team with 20 points in the win, which marked their first win against Williamstown since 2009.

    “I came into the game excited and concentrated,” she said. “I knew what we had to do to win this game and we did.”

  • Stolen snowman caper heads south, in a hurry

    (Editor’s note: The following story is partly satirical, partly true and some facts may have been embellished.)

    Christmas-time is not the same right now for Sandy Cook.

    The Williamstown High School instructional assistant is feeling like she was given a lump of coal in her stocking.
    Cook brought a decorative snowman to bring holiday cheer to the halls of Williamstown, but only after a couple days, he was gone.

    The snowman had vanished without a trace, leaving behind only a note pleading for Cook to hurry to save him.

  • Christmas is a family tradition for 4 generations

    What began as a simple Christmas gift exchange between four sisters has evolved into a full-blown, fun, light-hearted gathering that encompasses four generations.

    They are teachers, school principals, homemakers, district court clerk’s and nurses and their purpose is to celebrate the holidays surrounded by women they love.

    Sixteen female members of the Eibeck family traded quips, smiles and laughs and most importantly – gifts during their annual gift exchange earlier this month.

  • Fire leaves Dry Ridge family homeless

    Kimberly Greene was cooking French fries on Dec. 9 and left the kitchen of her family’s Stewartsville Road home for just a second. When she returned, the hot grease had caught fire and spread quickly up the wall.

    “There was smoke and fire,” she said. “We tried to put it out but it just happened so damned quick.”

    She said she grabbed the pan of grease and tried to move it off the stove, but some of the grease splashed on the stove and the fire spread.

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  • Jim Thomas at the annual Kiwanis Breakfast

     

    Jim Thomas works on mixing pancakes for the annual Kiwanis Breakfast With Santa. Thomas also makes homemade maple syrup for the event.  Photo by Jamie Baker-Nantz

  • Sheriff’s Explorers to collect cell phones

     

    The Grant County Sheriff’s Explorers are collecting used cell phones, inkjets, iPods, laser toners and laptops. The purpose of the Grant County Sheriff’s Department Explorers Post is to give 14 to 21 years old interested in law enforcement an opportunity to explore this career.
     The group meets at the sheriffs department on Barnes Road in Williamstown. To be added as a drop-off location or to obtain the complete drop-off list, or for more information, contact Deputy Lee Jacobs at 824-9739.