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Today's News

  • Schools to decide how to make up days

    With last week’s snow storm both Williamstown and Grant County Schools closed for the entire week. Now students will pay the price for the snow days.

    Williamstown Independent Schools have missed six days due to snow. Students will be required to make up these days.

    School will be in session on Feb. 16 on President’s Day. Williamstown’s last day of school was scheduled for May 21.

    Grant County Schools have missed eight days due to snow. Grant County will be in session the first three days of spring break to make up some of the days.

  • Williamstown offers free tree, limb removal

    If you’ve got limbs littering your lawn and you live in the city limits of Williamstown, you’re in luck.

    The Williamstown City Council has agreed to shred the limbs for free.

    Downed limbs should be brought to the curb by Friday, Feb. 6.

    The street department will pick up the limbs and branches by Tuesday, Feb. 10.

    “I think this is an appropriate thing for the council to do,” said Williamstown Mayor Glenn Caldwell. “This is a good service to the community.”

  • Braves lose in final minute to Walton-Verona

    Trailing Walton-Verona since early in the first quarter, the GCHS Braves made a run in the fourth quarter to take the lead, but needed a defensive stop to hold on for the district win.

    The Bearcats led 69-68, but Caleb Kinmon scored to take the lead in the final minute and energized his team and the Braves faithful fans. The Braves needed one stop to come away with a win, but Walton-Verona drove to the hoop for a bucket, ending the game with a final score of 71-70.

  • WHS girls fall to Walton-Verona

    With a two-week break between games, the Williamstown Lady Demons were hoping to shake off their rust against Walton-Verona.

    The Lady Demons were sluggish and came away from the district showdown with a 42-31 loss.

    “I thought the first half we didn’t come out ready to play,” coach Mark Wilhoit said. “We were never really in sync. We weren’t ready. We talked about everything Walton was going to do and what we needed to do to stop them and we didn’t do it. Until we learn to listen, this is going to be continue to happen.”

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  • GCHS cheerleaders prepare for return to state

    The Grant County High School varsity cheerleaders hope that Valentine’s Day will be especially sweet for them.

    The cheerleaders will perform at the KAPOS state competition on Feb. 14 and are looking for a top 10 finish to build on their performance at the region competition.

    “We took a good look at the score sheet from region,” coach Leigh Simpson said. “I also let the girls come in and watch the routine as a cheerleader and asked what they saw we could fix and what they liked. We narrowed it down to three really important things.”

  • Crews battle ice, downed trees to clear roads

    Ice and snow made for slick roads and cautious driving last week as Grant County saw its first winter storm of the season.

    While kids sledding or building a snowman seemed to be nonexistent with the frigid temperatures and hard ground, snow plows and salt trucks patrolled the street at every turn.

  • Lady Braves comeback against Carroll is one point too short

    Down by as many as eight points in the final minutes of the fourth quarter against Carroll County, the GCHS girls’ basketball team could have given up. They could have drifted through the final possessions and waited for the buzzer to sound.

    But they fought back, picking it up on offense and defense to cut the Lady Panthers lead to one with only a few seconds left. A heave from half court could have won the game for the Lady Braves, but it didn’t hit the net, giving Carroll County a 61-60 win on Feb. 6.

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