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Editorials

  • Celebrate our country’s freedom

    I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and the the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

  • All dogs, cats must have county license

    Grant County pets, your pets, deserve to be licensed and protected. They deserve a way to come home if lost, as well as to be safe from diseases.

    Also, in case you weren’t aware, there’s a county ordinance that requires all dogs and cats in Grant County to be licensed annually.
    In order to make it easy for pet owners to comply with the license, the Grant County Animal Shelter will hold a License/Vaccination Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 18.

  • Dave Owen wants no thanks, but deserves it anyway

    For more than 30 years, no matter the time of day or the weather conditions, if people in Crittenden, needed help, Dave Owen was there.

    Owen served as the volunteer fire chief of Crittenden and spent many nights, weekends and holidays helping people, either by fighting a fire in their home or business or rendering first aid as a first emergency responder.

    He wasn’t paid but gave of his time because he wanted to help his community. He wanted to give back.

    After 30 years of service, Owen stepped down as Crittenden’s fire chief recently.

  • Dave Owen wants no thanks, but deserves it anyway

    For more than 30 years, no matter the time of day or the weather conditions, if people in Crittenden, needed help, Dave Owen was there.

    Owen served as the volunteer fire chief of Crittenden and spent many nights, weekends and holidays helping people, either by fighting a fire in their home or business or rendering first aid as a first emergency responder.

    He wasn’t paid but gave of his time because he wanted to help his community. He wanted to give back.

    After 30 years of service, Owen stepped down as Crittenden’s fire chief recently.

  • ‘Stamp Out’ hunger in Grant County

    As if fighting through rain and snow wasn’t admirable enough for mail carriers, on May 14 they will go above and beyond for the community.

    The U.S. Post Offices in Grant County will hold their annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive for Helping Hands.

    Anyone within the county postal area can place a non-perishable food item in their mailbox and the local carrier will pick it up and deliver it to Helping Hands.

    Residents can also drop off items at any local post office.

  • ‘Amazing Race’ is safe alternative to after prom

    Two years ago when her son didn’t have any place to go after his senior prom, Kim Haubner of Dry Ridge approached leaders at Sherman Church of Christ with an idea.

    The church could host an scavenger hunt based on the “Amazing Race” television show where teens are driven around the community by responsible adults and asked to do challenges such as find their team sign in a hayfield or buy a meal for a less fortunate family. The event was so popular, drawing 17 teams last year, Haubner was asked to organize another such event for this weekend.

  • Early warning, detection is key

    Chris Lawrence isn’t one who seeks the limelight, but the Grant County resident felt that if he spoke up and shared his battle with ulcerative colitis that nearly developed into cancer, others, especially men who are often reluctant to go to the doctor, might read his story and be moved to act.
    His story can be found on the front page of this issue.
    When he began his interview with the News, he was quick to make two points: one, he wasn’t speaking out to promote himself and two, he wanted to bring light on the importance of listening to your body.

  • Here’s your chance to nominate

    Have you ever wondered why so-in-so got chosen to be Grant Countian of the Year or this lady or gentlemen were honored by the title of Excellence in Education or Business or even Volunteer of the Year?
    It all starts out with a nomination for these annual awards given by the Grant County Chamber of Commerce. You do not have to be a member of the chamber to be a nominator or to be a recipient of these community awards, but you must be nominated.

  • Recycling options better than ever

    Did you know that you could particpate in curbside recycling for only $3 per month?
    That’s right. Grant County residents can participate in curbside recycling for $3 per month and the recyclable materials will be picked up from your home every two weeks.
    If you don’t want to pay $3 to have recyclable materials, which includes glass, paper, plastic, etc, picked up, you can transport them to three locations in the county.
    Recycling bins are located at:

  • Minister’s legacy is community service

    Chances are you might never have heard of R.T. Daugherty.
    He left Grant County in 2006 when he retired to Florida.
    However, if you’ve ever had an emergency and gone to St. Elizabeth Hospital Grant County, you can thank him.
    If you’ve ever eaten a free pancake or hotdog during the Williamstown Kiwanis Breakfast/Lunch with Santa event, you can thank R.T.
    His community involvement and service to the community could fill a notebook. See story on page 1 of this issue.