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Editorials

  • Good citizen, indeed

    Fred Domaschko doesn’t consider himself a hero. He told the Grant County Fiscal Court he was just doing what his parents had taught him to do when he found a 3-year-old boy standing on the side of Interstate-75 in Williamstown on a cold, snowy night earlier this month. (See story on page 3.)
    Domaschko dialed 911 and waited with the little guy until help arrived.
    As it turns out, the child managed to get out of his home and walk for over a mile and a half, down an embankment before he was discovered.

  • Website moves to subscription-based service

    Beginning Thursday, Feb. 24, The Grant County News website, www.grantky.com, will become a subscription-based news and information site.

    We’ll offer our valued newspaper subscribers complete access to all of the news and features currently in our print product, plus some on-line only features such as videos, slideshows, reader forums and more.  A digital version of every issue of the newspaper will also be available to subscribers online.

  • Go red for women!

    Did you know:
    • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women causing more deaths each year than breast cancer.
    • More women die of heart disease than men and women are less likely than men to receive appropriate treatment after a heart attack.
    • Heart attacks can be a silent killer. Know the warning signs of a heart attack and stroke and when to call 911.

  • You’ve got the power!

    In this week’s issue of the Grant County News, you’ll find a very powerful and hopefully very useful tool.
    The 2011 Guide to Grant County - a guide to the people, places and events that make Grant County a good place to live is included in this issue.
    The News staff has spent the last few months, and yes, it literally takes months to update all that information, calling, e-mailing, visiting (closely related to stalking) people in our community to bring you the absolute most up-to-date information that’s available.

  • News launches new Web site


    The Grant County News’ Web site has gotten a much needed, much improved facelift and we hope you’ll like its new look and additional features.
    The new Web site format is not only visually more appealing, but also the news content and information are easier to find. We’ve also made it much easier to submit photos and news items, including engagement, wedding, birth and anniversary  announcements, community events, letters to the editor, news tips and sports news.

  • Our Opinion 12.30.10

    Public service is defined as “the business of supplying an essential commodity or service to the general public.”

    Grant County has been fortunate to have people who are willing to step up and serve the public.

    Elected officials are paid for their work, but in most cases they don’t do it for the money, but rather the act of giving back to their community.

    Being an elected official can’t be an easy job.

  • 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

  • City planning is a must

    Rick Skinner, mayor elect of Williamstown, is jumping in with both feet. Skinner, a long-time downtown business owner, has called a special city council meeting on Dec. 15 for the council to craft a mission/vision statement.
    That’s getting down to business and in a hurry, which is exactly what the city needs.
    Making a plan for the city is going to be critical, especially if Williamstown becomes home for the Ark Encounter which is expected to draw as many as 5,000 visitors a day when the project is completed in 2014.

  • Move it - or lose it!

    When the snow starts falling, the snow plows come out, but they can’t clean your street or road if you and your neighbors park in their way.
    According to Mark Courtney, street supervisor for the city of Williamstown, people parking along the side of roads or too close to the edge of the road means the snow plows can’t effectively move the snow or salt the roads.
    Courtney said it’s always a problem this time of year.