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Editorials

  • 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.

  • Shop local - business matters

    It’s a shame but Grant County lost two locally-owned and operated businesses this week.
    Dairy Queen and Little Shrimp, both in Dry Ridge, have closed or will be closing by the end of the week. Dairy Queen closed on Monday and Shrimp will close on Saturday.
    Donna Cain, owner of Little Shrimp, hung a simple message on the door that said the Shrimp was being forced due to economy and lack of business.
    Her final plea in the note was that Grant County residents would shop locally. Amen!