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Today's Opinions

  • O’ death, where is thy sting?

    For me, last week began and ended with funerals.
    On Monday, I attended the funeral of Mary Zawalich, whom I’d never met, or maybe I have and I don’t remember.
    About a month ago, she called me. She told me her name and said she was 92 and she was dying, but that it was OK, that it was a “happy death.”
    She had called to say that she’s been a reader of my column and that I’ve been a “wonderful part” of her life. She called to thank me, to say that she admired me, that she has loved me.

  • Curing onions, garlic and potatoes for harvest
  • Gordon family thanks Grant County for its patriotism

    The family of Sgt. Paul M. Gordon thank the community of Sherman in particular and Grant Countians in general for your support during the internment of the remains of our Uncle Paul. We appreciate the coverage of his identification and return home by the Grant County News staff.  The display of patriotism and respect that we observed during the trip from Sherman Baptist Church and the National Veteran’s Cemetery was most touching.

  • Who drank the Kool-Aid?

    In November 1978, a group of true believers were led to their deaths in the forests of Guyana which is located near Venezuela on the eastern side of Latin America.  Their deaths were orchestrated by a religious leader who urged his followers to commit the “’revolutionary act’ of suicide.”  

  • Be upset by park vandals, help find culprits

    There is a lot about my job that I enjoy immensely.
    However, one of my favorite things to do is to take pictures of the many children throughout Grant County having fun.
    Whether it is at the Grant County Fair, countless school activities or in the park, nothing beats capturing smiling faces having a blast.
    In particular, I love each summer going to Grant County Park for two weeks to take photos at the Little Dippers and Summer Splash camps.
    It is hard to find a better place to send your kids for a good time, especially at the low cost.

  • DOWN AND DIRTY
  • A WORD FROM OUR READERS...

    The Grant County School system has lost one of its beloved retired staff members on June 15, 2014. Loretta Kelly taught at Dry Ridge Elementary for many years. She had a gift of compassion, which she shared with each child in her care. She treated her fellow faculty and staff members with respect and love. Many people throughout Grant County and beyond were blessed to have had Loretta Kelly not only as a teacher, but also as a friend. She will be truly missed.
    Jenifer M. Bivins
    Williamstown
     

  • Vacation is the best medicine

    Recently, I traveled to Tennessee for the July 4th holiday to see many of my family members that I had lost touch with. I come from a huge family with my great grandmother having 16 children and my grandmother having six children.
    It had probably been 10 years since I had seen most of these people. My Uncle Robbie always has a big get together on the lake.
    This is the first year I had ever been. My family is rowdy, loud and can roll with the best of them and I love every minute of it. They are mine whether they like it or not.