Turning Back the Clock 1-13-11

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15 Years

Jan. 11, 1996
The white stuff kept falling at such a pace, it broke previous records for the amount of snowfall. Tony Ashcraft, head of the maintenance department for Dry Ridge, spent 35 hours non-stop plowing city streets. The snow created problems for others. At Food Lion, there was a shortage of eggs. Employees already on duty at St. Elizabeth-Grant volunteered to work extra hours.

The Dry Ridge City Council has opted not to participate in a proposed county-wide fire protection district. The proposal called for all fire departments in the county to be merged into one department with one fire chief and an assistant chief at a central location, funded by a proposed 8.8 cents per $100 of assessed value real estate and personal property.


25 Years
Jan. 9, 1986
Long-time Grant County High School Public Address Announcer Bob Barnes will be honored for his 32 years of service this Saturday at the Grant County-Bellevue basketball game. A reception will be provided, by the Grant County Basketball Boosters, after the game.

Marshall Liberman, Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Bank, in Dry Ridge, has announced that H. Dean Lindsay joined the bank on Jan. 6 as Director of Marketing and Business Development. Lindsay has been in banking for 13 years, most recently as a branch manager with NCNB National Bank of Florida.

50 Years
Jan. 13, 1961
Kenneth Juett has been appointed by President Kennedy to serve as a member of the Selective Service Local Board 29, located in the basement of the courthouse. He is employed by the Bank of Williamstown as a cashier. The other members of the board are J.C. Ball, Fred Price, William Ackman and James W. Bennett.

The Citizens Telephone Company announced two new telephone services for the home available to Grant County residents, according to Don W. Dericks, district commercial manager. A residential system called Home Interphone provides such services as door answering and Bell Chime, which announces calls with a soft-toned musical chime.