Turning Back the Clock 1-6-11

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15 Years

Jan. 4, 1996
Mitch Todd, minister at Williamstown Christian Church, is hoping to bring a bit of Jamaica to Grant County. Todd, an avid missionary, has been traveling to Jamaica since 1990, when he was involved in the Teen Mission USA. He will be traveling with a group to expand the small school in Mandeville, a rural city about the size of Williamstown.

The city of Williamstown will begin enforcing parking time limits at the courthouse and municipal parking lot. On-street parking on Main Street is limited to two hours, but not many motorists were to notice, according to police. The police department is not yet to the point of citing those who violate the limits, but their cars may be towed.

25 Years
Jan. 2, 1986
Cooperation among school boards and the Grant County Arts Federation means that students in the area will have a chance to broaden their cultural horizons within the next few weeks. Funds from the federation and the Grant County and Williamstown school boards will be augmented by matching funds from the state level and used to bring two artists-in-residence  to the schools.

Another layer of legend was added to Santa’s image on Dec. 21, as several Crittenden children saw Santa set aside his holiday duties and rush off to fight a fire. Assistant chief Rob Scroggins, handing out holiday treats to youngsters at the Crittenden fire station, joined his fellow volunteers when the fire whistle blew and headed for the KOA Campground.

50 Years
Jan. 6, 1961
Julian Wills, former Democratic county chairman, has received an invitation to a dance honoring President-elect and Mrs. John F. Kennedy and Vice President-elect and Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson at the Grand Ballroom Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. Jan. 18. Wills said he has not fully decided whether he will accept the invitation, although he would like to.

The Brown Swiss dairy herd of Joe Colson and sons was nominated for the state-wide Production Awards at Lexington to be made late this month. The Colson herd was chosen by a committee of the DHIA for progress made in the management and production this past year. Colson is president of the local Artificial Breeding Association and a director of the state organization.