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  • Election draws little interest

    Grant County voters can head to the polls May 17, but County Clerk Leatha Conrad is not expecting a big turnout.

    “I think it’s going to be pretty light,” Conrad said about the primary election. “I haven’t heard many people talk about it. We have not had many people request absentee ballots or come vote on the absentee machines.”

    Since the election is a primary and does not involve any local races, voters may decide to skip filling out the ballots.

  • 35-year teacher says goodbye to students

    Sandy Tubesing knew she wanted to be a teacher, from the time she was a small child. She knew that working with children was something she would do.

    She grew up playing school with her dolls.

    The Harrison, Ohio native joined the Future Teachers of America Club in high school and knew that was her calling. So she followed in the footsteps of  two aunts and her older sister who were teachers.

    And for 35 years she has done just that, but now she’s ready to try a more relaxed lifestyle.

  • Lending a helping hand

    Faith, family and friends make up the foundation that retired engineer Jack Eckler, the 2011 Grant County Volunteer of the Year, has built his life on.
    As a young man, he stepped into parental responsibilities when his mother Amma Eckler died suddenly, taking responsibility for his younger brothers.
    “Jack put his own life plans on hold in order to finish rearing Chuck and Richey,” said his sister Janis Fox. “Jack became the rock of our family.”

  • May 14 Food Drive Stamps Out Hunger

    The Grant County post offices will hold their annual county-wide food drive for Helping Hands on Saturday, May 14.

    Helping Hands is a nonprofit organization that helps those who need assistance with food, clothing and miscellaneous household items.

    Anyone within the Grant County postal area can place a non-perishable food item in their mailbox. The local carrier will pick up the items and deliver them to Helping Hands. Items can also be left at any Grant County post office.

  • May 17 election draws little interest

    Grant County voters can head to the polls May 17, but County Clerk Leatha Conrad is not expecting a big turnout.
    “I think it’s going to be pretty light,” Conrad said about the primary election. “I haven’t heard many people talk about it. We have not had many people request absentee ballots or come vote on the absentee machines.”
    Since the election is a primary and does not involve any local races, voters may decide to skip filling out the ballots.
    Polls will be open at 23 precincts in Grant County from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • May 17 election draws little interest

    Grant County voters can head to the polls May 17, but County Clerk Leatha Conrad is not expecting a big turnout.
    “I think it’s going to be pretty light,” Conrad said about the primary election. “I haven’t heard many people talk about it. We have not had many people request absentee ballots or come vote on the absentee machines.”
    Since the election is a primary and does not involve any local races, voters may decide to skip filling out the ballots.
    Polls will be open at 23 precincts in Grant County from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Jailer sued by employee

    A Grant County Detention Center employee has sued Jailer Terry Peeples after she was demoted in January.

    Tracy McIntosh of Williamstown filed the lawsuit, which also lists Grant Fiscal Court and Judge-Executive Darrell Link as defendants, in Grant Circuit Court on April 11.

    McIntosh was hired as a deputy jailer in August 2006 and since was promoted to corporal and eventually to payroll and accounts clerk in the administrative section of the jail.

  • IDA will take over tourism’s administrative duties

    The Industrial Development Authority will now be handling administrative duties for the Grant County Tourist and Convention Commission.

    The two sides finally came to an agreement April 26 after the proposed partnership had been discussed during several meetings.

    The move, which is expected to save the commission $10,000 annually, came after the commission voted in February to dissolve the position of director, relieving Judy Mullins of her duties.

  • Ark story can only be found here

    “The Ark Encounter is going to be a tremendous boom for everyone,” Mike Zovath, senior vice president of Answers in Genesis, told more than 300 Grant County residents in attendance at the annual chamber banquet on April 30.

    He was the guest speaker during the banquet, which featured a Noah’s Ark theme and is held annually to honor award recipients.

    Award recipients included: Tabatha Fryman, Grant Countian of the Year; Dave Brockman, Excellence in Business; Heleen Geisbers, Excellence in Education and Jack Eckler, Volunteer of the Year.

  • BIN LADEN IS DEAD

    When President Obama announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed by American military forces, Army Staff Sgt. Dirk McComas, was in California visiting with his brother Darrenn, and packing as many visits with family and friends as he could into his 14-day leave from Afghanistan.

    “My first thought when I saw it on the TV was, awesome, we got him,” said McComas. “My next thought was, it’s going to get bad really quick. I need to get back there.”