Today's News

  • Bearcats handle Braves 72-64

    What started out sloppy with both teams turning the ball over early, sped up and the Walton-Verona Bearcats were able to leave Grant County High School with a 72-64 win over the Braves Jan. 7.

    “It’s frustrating,” coach Jim Hicks said.

    Shooting was an issue for the Braves, as they were only able to muster 40 percent shooting with only 21.4 percent from three-point range.

  • McKinley’s last second shot lifts Demons on Homecoming Night

    Homecoming brings about a king, a queen, two princes and two princesses, but for Williamstown the king on the court was senior guard Jake McKinley who hit a layup with just one second on the clock to lift the Demons over Trimble County 70-69 in overtime, Jan. 6.

    “I had seen Andrew Jones wide open, but wasn’t sure how much time was left on the clock, so I went for the shot,” McKinley said. “I went up to apologize to him after the play, because he was wide open.”

  • Dealing with conflicting issues off the court

    What does an athletic director do when an altercation happens before, during or after a basketball game or any sporting event?

    That question was answered Jan. 3 as Grant County High School Athletic Director Scott Shipp had to remove a Williamstown parent after an altercation arose between him and Braves basketball coach Jim Hicks after the 88-55 Braves win over the Demons.

    Words between the two escalated causing Shipp, who was just locking his office for the evening, to get involved.

  • Braves shoot lights out against W’town

    The first game between the Grant County Braves and the Williamstown Demons, it was a game that went to the wire, ending in a two-point win for Grant County. However, the second meeting between the teams ended in a blowout win for the Braves as they defeated the Williamstown Demons 88-55, Jan. 3 at Grant County High School.

    For Williamstown coach Steve Sigmon, the deciding factor in the 33-point loss was a turnover by senior Jake McKinley in the final seconds of the first quarter

  • WMS students learn to LOVE reading

    Bethany Findley never really cared for reading.

    The Williamstown Middle School sixth grader would rather watch TV than turn the pages of a novel.

    “I used to not be able to read that well,” Findley said. “I used to be one of the lowest people in the class in reading.”

    That has changed since she joined a specialized reading class taught by Kasey Kennedy with assistance by

    Carleen Ficker, Response to Intervention (RIT) coordinator for Williamstown elementary and middle schools.

  • What can wash away my sins?

    On May 30, 1978, the blood of Jesus cleansed me from all my sin.

    Actually, that happened 2,000 years before that, but I didn’t know it until that day.

    As my Jesus-anniversary present this year, I bought myself a CD of old hymns set to new music. It’s called “For All the Saints,” the third Indelible Grace project (see www.igracemusic.com).

  • CHURCH NOTES 1.12.12

    Christ Community
    •  Rhonda spoke on John 2 where Jesus turned the water into wine at the wedding feast. The governor of the feast remarked to the bridegroom that he saved the best to the last. That is God’s principle.
    • The ladies meet on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. to study Joyce Meyer’s book, “The Battlefield of the Mind,” starting with lunch, study and prayer. Pat Mann and Rhonda take turns teaching.


    Jan. 9, 1997

  • Tea leaves and herbal concoctions

    We visited friends in Boulder, Co. over the Christmas holiday and had an opportunity to visit the Celestial Seasonings Tea Company that is headquartered there. Celestial Tea had humble beginnings with a group of “passionate young entrepreneurs” (i.e hippies in 1969) who began collecting herbs from the slopes of the Rocky Mountains and crafted their own herbal teas to sell to local health food stores. Today, Celestial Seasonings is one of the largest specialty tea companies in North America.