Posted: Friday, May 29th, 2015
GRADUATION - The Scotty Hamilton Gymnasium at Grafton High School was filled with family members and loved ones wishing their graduating seniors happy and prosperous futures. The 2015 graduating class of 150 students was the second graduating class that Dr. Joseph Findley was honored to watch over as principal from the time they started their studies at the high ...more
Posted: Thursday, May 28th, 2015
THORNTON, Thursday morning the six members of Arch Coal's Leer Mine Complex Red Hat Program took their first trip underground.
"Today, we are taking them underground for the tour," explained Leer Mine course instructor Roger "Joe" Cross. "We are going to show them the mining processes, different parts of the mine, equipment … everything that goes along ...more
Posted: Monday, May 25th, 2015
GRAFTON, When America's fighting-age men were called to war, who was left to keep the homeland moving? In a time when women were traditionally limited to positions, such as seamstress, waitress or secretary, several Rosie the Riveters emerged to keep the American war machine alive and thriving.
During an interview with Emily Withers, a 93-year-old Grafton resident, ...more
Posted: Friday, May 22nd, 2015
GRAFTON, This week a new addition was made to the downtown area. In the triangle between the post office and Taylor County Supply, nearly sixty 20" X 40" banners displaying the name, branch of service, and a photo image of local heroes were erected.
This All Aboard Grafton fundraising project was meant to be a visible display of ...more
Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
PRUNTYTOWN - Saturday evening the Grafton Rotary Club hosted the thirty-second Honor Graduates Banquet at the Taylor County Middle School.
"For the past 32 years, the Grafton Rotary Club has held fast the belief that you will be the leaders, innovators, and developers of the future," proclaimed President Dan Pauley to the twenty-six graduates that were brought together ...more
Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015
GRAFTON, Dr. Joseph Findley, Principal at Grafton High School (GHS), announced early in May that Leer Mine's Red Hat program was beginning at the school's technical center. Dr. Findley had wanted the program for his students, and was in continual negotiations with both the Taylor County Board of Education and Leer Mine, to bring the program to GHS. Those negotiations ...more