Michael D Karos Jr John H Kirk Janet R Meyer Patsy A Clark Dorothy J Schroeder Broncos trample the G-Men, 73-40 Rockets down the Devils, 59-55 Seven new inductees to enter WBHS Sports Hall of Fame Lady Warriors ascend to 13-1 Broncos finish 2nd of 22 teams in Hammer and Anvil Invitational Hedwig Lambert Billie G Walkup Some county offices may be moved G’town Council approves 2017 budget Family doubles in size with adoption Sardinia Mayor looks forward to 2017 2017 Fayetteville Firemen’s Festival set Floyd Newberry Jr Donna F Lang Gene Warren Dwight L Fulton Virginia A O’Neil Anne L Durbin-Thomas Marietta Dunn Charles L Latchford Broncos win ‘Battle of 32’ Lady Broncos claim win over Bethel-Tate Jays top Warriors, fall to Mustangs Lady Warriors claim top spot in SHAC with win over Lynchburg-Clay Broncos buck the Lions, 54-51 James N DeHaas Questions still linger in Stuart explosion New direction for Brittany Stykes case New public safety director now on duty in Brown Co. Fayetteville Mayor anticipates a good year for the village Chamber of Commerce announces awardees Robert Bechdolt Carl E Lindsey Audrey F Maher LeJeune Howser Tammy L Connor Henry C Mayhall Jr Chad Spilker Frank W Kemmeter Jr Wanda J Howard Dorothy Huff Colon C Malott Eastern varsity teams come out on top to capture Brown County Holiday Classic crowns WBHS Army JROTC hosts rifle shooting competition Bronco varsity wrestling team unbeaten at 8-0 Blue Jays finish 1-1 in Ripley Pepsi Classic Mona G Van Vooren Hiram Beardsworth Avery W McCleese Ethel E Long Children learn safety from ‘Officer Phil’ Microchips can help locate lost pets Local GOP plans trip to Washington Three sentenced in common pleas Estel Earhart Roy Stewart Tenacious ‘D’ leads Lady Jays to victory over Blanchester on day one of Ripley Pepsi Classic Fayetteville’s Thompson, Jester earn SWOFCA All-City honors Jays fall to Blanchester on first day of Pepsi Classic Ticket details announced for OHSAA basketball and wrestling state tournaments Jerri K McKenzie Randy D Vaughn Georgetown JR/SR high to have new library Georgetown saw many improvements in 2016 Three sentenced in common pleas court Esther O Brown G-Men go on scoring rampage for 77-41 win over Cardinals Warriors climb to 4-2 with wins over West Union, Lynchburg Rockets top Whiteoak for first win Shirley M Bray Carter Lumber closes in G’town Wenstrup looks forward to 2017 Seven indicted by county grand jury John Ruthven holds pre-Christmas Open House New pet boarding facility now open in Georgetown Denver W Emmons Carl W Liebig Mary L McKinley Blake C Roush Louis A Koewler William D Cornetet Western Brown dedicates Perry Ogden Court Lady Warrior win streak hits 5 Lady Rockets wrap up tough week on the hardwood Barons rally for win over Broncos Georgetown to hire two paid Firefighter/EMT’s Noble receives statewide law enforcement award County helps family in need after house fire Flashing signs banned in G’town historic district ‘Christmas Extravaganza’ at Gaslight Thelma L Ernst Roy L Bruce Ken Leimberger Cathye J Bunthoff Lending a holiday helping hand

Grant signs restored in G’town by Lodwick

Grant SignsBy Wade Linville – News Democrat

If you’ve driven to Georgetown over the past 50 years, it’s likely you’ve caught a glimpse of the signs recognizing the village as the home of Ulysses S. Grant from 1823-1839.
Over the years, the three signs placed there by the Ohio Historical Marker Committee in the early 1960s reached a point where they were in desperate need of restoration.
Thanks to the efforts of local veterinarian, U.S. Grant Association member and Georgetown historian Ned Lodwick, the markers have been refurbished to “like new” condition and were expected to be re-erected just in time for Georgetown’s annual Grant Days Celebration that will run April 21-23.
After recognizing the deplorable condition of the old signs, Selma Brittingham of the U.S. Grant Association checked into the cost to purchase three new signs.
The cost estimate came in at approximately $850, and Lodwick responded with, “I think we would be able to paint those.”
Two days later, Lodwick received a call that notified him that the signs had been taken down and were ready for restoration. Lodwick then got right to work.
After around two weeks of working when he could find the time to refurbish the three signs, which are shaped like the State of Ohio, Lodwick had completed the restoration and the freshly painted signs were expected to be re-erected by the end of the following week.
“They were very faded and the paint was peeling. The hardest part was scraping them and getting them ready to paint. I used a wire brush and did the best I could,” said Lodwick. “It didn’t take a lot of talent, but it took a lot of patience.”
And the result is sure to please Georgetown village officials and residents.
“They look like new,” said Lodwick. “I’m very pleased.”
The restored signs were to be placed at two locations on State Route 125 near Georgetown’s corporation limits, and the third sign was to be placed on Mt. Orab Pike near Confidence Cemetery entering the village’s corporation limits.
“He put in a lot of time and effort,” Georgetown Mayor Dale Cahall said of Lodwick. “It took a keen eye to see the signs were in need of a refurb. We have to thank Ned and Selma for noticing the need to refurbish the signs. We hope all of the citizens and community-oriented people will be happy for that.”
Lodwick expressed his appreciation to the Village of Georgetown for establishing and maintaining an excellent working relationship with the U.S. Grant Association, as well as its efforts and cooperation in helping to preserve Georgetown’s history through projects such as the Grant Statue and the annual Grant Days Celebration.

One comment:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

2016 News Democrat