Good news

Published 2:28 pm Sunday, December 3, 2017

  • Ironton’s Christmas tree at Rotary Fountain has a neat history. It was originally growing by the Second Street overpass until a car uprooted it. Rather than toss it away, Street Superintendent Mike Pemberton took the tree to the city garage and replanted it. Twenty-five years later, it was going to be cut down to make room for an expanded impound lot. So, the little tree saved all those years ago is now the city’s Christmas centerpiece.


  • Friday was the “Day of Nice” at Ironton Elementary School. Principal John Maynard was tired of the negativity in the world and thought that a day of positive behaviors, compliments and smiles could improve the environment so students could concentrate on their studies.


  • From the Chamber of Commerce’s Festival of Trees and Christmas Market to Christmas parades to tree lightings to houses decked out in holiday lights, it is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.


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