|Grant to be on “Road Less Traveled”|
By Jan Rahn
Grant was put on the map last week—the “Road Less Traveled” map, that is.
For the past six years, the Nebraska TV crew has traveled their coverage area visiting smaller towns in the state. Featuring a town each week, they’re up to 260—that being Grant.
Indianola, Silver Creek and McCool Junction are the only towns left.
According to NTV’s Zach Richie, the “Road Less Traveled” series was begun by anchor Colleen Williams because of the station having a reputation of reporting only the bad news.
“This is a way to celebrate the positive things in communities and hit towns not normally on the map to give them a place in the sun,” said Richie.
He and Williams drove to Grant on Monday to report the amenities and meet some of the locals.
Traveling along for the ride was Cheryl Kotrous who formerly lived in Grant and got to touch base with some old acquaintances.
They had lunch at Bench Warmers with several members of Chamber. Williams, who is pregnant, was presented a baby gift, and Mayor Mike Wyatt gave Williams a key to the city.
Williams, an Iowa native, is a weeknight co-anchor with former Grant resident Seth Denney.
Denney has Grant ties—his father, Doyle Denney, coached basketball here while Seth, a nephew of Kay Softley, attended grade school. Seth’s mother, Melanie, is a sister to Softley.
The NTV anchors Williams and Richie were only in Grant a short time during the day—enough for them to gain an understanding why residents so proudly claim it as their home.
View the NTV coverage on Wednesday evening’s news at 5 and 9 p.m. on Channel 6.