7-25-07 More Mysterious Fires…

More mysterious fires in Calhoun County. And no one seems to be able to figure out who is the arsonist. There are too many things wrong with this scenario. For starters, if someone is so “good” that they can set fires over and over again without getting caught, WHY are they simply burning RANDOM places? Or ARE they random? Either there is MUCH more to this than is reported in the media, or the arsonist(s) are complete fools and are WASTING their talents… I am certain that there are people in this county who are generally “hated”, most with badges, and it seems very odd that none of THEIR homes burn down… What this county needs is a good PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR to find out what is REALLY going on…

The other thing that strikes me as being very wrong: Why do people in a community such as Grantsville who have just lost everything have to go stay at a motel in Glenville? Where are their friends, neighbors, where are the people who would open their doors to those in need? Why does the Mayors wife have to go asking for people to help? Help should be instantly forthcoming, not searched for. Numerous citizens should have come forward out of the goodness of their hearts to give these people shelter and necessities. Is this simply an indication of what humanity has become? Or are there certain “facts” that are being hidden from the people of this county?

Here is the story as found on the Hurherald website.:


Ilene Cox’s residence on River Street was destroyed by what the Fire Marshal’s office is indicating is arson, according to Rose Knight, wife of mayor Gary Knight.

The victims have been staying with a helping hand from the Best Western Motel Glenville motel, but that is a temporary situation.

Everything she and her friend had was lost in the fire.

They have an apartment to stay in beside the house that burned, but it contains only a stove and refrigerator. A neighbor has donated a full size bed.

“Right now they need the community’s help,” said Knight.

If you can provide any of the following:

Necessities the family could use immediately include: full size sheets and mattress pad, towels and washcloths, blankets, pillows (still in package), shower curtain, combs & hairbrush (still in package), blow dryer, alarm clock, table lamps, coffee pot, glasses, coffee cups, silverware, cooking utensils, pots and pans, serving bowls, and a set of dishes.

Toiletries needed include shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, paper towels, Q-tips, lotion, aspirin or Tylenol.

Cleaning supplies that are needed include mop, mop bucket, broom, paper towels, toilet brush, glass cleaner, bathroom cleaner, bleach, cleaning cloths, dish liquid, liquid cleaner to mop with, and laundry detergent, fabric softener, kitchen trash can, trash bags.

First Baptist Church and CRI donated food to the family, which was greatly appreciated, but they could use anything else one might want to give.

Mayor Knight has offered the city office as a drop off point for anyone who would like to help the victims.

Further update on clothing sizes will be forthcoming.

If you have any question about donating or have things that need picked up, please call Gary and Rose Knight at 354-6497 or the city office at 354-7500.

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2 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. To protect yourself from a arsonist just live in town and keep 20000 lbs of propane in your house. If someone decides to burn you out, the entire town goes with you.

  2. Between all these negative blogs and the arsonist, Calhoun County will be just a memory in 3 or 4 years. Why would anyone want to move there? Keep up the good work, I guess a negative image is better than no image!

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