Thursday, April 24th, 2014

2010 February

Study’s focus will be West Jeff water and sewer finances

Effective with the March billing cycle, West Jefferson residents will pay a $1 monthly surcharge for water and the same for sewer. The new surcharge is intended to help offset the rising administrative costs for the department. Village council passed the measure in a 5-2 vote Feb. 1. Council members Doug Eakins and Sheila Nelson cast theno votes. N...

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Sports of All Sorts I: Sweet kid with wicked punch

Gloves up, Drew Sines is ready for another round in the ring. Drew (right) gets in a little sparring practice. Schools and youth leagues provide young people with lots of traditional sports options, but what about the athletes whose interests lie outside the norm? The following story is the first in a four-part series about Madison County kids who...

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Spaghetti dinner will raise funds for Haiti relief effort

Posted Feb. 3, 2010 Volunteers at Trinity United Methodist Church in Lilly Chapel assemble health kits for Haiti earthquake victims: (from the bottom left) Lexi Daily, Janet Jones, Paula Burt, Floanne Wilson, Randy Spring, Kami Simmons, Bettelu Timmons, Carolyn Wilson and Charlotte Sifrit. Connie Ballah, Trinity United Methodist Churchs missio...

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Movie Review: Dedra gives ‘When in Rome’ a C

Valentines Day shall soon be upon us, which means your local theater is, or soon will be, inundated with romantic comedies to waste your money on. One such movie is the celebrity vehicleValentines Day. Id rather face a swarm of flesh-eating locusts than see this movie. So, I decided to get my romantic comedy fill beforehand withWhen In Rome. The ve...

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Letter: District cuts make for no increase on renewal levy

Posted on Feb. 3, 2010 Our district operates on a lean budget. To-date, we have reduced our annual expenses by more than $300,000 since 2006. We are proud of how lean our district operates and are committed to continuing with doing so. In fact, this May, our London City Schools are on the May 4 ballot for a renewal of our 1 percent income tax. Appr...

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Hospital auxiliary at work

Madison County Hospital CEO Fred Kolb (standing, center) accepts a check from Edie Tolley, who volunteers as the manager of the hospital gift shop. In 2009, the shop netted $16,000 for the Auxiliary. Standing beside them are gift shop volunteers: (from left) Jane Widen, Pam Farlow, Beverly Dhume, Marilyn Eberhart, Marge Berchtold and Vi Carter. All...

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Doc Talk: The Big Bad Whoop

Dr. Dana Lenhart Winter is here and so is cough, cold, and flu season. It is not uncommon that a child fights seven to 10 colds in a year, mostly between October and March. So what does that mean for you and your family? Seeing your friendly neighborhood physician many times between October and March! In addition to the normal viruses running amuck...

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Daffodils and Boyds bears raise money for Cancer Society

Posted on Feb. 3, 2010 Madison County Relay For Life participants are selling daffodils andBear & A Bunch gifts to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Daffodil Days is one of the American Cancer Societys oldest fund-raising programs. As the first flower of spring, the daffodil represents hope for cancer patients and their families that...

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Column: No matter who wins the toss up, it’s the fan who loses

Football season is my favorite of the year, but nothing makes me cringe more than when the clock ticks to zero in an NFL game and the score is tied. Overtime. So when two weeks ago the NFC Championship game between the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints went into overtime, I wasnt happy. Why? Its simple. I hate the NFLs OT rules. For thos...

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Planner says Town Center focus should be homes – not retail

"The Town Center is never going to be a retail hot spot, but it could be a great urban neighborhood," said Frank Elmer, city planner with Lincoln Street Studios. Elmer presented his vision of the Town Center revitalization plan at the Jan. 26 special Grove City Council meeting. Elmer believes city leaders should focus on housing developme...

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