Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Madison Messenger

Go pioneering on Alder Day: Sept. 15

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor Madison County’s first white settler, Jonathan Alder, was born 240 years ago. In recognition of his birthday, the Madison County Historical Society annually hosts Alder Day, a free event open to the public. This year’s Alder Day is set for 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 15. Volunteers dress in pioneer costumes and demonstrate...

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Shekinah Festival slated for this weekend

Shekinah Christian School in Plain City will host the annual Shekinah Festival, “The Biggest Little Festival in Ohio,” on Sept. 14, 2013. The day kicks off early with a sunrise hot air balloon lift-off. Children’s activities start at 8:30 and include a petting zoo, bounce house, pony rides, face painting, barrel train and crafts. A kiddie pedal pul...

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Gallery exhibit: ‘Southwest By Midwest’

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor The newest exhibit at Gallery On High, “Southwest By Midwest,” features 40 photographs by Madison County natives, B.G. Burr and Bob Rea. The focus is landscapes of the southwestern United States, primarily New Mexico. Burr and Rea grew up together in London and became friends through the Boy Scouts. On a boyhood t...

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Junior Fair livestock sale total up 24 percent over last year

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor The amount of money bidders spent at this year’s Madison County Junior Livestock sale was a whopping 24 percent more than last year’s sale. The Livestock Sale Committee recently released the final figures for the 2013 sale, which took place July 13, the last day of the Madison County Fair. Bidders spent a total of...

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West Jeff’s revamped website nears completion

By Sandi Latimer, Staff Writer West Jefferson Council members got a sneak preview of a proposed new website for the village and had the opportunity to offer suggestions. The webmaster who serves Hurt-Battelle Memorial Library in West Jefferson is developing the site for the village. Library Director Cathy Allen presented the proposed site at the Se...

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Ox Roast 2013 photo album

The West Jefferson Community Association hosted their annual Ox Roast Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2013 at Garrette Park....

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Nine will run as write-in candidates in November

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor Nine individuals will run as write-in candidates in various races in the Nov. 5 general election. Write-ins had until Aug. 27 to notify the Madison County Board of Elections of their intention to run for election. Those who did successfully are: • Tiffany A. Eudaily—Jonathan Alder Local Board of Education; • Trint...

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Wife raises tick awareness following husband’s death

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor Patty Beery has the most personal reason for raising awareness about tick-borne diseases. Her husband, Joe, 59, passed away unexpectedly on May 20 of this year. Autopsy reports released on Aug. 9 confirmed the cause of death to be Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, a bacterial disease transmitted by ticks. Joe first be...

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Ace Hardware warehouse going up in West Jeff

By Sandi Latimer, Staff Writer Construction has begun on a warehouse for Ace Hardware in West Jefferson’s industrial park at I-70 and State Route 29. As earth-moving equipment worked to level the ground for the 534,040 square-foot building, representatives of the local community, Duke Realty and Ace Hardware gathered Aug. 27 for a ceremonial ground...

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Bringing new meaning to ‘rail yard’

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor When Briane Spangler added onto his home five years ago, he decided to have fun with a backhoe. One thing led to another and, with help from his wife, Connie, he transformed part of their Kiousville yard into a year-round model train garden. Three or four radio controlled trains travel 600 feet of track around two...

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