Friday, April 25th, 2014

Madison Messenger

London Schools switches to 10-point grading scale

(Posted April 10, 2014) By Amanda Amsel, Staff Writer Starting next school year, London City Schools will follow a new grading scale. On April 8, the school board voted 4-1 to replace the current seven-point scale with a 10-point scale. Dr. Martha Geib cast the lone “no” vote. “We had a large committee that met for a year and half about this topic,...

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Business named for new warehouse in West Jeff

(Posted April 8, 2014) By Sandi Latimer, Staff Writer On April 7, West Jefferson village council accepted the site plan for construction of a warehouse for the fashion apparel retailer, Bon-Ton. The facility will be built on land southeast of the Kellogg’s distribution center on the east side of Enterprise Parkway. The development started out as “P...

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Easter Egg Hunts 2014 – Madison County area

(Posted April 4, 2014) Madison County area Easter egg hunts for 2014 are scheduled as follows: • London. April 12, 10 a.m., Cowling Park on South Main Street. Ages 1-10. Sponsored by London Kiwanis. For details, call Jim Slagle at (740) 852-4476. • Sedalia. April 12, noon, Sedalia/Midway Park on State Route 38. Ages 12 and younger. Sponsored by Gre...

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Power lifting’s appeal strong at Madison-Plains

March 27, 2014 By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor A new sport option is gathering a strong following at Madison-Plains. For the second year, physical education teacher Michael Siders has assembled a power lifting team. This year, they competed in four meets, including the state competition on March 11 where the girls’ squad placed sixth out of 11 t...

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City plans to install skate park by July

Posted March 27, 2014 By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor A skate park is in the works for the city of London. Completion is slated for this summer. The facility will occupy a portion of the former tennis courts on Park Avenue. Two years ago, the city transformed three of the tennis courts into two full-size basketball courts. The remaining two tenn...

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EPA-mandated UV system going in at sewer plant

Posted March 27, 2014 By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor The Madison County Sanitary Sewer and Water District is moving forward with an EPA-mandated upgrade to the sewer plant at U.S. Route 42 and I-70. Last year, the plant exceeded maximum levels allowed for the amount of disease causing bacteria in the system. The EPA also has further tightened i...

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Inspired play yields state title for Tigers hoops team

Posted March 27, 2014 By Amanda Amsel, Staff Writer A local basketball team can now add a state championship to their list of accomplishments. The Tigers, Madison County’s Special Olympics hoops team, won the state title following Final Four action at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) on March 21-22.  “The core of the team has been together for...

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Rotary award goes to fourth generation farmer

Posted March 27, 2014 By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor “I’m lucky to do what I wanted to do all my life: become a farmer. I’m blessed with good neighbors, good family and it’s been fun,” said London area resident Bob Higgins upon accepting the London Rotary Club’s 2014 Joe Yoder Award. The award ceremony took place March 20 at the London Country...

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Grant payback a hitch in Armory sale

March 27, 2014 By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor The city of London could owe the state approximately $17,200 if it sells the Armory building on East Second Street. For years, the city rented the Armory to non-profit groups for youth recreation pro-grams. Now that the city runs recreation programs in the community center on Walnut Street, it no lo...

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