London board focuses on employees

 “It’s all about personnel this week,” said Superintendent Steve Allen as the London Board of Education delved into its July 17 meeting agenda. A retire/rehire...

Letter: Group effort can prevent ‘ghost town

A few letters have appeared in our papers recently about West Jefferson becoming a “ghost town.” They are indeed correct that there is a trend...

Smith notches another golf victory

Messenger photo by Kristy Zurbrick Ed Valentino and Rheba Smith won the 2007 Handicap Club Championships at London Country Club. It was Valentino’s fourth...

Remember When: Threshing with steam power

With the Steam Threshers Show taking place in Plain City July 12-15, it seemed like a good time to pull out another...

Alder board revises bullying policy

On July 9, the Jonathan Alder Local Board of Education approved a policy revision on bullying, harassment and intimidation issues as required by state...

24 years later, 3 ladies re-do ‘Anything Goes

Messenger photo by Christina Radi Debbie Cochran (standing left), Vicki Arnold and Billie Spalsbury (seated) performed in “Anything Goes” in 1983. The Madison County Arts...

WJ Biz Council pushes for revitalization committee

The Madison County Chamber of Commerce and one of its offshoots, the West Jefferson Business Council, plan to ask West Jefferson government officials to...

Supreme dairy show a first for county, country

Messenger photo by Kristy Zurbrick Helena Hall, 5, washes her cousin Kai Parker’s calf named “Special.” Hall had already given her own calf, “Brooklyn,”...

Trips can be easy on gas tank

With the constant rise of gas prices, many have been forced to scale down, if not cancel altogether, their plans for summer travel. A drive...

See carnivores up-close & personal at The Wilds

Messenger photos by Whitney Wilson Coy Zebras, while beautiful, are also shy. Often times, visitors can only steal a glance of these creatures as...

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