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...

Column: Crumb-crushing curtain-climber changes world

It was exactly three years ago this month when Kyle and I first met. He was a spineless little imp that drooled a lot...

Fair Photos

London sweeps ambassador contest The winners of the 2007 Madison County Junior...

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...

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...

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...

Remember When: County fair board in 1938

It’s fair week! Through July 14, the Madison County Fairgrounds in London will be abuzz...

Hospital thanks contributors: Progress made already on breast ca

The Madison County Hospital Foundation’s new Business Partners are: (front row, from left) Don Coonfare and Ray Glock, West Jefferson VFW Post 7005; Nancy...

Development issues heat up in WJ

Concerns over how to handle commercial and industrial growth sparked heated discussion between West Jefferson council members and Mayor Tom Phillips at the July...

Threshers show builds up steam in Plain City

The Miami Valley Steam Threshers Show, which centers on antique steam engines and tractors, isn’t just a show-and-tell spectacle. Spectators also can experience the...

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