In the Garden: Holly

Thanks to Ohio nurseryman Paul Hanslik, Midwesterners today have over 100 hardy and deer-resistant holly varieties to plant in their landscapes. According to an...

Lockdown prompts notice research

A lockdown situation at London City Schools has prompted research into an automatic call system to notify parents of emergency situations. On April 11, students...

Voters Guide

The Madison Messenger distributed requests for information to all candidates who will appear on the Nov. 4 election ballot in Madison County. The information...

Voters Guide

The Messenger distributed requests for information to all candidates who will appear on the Nov. 4 election ballot in Madison County. The information is...

In the garden: Plant bulbs now

Think spring—fragrant purple hyacinth, cheerful yellow daffodils and classic red tulips. With some planning in November, gardeners can enjoy a colorful show of these...

WJ teachers mentor new staff

The classroom can be a scary place, not only for first-time students, but for new teachers as well. Helping novice instructors be successful through their...

Alder Schools still looking for land

Jonathan Alder Local Schools continues to look for property for the district’s next building project—replacement of Plain City Elementary. On Oct. 14, school board...

Movie Review: Hellboy II

Two years ago, I fell in love with the magnificently creepy film “Pan’s Labyrinth” and subsequently its writer and director Guillermo del Toro. At the...

Column: Guitar-playing days are gone

It sits in the corner wondering why I have forsaken it. It calls to me in its silence. Its beautiful wood grained curves beckon...

In the garden: Attracting birds

I love the birds that return to Madison County each winter, especially the ones that visit my backyard. My family and the birds share...

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