Burchett wins Grand Showman of Showmen title

(Posted July 17, 2019) By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor For Macy Burchett, the third time was the charm. The 17-year-old London resident has been showing animals at...

Board of Developmental Disabilities asking for levy renewal

(Posted June 20, 2019) By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities (MCBDD) is placing a renewal levy on the Nov. 5 general...

Madison-Plains using ‘blizzard bags’ to make up days

By Amanda Amsel, Staff Writer In a special meeting on Feb. 5, the Madison-Plains school board approved the use blizzard bags to make up some...

Putting books in kids’ hands

(Posted May 1, 2019) Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library was launched in Sevier County, Tenn., in 1995. Since then, the program has expanded across the United...

Take a book, leave a book at little WJ libraries

(Posted Jan. 12, 2016) By Linda Dillman, Staff Writer A quartet of freestanding Little Free Libraries in West Jefferson provide readers an option to grab a...

New London councilwoman thrives on civic service

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What they’re reading when they’re not writing

(Posted Jan. 2, 2019) For those days this winter when curling up with a good book sounds better than venturing into the frozen tundra, here...

Skip the store, get dinner in the backyard

  (Posted April 14, 2017) By Noell Wolfgram Evans, Staff Writer Did you know dandelions are edible? According to Metro Parks naturalist Debbie Ruppersburg, host of “Weed ‘Em...

‘Mr. Scrooge’ comes to Mount Sterling Dec. 20

(Posted Dec. 13, 2018) By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor Heartwarming. Family-friendly. Free. Columbus Children’s Theatre’s upcoming performance of “Mr. Scrooge” ticks all three boxes. Sponsored by Mount Sterling...

Primary election results

(Posted May 5, 2015) By Kristy Zurbrick, editor Unofficial results of the May 5 primary election show Patrick J. Closser winning the Republican nomination for mayor...

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