Six rise to top as premier exhibitors

Two Madison County Junior Fair exhibitors received their second set of first-place honors in the Premier Livestock Exhibitors competition. Four exhibitors nabbed top premier...

Task force tackles pay-day loans

Paycheck to paycheck, many Ohioans find themselves caught in an unforgiving payday lending routine—no money, high interest rates, and no way out. The Madison County...

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...

British Invasion hits Mount Sterling

Messenger photo by Kristy Zurbrick John Timmons (left) and David Timmons can’t wait to talk about the British Invasion at a Mount Sterling Library program...

Madison-Plains seeks renewals, no new taxes

The Madison-Plains Local School District will be on the ballot in November, but not for additional taxes. Instead, the school board is asking voters...

Rates for West Jeff trash collection will go up

On July 16, West Jefferson village council voted to extend its contract with Waste Management for residential trash collection. Public Service Director Harold Walker...

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...

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