100 Years ago in West Jefferson
March 29, 1912
Madison County Democrat — James C. Linn and family will arrive at home from Florida on Thursday.
— Mrs. Val Van Buer and Mrs. Charles Bauer were called home from Columbus by the sickness of their father, Jacob Miller, who has pneumonia.
— The members of the Domestic Science Club met at the home of Mrs. W. E. Booth last Thursday afternoon. After the regular program a lunch was served.
— Last Saturday night and Sunday we very distinctly heard the Boar, and the rain, sleet, wind and blinding snow told us that garden making was not at hand. This storm will retard spring work very much on the farms here, but our people are full of pluck and vin, and will make up for lost time by increased work when they begin.
— We think the Democrats should have a full ticket in the field. Some very good men have been mentioned and we think there is room for several good Democrats in the courthouse.
The Madison Press, Oct. 30, 1952 — Recently graduated from the Naval Boilerman School at the U.S. Naval Base, Philadelphia, was Edward Casto fireman, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Casto of 209 W. Pearl St., West Jefferson. While working aboard ship the boilermen are also responsible for transferring, testing and taking inventory of all the ship’s fuels and water.
— Ohioans preparing to celebrate the sesquicentennial of statehood in 1953 will take special note of the historical significance of November. It marks the 150th anniversary of the month in 1802 when the founders erected the framework here for the statehood attained by Ohio the following March 1803.
— The second meeting of the Future Homemakers of America was planned to be on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. It is to be a Halloween party combined with a business meeting and we are to come in Halloween costumes. The refreshments are to be served by Connie Byerly and Brendalu Feddern.
— The P.T.O. of West Jefferson held a meeting Monday evening at the high school.