100 Years ago in West Jefferson
April 12, 1912
Madison County Democrat — A quarterly meeting will be held at the M. E. Church next Saturday and Sunday. It will be conducted by Superintendent Arbuckle.
— The members of the Domestic Science Club were entertained at the home of Mrs. Bert Deems last Thursday afternoon. After the regular program a lunch was served.
— Rev. Fisher and wife and baby, of Williamsport, Mrs. Ott Sidner, of Columbus, Rev. Wright, of Milo, attended the funeral of Mrs. N. W. Embrey last Wednesday.
— Easter has come and gone, and the champion egg eater has had his inning. Why a man should consume two or three dozen eggs at one meal, just because it is Easter, has not been fully explained by our theologians and clergyman.
— There is a saying that a rain on Easter Sunday is always followed by seven rainy Sundays. This is a fake saying, as the writer has kept a diary for more than 50 years, and we never know of the verification of the sign in all that time. However, there was no rain on last Sunday, so our pessimistic friends can rest in peace and can attend church without taking an umbrella or raincoat.
— Miss Clara Taylor (Mrs. Frank Peters) of the Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware, spent Saturday and Sunday with her father Z. R. Taylor. (Zachery Taylor was the local druggist for 50 years.)
The Madison Press, Nov. 13, 1952 — Members of the junior class not included in the cast of the class play are helping with the production of the play by serving on various necessary committees.
They are business managers, Bob Waggoner and Charlie Miller; stage managers, Fred Morris, Roy Greene and Bill Hardy; publicity, Ruth Stanley, John Laferty and Virginia Dietsch; prompters, Jean Christman and Allene Phillips; ushers, Gary Compton and Ray McGuire.
— Frank Cox, son of Mrs. Lewis Cox, a member of the armed forces, recently stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C., is home on furlough, and will remain about 10 days more before returning to service to leave for Korea. (It was reported later that Sgt. Cox was the last marine wounded in Korea.)
— Mrs. Lewis Cox and her daughter, Mrs. Paul Faust, were hostesses to a large group of friends and relatives at a dinner Sunday, honoring Paul Faust who will leave for military training this week, and for Frank Cox who is leaving for Korea.
Guests were: Miss Phyllis Allerton, Mrs. Marilyn Galloway, Mr. and Mrs. Don Faust, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ogilvie, Mr. and Mrs. David Ogilvie, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stickles, John Stanley, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Streator, Wilbur Hollar, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Ball, Mrs. Laura Cox, Mrs. Glenn Ball, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Cox, Mr. and Mrs. Don Sickles and the honored guests and hostesses.