100 Years ago in West Jefferson
June 14, 1912
Madison County Democrat — Mrs. Eugene Stuckey is going to build a fine residence at this place which she will make her future home.
— Mr. and Mrs. James Clark were the guests of Columbus friends, on Saturday. (Jimmy Clark was the local lamp lighter for many years.)
— Miss Edna Carter (Mrs. Robert A. Wilson) spent a few days at the country home of her friend Emma Azbell. (Mrs. Wilson was killed in an auto accident in the 1960s.)
— Miss Mabel Vickers, of Cleveland, is visiting with friends here for a few weeks. (Her mother, Catherine Vickers, was a doctor here for many years.)
— Sale of dress goods — All $1 and $1.25 dress goods at 84 cents. Ladies Skirts — All $2 skirts, $1.19, $4.50 and $5 skirts, $2.95. Children’s dresses— Regular price 75 cents, sale price 59 cents. Ladies hosiery — Regular price, 25 cents, sale price, 19 cents, three pairs for 50 cents. 5 cent hooks and eyes, 4 cents, 10 cents. Hooks and eyes, 8 cents, 15 cents. Pearl Buttons, 12 cents.
The Madison Press, Jan. 12, 1953 — The West Jefferson Businessmen’s Association reorganizational meeting Thursday night was a big success. Newly elected officers were: Charles P. Hay, president; Francis E. Baker, vice president; Dale Porter, secretary, and Albert Clark, treasurer. Three members on the board of directors are: Albert Hockenbery, Raymond Deacon and Donald Elliott. A special thanks was given to William Yantes for his fine list of new members.
— Members of the Methodist Senior High Sunday school class held their January class meeting at the home of Mrs. Russell Stratton. The host, Scottie Stratton, assisted by his parents, led the group in several games. Those attending were: Miss Willa Chambers, Miss Linda Chambers, Misses Nancy Strauss, Julia Hurt, Joan Harrison, Ann Bogard, Gene Ellinger, Lee Holland, John Laferty, Dave Holland and Scottie Stratton.
— Miss Mary Mooney and Mrs. Anne Buscemi are co-chairmen for a 50-50 dance Saturday night, Jan. 17, at the township hall sponsored by the Sts. Simon and Jude Church. The chairmen announced a cake walk will feature the program. The Sunset Serenader’s will furnish the music.
— Mrs. Sam Richeson is on her way to Germany to join her husband. She left Saturday night for a short visit with her sister and family, Professor and Mrs. Robert Lazear, of Promfret, Conn. She will sail Wednesday.
— The Player’s Club will meet Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the usual time. Members of the cast for the play, “The Curious Savage,” now in rehearsal, will present their first act for the club’s approval.