100 Years ago in West Jefferson
March 14, 1913
Madison County Democrat — The members of the Domestic Science Club were entertained at the home of Mrs. Robert Millikin last Thursday afternoon. After the regular program a lunch was served.
— Rev. Jennie Linn preached at the United Brethren Church at Columbus on Friday night.
— The remains of Mrs. Sarah Heath were brought here from Columbus on Friday and the funeral was held at the M. E. Church on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. W. S. Fisher. The remains were laid at rest in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
— The 40 days set apart for the hibernation of the ground hog will expire this week. Forty is a cablistic number, as it rained 40 days and nights in order to create the deluge and the Jews were 40 years in the wilderness. The country has been 40 years in the control of special interest, but these Philistines are now retreating and praying for clemency from Woodrow Wilson, the political Joshua of our country, who has the confidence and sympathy of the common people and will receive their enthusiastic support.
— The legislature seems to have considerable trouble in framing a satisfactory license law for saloons. If the wets think the people will permit saloons to be built in school house yards, and next door to churches, they will find themselves mistaken very much.
The Madison Press, July 30, 1953 — Sept. 7, Labor Day we will have our annual Ox Roast sponsored by the West Jefferson Businessman’s Association for the benefit of the Recreational Departments. This year the committee is looking forward to a bigger and better Ox Roast than ever before with an expectancy of 8,000 to 10,000 persons attending. Applicants for the Ox Roast Queen must be between the ages of 18 to 19 and must be single. Girls living within Madison County and can meet the above requirements are eligible.
— Members of American Legion Post No. 201, attending the convention of the Ohio Department at Cleveland were: Mr. and Mrs. Charles George, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Merriman, Joe Stickel, Joe Lamb, James Arganbright, Roderick Morehart, Mrs. Mary Lawless and Mrs. Bessie Speasmaker. Six members of Voiture 477 drove their box car in the 40 et 8 parade on the streets of Cleveland. Several members on Post 201 are planning to attend the National Convention in St. Louis in August.
— The outdoor dance sponsored by the West Jefferson Businessman’s Association was a huge success on Saturday evening, with 300 people attending. The outdoor dancing will prevail through the rest of the summer.
— Sanford Motor Sales, West Jefferson — Specials, ‘50 Chevrolet, 2 door Styline, only $1,495; ‘37 Ford, 2 door V-8, $150; ‘38 Olds, 4 door $125; ‘47 Studebaker, 1 1/2 ton truck, grain bed, a steal at $375; and ‘49 Ford, 4 door, good paint, black, radio and heater, a buy at $945. See Elmer Carter or Paul Sanford.