Throughout her life, Savannah Wilson was a giver.Always a smile on her face, Savannah was always willing to offer a helping hand to others. She loved life so much that she made it her mission to make sure others enjoyed theirs as well.Savannah was born with a congenital heart defect which required a great number of surgeries in her 24 years. That was ironic because no one had a bigger heart than Savannah.Upon her passing in January 2013, a fund was set up to make sure that the power of Savannah’s giving ways could continue.
Music has been a huge part of the life of John Darlington. The West Jefferson resident played music from an early age and by his teens he played in a local band called the Caesars. They played gigs all over the county “back in the day.”His days of “what’s happenin’ now” remain filled with music. But rather than play it on a guitar, he plays it on a turntable.“Music has been a passion of mine,” Darlington said. “I just...
Madison-Plains Intermediate School is getting ready for the spring sessions of equine therapy.Madison-Plains Local School District has partnered with PBJ Connections of Pataskala to conduct a research study on the effectiveness of equine assisted psychotherapy.This program is available through to a grant written by PBJ Connections for Madison-Plains and currently provides services for up to 10 students.
Losing an animal during a fire can be a devastating experience, especially if that loss of life could have been prevented.This week, the Sheffield Veterinary Hospital has supplied Madison County’s eight Fire and EMS Departments with the right equipment to help save pets lives.“The Sheffield Veterinary Hospital raised the funds to provide our county with these tools by hosting ‘Pet Pictures with Santa’ during London’s Old Fashioned Christmas,...
Taylor graduates from OSUTArmy Pvt. Jedidiah T. Taylor has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at the U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consisted of basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT).During basic training, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremonies, military customs and courtesies, map reading, tactics, basic rifle marksmanship, physical fitness, field training, and ...
Down through the years, The Madison Press, in its various forms, has followed the fortunes of the Madison County Fair. Evidence of this is found in the numerous bound volumes. They hold an absolute wealth of local information. The staff selected bound volumes from over the years to present the following:In 1923, admission to the fair was 50 cents for adults, 15 cents for children, with admission to the grandstand 25 cents “day or night.”In the Aug. 2...
“Come home right away,” my husband said. “We have a catastrophe in the den.”Thus began what was supposed to have been a quiet Monday evening. Dinner was made ahead and had only to be put on the table. The Olympics awaited as close as the TV in the den.What we didn’t count on was an ice dam in a gutter, forcing open seams in the roof that led to — you guessed it. Water. Lots of water seeping through the ceiling in the den.
We are still having temperatures below zero on some mornings. We also received a few more inches of snow. The local paper said we have had 41.5 inches of snow this year and the average temperature has been zero. We are getting an idea of what life feels like in Alaska. There have been very few days that the temperature was warm enough for the children to go outside to enjoy the snow. On days that were warm enough they enjoyed sledding, building igloos, etc. The boys had Stormy the pony pullin...
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