By Diana Shaw
December 12, 2013
Dec. 12, 1913
Madison County Democrat — John M. Lewis, deceased, by affidavit to Grace Irene Kuehner, Lot Numbers 56 and 57 in the Mortimore and Newman Addition to the Village of Jefferson. (These two lots are located at 300 W. Main St.)
— Ashton Gregg et al. Assignees, to William H. Headley, Lot Numbers 51, 52, 53, 54 and 55 in Mortimore and Newman’s Addition in the Village of Jefferson, $1,380. (These five lots lie on the north side of West Main Street on either side of North London Street. All have houses on them at this time.)
— Miss Pearl Drumm and Miss Jennie Kinnaird, teachers of music, gave a concert last Friday night at the M. E. Church in Alton. Their pupils in both neighborhoods gave a music recital in a full house.
— Henry Zipp of Illinois, is visiting his niece, Mrs. Mathias Kulwein east of town. His parents still live at Zanesville, where he left 40 years ago. When he first went to Illinois land was sold for $50 to $60 per acre, and a considerable amount of it was under water. Since it has been drained it is now selling for $200 to $300 per acre.
— A spelling bee and box social will be held at the Beal School House on Friday evening, Dec. 18. The winner in the spelling contest will receive as a prize $2.50 and the lady whose box sells for the most money will receive the same amount. Admission of five cents will be charged to all, excepting ladies who bring boxes. A cordial invitation extended to all. Ethel Cochrun, teacher.
The Madison Press, March 25, 1954 — West Jefferson B School was ransacked Tuesday but a loss of only $7 was reported by Deputy Herb Markley. Markley said that the theft was discovered by janitor Donald Humble early Wednesday evening. Entrance was gained through a rear window. The six-room school house is located about one half mile from West Jefferson on U.S. Route 40.
— West Jefferson had two student nurses who were in the 66 member class at Mount Carmel Hospital School of Nursing, and received their caps Friday night. Anna Mae Ferguson and Evelyn Taylor. They were both graduates of the class of 1953 at West Jefferson High School.
— Rumors still persisted Thursday that West Jefferson will have a bank in the near future. London banks as well as several Columbus firms have been mentioned as starting branch banking in the village. However, banks contacted thus far have all denied knowledge of any such move. A number of businessmen have stated that they have been reliably informed that an announcement will be made in the near future. It is believed that the new bank, if such is planned, will be located in the Parson’s building.
— On Tuesday, 48 members of the Gradale Sorority and guests went by bus to Cincinnati to attend the 50-50 Club show. Among the lucky winners were: Mrs. William Lewis, Mrs. E.W. Ballard, Mrs. Raymond Ryan and Mrs. Lucille Arganbright. Several others won lesser gifts also.