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By Charlie Miller Contributing Columnist



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June 5, 1914

Madison County Democrat — There were over 200 automobiles on Thursday and Friday that passed through West Jefferson over the National Road from eastern points to the great races at Indianapolis. They are returning the first of the week over the great thoroughfare from west so east.


— Decoration Day was observed by an address in the township hall by Attorney James F. Bell, after which the veterans of the late war and others went to the cemetery in automobiles, where the graves were decorated with ferns and flowers.


— Harvey Ream, of Columbus, has exchanged property for the Ridgway property here. Mr. Ream lived here about 15 years ago and has been successful in his real estate transactions.


— Mrs. McCelland (Marcella) Gregg entertained at her home at 204 W. Main St., on Thursday in honor of Mrs. S. A. Conrad, nee, Susie Hill, of Tacoma, Washington. The invited guests were: Mrs. F. W. Clingan, Mrs. George Flooezer, Misses Carolyn Kuehner, Ruth Murray, Helen Murray, Marie Kelley, Gladys Headley and Mary Stickley. (Mrs. Gregg later gave money to help with the purchase of the West Jefferson Swim Club Pool.)


— Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Boyer of Thornville, Ohio, spent a few days with Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Baer. They are relatives of the latter and have not met for a number of years. (J.A. Baer was the village undertaker at that time.)


Part II

The Madison Press, July 18, 1954 — Mrs. Eldon Thompson, 81 Garfield Ave., West Jefferson, very pleasantly entertained July 8 in celebration of the sixth birthday of her daughter, Miriam. Attending were: Gloria and Jeffrey Galloway, Nickie Shockley, Janice, Billy and Bobby Campbell, Teddy DeLong, Dianne Immel, Charles Reed, Kathleen Lines, Barbara Thomas, Brenda Graves, Mike McDowell, Mrs. Clarence Thompson, Mrs. Marilyn Galloway, and Mrs. Bessie Lewis.


— Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Bradfield have returned from a vacation at Honey Harbor on Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada.


— Ed Fitzgerald suffered a heart attack Tuesday evening while taking a load of wheat to the Sark and Plum elevator at Lilly Chapel. He was taken to Grant Hospital for treatment.


— On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the following young softball teams will play. Blauser Furniture, Mellott’s, Swanson Cookies, Loveless Appliance, Sterling Store, Ann & Tony’s, Gregg & Hay Insurance and IOOF-Mel’s Barbershop.


— Friday night at the State Theater in London, “Denver & Rio Grande,” with Edmond O’Brien, Saturday night, “Highway Dragnet,” with Richard Conte.


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