The Telegram News
February 21, 2019
  • Jackson Rotarians showered with Presidential trivia
    Members of the Jackson Rotary Club were treated to a program on U.S. Presidential trivia at their weekly luncheon meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22. 
  • Layne Longfellow’s CocaCola machine...
    (Editor’s Note: The following was written by John [Tom] Collins of Miami, a member of the Wellston High School Class of 1958 and a life-time Telegram reader – in memory of the late Dr. Layne Allen Longfellow.)
    I met Layne Allen Longfellow in high school. Me, Wellston High School: Layne, Jackson High School. Back then high school friendships from those schools were rare. He was dating a girl I had a crush on but never got to date. The competition was insurmountable. He was handsome, charming and drove a beautiful 1950s Ford convertible with a rear mounted spare tire encased in chrome his father installed. Layne and the convertible were both beautiful.
  • Jackson senior wins scholarships, gets recognized by School Board
    Jackson High School Senior Emma Matthews was the recent recipient of the Horatio Alger Scholarship to the tune of $25,000. Her achievements were recognized at the Feb. 12 meeting of the Jackson City School District Board of Education.
  • Photographic exhibit, The In-Between Land, to debut at Markay; ‘Meet the Artist’ Feb. 22

    “The place between places.”

    This is how award-winning photojournalist Daniel Owen describes his exhibit, The In-Between Land, a photographic essay about life and culture in the communities of Jackson, Vinton, and Lawrence counties in Ohio, which will be on display at the Markay Cultural Arts Center in Jackson Feb. 22 through March 17. A “Meet the Artist” reception will be held for the public on Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.

  • First Baptist Church: ‘TRUTH SPORTS is here!’
    The First Baptist Church of Jackson would like to announce its new youth sports program – TRUTH SPORTS.  Since 2007, the First Baptist Church of Jackson has offered a combined total of 22 youth sports programs, serving hundreds of players through Fall Flag Football with Cheerleading and Spring Soccer.
  • Gallia-Jackson-Vinton JVSD Board hears from BHCC Adult Center Surgical Technology program students
    The Board of Education of the Gallia-Jackson-Vinton Joint Vocational School District held its regular February meeting in the Board Room on the Buckeye Hills Career Center campus on Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
  • JHS Band shines in annual Eisteddfod
    Jackson High School Band students participated in the annual Eisteddfod on Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Markay Cultural Arts Center. The event is a long-standing tradition in Jackson to celebrate Welsh heritage. Wellston Band Director Josh Willett and Oak Hill Band Director Bryce Werntz served as the judges.
  • Sts. Peter and Paul students thrive in writing and band competitions
    It is common knowledge in the hills of Southern Ohio that Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School develops life-long learners and outstanding students who thrive in academics, music, theater, and athletics. So much in fact that we are often overlooked. Why? Well, simply put, because it is old news. It isn't a surprise when Sts. Peter and Paul students or alumni do something amazing - it is expected, therefore, nothing new. It has become so common that when entering into the public high schools in 9th grade, administrators and staff already have the highest expectations for Sts. Peter and Paul students, including behavior. If you look around, you will find that Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School students shine everywhere within our school systems and our communities.
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