The Telegram News
August 17, 2019
  • Victory Grange needs apple butter volunteers to step up
    (Editor’s Note: Victory Grange representative Rick Neal has submitted the following letter regarding the Grange’s dire need for volunteer help in preparing apple butter for the upcoming Jackson Apple Festival.)
  • Down on the farm - the late Jewell Evans, a true jewel

     I was saddened to hear of the recent death of Jewell Evans at the age of 99.

    She and her husband, the nationally famous Bob Evans of sausage and restaurant fame, built an empire of 527 restaurants around Appalachia and the Midwest with locations in 18 states. She and Bob also had a big farm near Rio Grande in Gallia County which became a tourist attraction where the very popular Bob Evans Farm Festival is conducted every October.

  • I think we can all agree that Santa Claus is truly a magical man who has the power to do more work and delight more children in a single night than any mere mortal ever could hope to do.

    However, it’s a big wide world out there and even Santa Claus needs a little help to fill the gaps. In Jackson County nobody helped Santa more year after year than the late Loretta Jones of Jackson. Her important role in serving as a surrogate Santa Claus in the community should be recognized at this time as Mrs. Jones died last July 27, at the age of 87.

  • To The Editor:

    We agree with Robert Michael's July 3 letter to the Editor, in which he supported a wealth tax. The former Wellston resident called for a 2% annual tax on individual assets exceeding $50 million. He called it a "fair, effective and attractive tax". We believe the tax revenues could be put to good use.

  • Jackson County was the focus of major news stories earlier this month in both The Washington Post and The Columbus Dispatch. And it wasn’t for positive reasons as both newspapers published in-depth stories about the opioid-pain-pill epidemic and spotlighted Jackson County as one of top per capita consumers.
  • County Fair: A worthy investment

    (NOTE: This column was published on Wednesday, July 17, the week of the 2019 Jackson County Fair. Congratulations to the fair on a successful run!)

    The Jackson County Fair is taking place this week at the longtime fairgrounds in Wellston, and if you’re not necessarily planning to attend before it concludes late this coming Saturday evening, you might want to reconsider that decision.

  • The origins of the pineapple…
    My pineapple that I started in the fall of 2016 is about ready to supply me with a third homegrown delicious fruit.  The word “pineapple” was recorded in English to describe the reproductive organs of conifer trees, now termed pine cones.  So, when the Englishmen first encountered this tropical fruit, they named them pineapples, because they reminded them of pine cones. 
  • JHS grad interning with Zip Printing
    This week, we would like to profile another 2019 JHS graduate, Lilianna (Annie) Waugh, whose summer internship in the Total Media office is a little bit more behind the scenes, but important as well. Annie is working in Zip Printing this summer under the supervision and tutelage of Zip Printing Print Manager Stacey Walters, who is glad to have Annie’s time and skills, even if it’s only temporary.
  • To The Editor:

    I grew up in Wellston and my mom’s uncle was our Republican congressman for many decades, Congressman Thomas A. Jenkins. Although I moved away a long time ago, so I’ve lost touch I’m sure, it seems to me that almost everyone in the county should favor a “wealth tax” like the one proposed by one of the presidential candidates recently. 

  • Intern sets sights on dream career
    New Jackson High School (JHS) graduate Olivia Walker could have spent her summer taking a well-deserved break with down time before heading off to college, but instead she took a very responsible approach and decided to get a head start on shaping her future.
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