The Telegram News
December 9, 2018
  • The Jackson County American Cancer Society wishes to thank the people of Jackson and surrounding counties for all their help and support in making the 2018 Festival of Trees a tremendous success.
  • December 7th, a day that will live in infamy...
    To The Editor:
    That day is fast approaching, December 7th, a day that will live in infamy, a Day that Jackson Ohio can take great pride in, knowing that one of their sons had an active role in that Famous Day, and the continuing War that covered the Pacific Ocean for the next four years.
  • Community lights shining bright
    “The Christmas spirit is simply an honest spirit of love for all humanity. It is the force that moves us to give what we can, to help as we are able, and to always be of kind comfort.” 
    --Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons
    This is not live television or a video, so you will have to take my word for this. As I write this, I am literally doffing my cap, snapping off a sharp salute, and even bowing deeply at the waist.
  • Deer Gun Season 2018…
    By the time you read this, we should be in our third day of deer gun season.  Deer gun season runs from Nov. 26 – Dec. 2, 2018.  Another two days will be available on Dec. 15 & 16.  Muzzle loader season will be Jan. 5-8.  
  • Jackson County lost one of its best-known and most respected law enforcement officers on Thanksgiving morning when retired Deputy Sheriff Anthony (Tony) Robinson died at the age of 78.

  • Happy 100th Birthday, Bob Wilson (Dad)
    Last Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 was not just another day on the calendar for me. It was the 100th anniversary of the birth of my late father, Robert (Bob) Wilson.
  • Bodie Town, California, is one of the most well-preserved ghost towns of the old west.  This is almost inexplicable as the harsh summer weather, and incredibly cold and windy winters, should have turned these structures to dust a long time ago.  But the mystery of the structures is nothing compared to the mystery of the “curse of Bodie Town.”
  • Leading and serving was Patty’s way
    There are born leaders. There are dedicated doers. We need both types for the world to work the way it should as there are more sideline-sitters than initiative-takers.

  • ‘Be afraid… Be VERY afraid!’

    Today (Wednesday, Oct. 31) is Halloween and it's only appropriate to warn the local populace that Jackson County is home to one of the nation's most haunted places in the United States, according to the website — Salem Cemetery, which is located off State Route 124 in Milton Township, several miles east of Berlin X Roads.

  • (Editor’s Note: This column, written by Bob Morrison, was originally published in the Urbana Daily Citizen. Ohio News Media Association member newspapers have permission to reprint this column in their papers as long as they provide credit. The Telegram is running this column in conjunction with National Newspaper Week, which was observed Oct. 7-13. We believe it delivers an important message about the relevancy of community newspapers. The “Community Connection” column, which normally runs on Wednesday, will return in next Wednesday’s edition.)

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