Category Archives: Jackson County History

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Medal of Honor recipient has Wellston connections

It is fairly well known Jackson County has three Medal of Honor recipients – John Wollam, Donald Long, and James M. Compston – but a fourth has been found and although he is not from Jackson County, he has Wellston connections. With Memorial Day just around the corner it seems appropriate to publish this story… Read More »

Wellston’s Trinity United Methodist Church to close

Wellston’s Trinity United Methodist Church on South New York Avenue at 4th Street, is slated to close Sunday, May 19, when the congregation relinquishes the church to Methodist Conference officials. The church was founded in 1881 when three laymen, David Woolam, David Ramsey, and Hubert Guinn, visited the conference requesting a preacher to hold meeting… Read More »

“Rendezvous at the Rock” celebration held at Leo Petroglyph

JACKSON— Unlike last year’s “Rendezvous at the Rock”, which was a cold overcast day with approaching thunderstorms, this year the weather was perfect. A large crowd gathered for the 3rd annual “Rendezvous at the Rock” event, which is a celebration of fort ancient and Native-American cultures held at Leo Petroglyph State Memorial Park. The event was free to the… Read More »

Rhodes statue and monument unveiled

JACKSON— Several residents, dignitaries, students, and family members of former Governor James A. Rhodes were on hand for the unveiling of his monument and statue on Thursday. The ceremony for the unveiling and dedication took place at the Jackson County Courthouse, right next to the memorial site. Rhodes, who was born in Coalton on September… Read More »

Bibles find their way home

 Local man works with Jones Museum, JCOGS to find relatives All he wanted to do was buy horseshoes for his son at an auction in August, but Brad Zornes, of Jackson, ended up with three very old Bibles and a months-long genealogical quest involving some early Jackson County families. Complete success came April 13 when John… Read More »

National Study Searching for Coalton Local High School Classes of 1960-1963

COALTON— In the spring of 1960, 440,000 high school students in 1,353 schools across the country took part in a “Project Talent” study. At that time Coalton had a High School known as “Coalton Local High School” and the entire school of 105 students took part in the study. Now, 53 years after the landmark Project Talent study was first administered,… Read More »

Past Editions of the Osky Wow Available

The JHS yearbook staff has announced that there are past editions of the Osky Wow now available for sale. The following editions are $25 each: 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1958, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001. The following editions are $50… Read More »