Category Archives: Jackson County Events

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 »

Coalton Alumni Dinner set for May 25

COALTON— The Coalton High School Alumni reunion dinner will be held on Saturday, May 25, at the James A. Rhodes Community Center in Coalton. This will mark the 49th year since the last class graduated from Coalton High School and it is hoped that all former graduates, students, and their families will make plans to… 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 »

Wilbur McCormick discusses the 150th anniversary of Morgan’s Raid

The Jackson Lions Club met Wednesday, Nov. 7 with Lion President Carol Downton welcoming the group for the evening. After everyone enjoyed a delicious meal, Lion Debbie Lloyd introduced the evening’s speaker, Wilbur McCormick with the Jackson Civil War 150 program. Mr. McCormick highlighted the events of the upcoming celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Morgan’s Raid. The actual… Read More »