Storm Aftermath

Storm Aftermath The sound of the chainsaw has been heard in our town for the past week as people removed downed trees from their yards, sidewalks and, unfortunately, often their houses. The unprecedented windstorm of last Sunday thankfully didn’t cause…

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Mr. Change

Mr. Change So Mr. “Change, Change, Change” will have as his running mate Mr. “Senator For Ever.” Bad move, Barack! Whatever Sen. Joe Biden’s good points, and there’s no doubt he has many, you passed up the “right guy:” Sen.…

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The Kinmans

——————————————————————————————— If we of the MCHS Class of 1963 had known Harold Kinman was going to become a Living Legend, we’d have treated him better! That’s a joke, folks. Harold was one of the best-liked kids in our class. And…

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Consolidation

Consolidation You folks may remember that a couple of weeks ago I wrote on the possibility that one or more of the Madison Consolidated elementary schools may have to be closed down due to financial problems. This week I want…

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School Board

School Board Dr. Tom Patterson, Madison Consolidated Schools superintendent, asked the school board last week to do something governmental bodies nationwide seldom do: Plan ahead. Actually try to figure out how to handle a crisis before it’s staring them right…

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’08 Regatta

’08 Regatta O Boy Oberto-Miss Madison didn’t make the winners’ circle at the Madison Regatta, but she and driver Steve David did their darndest against formulaboats.com in the championship heat, besides winning two preliminary heats leading up to it. Old…

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Noise Ordinance

Noise Ordinance With a new, proposed anti-noise ordinance having been drafted for the Madison City Council, the question of noise pollution has drawn a number of comments on the Old Madison website recently. During the same time period, I received…

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THE CHIEF

THE CHIEF When John Wallace accepted Mayor Tim Armstrong’s appointment of him as Madison’s chief of police, he knew it would be a multi-tasking job. But he didn’t know it would include having to help his department recover from a…

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Father’s Day

FATHERS DAY How sad and ironic that Tim Russert, NBC news show host who wrote two best-selling books about his father, died suddenly and unexpectedly on the eve of Father’s Day. It was always good to know that Russert loved…

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Barber Shop

Barber Shop If you had just moved to Madison; or Seymour, or Bedford, or any town about our size; and you wanted to find out about local politics, likes and dislikes, the economy, who the leading citizens are (or THINK…

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Take a Walk

Take a Walk You often hear people say, “Oh, Madison is such a good walking town!” I guess they mean that there aren’t steep hills within the populated areas of the city such as Cincinnati has. But if you think…

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Emmett Miller

EMMETT Listened to any Emmett Miller records lately? No? Don’t feel lonely. He was a giant American musical influence of the 20th Century who is almost unknown today. Emmett Miller sounds like it could be the name of a guy…

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To Do List

To Do List Our new mayor Tim Armstrong has been in office for three and one-half months now, and seems to be settling in reasonably well, with no major missteps. I’m sure he and his staff have a detailed agenda…

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