David Wayne Walke

David Wayne Walke

David Wayne Walke, age 73, of Jackson, Ohio passed away Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, at Hospice of Portsmouth. He was born July 13, 1949, in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late Vern and Eleanor (Henry) Walke. Dave was a 1967 graduate of Jackson High School and attended Wittenberg University. He was well-known as one of our area’s most talented artists and […]

Mary Helen Jones

Mary Helen Jones

On Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, Mary Helen Jones passed away at the age of 93. Mary Helen was born on Sept. 24, 1929, the eldest daughter of Corliss (Pete) and Mary (Gladys) Jacobs. She was born in Jackson County, in the Welsh community of Soar. She graduated as valedictorian from Bloomfield High School in 1947 and attended Ohio University. After […]

Doris Diane (McCoy) Skaggs

Doris Diane (McCoy) Skaggs

Doris Diane (McCoy) Skaggs, age 85, of Jackson, Ohio went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, at the Jenkins Care Community in Wellston, Ohio. Doris was born Nov. 23, 1937, to the late Delbert and Ruth (Masters) McCoy of Jackson. In life Doris was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and a faithful Christian who loved […]

Karen Sue Markham

Karen Sue Markham

Karen Sue Markham, age 69, passed away Sunday, February 5th, 2023, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 18, 1953, in Oak Hill, Ohio to Goldie (Blackburn) Carter and the late Delbert Carter. She was a 1971 graduate of Oak Hill High School. Karen was employed by Job & Family Services for many years, but […]

Markay hosting artworks by Robert Orth and family

Markay hosting artworks by Robert Orth and familyFree Access

The Markay Cultural Arts Center in Jackson held an opening art reception in the gallery for McArthur resident Robert Orth and his family on Thursday evening, Feb. 2. The exhibit is called “People and Places in America.” It features the artwork of Robert, his wife, Patricia; and his grandchildren, Sydney and Lucas Orth. The art is a mix that includes […]

Jackson Area YMCA announces top winners of Biggest Transformation Challenge

Jackson Area YMCA announces top winners of Biggest Transformation ChallengeFree Access

   

Area senior citizens invited to ‘Hug Your Heart Day’Free Access

This Friday, Feb. 10, area senior citizens are invited to Jackson’s ParksEdge Event Center for a special heart health month event featuring health screening, lunch, entertainment, and much more. For over a decade, senior citizens have gathered during the month of February for a day geared toward them and their heart health. The free event is held in conjunction with […]