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U-M alum Elaine Crosby wins U.S. Senior Women's Open qualifier

The Jackson native and two-time LPGA even winner qualified for the U.S. Senior Women's Open for the second straight year.

Parkside High School alumni gather before Community Bowl to protest Eagle mascot retirement  The Jackson Citizen Patriot

JACKSON, MI – Sandy Reynolds wore the same blue and red bird costume she donned for Parkside High School sporting events before her graduation in 1980.

Peek Through Time: Parkside makes history with storybook, stellar 1966 football season

This is the 50th anniversary of Parkside's 9-0 1966 high school football season.

Parkside High School alumni rallying under the school's Eagle statue prior to Community Bowl  The Jackson Citizen Patriot

Calling themselves "forgotten alumni," graduates of what once was Parkside High School are meeting at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, under the school's Eagle mascot ...

TownePlace Suites by Marriott adds to Jackson hotel landscape

The TownePlace Suites by Marriott on Bondsteel Drive in Blackman Township is now open.

Eagle mascot at Jackson's Middle School at Parkside being retired under branding plan  The Jackson Citizen Patriot

The Eagle will live on, though, in the school's George Kiesel Eagle Auditorium. Superintendent Jeff Beal also is proposing that the Eagle sculpture that's been in ...

In Jackson, school choice bring new reality: students as fickle customers  Bridge Michigan

Jackson, Michigan, loses 40 percent of school-age children to other districts with schools-of-choice and charters. How districts respond illustrates the free-market ...

Peek through time: Dave Driscoll was a mentor to many during his years coaching football  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

Dave Driscoll wanted to play football. His Albion High School coaches around 1950 didn't agree. Driscoll was speedy, but he weighed only about 135 pounds, ...

'I'm always proud to say I'm from Jackson,' 2017 Most Powerful Woman in Banking says -

The 1978 Parkside High School graduate earned American Banker's 2017 honor for being the Most Powerful Woman in Banking.

Retiring Jackson superintendent faced challenges of urban district head-on with a positive attitude  The Jackson Citizen Patriot

Dan Evans retired on June 30 after 20 years in Jackson Public Schools, 15 of which were at its helm. He's credited with bringing stability to the district in a time of ...

Painted rocks taking over downtown, Jackson County

Have you seen a curiously painted rock lately? You're not alone.

Improving neighborhoods a goal of Fifth Ward council candidates

JACKSON, MI - A pair of candidates are challenging longtime Fifth Ward Jackson City Councilman Andrew Frounfelker for his seat. The field narrows from three ...

Redemption and community: Blazer publisher awarded MLK Medal of Service

"I've always been so fortunate to have friends from all over this city, despite my ups and downs, I had friends that stuck by me and never gave up on me.

Peek Through Time: Teen bands kept Jackson youths rockin' and rollin' in 1960s

Teen bands played school dances and teen clubs throughout the Jackson area in the mid-1960s.

Longtime drain commissioner faces Republican challenger for position

Incumbent Jackson County Drain Commissioner Geoffrey Snyder - who has had the position for years - will have a Republican challenger in the Aug. 2 primary.

Peek Through Time: NASA uses Jackson to tout space program in 1966

The Midwest Space Fair opened Sept. 24 in the Parkside High School fieldhouse. By the time it closed on Oct. 2, more than 100000 people had attended the ...

Through four generations of hockey, Nau family exemplifies love of the game  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

From Leo Nau, 87, to Nick Nau, 8, one Jackson family has been able to trace its roots back at least four generations.

Former NFL coach Tony Dungy thanks hometown of Jackson during Michigan Sports Hall of Fame induction speech  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

Dungy was the third inductee in the Class of 2013 and followed the inductions of former Detroit Lions defensive lineman Lomas Brown and former Michigan ...

It could be worse -- Big snow socked St. Patrick's Day 44 years ago

That winter was a lot like this one in that there had been relatively little snow up to that point.

Dungy's trail-blazing career makes him perfect Hall of Fame candidate  Indianapolis Star

Inductees will be announced Saturday evening in East Rutherford, N.J., site of Super Bowl XLVIII.

'Field of Dreams' star Timothy Busfield speaking at Michigan Theatre before movie

Timothy Busfield is talking about his role in the 1989 film at 7 p.m. Friday, April 28.

A look back at the Jackson High School girls basketball team's run to the state final 30 years ago  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

It was the first day of girls basketball practice at Jackson High School, late in the summer of 1977. One of the players notified Andy Sheridan, the Vikings' new ...

Peek through time: More than 30 years later, Henry L. Baltimore's disappearance is still a mystery  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

If life really was like TV, the police would pull out a weathered file, talk to a few people and within an hour give Jackson's Doris Baltimore the answer to a ...

Alumni from 4 Jackson-area high schools hit the baseball diamond to raise funds, get one more crack at old rivals  The Jackson Citizen Patriot

JACKSON, MI — The opportunity to lace up the cleats one more time would be enough, but throwing an old rival in the opposite dugout had hundreds of ...

Current, former principals among those interviewing for Concord superintendent job

First-round interviews, which are open to the public, are set for Monday, March 7 and Thursday, March 10.

Peek Through Time: Mac's Drive-In and its 'curb girls' were Jackson summertime favorites

Mac's was one of the many root beer stands and drive-in restaurants common in Jackson decades ago and a preferred spot on the city's west side.

Peek Through Time: Jackson's architectural past evident in book of photos from then and now

JACKSON, MI – It began with an 1895 business profile of Jackson. Add in a local music teacher's insatiable curiosity about old-time Jackson and what resulted ...

Jackson native Tony Dungy becomes first black coach elected to NFL Hall of Fame

Tony Dungy. Former NFL coach and player Tony Dungy delivers his speech during an induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday, Aug.

Peek Through Time: Jackson's Pickle Barrel Deli started with idea from two women with 'gumption'  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

Custom-made deli sandwiches of meats and cheeses on *fresh* baked bread were a rarity in Jackson in the late 1970s, but Sharon Collins and Susan O'Connell ...

Kyle Hamlin withdraws from running to become next Jackson Public Schools superintendent  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

dan evans file.JPG. One of the candidates selected for an interview has withdrawn from the running to potentially succeed retiring Jackson Public Schools ...

Tom and Greg O'Connor, who combined have broadcast on Jackson's airwaves for more than 55 years, named winners of 2010 Al Cotton Award  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

Citizen Patriot file photoGreg, left, and Tom O'Connor, shown in 1987, are the winners of the 2010 Al Cotton Award, given by the Citizen Patriot staff to a person ...

Bill Rasmussen, who owned Bill's Coffee Manor for 20 years and hosted annual Christmas dinner for Jackson community, died Tuesday morning  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

Rasmussen and his wife Carol owned Bill's Coffee Manor in Summit Township for about 20 years.

Longtime MLB umpire and Jackson native Tim McClelland retires

McClelland, a 63-year-old Jackson native, worked at least one game in 32 consecutive MLB seasons before sitting out last year due to a back injury, which ...

Lawyer Charles Perlos running as a Democrat for Jackson County prosecutor  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

"The timing was right, and I think I'd like to give something back to the community by way of public *service*," Perlos, 53, said.

Turkey's father of ice hockey grew up loving the game in Jackson, Michigan

JACKSON, MI – Nearly 26 years ago, one veteran and six rookie hockey players took to a miniature ice rink half the size a basketball court in Ankara, Turkey.

Elaine Crosby says taking over as coordinator of Jackson Area Catholic Schools is extension of ministry  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

ELAINE CROSBYElaine Crosby is comfortable in the clubhouse and the board room.Now the professional golfer is taking on a new challenge in her hometown.

Ranking 10,007 Boys By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10007 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.

Jackson High School player profile: Chas Bedwell gave up snowboarding to play football for Vikings  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

To be on the football field, Jackson High School senior Chas Bedwell practically had to leave behind another sport he loves: snowboarding. Along with being ...

Peek Through Time: Killer Palm Sunday tornadoes strike Lenawee, Hillsdale, Branch counties in 1965

Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak of April 11, 1965, storms that hit six Midwest states, killing 271 people.

Chuck Miller chosen as the 2009 Al Cotton Award winner  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

Nick Dentamaro | Jackson Citizen PatriotChuck Miller is this year's Al Cotton Award winner.Chuck Miller had no idea where Vandercook Lake was when he was ...

Peek Through Time: The secluded stone castle of a Jackson musician still mystifies many  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

Most only spy a glimpse of Helmer Castle through the woods. But from its uppermost tower room, you can see for miles and miles.

Former youth hockey coach sentenced to at least seven years in prison for sexually abusing, taking pornographic images of boys  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

Jackson County Circuit Judge John McBain sentenced Scott Tippner, 45, of Hanover Township today to seven to 20 years for creating child pornography and ...

Peek Through Time: Tribby the elephant, Susie the bear were popular animals in Ella Sharp Park zoo  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

Popular animals once called Ella Sharp Park home, but the Great Depression put a halt to upgrades and the zoo they lived in faded away after entertaining ...

Peek Through Time: Albion takes center stage in CBS News special on first Earth Day (with video)  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

At the time, Albion was a city of 14000 people that called itself "Manufacturing City USA" because of its iron foundries that made products for the state's ...

Top 500 Boys Outdoor 100m Returnees: Dead Even Between Texas And Florida  MileSplit

It\'s no secret, Texas comes into the season with an early lead on every state in the 100 meter dash.

US Top 500 Outdoor Returnees: Tyrese Cooper Returns In 2018 To Defend His Title  MileSplit

Fastest man in the country? That's an unwritten title in some ways. You can win state titles, maybe a national championship. But did you end the season with the ...

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