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East Jackson celebrates prom 2019 at Ella Sharp Museum

East Jackson High School held its prom at Ella Sharp Museum on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

Optimist Ice Arena hosts East Jackson High School 2018 prom

JACKSON, MI -- East Jackson High School transformed the Optimist Ice Arena into a dance floor for their prom on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

Talented young musicians highlighted in Jackson County Honors Band

Musicians from several Jackson County high schools performed on March 26.

'His hair isn't going to define him', says mom of son with rare disease

JACKSON, MI – It's 7:30 am on a Wednesday and Jared Swiontek is walking through the doors of East Jackson High School heading to his first class.

Free meals for kids served across Jackson County this summer

Several Jackson County schools are offering free meals to kids throughout summer break.

Napoleon softball slugger wins Jackson-area Athlete of the Week

Becca Daoust of Napoleon led the Pirates in every offensive category last week.

JAC3 putting manufacturing skills to work in Jackson County

The program is for students with an interest in pursuing a career in the manufacturing, engineering or welding fields.

Voting surge gives Napoleon Prom of the Week title

Students dance the night away at Napoleon High School's "Rustic Chic" prom on Saturday, May 5, 2018. (MLive File Photo). By Leanne Smith | lsmith12@mlive.

Mourning the loss of a son, a star athlete, a junkie turned warrior

After years of aiding in the fight against opioid addiction, and months of staying sober, Christopher Risner, 29, died in his home on Nov. 21.

Teen killed in I-94 crash remembered as kind soul, good friend

BLACKMAN TWP., MI - Brandon Walker was your best friend, even if you never met him. He had a kind soul, a big heart and would go out of his way to help ...

Assistant principal, athletic director going to work in East Jackson

East Jackson High School has a new assistant principal and athletic director, Jeff Punches.

Former teacher taking over as East Jackson superintendent

Contract negotiations with Steve Doerr are expected to get underway next week.

Fight breaks out among East Jackson, Vandercook Lake boys basketball players

LEONI TWP., MI - School administrators are investigating a fight among East Jackson and Vandercook Lake boys basketball players at the close of a game ...

2019 Academic State Champs honors Michigan schools where college is the norm  Bridge Michigan

Dearborn Public Schools has two early-college programs at Henry Ford College, helping the district's high schools snare Academic State Champs honors.

Search Michigan schools to see how they compare in sending grads to college  Bridge Michigan

Use this database to search for your Michigan high school and see how it compares in sending graduates to college to others nearby and of similar economic ...

Amanda J. Mierzwa Memorial Fund announces eight scholarship winners

The fund was established in 2017 in the memory of Amanda Mierzwa, who grew up in Parma and graduated from Western High School and the University of ...

East Jackson School Board will interview two finalists in its search for new superintendent  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

Candy Wawro, of Grand Rapids' Forest Hills Public Schools, and Patrick Little, current East Jackson secondary principal, were picked by the school board from a ...

Two-mile trail alongside Ann Arbor Road complete

The trail connects to another previously existing pathway that leads to East Jackson High School.

East Jackson teen dies 14 months after brain cancer diagnosis  The Jackson Citizen Patriot

MICHIGAN CENTER, MI – Jordyn VanSyckle appeared Feb. 7 before students and fans at an East Jackson high school basketball game. A team had assembled ...

7 students suspended as police investigate fight after high school basketball game

The fight occurred after Vandercook Lake defeated East Jackson 47-46 at the buzzer on Friday, Feb. 19.

Second annual 'Domecoming' at East Jackson this Friday seeks to raise funds to renovate historic building  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

LEONI TWP., MI — East Jackson Community Schools supporters are hoping a fun family fundraiser this Friday will raise thousands of dollars to renovate one of ...

Biggest battle yet in final 2017 Citizen Patriot Prom of the Week poll

Six schools go head-to-head in the hunt for the May 12-13 Prom of the Week.

Unvaccinated student rates rise for third straight year in Michigan schools  Bridge Michigan

The unvaccinated rate is still lower than in 2014, but the increase comes as Michigan battles a measles outbreak. A bill that would require schools with higher ...

Here's how Jackson County schools rank on the 2017 SAT

MLive Media Group. By Leanne Smith | JACKSON, MI – This is the second year high school juniors have taken the SAT, which serves as a ...

Improvements at East Jackson's The Dome concession stand start next week  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

Improvements will take place next week at East Jackson's historic "Dome" concession stand next week.

Family, friends remember 20-year-old Travis 'TJ' Stowe for his smile and heart  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

TJStowe1.JPG. Dozens of TJ Stowe's friends and former teammates gathered between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22 at East Jackson High School to honor ...

East Jackson School Board thanks Interim Superintendent Richard Ames for two years of service  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

Outgoing East Jackson Interim Superintendent Richard Ames was recognized and thanked for his *service* to the district Monday night.

Beer in the bathrooms, rodent poop by pop: Jackson restaurant violations

Jackson County completed 152 inspections in May and June of 2017, with 60 establishments having no violations.

Final Jackson-area boys basketball rankings of 2017-18

Ranking the 10 best teams, in order, from the past Jackson-area boys basketball season.

See how Jackson County high schools rank in SAT scores

A little more than 104000 Michigan high school juniors took the SAT in April. Here's how Jackson County schools stack up.

Former Jackson High School Principal Bob DuBois given district's first Lifetime Viking Award  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

DuBois served as JHS principal from 1985-90 and as JPS interim superintendent in 1998.

145 Family Restaurant closes, will become medical marijuana dispensary

"Closed for business" signs were posted at the 145 Family Restaurant Wednesday morning and workers were removing equipment from the space.

Jackson Current: Jackson's Underworld Extreme Haunted House; high school football playoffs; Team Hope  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

Lance Cuffle and his wife, Susan, have constructed haunted houses for 12 years and the past five years have been dedicated to creating Jackson's Underworld ...

Complete guide to Jackson-area golf courses

Everything you need to know if you want to play golf in the Jackson area.

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.

Looking back on Hanover-Horton boys basketball's 15-year district title streak

Hanover-Horton has won 42 straight games at the district level dating back to 2002 - Clarkston with 47 is the only school with more.

3 graduates get money for college from Kiwanis Club of Jackson

To qualify for the scholarships, students had to live in Jackson County, graduate from a Jackson County high school and plan to attend full-time at a Jackson ...

Guns, jobs for felons, broken families discussed at meeting addressing violence

Many filled the gym at the Martin Luther King Jr. King Center, 1107 Adrian St., to discuss the recent Jackson violence and possible solutions. People, interested ...

Peek Through Time: Known for its ice cream and hamburgers, The Dome was a cool hot spot for Jackson teenagers for decades  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

The days lately have been sizzling and the nights oh so cool for cruising. So if you were a teenager in the 1940s, '50s, '60s and perhaps even '70s, you're ...

Peek Through Time: St. Patrick's Day blizzard buried Jackson in 1973 -  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

There's a joke that says the "luck of the Irish" is all bad. But no one was laughing on St. Patrick's Day 37 years ago when anything remotely green was covered ...

Republicans battle for township office positions in primary election

With a range of Republicans running for public office and a lack of Democrats in many races, the Aug. 2 primary likely will determine the winners.

Manchester Wrestling Wins Tenth Straight League Title

By: Seth Kinker, The Manchester Flying Dutchmen Wrestling team had three goals heading into the season. Win the league title ...

Friend calls Nicholas Jackson 'normal teenager'; Judge says he was 'appalled' by October assault preceding alleged homicide  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

JACKSON, MI – Nicholas Jackson had never been in any serious trouble at school. The 18-year-old played baseball, liked to fish and planned to study music.

Benefit honoring man killed by heroin raises $45,000 to combat issue

"My response is to look them in the eye and say, 'what are you doing about it?'" said Mike Hirst, who lost his son in 2010 to the drug and has tried since to ...

From jazz band to Superman: Jackson native makes name for himself in comic book industry

Jackson native Evan "Doc" Shaner is an artist on the rise in the comic book industry with working credits that already include the likes of Superman, Flash ...

Red Cross issues blood emergency: See donation times, places

The American Red Cross issued a severe blood shortage on Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Peek Through Time: Chicken Inn known for huge fiberglass chicken outside, tasty dinners inside

JACKSON, MI - Anyone going there for the first time simply had to look for the giant fiberglass chicken in front to know they had arrived. And once they'd been to ...

Body of 19-year-old Kaley Brooks found Tuesday night in river in Leoni Township

Brooks' body had several stab wounds, Jester said, but he could not say whether the injuries caused her death until an autopsy is complete. He was not sure ...

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, ...

American Legion baseball: Brooklyn Post 315 punches ticket to Zone 2 Tournament  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

WEB_ZACK DUNN.JPG. Zack Dunn, East Jackson High School graduate, pitches for Brooklyn Post 315 American Legion baseball team. (Courtesy photo).

Column: For those who used to rock (at Sharp Park), we salute you!

If memories are correct, four bands in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performed in free shows at Ella Sharp Park over a span of 10 weeks in 1970.

Peek Through Time: Jackson skated to the 1970s disco beat under a glittering ball at The Rollatorium  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

The building at the Jackson County Fairgrounds that housed the Rollatorium is still going strong after 95 years. It's now the Fair Events Center.

Jackson firefighter helps save life by donating cells to stranger with leukemia, organizes bone marrow donor registry drive

The fire department is hosting a marrow donor registry drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 at the downtown fire station, 518 N. Jackson St. The event ...

Police work of Jackson native to be featured on Investigation Discovery's 'Swamp Murders'  The Ann Arbor News -

Brad Hoyes, now of Howell, helped solve a two-decade-old murder of 16-year-old Florida girl.

Michigan's top Division 3 male track athletes heading into state final

Check out the top athletes in Division 3 with one final meet remaining.

Green resigns as county school superintendent Wednesday night  Jackson Herald TODAY

After a week of speculation and widespread rumors that he would be stepping down, John Green has resigned as superintendent of the Jackson County School ...

Teen dating, domestic violence too common; experts say there should be more awareness, education  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

JACKSON, MI – Even after he dragged her by the hair, leaving her scalp swollen and starting to bruise, she talked to him. Even after he threw her down and ...

Brad Flory column: Saying goodbye to Jackson's flag lady, Marguerite Daly  The Jackson Citizen Patriot

Jackson will not be quite the same without Marguerite Daly urging us to honor our country and veterans. She did it "so the community would feel the same way I ...

Spring Arbor, Summit townships agree to share services of fire chief  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

SUMMIT TWP., MI -- In a three-party agreement, Summit Township will contract with Spring Arbor Township for the shared services of Fire Chief Tim ...

Recovering heroin addict and mother spread message of recovery and hope  The Jackson Citizen Patriot

For Corey Warren and his mother, Jacque Liebner, talking about the past never gets any easier, but that doesn't stop them from spreading their message of ...

Nation's Top 50 Boys Outdoor Returnees By Event: Spring Season Is Already Here (For Some)!  MileSplit

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In anticipation of the Beggars' new album, MT sits down with frontman Steven Tuthill  Detroit Metro Times

At a time when playing rock 'n' roll and having a good time on stage were not exactly synonymous, the Beggars laid out the foundation...

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