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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.

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.

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.

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.

Middle schoolers launch lunar rovers at Jackson robotics event

Middle schoolers from across Michigan launched their lunar rovers at East Jackson High in first match of the season.

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.

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.

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 ...

Former teacher taking over as East Jackson superintendent

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

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.

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 ...

Final Jackson-area boys basketball rankings of 2017-18

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

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.

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.

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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

JACKSON, MI - They talked about drugs. There was mention of gangs. Many discussed the difficulty of felony offenders obtaining jobs. Tyqurrius Hardman, 23 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Benefit honoring man killed by heroin raises $45000 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 ...

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: 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Miss Michigan 2012: Three from Jackson County to vie for crown this weekend  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

Three of the 31 women who are getting ready for this weekend's Miss Michigan Pageant call Jackson County home.

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).

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 ...

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.

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.

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

Tyrese Cooper (now competing at Miami Norland High School) has the nation's fastest returning times in both the 200 (20.46) and 400 (45.26), while has the ...

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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