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Yeah, that’s what I heard — on April 29

I still don’t believe we are precisely “what we eat” (thanks to a fast metabolism), because if that was true I’d have chocolate chip cookie eyes and licorice lips, not to mention some fried shrimp earrings. And we are certainly some of what we say — but who here can raise their hand and say … Continue reading

Four candidates are vying for one open seat on Albion School Board

By RJ Walters / For the Jackson Citizen PatriotWith Albion School Board member Christy Klein not seeking re-election, a trio of young adults — the Rev. Don L. Phillips, Shawna Gamble and Joshua Stewart EldenBrady — and former police officer Maurice Barnes Jr. are willing to take on the challenge of helping guide a district … Continue reading

Civil war history brought to life for White Pine Academy students

By RJ Walters/ For the Jackson Citizen Patriot Student soldiers were taking over at White Pine Academy in Leslie on Friday, but it was no reason for concern. The 7th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Company B Inc. helped bring student textbooks to life, as seventh- and eight-grade students learned what it was like to be a … Continue reading

Four candidates battle for two seats on Michigan Center School Board

By RJ Walters / For the Jackson Citizen PatriotIt’s the rookies versus the veterans in the May 4 Michigan Center School Board election. A pair of newcomers, Mark Curl, 42, and Dave Knapp, 49, will be challenging for the seats of Debra Kruse, 53, and Michael Edwards, 51, who are up for re-election. All four … Continue reading

Rain doesn’t damper Family Service and Children’s Aid 5K Run for Fun

By RJ Walters / For the Jackson Citizen Patriot The spirit of the people easily trumped the lousy weather at Saturday’s Family Service and Children’s Aid 5k Run For Fun, and the action itself was full of bright smiles and fast runners. Nearly 500 participants, including more than 300 kids, warmed up with “The Hokey … Continue reading