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Kicking cancer on the pitch

By RJ Walters / For the Jackson Citizen Patriot Logan Brasic never faced a shot as hard as osteosarcoma when he was the goalkeeper of the Jackson Northwest soccer team. But he’s also never come up with as big a save as he has in fighting the aggressive bone cancer. From noon Saturday to noon … Continue reading

Campground’s metamorphis slowly drawing new people to once bankrupt facility

By RJ Walters / For the Jackson Citizen Patriot Four years ago, Mike Browder’s biggest fear was that the Grass Lake All Seasons Resort was going to be scooped up by some developer with big plans. His suspicions were dead on, but what the co-manager of the Holiday RV Campground at 9625 Knight Road didn’t … Continue reading

Work like play, Jackson County kids were gay all day

By RJ Walters / For the Jackson Citizen Patriot Nine-year-old Elaina Evilsizer has ruled out a radio broadcasting career, and 11-year-old Bradley Pangborn thinks he has the skills it took to make a living centuries ago. The Jackson County students were two of hundreds learning about academics, career choices, history and more at the two-day … Continue reading

Albion school district to hire administrator to focus on academics, despite questions about cost

By RJ Walters / For the Jackson Citizen Patriot Albion Public Schools is hiring an administrator to focus on academic performance, but some question the idea just months after the district laid off nine teachers. The board last week created the position of director of achievement and accountability by a 4-2 vote. The person will … Continue reading

Albion to require ACT prep classes for juniors as part of standard curriculum

By RJ Walters / For the Jackson Citizen Patriot Prep coursework for college admissions testing will be part of the regular curriculum for Albion High School juniors starting next school year. The move comes as the district tries to find strategies to increase its Adequate Yearly Progress to stay eligible for Title I funding. By … Continue reading