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Community forum discusses possible restructuring at Albion High School

By RJ Walters / For the Jackson Citizen Patriot Albion High School is inching closer to a restructuring plan that would temporarily turn the school’s governance over to a School Improvement Committee to make amends for failing to meet the state’s Adequate Yearly Progress guidelines. At a community forum Tuesday, high school Principal Derrick Crum … Continue reading

Faulty footwear costs winner shot at Firecracker Run record

By RJ Walters / For the Jackson Citizen Patriot If not for his worn out running shoes and a bloodied foot, it would have truly been an all-American Fourth of July for Josh Perrin. Donning a festive USA jersey, Perrin, 24, a Hillsdale High School and Eastern Michigan University graduate, crossed the finish line Sunday … Continue reading

Firecracker Run helps light up the sky for locals

By RJ Walters / For the Jackson Citizen Patriot Jeff Heath enjoys a good running competition, and he loves raising money to help light up the holiday sky. The Firecracker Run is the best of both worlds for Heath, who is in his 13th year as the race director for the Hanover-Horton Firecracker Run, an … Continue reading

Michigan Center schools in good shape in turbulent times

By RJ Walters / For the Jackson Citizen Patriot Michigan Center Public Schools might be dipping into its rainy-day fund, but its mostly sunshine and rainbows compared to many of its Jackson-area counterparts. While the district spent approximately $393,000 more than it took in for the 2009-10 year, the school board was pleased enough with … Continue reading