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The wonders of the Waterloo Recreation Area: Largest park in the Lower Peninsula offers more than you might realize

Donald Bright, top, gets help from is son Alex, 7, as they bury Autumn and Destiny, 4, on the beach at Portage Lake. The Family has been coming from Jackson almost everyday during the warmer temperatures to enjoy the beach and lake. Photo by Erik Holladay for the Citizen Patriot. By RJ Walters / For … Continue reading

Va va voom! Chelsea starts engine quickly, coasts past Ann Arbor Huron despite a few bumps in the road

Huron QB Alex Hassan gets drilled. Photo by AnnArbor.com By RJ Walters / For the Jackson Citizen Patriot The 2010 season opener lacked polish, but it had plenty of early oomph for the Chelsea High School football team and its fans. The first eight plays of the year netted 19 points for the Bulldogs, but … Continue reading

Budget disagreements, major changes loom on Albion City Council

By RJ Walters / For the Jackson Citizen Patriot The Albion City Council has the potential to look very different after Nov. 2, and in the meantime the city manager and mayor appear to be working through a rift. As many as four new council members could be elected in November — George Strander, Betty … Continue reading

Michigan Department of Transportation unveils detour routes for M-50 bridge replacement project

By RJ Walters / For the Jackson Citizen Patriot Summit Township business owners seem on board with the McDevitt (M-50) bridge replacement project after a pair of public meetings Tuesday. Kelby Wallace of the Michigan Department of Transportation announced at the meetings that the project should start in early spring 2012 and be finished around … Continue reading

Albion City Council could soon have open seat

By RJ Walters / For the Jackson Citizen Patriot THE ISSUE: Precinct 3 council representative Thorland Bradley has not contacted any council member since early June, and City Manager Mike Herman said the council is anticipating a possible letter of resignation. THE BACKGROUND: Bradley has not attended a meeting since telling Herman and Mayor Joe … Continue reading

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