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14 Years!

Patrick Little with Bart

Patrick Little with Bart

Today, The Bart Hawley Show celebrates 14 years with clips from memorable shows, surprises and guests:  Patrick Little, East Jackson Schools Superintendent;  Cheryl Norey, MACI;  Shelly Kasprzycki, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity;  Shauna Williams, Spoil Me Pet Accessories;  Tom Knutson, Midwest Open Ice Fishing Tournament;  Brian Surgener, Jackson Coffee Co.’s Drawing of the Month.

City Council to Consider Millage Request

Derek Dobies with Bart

Derek Dobies with Bart

The Jackson City Council will hold a special meeting this Thursday at 6:30pm to consider adopting language for a ballot proposal in May.  Vice Mayor Derek Dobies explained the special meeting was needed to allow council members time to study the issue.  The vote failed when first presented Tuesday.  The proposal, if adopted, will request city voters approve a ten year 3 mill road funding tax.  The tax would allow the reconstruction of twenty miles of city streets over two years.  Other guests:  Michigan Center Schools Superintendent Scott Koziol;  Pat Willis and Dan Machnik, Willis & Machnik Financial Services;  Jackson Area Catholic Schools Principals Kristi Blair (St. John’s), Liz Hartley (Queen’s) and Matt Berkemeier (St. Mary’s);  Hillsdale County Sheriff Deputy John Gates, Polar Plunge;  Sue Lovell, Cascades Humane Society Pet of the Week.

Jackson Friendly Home Fundraiser

Chad Kennedy and Debbie Eccleton with Bart

Chad Kennedy and Debbie Eccleton with Bart

Jackson Friendly Home board members Chad Kennedy and Debbie Eccleton are planning a fundraising event for the Jackson Friendly Home.  “Share the Love” will be held Friday, February 13 at the Cascades Manor House.  Along with food and drink, there will be music by John Griffin  for dancing and a silent auction. Tickets available from board members and at the Home.  Other guests:  Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Jeff Beal;  Columbia Schools Superintendent Pamela Campbell with Middle School students Alissa Fish and Brady Surque;  Michigan Theatre Producers members Linda Furgason and Linda Donihue;  Chad Blunt, Jackson College Veteran Resource Representative.

Youth Citizen of the Year

Matt Desmarais and Collin Soltis

Matt Desmarais and Collin Soltis

The Jackson Citizen Patriot’s Youth Citizen of the Year, Michigan Center High School senior Collin Soltis visited the show along with his Leadership teacher Matt Desmarais.  Collin volunteers as a Big Brother, reading mentor and volunteer at the district’s elementary schools and at Lyle Torrant Center.   He is also active in his church and organizes an annual prom fashion show for students needing help at prom season.  Other guests:  State Representative Earl Poleski;  Shawna Tello and Mailynn  Pratt, Jackson YMCA;  Audrey Dean, Kids N Stuff Children’s Museum with Kelly Burr, Shop Rat;  Carrie Joers and Sheryl Amburgey, Art 634.

Chamber Award Winners

Ishwar Laxminarayan

Ishwar Laxminarayan

Jackson County Chamber of Commerce presented their annual awards Thursday night at their annual meeting. Video highlights from the event along with award winners:  Lynn Vermeulen (Small Business Person of the Year) and Nate Vermeulen, Vermeulen Furniture;  Ishwar Laxminarayan, Director, Jackson District Library (Brick Award);  Congressman Tim Walberg;  Beth Ploof and Rebekah Risner, Michigan Community Credit Union;  Dave DeBaker, movie reviews;  Ric Walton, Big Prize Bucket.

Sheriff Department Gets Social

Chris Kuhl and Steve Rand with Bart

Chris Kuhl and Steve Rand with Bart

The Jackson County Sheriff Department is increasing its social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and mobile phone apps.  Sheriff Steve Rand and Undersheriff Chris Kuhl are using social media for emergency alerts, weather emergencies, crime tips and community education.  Other guests:  Lumen Christi Principal Christ Smith with Elaine Crosby, Jackson Area Catholic Schools (Open House this Sunday at Lumen Christi, beginning with Mass at 12 Noon);  Actor Brian Gross, “Star Trek New Voyages” web series with screenwriter Rick Chambers;  Shannon Hennessey and Jamie McKibbon, K105.3 Chili Cookoff;  St. John’s Elementary parent Matt Laura with students Peyton Laura, PJ Sykes and Madison Arcaro.


Thursday Night Hoops: January 22nd

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Coming up on Thursday Night Hoops tonight at 7:30pm and 10:30pm

Girls Basketball

Homer at Concord (1/16)
Manchester at East Jackson (1/16)
Lumen Christi at Western (1/16)

Boys Basketball

Vandercook Lake at Hanover-Horton (1/15)
Lumen Christi at Western (1/16)
Concord at Jonesville (1/20)

College Basketball

Marian at Spring Arbor University (1/20)

Anytime Fitness of Jackson 4 to Watch

Isabel Roth, Concord
Preston Reiff, Hanover-Horton
Olivia Lathers, Lumen Christi
Tavian Gaddy, Michigan Center

Aspen One Hour Player of the Week

Khari Willis, Lumen Christi

The Chase Power Rankings

Anytime Fitness members have burned nearly 750 million calories

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Jackson, Michigan
– One hundred and 45 tons. That’s how much weight Anytime Fitness members have lost since 2010.

Nearly 3 million members continue to increase that number daily – and have burned nearly 750 million calories doing so. Now, it’s your turn to get to a healthier place.™ (Statistics from members who track activity and diet on AnytimeHealth.com.)

Anytime Fitness is making it easier for local residents to start changing their lives. From January 25th-31st, new members can join the club, located at 4010 Page Ave., for just $1.  Call 517.748.9351 or stop in for more details.

“Our mission is to help our members get to a healthier place – physically, mentally, emotionally – so they can enjoy life to the fullest,” said Amanda Rainsberger, owner for the Anytime Fitness club in Jackson, Michigan. “At Anytime Fitness, we genuinely care about our members and want to help them achieve the results they’re seeking – whether it’s losing weight, increasing strength and endurance, or improving balance and flexibility.”

For additional information, contact:  Amanda Rainsberger

Spring Arbor Men’s Basketball Set for Suits and Sneakers Tuesday

SAU logoSPRING ARBOR, Mich. – Spring Arbor University head men’s basketball coach Ryan Cottingham and his staff will take part in Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Awareness Week when the Cougars tip off against Crossroads League foe Marian University on Tuesday night inside the SAU Fieldhouse.

During the contest against the No. 19 Knights, Cottingham and his coaching staff will wear sneakers with their usual game attire. The Cougars will unite with coaching staffs from around the country to help raise awareness among fans about the fight against cancer and to promote the American Cancer Society as a place for help and support.

All proceeds from the game will be donated to the American Cancer Society.


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From the Community Calendar

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artistFeatured Artist, Marcy Bradley

The 4th Annual Valentine Project Valentine Project! Creating Valentine’s for our community. Hosted by Jana Jamieson & Sheryl Amburgey.

•Build a Talisman for personal empowerment with the gemstone Amethyst at Circle of Stones Massage & Bodywork. Also featuring $5 gemstone heart pendants!

•Drop-in from 12-1pm for “Fusion Flow Yoga” at Yoga Studio Deeplyart, $15.

•Music by Mike Crupi.

•Also Vendors NaKee NaKee’ Natural Handcrafted Soap & Skincare, Black Market Cookies, Truly Vintage / Booth #22 Jackson Antique Mall and Veeva Handbags

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