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Balanced Calendar Community Forums

Jeremy Patterson and Jeff Beal

Jeremy Patterson and Jeff Beal

All Jackson County school districts are hosting community forums on the balanced calendar concept being considered for the 2016-17 school year.  Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Jeff Beal will be hosting the next JPS forum on March 2 at 6pm at Sharp Park Academy.  Frost Elementary Principal Jeremy Patterson encouraged parents to attend as the districts are seeking community input.  Other guests:  Amy Reimann, Executive Director, Ella Sharp Museum;  National Engineers Week with Robert Uddin, Commonwealth Associates and Jonathan Wicks, GAI Consultants (Young Engineer of the Year);  Jessica Mitchell and Therese Hesslau, Jackson Kiwanis Club,  Teressa Delph Essay and Oratorical Contest organizers Alice Lewis and Jonathan Greene, City of Jackson Human Relations Commission.

Congressman Urges Action on Homeland Security Funding

Tim Walberg with Bart

Tim Walberg with Bart

Congressman Tim Walberg will be headed back to Washington tonight and will be urging Senate Democrats to begin debate on a funding bill. The House already passed a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. Now, Senate Democrats are filibustering to block debate. The congressman also reported on the House passage of new “No Child Left Behind” legislation that provides states more freedom in education decisions.    Other guests:  64th District State Representative Earl Poleski;  Cindy Lyons and Kim Medlock, Jackson Area Career Center (Open House, February 26);  Jack Travioli, Cork N Cap;  Rod Malloy, Dahlem;  Steve Trosin, JSO Affinity Series.

Hockey Team Heads to State Championships

Polly's Country Market Bantam B Hockey Team

Polly’s Country Market Bantam B Hockey Team

The Polly’s Country Market Bantam B Hockey team will be competing in the state championships March 6-8 in Marquette.  On today’s show team captain Barry Kennedy and assistant captains Brock Fitzpatrick and Connor Girard, team members and coach Chad Kennedy talked about the season and their accomplishments.  The team won their district championship earlier this month in Muskegon.  The “Fightin’ Parrots have a season record of 31-4-0.  Other guests;  Andy Frounfelker, city councilman;  Dr. Brad Double, Double Chiropractic;  Phil Wrzesinski, The Toy House and Toys of the Month;  Oscar preview with Dave DeBaker;  Ric Walton, The Walton Insurance Group.

Cold Weather Precautions

Chris Kuhl with Bart

Chris Kuhl with Bart

With record low temperatures and wind chills forecast for tonight and tomorrow, Jackson County Undersheriff Chris Kuhl offered safety tips to viewers, including installing a carbon monoxide detector and making sure your furnace is properly maintained.  Several warming stations will be open during the cold snap, including the Boos Center, all Jackson College facilities and both Jackson Meijer stores.  A complete list and details can be obtained by calling 211.  Other guests:  Shannon Hennessy, K105.3 Bridal Fair;  Ted Christoff, Christoff & Sons Floor Covering;  Pizza making at Laughlin’s Slice of Spice;  Sue Chapel and Amy Kinder, Cascades Manor House.

Northwest Students Create Endowment for Michigan Theatre

Steve Tucker, Grant Kennell, Abby Nelson and Justus Faloon with Bart

Steve Tucker, Grant Kennell, Abby Nelson and Justus Faloon with Bart

Northwest High School students Abby Nelson, Justus Faloon and Grant Kennell are among the 1st Hour Economics Class students who have launched an endowment for the Michigan Theatre.  The class chose the theatre for their service learning project from among several they studied.  Michigan Theatre Executive Director Steve Tucker said this is the first endowment the theatre has ever had.  The student’s goal, through fundraisers and donations is $10,000.  To make a donation or request information, call  783-0962 or visit michigantheatre.org.  Other guests:  Hanover-Horton Superintendent John Denney;  Lee Hampton, Kelly Williams, AJ Wade and Kamarah Willis, Jackson College Men of Merit and Sisters of Strength;  Russ Jennings, McThirsty’s with event promoter Bud Wolf;  Pet of the Week with Sue Lovell, Cascades Humane Society.

Update on Hayes Development

Patrick Burtch

Patrick Burtch

Jackson City Manager Patrick Burtch provided an update on the Hayes development agreement.  Architects and engineers have been in the building all this past week determining options.  The roof repairs and new parking lot construction will begin soon.  Other guests:  Jim Dolson, Superintendent, Jackson Christian Schools;  Steve Tucker, Executive Director, The Michigan Theatre;  Dr. Jim O’Connor, St. Luke’s Clinic;  Cindy Hayden, Mo Jo Phoenix and Winter Blues Bash with Danielle Pequet, Jackson County Department on Aging.


Holland’s Kyle Bartholomew Signs with Spring Arbor Men’s Basketball

Bartholomew_signing5SPRING ARBOR, Mich. – The Spring Arbor University men’s basketball program is pleased to announce the signing of senior center Kyle Bartholomew from Holland High School in Holland, MI. Bartholomew becomes the third member of the 2015 SAU recruiting class as he joins guard Tommy Hamilton (Thornapple-Kellogg) and wing Luke Barber (Inner-City Baptist).

The six-foot-eleven Bartholomew anchors the Holland Dutch defense that is limiting their opponents to just 48 points per game. Kyle is controlling the paint while pulling down 8 rebounds per contest to go along with 3.9 points and 2 blocks. Currently, the Dutch are 12-3 on the season.

“Kyle continues to work hard and improve on the basketball court. He anchors our defense by altering and blocking shots inside. His best days as a player are ahead of him,” commented Holland coach Paul Chapman.

Kyle is currently carrying a 3.92 grade point average and plans to pursue a degree in accounting from Spring Arbor University. He is the son of Chuck Bartholomew and Anne Bartholomew.

“Kyle has tremendous potential. With his size and skill sets he adds a dimension to our program that we haven’t had before,” said coach Cottingham. “Kyle is a high character young man that will make an impact on and off the court. He is a great fit for the Cougar Basketball Family.”

Kyle was also a member of the highly successful West Michigan Lakers AAU Basketball Team where he played under Kevin Tringali, the Director of Basketball Operations/Co-Head Coach and Founder of the Lakers program.  Tringali made the following comments, “Spring Arbor is getting a solid young man in Kyle, in the classroom, on the court, and as a person. From a basketball standpoint, Kyle has the size and work ethic to be a dominant player for the Cougars. His 6-11 frame and skill set around the rim will be something Spring Arbor fans should be very excited about.”

Lumen Christi standout Caleb Chesney signs with Spring Arbor Men’s Soccer

CalebChesney_signingSPRING ARBOR, Mich. – Spring Arbor University men’s soccer head coach Nathan Miller is proud to announce the signing on local standout Caleb Chesney.

“Caleb is a top local talent that we are thrilled to add to our program,” said Miller. “We have seen him progress and develop over the past couple years, and we know he will work extremely hard and contribute to our team.”

Chesney helped lead Jackson Lumen Christi to a 17-4-1 record and a district title last season. He was a three-time All-Conference, All-District and All-Region midfielder for the Titans and garnered a Second Team All-State selection following his senior season.

“The versatility of our wingers is really important to our system, and he has the ability to impact the game with a change of pace,” Miller added. “Caleb is a tough kid and he will really add to our competitive culture that we have in training every day.”

“I have known about SAU for a very long time and the coaches and players were all so great to me on my first overnight visit,” said Chesney on why he chose Spring Arbor. “It felt like home when I was there! I’m very comfortable with everything.”

SAU Baseball signs two Homer High School Standouts

SPRING ARBOR, Mich. – Homer High School duo Nate Sitkiewicz and Steven Salow are the latest commitments to the Spring Arbor University baseball team announced Cougar head coach Sam Riggleman Monday (Feb. 16).

Sitkiewicz is a 6-foot-0 left-handed pitcher and outfielder, and Salow, son of SAU alum Tom Salow, is a 5-foot-10 catcher.

Sitkiewicz and Salow are about to begin their final season playing for the powerhouse Homer program, which is coached by Spring Arbor Athletics Hall of Famer Scott Salow. Last season, the Trojans posted an impressive 36-2 record on their way to winning the Big Eight Conference title.



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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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