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Monday, June 1

Ryan Cottingham, Athletic Director, Spring Arbor University; Rep. Earl Poleski, State Representative, 64th District; Cindy Hayden, Jackson Blues Festival; Bobby Strouss & Harlem Jackson, AWWL Wrestling; Andy Woell, General Materials; Connie Poissan, Executive Director, Junior Achievement  

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Great Clips 250 Benefiting Paralyzed Veterans of America set for June 13 at MIS

BROOKLYN, Mich. (May 29, 2015) — Michigan International Speedway is proud to announce a partnership with Great Clips and Paralyzed Veterans of America to sponsor the June 13 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at the track, the Great Clips 250 Benefiting Paralyzed Veterans of America. This innovative partnership continues beyond race weekend. From July 1 through August 8, Great Clips patrons throughout Michigan, Northern Ohio and Northern Indiana will receive a $2 coupon toward a haircut with every $4 donated to Paralyzed Veterans of America. Patrons receive $1 voucher for a haircut with every $2 donation to Paralyzed Veterans of America. While Great Clips has had a presence in NASCAR for years, this marks the first time the organization has sponsored a race at NASCAR’s fastest track. As title sponsor, Great Clips will market its brand through television, radio, print and social mediums on a nationwide scale, all while benefiting paralyzed veterans. “It’s special to work with two organizations who tirelessly support our nation’s precious veterans,” speedway President Roger Curtis said. “We’re thrilled to help promote Great Clips and the work Paralyzed Veterans of America does by welcoming them by introducing them to the most brand loyal and giving fans in…

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Softball Results for Thursday May 28, 2015

Women's Peach Division Robins Roost 13  Financial Services & Seminars 0.  Kaitlyn Nebelung, Linda Boyle and Jen Shew each had 3 hits to lead Robins Roost.  Amber Otis went 2 for 2 for Financial Services.   Duffy's 16  Barb's Star Bar 13.  Danni Jones went 4 for 4 with a triple and Patty Jones went 2 for 3 with a triple and a double to lead Duffy's.  Kenla Kelly went 3 for 3 with a home run for Barb's.   Veach's Office Bar 19  Korner Keg 7.  Michelle Tichenor went 3 for 4 with a double and Stacey Breijak added 3 hits to lead Veach's.  Beth Albee went 4 for 4 to lead Korner Keg.   Women's Plum Division Artemas Custom Cabinets 10  Duffy's/The Chase/White & Hotchkiss 8.  Andrea Rokicsak and Pam Watson  each went 3 for 5 while Shannah Gazlay walked 3 times with 3 RBIs to lead Artemas.  Kasey O'Dell and Kaci Rosencrants each went 3 for 5 with a double in the loss.   Pro DJ's 12  Mr. Tunes 0.  Felicia Markley went 4 for 4 with 2 doubles and Courtney Moore went 3 for 4 with a triple to lead Pro DJ's.  Sarah Swartzlander went 2…

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Northwest Schools Construction Project Update

Northwest Schools Superintendent Geoff Bontrager updated viewers on the construction projects underway in the district.  Northwest's new elementary school will be ready for fall 2015 occupancy.  Following conclusion of the current  school year next week, Parnall Elementary School will be demolished.  Over the summer, the middle school and high school offices will temporarily relocate to the administration building while new entrances are constructed at all schools.

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Friday, May 29

Dr. Timothy Ekpo, Allegiance Health Orthopaedic Surgeon; Terry Williams, Compassionate Ministries; Catina Lowe, American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life; Bob Hausler, Singer/Guitarist, Performing at Jackson Coffee Co same night; Dave DeBaker, Movie Reviews; Ric Walton, The Walton Insurance Group

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Seven Spring Arbor Softball players named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes

SPRING ARBOR, Mich. – Seven Spring Arbor University softball players were named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes for the 2015 season, the national office announced on Wednesday (May 27). Beka Bentz, Lauren Brenner, Kasidy Coats, Bekah Guy, Alika Kingsbury, Kaitlyn Sinclair and Amanda Youngheim and were among the 402 softball student-athletes to receive the NAIA’s highest academic honor. In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach or sports information director for the award, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status.

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Wednesday’s Rec Softball Scores

Men's Silver Division Modern Electric 16  Tracy's Tavern 12.  Eric Stevens went 3 for 4 with a home run and a double and Kyle Leathead also went 3 for 4 to lead Modern Electric.  Eric Dietzel went 4 for 4 with a double for Tracy's Tavern.   GLG 21  Diversified Construction 15.  Shawn "Big Bopper" Crocker went 4 for 4 with 2 home runs and a double along with 6 RBIs while Jordan Tuttle also went 4 for 4 with a home run and 2 doubles with 3 RBIs to lead GLG.  Billy Kirst went 3 for 4 with a double and 4 RBIs for Diversified Construction.   Kinch Farms 11 Gerdau 0.  Lee "The Babe" Vickers went 4 for 4 with 3 home runs and 5 RBIs and Nate Ramalia went 2 for 4 with a double to lead Kinch Farms.  Donnie Presley walked twice for Gerdau.   ASA Accounting 18  Duffy's 8.  Chadwick Paquinn went 4 for 5 with a triple and a double with 6 RBIs and Pichie Peck went 4 for 4 with a triple and a double to lead ASA.  James Tryon went 3 for 3 with 2 doubles for Duffy's.   Men's Doubleheader Division…

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F.P. Miller Company

 On this week's "Global Great Lakes", the long time Jackson family owned firm F.P. Miller Co. is featured. President Steve Miller and staff highlight the history of the company and a tour of some manufacturing lines.

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Amazing Race Jackson

The Jackson Show for this week is The Amazing Race from 2014. The show followers the runners through obstacles, highlights the winning teams, and has music from Kung Fu Diesel.  The 2015 Amazing Race date has been set for August 15th.  

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