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Saturday, April 30 – Sunday, May 1

This weekend, JTV brings you a Where We Live Marathon presented by Lloyd Ganton Retirement Centers.  From 2003 Episode #1 with Marty Woodruff and Mickey Lefere;  2010 Tour of Lime Lake with Lloyd Ganton & Becky Cunningham;  2012 JSO Renovation with Mary Spring & Stephen Osmond;  2012 MacCready Reserve with Chuck Reed and Greg Kowalewski.  Saturday and Sunday at 1 and 7 pm.

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One more go of it

Riggleman promises to enjoy final regular season home date with Spring Arbor baseball   By Mike Moore Staff Writer   Spring Arbor — In a sport like baseball, a consistent routine is as much a fabric of the game as red laces and white chalk.   For the better part of 40 years, when Sam Riggleman and his team hosted an opponent, he’s tried to keep the same routine each time out.   On Friday, that just may the therapeutic measure Riggleman needs.   “We’re going to go out, get the tarps off, prep the field and try to stick to the schedule,” Riggleman said Thursday night about a 2 p.m. Friday doubleheader at home against Goshen College. “I don’t feel like anything magical is going on right now.”   Maybe not magical, but certainly monumental.   The pair of games for Spring Arbor will be the final regular season home games ever for Riggleman, a Hall of Famer with the Cougars who is set to retire at the end of the season.  Riggleman has been the head man at Spring Arbor since 2005, guiding the Cougars to three regular season conference championships, two conference tournament titles and five NAIA national…

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Friday, April 29

Derek Dobies, Vice Mayor and City Council Rep;  Mike Vial, Singer/Songwriter of Folk-Jazz-Rock;  Kelly Burr, Shoprat Foundation & Donna Riley, Ella Sharp Museum, Kentucky Derby Fundraiser;  Katherine Wahl & Kevin Zhang, Jackson Youth Symphony;  Dave DeBaker, Entertainment Correspondent

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Ban the ban

Ban the ban NCAA should reconsider satellite ban as summer months approach   By Mike Moore Staff Writer   I was never an elite prospect, never one to check the mailbox for endless Division 1 football offers or recruiting letters.   Sure, there were a few here and there, smaller D-3 schools, a couple in D-2 even I wondered if the mailman had the right address on.   But as my high school football career played out, the reality of playing in college came into focus.   So to did the desire to attend a camp here and there.   So, the summer before my senior year, myself and four buddies loaded into my green Topaz and headed to Bowling Green State University for a couple days away from home, immersing ourselves under the eyes of dozens of college coaches from near and far.   For me, nothing really came of that other than a few needed pointers in how to throw the football.   For others, I’m certain doors were opened.   I had mostly forgotten about that experience until last summer.   On a muggy, rainy summer day, I headed to Macomb Dakota to cover the Sound Mind…

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