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Local talent Kelsey Thomas signs with Spring Arbor University Bowling

SPRING ARBOR, Mich. – Spring Arbor University head women’s bowling coach Michael Hall has announced the signing of Kelsey Thomas. Thomas is a native of Jackson, Michigan and attends Northwest High School.   Thomas was a two-year varsity bowler for the Mounties and was the team’s anchor her senior season. She placed ninth at the 2016 Girls Individual Bowling Regionals to qualify for the state finals. Thomas was named All-State Honorable Mention, and was an All-Area Honorable Mention selection. She owns a 180 average with a high-game score of 246.   In addition to bowling, Thomas was the dance team captain and participated in choir. She also excels in the classroom earning a spot on the A and B Honor Roll.   Thomas is the daughter of Tim and Jeanie Thomas, and has one brother, Matthew. While attending Spring Arbor, she plans on majoring in Graphic Design.   The 2016-17 academic year will be the inaugural season of competition for the Spring Arbor men's and women's bowling programs. The teams will practice and compete at Airport Lanes Bowling Center in Jackson, Michigan.

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Column: Time for the Captain to come home

By Mike Moore Staff Writer   It was a dominant performance in every way, from shots on goal to legitimate scoring chances.   And has been the case for the better part of the past five years, the final result was oh-so-painfully predictable.   Another playoff game lost by one goal.   Another season ended in the first round.   Red Wings fans near and far knew this was coming. From the time the team backed into the playoffs, until that fateful goal with just minutes remaining in Game 5, this was a flawed team from the top on down.   Sure, the Wings lost three games in this series by a total of three goals.   And that’s the frustrating and telling part of what needs to happen next.   Mike Illitch went bold last fall, letting Tigers General Manager Dave Dombrowski go about an hour (almost) after the 2015 MLB trade deadline.   Just after Dowbrowski revamped the Tigers with prospects, mind you.   It’s time to do the same with Wings GM Ken Holland.   There’s a certain bit of pain in typing that sentence.   Holland is the man who essentially introduced me to what the…

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Friday, April 22

State Representative Earl Poleski, 64th District;  Art Beat, featuring Glass Artist, Jeannette Woodard;  Geoff Bontrager, Supt., Northwest Schools;  Al LeCrone,  National Kidney Foundation ‘Uncorked’ Fundraiser;  Matt Aubin, Director Designate, Jackson Symphony Orchestra;  Angela Machnik, Jackson Rose Parade;  Dave DeBaker, Entertainment Correspondent

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