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Rick Brenner Named President of Michigan International Speedway

International Speedway Corporation today announced that it has named Rick Brenner as President of Michigan International Speedway effective Monday, September 19 . Brenner accepts the role, making a move from Minor League Baseball (MiLB) to motorsports. “We are proud to announce Rick Brenner as President of Michigan International Speedway,” stated ISC Chief Operating Officer Joie Chitwood.  "He is a seasoned sports executive who is well positioned to lead Michigan International Speedway into the future.  We welcome him to the ISC family and look forward to the great things he will accomplish within our company.” Brenner succeeds Roger Curtis who left MIS last week following 10 years as track president. Brenner most recently served as President of DSF Sports and Entertainment for over 10 years, the company that owns the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. In that role, Brenner managed all facets of the multi-unit business as well as leading the design and construction of the Bowling Green Ballpark. “I am excited to join the ISC team and become a part of the MIS family,” Brenner said.  “I am looking forward to the opportunity to be a part of the history at MIS and working with everyone there to build upon their…

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East Lansing presents steep challenge as Vikings look for 1-0 start in conference

By Mike Moore Staff Writer   Jackson — It was nearly a year ago to the date when the Jackson High football team took on East Lansing in Week 3, and by the end of the night had a 2-1 record.   The Vikings are looking for the identical scenario to play out in 2016, although with a much different journey along the way.   After falling to Coldwater to begin the season, the Vikings bounced back last week in a 20-14 victory over Ypsilanti Lincoln.   Young as the year may be, the game was an unofficial must win for Jackson, who was on the brink of an 0-2 start.   “We just played better,” Farley said of his guys in Week 2. “We played our scheme better. It really came down to that. I think a lot of the success Coldwater had on us was a result of us not doing our thing, and not tackling.”   Tackling has to be at the forefront Friday night.   East Lansing — which defeated Jackson 28-21 last year in Week 3 after the guys in orange and black started 2-0 — comes in having scored just 49 points this season,…

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Lumen Christi Football

High-powered Harper Creek another early test for Lumen football

By Mike Moore Staff Writer   Jackson — There are no breaks early on, no down times or down weeks.   So it goes in the first third of the 2016 football season for Herb Brogan and his Lumen Christi squad.   After opening the season against the three-time defending state champs from Grand Rapids West Catholic, and disposing an athletic squad from Hastings last week, the Titans now face the task of a Battle Creek Harper Creek team that’s 2-0 on the young year and has outscored its opponents by a 74-10 total.   “It’s going to be a dog fight,” Brogan said simply. “We have to be at our best.”   Lumen is 1-1 entering the game, and it should be noted that Harper Creek’s opponents thus far are a combined 0-4.   Still, Brogan and his guys aren’t taking anything lightly.   “That’s a very veteran team,” he said of the Beavers, who were just 3-6 last year. “They brought back almost everyone from last year. They are very athletic with good team speed, and they play an aggressive defense that’s going to send guys inside and bring guys off the edge. As far as their offense,…

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Northwest football looks to get on track at school Homecoming event

By Mike Moore Staff Writer   Jackson — There’s a chance here, and for Corey Slater and his guys, that’s all they can ask.   A chance to get the season back on track.   A chance to grab the first win after two rough setbacks.   A chance to finally play a home game, and put on a show in front of the 2016 Homecoming crowd.   For Slater and his Northwest football team, the chance comes Friday night against Hastings.   “We want to get that first win, get these kids feeling good about themselves,” Slater said late Wednesday night. “Our motto is to play one drive, one quarter, one half and one game. This is a group that is resilient and ready for this challenge.”   The Mounties opened the 2016 season with a 20-17 loss at Eaton Rapids, and then last week, were no match for Battle Creek Harper Creek in a 35-0 defeat.   “In that Eaton Rapids game, we did some things to self implode a few times,” Slater said. “In the Harper Creek game, we lost to a good team. That’s a force to be reckoned with, really. Now it’s on us to…

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Health Care Angels, Legacy Award Presented

Jackson Magazine presented its ninth annual Health Care Angels awards at a reception held at Ella Sharp Museum on Sept. 7. Former Health Care Angel winner Dr. Fred Slete of Dentistry by Design served as emcee for the event. These Angels represent the most dedicated members of the Jackson health care community. The award recipients were nominated by the community, patients and co-workers and reviewed by a panel of experts from the local health-care community.  2016 Health Care Angels Jeffrey Anderson, Great Lakes Caring Foundation/Volunteer Morgan Martin, Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists/Physical Therapist Assistant Cindy Powell, Great Lakes Caring/Hospice Home Health Aide Stephanie Palmer, Henry Ford Allegiance Health/Oncology Coordinator Dr. Matt Rosenberg, Mid-Michigan Health Centers/Physician Dr. Kristin Spencer, Jackson College/Director, Medical Assistant Program Joy Sterrett, Henry Ford Allegiance Health/RN, Bereavement Coordinator Norma Walker, Brooklyn Living Center /Dietary Aide, Resident Aide Legacy Award Presented to Lloyd Ganton Lloyd Ganton, the founder and CEO of Lloyd Ganton Retirement Centers, was honored with a special Legacy Award during the ninth annual Jackson Magazine Health Care Angels awards.  The Legacy Award was presented to Lloyd Ganton to honor the decades of quality senior care he has provided. The Legacy Award was not revealed until the night…

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Thursday, September 8

John Crist & Sarah Ermatinger, CP Federal Credit Union;  Lloyd Ganton & Paul Buchholz, Lloyd Ganton Retirement Centers; General Materials BuilderWalk;  Larry Martin, World War II Veterans ‘In Their Own Words’ with Sigrid Howard;  Heather Price, Sandhill Crane Vineyards;  Kenny Price & Kay Brown, Grand River Environmental Action Team

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Chase Sports Bar on Food Circus

Krissy Kerwin visits the Chase Sports Bar located in downtown Jackson. Included is a tour with owner Randy LeMaster, cocktails at the bar with Heather Eaker and pizza making with Charley Emmons.

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