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Jackson Residents to Consider Ballot Proposals; In Person Absentee Voting Announced

City of Jackson residents will have two ballot proposals to consider this Election Day and will have new opportunities to vote via absentee ballot. The City of Jackson announced today that for the first time ever, they are opening City Hall this Saturday from 10AM to 2PM  for in-person absentee voting.   The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is Saturday Nov 3 at 2pm. Voters can still cast in-person absentee ballots, or pickup an absentee ballot on Monday, November 5 and Tuesday, November 6. But all absentee ballots must be returned to the Clerk’s Office by 8pm on Tuesday, November 6. (UPDATED TO CORRECT WEEKEND HOURS) The ballot proposals were placed on the ballot by the Jackson City Council based on a recommendation from the City of Jackson Charter Review Committee. The first question concerns eliminating the requirement that appointed officials be residents of the City of Jackson. The second question asks about eliminating the requirement that ward numbers be listed on petitions that circulate in the city, and eliminates the requirement that circulators be city residents. According to Jackson Public Information Officer Aaron Dimick, these were brought forward by the Charter Review Committee to get city rules…

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Western Football Playoffs

Western in Position to be District Champs

By Bobby Lee                                                             Photo:  Ryan Kerwin, JTV Sports JTV Sports  The Western High School football team is embracing its Friday night date with Battle Creek Central as an opportunity.   Now that the Panthers have matched the school record for victories in a season and won a playoff game for the first time, they have the opportunity to earn a district championship.   “We have an opportunity to build our resume,” Coach Dave Mifsud said of his team that improved to 9-1 on the year after surviving a 21-14 overtime game with Mattawan last Friday. “We have put ourselves in position to be district champions.”   Mifsud added the district championship “will not make or break the season”, however, it’s a tempting prize considering the Panthers finished as the runner up to Lumen Christi in the Interstate 8 Conference.   Battle Creek Central will feature an aspect to the game - speed - that Western may not be able to replicate in practice leading up to the game. Ke’Ondre Glass, a…

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Events of Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Halloween Music Concert presented by the Jackson High School Instrumental Music Department.   7 PM, JHS Auditorium.  Admission:  Donations accepted for JHS Thanksgiving Giving Food Drive (not required).  Children’s costume contest, register at 6:30 PM.  Tech Drop In Tuesdays.  Do you have difficulty in engaging with technology easily? Does it drive you crazy? If so, stop by Carnegie’s Computer Lab Tuesdays between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. You can sit down with one of Adult Service’s helpful staff for assistance with basic hardware and software questions, as well as word-processing help for things like resume building.  If you have a device you would like assistance with, please bring the fully-charged device with you.  10 AM to 12 Noon, Carnegie Branch, Jackson District Library. Neighborhood Meeting.  Sixth Ward City Councilwoman Colleen Sullivan will hold a  neighborhood meeting  at 6:00 PM at Steve’s Ranch, 311 W. Louis Glick Hwy.  The latest news from the Sixth Ward will be discussed, but the majority of the meeting will focus on the City of Jackson Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Program. Residents will hear from city officials about how they can take advantage of a grant that stabilizes lead paint hazards in homes. The city has…

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Today on The Bart Hawley Show:  Rev. James Hines, Lily Missionary Baptist Church;  Britt Keene, New Executive Director, Lost Railway Museum & Angela Machnik;  Lisa Cryderman, Director & Joshua Monsoon, Professor Harold Hill, Center Stage Jackson Production of MUSIC MAN;  Sandra Phelan, JC Potter Center Shows Updates;  Jeff Beagle, Jackson YMCA Turkey Trot & Mark Stiles, Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists;  Donna Lake & Barb Wrobleski, Trinity Lutheran's Harvest Dinner.  Live at 1 PM, replays at 5, 8, 11 PM, 2 and 5 AM Wednesday. On the Locker Room presented by Aire Serv of Southern Michigan: Week 9 Football highlights from all around the Jackson Area, Rec Dept Youth Football highlights and we pick up one last tip from Phil Fischmiester at Cascades before the snow flies.  3, 7 and 10 PM, 1, 4 and 7 AM Tuesday.

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