First Christmas away from home

To the editor:My son, David (2006 Jackson County Central graduate), joined the U.S. Navy, and this will be his first Christmas away from home.When I talk to him, he wishes he could come home for the holidays.Well, since that cannot happen, I thought perhaps the residents of Jackson and surrounding communities will find it in their hearts to send him […]

A story to tell

Paul Zoch learned to read using illustrated children’s books after he had graduated from high school.Now, he’s authored one.”I had trouble reading in school,” said the Jackson husband, father of two, owner of Jackson-Fairmont Dental Laboratories and newly published author. “When I graduated from high school, I could barely read the newspaper.”It was no fault of his mother’s, he said, […]

Local agencies, Hamilton to meet

Representatives from a host of local government agencies and government-regulated entities will meet with area Rep. Rod Hamilton next week in advance of work on their 2009 legislative platform.The recently re-elected Hamilton, R-Mt. Lake, will join Sue Pirsig, Jackson’s economic development coordinator and head of the Jackson Economic Development Corp., and other agency representatives at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 17, […]

Pipe rupture sparks anger

A troubled water main on Jackson’s east side burst last week, causing a number of homes to be without water for nearly a full day.The rupture Wednesday threatened the city’s water supply and drew the ire of some homeowners, who complained of prolonged inaction on the part of the city with regard to the frail 80-year-old iron water main and […]

A busy day at Santa’s workshop

Smiles abounded throughout Jackson Saturday and Sunday as the community celebrated the Christmas spirit with this year’s HolidayFest.In addition to the ornaments, candy and treats that children came away with from HolidayFest’s activities, games, entertainment and parade, two lucky kids won snow sleds from a drawing of names entered at Santa Land.Aiden Kluver, child of Amy Betterman, and Taesin Jones, […]

Police Report Dec. 1-7

Jackson Police DepartmentDec. 1An officer investigated a minor motor vehicle accident.An officer responded to assist an elderly person who needed assistance.Officers assisted sheriff’s deputies on a drug investigation and arrest.An officer investigated a report of a public nuisance.An officer investigated a dishonored check passed at a Jackson business and cited Michael Glenn, 39, of Lakefield for issuance of a dishonored […]

Sheriff’s Report Nov. 30-Dec. 7

Jackson County Sheriff’s OfficeNov. 30Deputies arrested an adult male for DUI in Alba Township.A citation was issued for the possession of a small amount of marijuana in Alba Township.Deputies investigated an erratic driving complaint on an ATV in Alpha.Dec. 1Deputies assisted the Jackson Ambulance with a medical in Middletown Township.Deputies investigated a possible violation of an order for protection in […]

Fines – Dec. 11

State of MinnesotaCoady, Abbey G.C., Franklin, Tenn., speed, $130.Edwards, Susan K., Alexandria, speed, $130.Freking, Kent C., Heron Lake, speed, $130.Johnson, Kamela K., Rapid City, S.D., speed, $390; $300 of fine and 7 days local confinement stayed for one year, unsupervised probation for one year, remain law-abiding.McCormick, Carol A., Salem, S.D., speed, $130.Nour, Jasmine M., Sioux Falls, S.D., speed, $130.Wood, Connie […]

Red Cross needs your help

To the editor:In an instant, a disaster can change the well-being of an entire community. When disaster strikes, whether it affects a few families or an entire community, the American Red Cross has always been there to provide shelter, food, counseling and other critical services. On Saturday, Dec. 13, we hope the nation will stand with us in support of […]

Luhmann gets 100th career goal

Sara Luhmann recorded her 99th and 100th career goals Thursday night as the Windom Eagles crushed Worthington 10-0 in Windom.Luhmann scored her first goal of the night in the first period and recorded her 100th career goal early in the third period on a fast-break.Goalie Brooklyn Drahota also recorded a milestone with her 10th career shutout.The impressive win by the […]