Kids triathlon coming in July

“We think they’ll really enjoy it if they give it a try,” Jeff Johnson said of the inaugural Sanford Kids Tri for Health he and Kevin Anderson are putting on this summer.The triathlon includes swimming, biking and running various distances based on age and will take place July 18.Kids age 5 through high school seniors are invited to participate in […]

City Finance: April 30 minutes

FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING April 30, 2009 A meeting of the City of Jackson Finance Committee was held in City Hall at 5:15 P. M. on April 30, 2009, with the following persons in attendance: Fred Bern, Tom Ambrose, Ken Temple, City Administrator Dean Albrecht, and Council Secretary Steve Walker. (A quorum of the Finance Committee was present.) City Administrator Albrecht […]

BASE: Postponed until May 20

The Jackson County Central baseball team had its game Thursday against Red Rock Central postponed until May 20 due to rain.

Fishing Report – May 8

If the shores dry off a little, this weekend should be a good walleye opener for Jackson County fishermen, according to Bill’s Bait in Jackson. He recommended the Des Moines River and Clear Lake as good spots to try, as well as Fox Lake for crappies.Some seven-pound catfish have been caught on the west side of Round Lake, according to […]

Bird Chirps – Rare spottings

Eric Harrold of Lakefield reports three “lifer” bird spottings Friday at Kilen Woods: Gray-cheeked Thrush, Nashville Warbler and Philadelphia Vireo. He also observed:1 Peregrine1 OspreyBlack-and-White WarblerTennessee WarblerNorthern WaterthrushMagnolia WarblerSwainson’s ThrushHouse WrenBrown ThrasherField SparrowWhite-crowned SparrowLincoln’s SparrowOvenbirdYellow-bellied SapsuckerWhite-breasted Nuthatch