Homemaker’s Choice: Goodies

Do you feel as though you make the same old, same old recipes, week in and week out? That, perhaps, describes many of us. Recently, I had an opportunity to go through some very old cookbooks and clippings from a friend’s mother’s collection. I discovered many old favorites I hadn’t made in a long time. It is time to revisit […]

Resource center needs truth, technical justice

To the editor:I’m from the “Class of ’59.” I’ve been following the resource center controversy with interest and increasing concern that, like at the national level, our elected officials have gotten to the point that disdain for the electorate for which they serve has become common. The Jackson County Commissioners appear to be completely deaf to their citizens and have […]

Send real representation to D.C.

To the editor:In the midst of the current conflict and division, I think perhaps we would do well to find some common ground on which we can all agree. Tim Walz has got to go. Doesn’t it just seem like it would make more sense to send some southern Minnesota principles and values to Washington, instead of having Tim bring […]

Just wondering …

To the editor:If the county commissioners are prohibited from building on the ’38 site for human services, where will those jobs go long-term? Just wondering.If the county commissioners are prohibited from building on the ’38 site for Cottonwood-Jackson Community Health Service, where will those jobs go long-term? Just wondering.How many jobs do those two departments affect? Do you know?Where might […]

Family time builds positive assets

To the editor:On behalf of Family Services Network, I would like to publicly extend a very special thank-you to all the community members who helped make the 13th annual Family Fun Fair possible. This year’s event was combined with Early Childhood Family Education Vehicle Rally and provided a fun event for the 450 people who attended. It was great to […]

Fantastic day at the theater

To the editor:Recently my daughter, Darcey, and her finance, Peter, were deciding where to hold their wedding ceremony. It had always been a dream of Darcey’s to have her wedding in the Historic State Theatre here in Jackson. You see, Darcey’s great-grandparents designed and built this theater. Together, the Matuska family owned and operated it until recently. Today it is […]

Bill’s Bits: Hay season

Over the years of growing up on the farm, the ways of producing and storing of hay changed somewhat.My earliest memory of haying time was cutting grass or alfalfa to become dried and cured for later use by cows, horses and other farm animals.My father cut the grass or alfalfa with a team of horses and a Minnesota Model Mower […]

Count blessings this holiday

As we gear up for a well-deserved day off Monday a one-day break from work in recognition of our toils the other 364 days of the year let us be not only thankful for our jobs, but also mindful of those who are without.Every month, the Jackson County Pilot tracks the unemployment rate in Jackson County, the local region and […]

Business Briefs – Sept. 2

Stephan nabs Jackson Building Center prizeBill Stephan is the winner of the most recent Jackson Building Center $1,000 Shopping Giveaway.Marshall Helmers, assistant manager at Jackson Building Center, presented Stephan with his prize this past Saturday.Jackson Building Center is located in Jackson’s industrial park.Food shelf gets a boost from Edward JonesJulie Dahlin (left) and Mandi Kosbab (right) of Jackson’s Edward Jones […]

Real Estate – Sept. 2

Jackson: 139 Emily St., from Bank Midwest to Joshua Allen Gruhlke, $29,500.Rural Lakefield: 40 acres of land in northwest Heron Lake Township Section 11, from David Krueger and Lyle Krueger to Hazel L. Wittrock, $140,000.Lakefield: 80554 Highway 86, from Ralph Wehmeyer and Geraldine M. Wehmeyer to Anita L. Elness and Brian S. Elness, $65,000.