Pilot Editorial: Nation and our little neck of it in need of prayer

Americans will gather next Thursday on the National Day of Prayer to cry out to the heavens on behalf of our troubled nation.The National Day of Prayer Task Force, the nonprofit organization dedicated to the mobilization of prayer in the United States and personal repentance and righteousness in the culture, has identified seven centers of influence government, churches, military, family, […]

WW: Welcome to May

Next week, starting on Tuesday, we will see if it is really true that April snows make May flowers grow.It is a little-known adage only used during the years when April showers keep coming in solid form. Like this year.Hopefully, the April snows will help the corn crop grow. And the beans. If not, why did we have it? They […]

Baseball clinic set for May 5

A baseball clinic for those in third through eighth grades is scheduled for Saturday, May 5, in Jackson.The clinic, instructed by Mike Wierson, Blaise Jacobsen, Kevin Holm, Nathan Boler and the high school baseball players, will cover basic fundamentals of the sport.Those attending need to bring a glove and can also bring a bat, batting gloves and hat.The clinic runs […]

Motorplex opener postponed to May 5

Recent snowfall causes one week delay for annual Frostbuster raceJackson Motorplex officials have postponed the IMCA Frostbuster and Ben Nothdurft Memorial one week because of all the recent snow accumulation.The marquee season-opening event during Bank Midwest Night presents the Double Down Showdown will be contested on Saturday, May 5.IMCA A mods, IMCA sport mods, IMCA stock cars, IMCA hobby stocks, […]

T&F: Six winners in Fairmont

The JCC track and field team had six first-place finishes in a meet that featured a snow-filled infield.

An infield covered with a foot of snow.Paths shoveled to get to the high jump and pole vault competitions.Warm-ups in the parking lot.Shot put in the gym.Last Friday’s track and field meet was unlike any other Jackson County Central head coach Rafe York had ever seen.”This was a first for me,” he said. “I’ve been to meets where it started […]

Jackson, Lakefield neck-and-neck in terms of residential real estate sales

The cities of Jackson and Lakefield continue to run neck-and-neck in terms of number of annual residential real estate sales.In 2017, the number of residential property transactions considered qualified sales by Jackson County Assessor Jason McCaslin for purposes of assessed valuation calculations totaled 29 in Jackson and 28 in Lakefield.”Jackson and Lakefield continue to run neck-and-neck in terms of being […]

A problem township, county and state officials need to address and now

To the editor:Most of the pork in America today is raised by corporations or absentee owners. The confinement buildings in which this pork is raised draw down aquifers and destroy township roads with heavy truck traffic.A 200-pound hog will generate approximately 1 gallon of waste per day and consume approximately 2 to 4 gallons of water per day, so do […]

Guest Columnist: High school sports: How in the world did it come to this?

Since the gymnastics season has ended, I have spent two mornings with other coaches from around the state one with coaches of all the Minnesota State High School League sports and the other with gymnastics coaches from around the state. Far and away, the overriding discussion has been about deterioration of positive communication between parents, coaches and student athletes.There was […]

Gone Country: Are we helpers, or the ones who walk on by?

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In light of that, something happened this past weekend to a friend of mine I think is worth sharing.My friend let’s call her Emily loves to go out dancing. She’s a regular at the clubs in Mankato and, with her, it’s always a good time. She’s outgoing, friendly and observant.When she was out this […]

City of Jackson Advt for Bids – Ground Storage Reservoir

Advertisement for BidsDOCUMENT 00 11 13New 300,000 Gallon Ground Storage Reservoirand High Service Pump Room ImprovementsJackson, MinnesotaSEH No. JACIT 144309Notice is hereby given that sealed Bids will be received by the Jackson City Administrator until 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May, 24, 2018, at the Jackson City Hall, 80 West Ashley Street, Jackson, MN 56143, at which time they will be publicly […]