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September, 2014


Info Wanted re: Monday Home Invasion, Thugs Beat Elderly Man, Robbed and Ran

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On Monday, September 22, 2014 at 9:39pm, Jackson County Sheriff Deputies responded to a 911 call in the 2000 block of Pioneer Drive, Summit Township for a home invasion that just occurred.

It is reported that three black male suspects wearing dark clothing, masks and gloves entered an unlocked residence. The suspects attacked the 84-year-old victim causing injury. He was transported to Allegiance Hospital for treatment of injuries, serious but non-life threatening.

Several items were taken from the home and Deputies recovered some evidence believed to be from one of the suspects. The suspects were not located.

Spring Arbor Police and Blackman Township Public Safety’s K9 team assisted the Sheriff’s Office.

One suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’11” with a thin build, all three suspects were thought to be between 20 and 30 years of age.

Anyone with information on this crime is encouraged to call:  Crime Stoppers of Mid-Michigan 1-855-840-7867 (toll free) or Detective Sergeant Huttenlocker 517 768 7931 or 517 937 6095

Help Clean Up the Grand River in Jackson County, September 13

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The 24th annual Grand River Clean up sponsored by the Grand River Environmental Action Team (GREAT) will be held Saturday, September 13, 2014. Meet at 9 A.M. at the CMS Energy Bandshell, off Cooper Street in downtown Jackson. Free parking will be available in the CMS ramp. Come dressed for the weather and for wet and dirty work. Tools for the clean up will be provided. If you have a canoe (no kayaks), waders or PFDs, you are encouraged to bring them.

Workers are needed to walk the banks, paddle canoes and boats, wade the river and unload the boats. Lunch will be provided to all volunteers after the clean up, about 1 P.M.

All friends of the environment are welcome to attend to keep our River safe and beautiful. Call 517-416-4234 or visit the website at for further information and weather updates. In the event of bad weather, the clean up will be held the following Saturday.

Heritage Day Lineup for Saturday, September 6

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by  Judy McCaslin, special writer

Heritage Day is September 6, from 10am to 4pm. Family fun from east to west in downtown Grass Lake!

*Silent Auction at The Depot-bargains galore

*Model train display by Jackson Model Train Club-say hi to Gene Swain

*Vendors line the street and fill the park next to the Depot

*Farmers Market offers great food from local farmers

*Downtown businesses and eateries are open
*Interurban Car 29 is open for viewing in the Village barn

*Catch a wagon ride down Michigan Ave. all the way west

*Library’s annual used book sale

*Food concessions will tempt your appetite with a variety of morsels

*Antique tractors, fire engines and a Hit & Miss engine

*Games for kids at the Lions Club with a 50/50 raffle for adults

* Visit Blain’s Barnyard

*Farm animal display and active bee hive BZZZ
*Military re-enactors with firing display, Confederate flags and cannon

*Vintage military vehicles on display

*Coe House Museum open house with traditional crafts, demonstrations, kids

activities, and music on the porch

*Bake sale at the NEW Coe Waiting Station behind the museum
Something for everyone!