Pearl Harbor vet celebrates 100th birthday, officer on leave after fatal shooting: Jackson headlines March 26-31

JACKSON, MI—A World War II veteran and Pearl Harbor attack survivor turned 100 this week.

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Staying active and staying in good company helps 100-year-old Michigan Pearl Harbor survivor stay young

Growing up, Barbara Eaton remembers her father always keeping a clipping from an old newspaper on the fridge that read, “You don’t age playing.

To this day, his father, Herbert Elfring, a U.S. Army World War II veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor, still lives by that motto, Eaton said.

It has served him well, as Elfring turns 100 today, Tuesday, March 29.

Jackson County police officer furloughed after fatal shooting

One person was fatally shot by a Columbia Township police officer early Thursday, police said.

The shooting took place around 2:09 a.m. on March 31 in the 100 block of Hawthorne Drive near Columbia Lake in Columbia Township, southeast of Jackson, according to Michigan State Police.

A 36-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting, police said. The Columbia Township Police Department officer was placed on administrative leave in accordance with department policy.

The Rose Parade is back, but things will be a little different this year

The Jackson County Rose Parade returns in 2022, but things will be a little different this year.

The parade is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 5. The parade last took place in 2019 due to COVID-19, and organizers are excited to bring the historic event back to the public, said Jim Francis, president of the Jackson County Rose Festival.

Fire displaces 2 people and destroys home near Jackson

A man and woman were moved from their homes when a fire destroyed the residence early on Sunday.

Fire crews were called at 1:09 a.m. on March 27 to the 4000 block of Clinton Road to a report of a home entirely engulfed in flames, according to the Blackman-Leoni Township Public Safety Department. .

Crews arrived to find a heavily involved fire and called for additional assistance as the area does not have access to fire hydrants, officials said.

Civil War Muster is making a comeback in 2022, and it’s back to the Cascades

The popular Jackson Civil War Muster is back, and in its original location at Cascades Fall Park.

The Jackson Civil War Muster will celebrate its 35th anniversary on Saturday August 27 and Sunday August 28. The event will take place around 9:30 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

The last time the event happened was in 2018 as organizers opted out of having it in 2019 and then COVID-19 canceled it in 2020 and 2021.

Man on trial for Grass Lake triple murder chooses not to testify

The trial of a man charged with a triple murder is expected to end this week.

Closing arguments in the trial of Zacharie Scott Borton, 43, are scheduled to take place Thursday, March 31 before Jackson County Circuit Judge John McBain.

Borton chose not to testify on Wednesday, March 30, as the defense closed its case in the murder trial that began March 22.

It was home to Jackson’s music scene for 40 years, but Playford Music & Sound is closing

It wasn’t just a place where musicians could stock up on their instruments, it was home to Jackson’s music scene.

But that is coming to an end, as Playford Music & Sound, 1718 W. Morrell St., officially closes after 40 years, as its owner, Craig Playford, retires from retail.

This Jackson County principal slimmed down because his students are big readers

What will 318,203 minutes of reading get you to Hanover-Horton Elementary School?

Buckets and buckets of slime.

81-year-old woman dies from injuries sustained in Jackson County head-on crash, police say

An 81-year-old woman has died from injuries she sustained in a frontal crash last week in Jackson County, police said Wednesday (March 30).

Glenda Maynard of Jackson County was seriously injured in the March 25 car crash which occurred around 1:34 p.m. on Friday, March 25 in the area of ​​Bunkerhill and Hawkins Roads in Henrietta Township, north of the county of Jackson, according to the Jackson County Sheriff. Office.

Collective Soul and Switchfoot Round Out Summer Concert Lineup at Jackson County Fair

Award-winning rock bands Collective Soul and Switchfoot will take the stage this summer at the Jackson County Fairgrounds.

Bands will perform at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 8 at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, 128 W. Ganson St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

This completes the list of musical acts for the 2022 fair, officials said.

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