Mayoral candidates advance, WWII veteran takes flight: Jackson makes headlines from July 31 to August 31. 5


JACKSON, MI – Voters in Jackson have selected two candidates to compete in the November election to become the city’s next mayor.

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Mahoney and Wilson race to become Jackson’s next mayor

Daniel Mahoney and John Wilson will face each other in the Nov. 2 general election to become Jackson’s next mayor.

Mahoney and Wilson were the top voters in the August 3 primary, beating opponents and current Jackson City Council members Jeromy Alexander and Laura Dwyer Schlecte.

Flying in a biplane is a dream for this 99-year-old Jackson County WWII veteran

Thousands of WWII veterans across the United States will experience the honor of a lifetime with a dream flight this summer to honor their service.

St. Clair “Sam” Jacobs, a 99-year-old WWII veteran from Concord, is one of them, as he takes to the skies on Monday, August 2, as part of the Dream tour. Flights Operation September Freedom.

“I think it’s quite a privilege to be able to do that,” said Jacobs.

Faster Horses Festival COVID cases now at 83, including 9 people who did not attend

Michigan health officials are reporting 83 cases of COVID-19 linked to the 2021 Faster Horses Festival.

Of those affected, 74 are primary cases, which means the person attended the festival July 16-18 at Michigan International Speedway near Brooklyn and became infected there.

Nine are secondary cases, which means the person with COVID-19 did not attend the festival, but was infected by those who did, according to Lynn Sutfin, head of public information at the Ministry of Michigan Health and Human Services.

Jackson, 8, lemonade stand helps families in Faster Horses tragedy

Kayla Murdock’s 8-year-old daughter Faith knew she needed to help when she heard about the three men who had accidentally died at the 2021 Faster Horses Festival.

Murdock, from Jackson, said Faith picked up her phone while she was sleeping and posted a message to a Facebook group about her desire to help. Her mother woke up to several likes and messages from people offering to help Faith do just that.

Former Jackson Catholic school teacher sentenced to 12 years for sexual assault

Former Jackson Catholic school teacher set to spend at least 12 years in jail on multiple counts of sexual assault

On Wednesday, Joseph Comperchio, 67, was convicted of four counts of sexual assault stemming from his work at St. John Catholic School, where he taught theater and music between 1974 and 1977. He had previously pleaded guilty to three counts of second degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of first degree criminal sexual conduct.

Officer injured by falling glass during confrontation with teenager in Jackson, police say

A Jackson teenager is in custody after allegedly injuring a reserve officer over the weekend.

Police officers from Jackson were dispatched to the 400 block of Third Street on Saturday, July 31 with a threat report, police said.

At the scene, police found a 14-year-old girl who was acting “very belligerent” and eventually threw a large rock the size of a soccer ball through the second-story window of a nearby building, said. the police. The window glass shattered, falling and injuring a reserve officer from the Jackson Police Department who stood below.

Jackson County man burned in workshop fire dies of injuries, officials say

A Jackson County man died from severe burns suffered when his company’s workshop caught fire.

Lonnie Miller, owner of Lonnie’s Hauling & Tree Service in Henrietta Township, died July 28 of complications from thermal burns he suffered in the July 14 fire, said Kristin LaMaire, doctor’s administrative assistant Washtenaw County Law Clerk.

Hillsdale City Council Moves ‘Unborn Child Sanctuary’ Order to Committee for Consideration

Hillsdale City Council voted unanimously to send an ordinance declaring the city a “sanctuary for unborn children” to its operations and governance committee for further consideration.

The council presented the ordinance at its meeting on Monday, August 2. The proposed ordinance would immediately ban anyone from performing abortions or providing drugs that induce abortions at any stage of pregnancy in the city.

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