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Now-Demolished Town of New Santa Fe Was the Last Stop West on the Santa Fe Trail

By Diane Euston

It’s no secret that towns such as Martin City were created after the railroad was laid out and settlement followed. Due to this progression, other towns, including New Santa Fe in Jackson Co., were all but deserted due to this new economic feat. 775 more words

Moms in crisis turned away at OnTrack due to state sanctions

A state prohibition on accepting new clients at an OnTrack program has forced it to turn away mothers who have pleaded for help with their addictions and sought a safe home for their children. 35 more words

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Standoff ends in Blackman Township, man arrested

JACKSON CO., Mich (WLNS) – A man on parole in Jackson County is back in police custody this morning following a three hour stand-off with negotiators. 89 more words


Seasonal jobs, tourism, retail boost March hiring

Local employers looking ahead to summer tourism and other seasonal demands added to their staffs in March.

Retailers also were in the hiring mode as Jackson County saw payroll employment grow by 630 jobs, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. 13 more words

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One of the many bird species that are undergoing rapid decline in North America is the glamorous Lewis’s Woodpecker…no stripes or polka dots or flashy black-and-white patterns for this woodpecker.  204 more words


County sees drop in traffic deaths

Following increases every year since 2012, deaths from traffic accidents in Jackson County have dropped to virtually none in the first third of 2017.

Two fatal crashes have occurred in Jackson County since January, but Sheriff Nathan Sickler said at a county Budget Committee meeting Monday that both deaths were “likely self-harm. 7 more words

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Pesticide surprise

Kora Mousseaux dips a glass jar into Larson Creek in search of the residue of spring gardening and roadside weed-removal efforts.

She’s collecting water from Bear Creek Basin tributaries that flow by orchards, vineyards, forests and Interstate 5, looking for an assortment of chemical killers local residents apply on everything from dandelions to blackberries.  29 more words

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