Jackson News


01/17/2018 12:09 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Rising star to headline fair 

One of country music's hottest young stars will headline the 150th annual Jackson County Fair. Dylan Scott, whose 2016 song "My Girl" shot to the top of the country charts last year, will be the centerpiece of the fair's big Saturday night finale.


01/13/2018 11:31 AM  ~~~Source~~~
A brother in - Jeopardy!' 

The sister of the man who became a nationwide sensation by losing $3,200 after mispronouncing the title of a hip-hop song on the game show "Jeopardy!" thinks the show's judges were a tad too strict. Aimee Bouten of Jackson, the sister of "Jeopardy!" contestant Nick Spicher, said judges drew a fine line in ruling against her brother in a Jan. 1 airing of the game show, and she's not sure she agrees with them.


01/11/2018 02:31 PM  ~~~Source~~~
NFP feed mill could land in county 

Jackson-based New Fashion Pork is seeking to add a fifth feed mill to its operations, and the latest could be the first within Jackson County limits. Plans for the mill have been in the works for more than a year.


01/11/2018 02:39 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Commentary: Media goes overboard comparing Trump to Jackson 

The hidden side of historical figures is often illumined by examining both the symbols that surrounded them and the earlier historical figures who inspired them. Francis I chose for his emblem the mythologically indestructible salamander - not inappropriate for a king who, deep in the Italian Wars, was simultaneously challenged to settle Protestant hash at home.


01/10/2018 12:36 PM  ~~~Source~~~
City water, sewer, electric, garbag... 

Residents of Jackson are in line for increased water, sewer, electric and waste collection service charges in the new year. Members of the Jackson City Council last week introduced an ordinance establishing fees, rates and charges for 2018.


01/03/2018 08:54 PM  ~~~Source~~~
to the Birds 

Locals counted just more than 4,000 birds during the annual Jackson County Christmas Bird Count last month - more than half of which were Canada geese. The total number of avians counted in the 2017 tally is the second most in the past 10 years, a fact helped out, said Donald Vrchota, president of the Jackson County Birdwatchers, by nice weather the morning of the count.


01/03/2018 04:11 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Local Baby Caf set to open next we... 

The Baby Cafe, a free resource for pregnant and breastfeeding moms organized by the Breastfeeding Boosters of Cottonwood, Jackson and Nobles County, will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, in the Jackson Center for the Arts in downtown Jackson. Cafe hours are from 9 to 11 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.


01/03/2018 11:32 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Lutefisk feed to return 

A tradition three decades in the making makes its return to Jackson next week. After missing its 30th consecutive year last year due to lack of a lead organizer, the Our Savior's Lutheran Church lutefisk supper is back.


01/02/2018 10:04 PM  ~~~Source~~~
PREMIUM: Admininstrator search take... 

The man Jackson's current city administrator is replacing will serve as Jackson's interim administrator, while Jackson County's former coordinator spearheads the search for a new permanent city administrator. Members of the Jackson City Council put the bizarre chain of events into motion at their Tuesday evening meeting.


12/28/2017 11:28 AM  ~~~Source~~~
What was top news story of 2017? 

What was the top local news story of 2017? McDonald's pulling the plug on Jackson? The last Corn Cob Open? The end of the Jackson United Fund? The launch of the splash pad committee? Something else? What do you think? Check out the Jan. 4, 2018, edition of the Jackson County Pilot for a look back at the top local news stories of the year 2017, and you decide. The Jackson County Pilot is available at newsstands throughout the region, including at SuperAmerica, Sunshine Foods, Casey's General Store, Livewire Printing Co., the ExpressWay and Santee Crossing-Embers in Jackson; the ExpressWay, Maynard's Food Center, the Lakefield Standard office, Hage Oil and Lewis Family Drug in Lakefield; and P&J's Mini Mart in Heron Lake.


12/28/2017 02:21 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Sanford JMC welcomes art pilgrims 

Sanford Jackson Medical Center earlier this year served as the site of an art pilgrimage of sorts. Siblings David Flaten and Mary Flaten Forsberg came to the local medical center seeking out artwork created by their father, accomplished Minnesota artist Arnold Flaten.


12/27/2017 09:49 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Financial planning firm planning Ja... 

A Fairmont-based financial planning firm plans to open an office in Jackson. Sweet Financial will soon set up shop in the former It's A Keeper building at the corner of East Ashley Street and Main in downtown Jackson.


12/27/2017 05:21 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Pile of tires officially acknowledg... 

Members of the Jackson City Council did something a bit out of the ordinary last week: They officially acknowledged a pile of tires. Council members were asked by Mary Gilmore, president of Vets Oil Co., to acknowledge not only the pile of tires behind her tire shop in Jackson, but also - in writing - a verbal agreement between the city and her late father, Vets founder Clair Gilmore, that the city will not take action to require its removal.


12/27/2017 12:57 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Local library shaking up winter rea... 

The 2018 winter reading program at the Jackson library kicks off next week with more ways to read and more chances to win. The program, which runs Jan. 2 through March 31, 2018, is open to teens - those in eighth grade and older - and adults.


12/26/2017 12:01 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Paul "Too Tall" Jerousek, 65 

A Celebration of Life Service for Paul "Too Tall" Jerousek, 65, of Petersburg Township, rural Jackson, Minnesota will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Union State Line Church, in Petersburg Township, Jackson County, Minnesota with Rev. Thor Kurtz Officiating.