The County is greeted by a new judge, with Blue Julep moving: Jackson on April 9 - 14

The County is greeted by a new judge, with Blue Julep moving: Jackson on April 9 - 14 ...

JACKSON, MI This week, Jackson County honored its newest district court judge, filling a seat that had been left vacant since November.

This is just the core of the headline, and there are a few things you may have missed this week.

During his investiture ceremony, Jackson's new judge wants to treat each individual and case that is presented before his court with dignity and respect.

Robert Gaecke Jr. was inducted Wednesday as the newest judge in Jackson County's 12th District Court. Gaecke inherits the judge's seat, previously filled by Joseph Filip, who resigned last November.

The Blue Julep is moving into a slightly larger space, but it's only a short walk away.

The bakery was opened at 145 N. Jackson St. in 2016 when owner Laura Davenport left a job as a lawyer. Kentucky, the Bluegrass state, where she grew up, and the mint julep present are among the areas founded by the company.

Officials in the Columbia School District have completed their investigation into Troy Stewart, a Columbia Central High School boys basketball coach, and found that the coach did not physically or mentally abuse his players.

During the school board meeting in the district, Superintendent Pamela Campbell revealed the findings of the examination of Stewart's behavior on Monday, April 11. Several parents had expressed concern about Stewart's conduct and leadership, resulting in the investigation.

In Jackson, Joann Stauff has been cutting hair for generations and has loved every second of it.

After spending over 40 years in the business, Stauff has decided to hang up her clippers and distribute her barbershop to Carla Crawford, a long-time barber.

For several months, water infrastructure work has been shut down a large Jackson street.

The water main and main service line replacement project on S. West Avenue, between Carlton Boulevard and W. Michigan Avenue, is expected to begin Monday, April 18, and construction will begin in early July, according to city officials.

Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes on S. Wisner Street from W. Michigan Avenue and W. Morrell Street.

As two key positions will be temporary replacements, April will be a month of change for Jackson County's district court.

Officials announced in a news release Wednesday that Michael J. Kelly will be replaced by retiring magistrate Frederick Bishop.

Consumers Energy wants to generate five million gallons of water a day from its own well for its gas-fired electric generating facility in Jackson, according to state officials.

The public communication to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy is open until 5 p.m., Monday, April 18,.

The Jackson-based energy company applied to withdraw the daily amount from the groundwater at the plant on Chapin Street on the city's east side last year. The company exploited its own well at the facility last year to avoid a hike in city of Jackson's water rates.

Jackson's social system is planning to start this spring, more than a year after it was approved.

The district's official launch date is expected to be Friday, May 27, the same day as the first Jackson City Council approved the district in April 2021, but the lack of restaurant participation has caused the Jackson Downtown Development Authority to postpone the launch, according to Cory Mays, the district's executive director.

Police said a bar fight took a dangerous turn Tuesday night after one patron pulled a knife on another.

Police officers from the Jackson Police Department were dispatched to the Game On sports bar at 1715 E. Michigan Ave. for an altercation with a knife at around 11:12 p.m. April 12.

Witnesses told the police that a fight had broken out in the bar's parking lot. Various incidents involving a 36-year-old man and a 63-year-old man led to pushing, and the 63-year-old removed a knife, according to authorities.

A Jackson man died Friday night after being robbed by a car outside a hotel in Leoni Township.

According to the Department of Public Safety, rescue crews were called at 7:39 p.m. Friday, April 8, to the Colonial Inn, 6027 Ann Arbor Road, after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in front of the building.

Police said a 2015 Nissan, driven by a 23-year-old Jackson woman, was going west on Ann Arbor Road.

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