Challengers fall short at chili cook-off

All but one challenger short of unseating Food for Kidz Chili Cook-off champions.

All but one challenger fell short in their bids to unseat the champions during this year’s Food for Kidz Chili Cook-off, according to coordinator Marless Cuperus.The estimated 200 to 250 chili cook-off samplers ended up contributing about $2,000 as a freewill offering during this year’s event. That, coupled with the $2,900 already banked for this year’s Food for Kidz bagging […]

Etched in history

Local Civil War veteran's saber cherished by family.

A Jackson County man used it to help win a war; his great-granddaughter used it to slay make-believe savages.Today it’s in her possession, a treasured family relic from the War Between the States a Civil War saber passed down through the generations from one-time local Ole E. Olson to his son, Albert, to his son, Otmer.For much more of the […]

JCC two hours late Feb. 22



Jackson County Central schools are two hours late Friday, Feb. 22.The fan bus to state gymnastics will still leave the high school at 7 a.m.

JCC gymnasts sixth at state



The Jackson County Central gymnastics team scored 141.3 to finish sixth at the Class A state meet Saturday at the Sports Pavilion on the campus of the University of Minnesota.New Prague won the state title with a score of 149.6.Sydnee Donnelli had the highest all-around score for the Huskies with 36.4. Brandi Sether-Hassing scored 35.85 and Adriane Rentschler 34.5.Donnelli had […]