No place like home away from home

Exchange student Alex Barrera is living with his "extended family."

With a blas attitude about cold and snow, a love for football and chicken wings and a professed affection for Mom’s home cooking, it’s not evident at first Alex Barrera is a long way from home.Then again, Jackson is sort of his home away from home.Barrera is from Panama City, Panama, where he is the youngest of three children, all […]

GBB: Playoffs start with win

The fifth-seeded Jackson County Central girls’ basketball team opened the South Section 3AA playoffs with a 61-43 win over fourth-seeded St. James Friday night.Kaylee Burmeister led the Huskies with 19 points and Rachel Johnson had 16 points. Both grabbed eight rebounds. Sarah Brandt had six points and seven boards and Sydney Eddy had eight points, five rebounds and two blocks.For […]