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    Napoleon to honor firefighters, police Sunday night

    Residents in Napoleon plan to honor firefighters and police Sunday night. “The Napoleon community has a special request that we all come together and pray for...

  • News

    Man arrested in connection with area vehicle break-ins

    Larry Maddin Jr. From staff reports The Columbia Township Police Department has made an arrest in relation to recent automobile larcenies. On Aug. 17, several...

  • Fall Sports

    OHS slides into second-place tie in IGL

    Emily Snyr of Onsted High School scored a 44 to lead the Wildcats to a second-place finish at Concord Hills Golf Course.  By Jeff Steers...

  • Art scene

    Another Brooklyn building painted

    The bunnies appear to be multiplying. Another Brooklyn building has been painted with a mural, despite a recent ordinance passed by the village of Brooklyn that...

  • Football

    Next up for Columbia: Hillsdale

    Ready to rumble…Sean Leppert, above, and the Columbia Central Golden Eagles took it to Leslie last week and are now preparing to battle against the Hillsdale...

  • Football

    Next up for Onsted: Ida

    It takes teamwork! Above, Onsted football team manager Will Northrup was ready with water for thirsty players during the Wildcat’s overtime victory against Madison. We...

  • Events

    Cement City couple celebrate 65 years

    Elizabeth (Bechtol) and John Varga, of Cement City will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary. The couple were married Sept. 9, 1950 at the Napoleon Methodist...

  • Events

    Napoleon has a party

    These blue-mouthed dudes were having fun checking out the Napoleon Fire Department’s firetruck. From left are fourth- grader Nick Harris, sixth-grader Hunter Callahan, fourth-grader Haden...

  • Events

    Big Mitten Fair continues Sunday, Monday

    The Big Mitten Fair and Festival continues Sunday and Monday at Michigan International Speedway. Times are 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. A majority of the...

  • Football

    Favorite Frame for week of Sept. 1-8

    The winning moment Even high school football coaches can get excited about hard-fought victories. Dan Terryberry of Onsted High School celebrates with his players after a...

  • Golf

    Brian Stuard begins Web.com Tour playoffs

    Napoleon High School student Brian Stuard will compete in the Web.com Tour playoffs beginning Thursday Sept. 10 at the Hotel Fitness Championship. The tournament will...

  • Football

    Onsted survives for overtime win at Madison

    Onsted High School football player Marcus Rinehart stopped a 2-point conversion by Adrian Madison to secure at 21-20 win for the Wildcats. See how this...

  • Football

    CCHS improves to 2-0 with big win over Leslie

    PHOTO BY PAUL SNYDER/EXPONENTPHOTOS.SMUGMUG.COM The Columbia Central High School varsity football team improved to 2-0 win a 50-12 win over Leslie Friday, Sept. 4. It...

  • Soccer

    Onsted improves to 5-0 win soccer win over CCHS

    Kamron Kipke (14) of Onsted High School kicks the soccer ball toward the goal during a home game Sept. 3. Soccer Onsted, JCHS start ISL...

  • Volleyball

    VCL earns split with Quincy, Hudson

    Claire Klintworth (8) of Vandercook Lake High School sets a teammate during a tri-meet at home last Wednesday. VCL earned a split losing to Quincy...

  • Events

    Glamour, glory and grease

    By Brad Flory, Brooklyn Exponent special writer Not all the glamour, glory and grease of fine dining at the Jackson County Fair is supplied by...

  • People helping people

    Sampson and Teddy finally together

    Photo and story by Heather Maloney As a follow-up to Sampson Morris’ 2014 fundraiser for Teddy, a highly-trained service dog, we thought readers would like...

  • Cross Country

    Our Favorite Frame Aug. 25 – Sept. 1

    PHOTO BY JEFF STEERS/EXPONENTPHOTOS.SMUGMUG.COM  Andrew Humeston, left, of Lumen Christi Catholic School overtakes DeWitt runner Alton Powell near the finish of the JC Fall Classic...

  • Soccer

    CCHS falls to Adrian in soccer opener

     Columbia Central High School soccer player Lucas Klink (4) races to the net during a home game Aug. 29. By Jeff Steers Exponent editor New...

  • Events

    Local musician to appear at Big Mitten Fair

    Napoleon area resident Kevin Nichols recently played at the Cascades at Sparks Foundation Park. Nichols is scheduled to play at The Big Mitten Fair and...

  • Football

    Three teams earn comeback wins opening night

    Jerod Grimes of Onsted High School ran for more than 200 yards and scored two touchdowns in a 42-17 win over Michigan Center Aug. 28....

  • Volleyball

    CCHS takes silver at Battle Creek volleyball

    The Columbia Central High School varsity volleyball team won the silver division in the Battle Creek Cereal City Volleyball Tournament Aug. 29.  By Jeff Steers...

  • Cross Country

    Onsted girls third at Kuenner Invitational

     Brianna Baxter of Onsted High School leads a pack of runners near the finish of the Kuenner Invitational at Addison High School Aug. 29. By...

  • Football

    CCHS defeats Napoleon 35-0 in football opener

    Columbia Central High School football player Colton Duvall reaches for the end zone as Greg Weatherspoon from Napoleon tackles him. CCHS won the game 35-0...

  • Soccer

    David vs. Goliath

    By Jeff Steers Exponent editor  It was a classic case of David versus Goliath when Jackson High School traveled to Jackson Christian High School for...

  • Volleyball

    Onsted falls in Tecumseh volleyball final

    Isabelle Anderson of Onsted High School serves the volleyball during the Tecumseh Invitational Aug. 27. Tecumseh defeated the Wildcats 25-22 and 25-14 in the finals....

  • Cross Country

    JPEC begins athletic competition

    Daniel Spitler, left, of Jackson Preparatory & Early College battles Joey Imperial of Lumen Christi Catholic School during the Jackson College Invitational Aug. 26. By...

  • People helping people

    Local teens learning compassion

    Missy Shear, at right, loves breaking down the language barrier with Joe, a resident at the nursing home in Chinandega. Several young people from the...

  • Cross Country

    State qualifiers do well at Lenawee Preview

    Haley Wilkes of Addison High School finished fourth overall during the freshman/sophomore race at the Lenawee Preview Saturday, Aug. 22, at Tecumseh High School. By...

  • Volleyball

    Volleyball season underway

    Lumen Christi Catholic School volleyball player Mallory Crowley (10) hits a spike down the line during the Addison Invitational Aug. 22. By Jeff Steers   Exponent...