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Mt Pleasant's Perry earns Div. 3-4 All-State, locals get mentions
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:10:40 -0800

The 2014 Associated Press Division 3-4 All-State football team, which is selected by a statewide panel of Michigan sports writers:

Area Thanksgiving dinners feed families in need
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:10:57 -0800

Kingdom of Life church in Jackson and St. Peter's Church in Eaton Rapids fed dozens, Thursday.

Wrestling. Wrestling Signs Five to National Letters of Intent
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 08:10:20 -0800

The Michigan State wrestling team and head coach Tom Minkel announced Friday that five student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent and will join the program for the 2015-16 season.

Rush Trucking hires interim CEO to replace Andra Rush, who will remain chairman of parent company
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:46:38 -0800

Dustin Walsh - Wayne-based Rush Trucking Inc. President and CEO Andra Rush is stepping down from the position. Rush, founder of the freight company, will remain chairman of the parent company Rush Group Family of Cos. and still be involved in the day-to-day operations, said a spokesperson for the company. Rush is replaced by longtime logistics executive Gregory Humes as Rush’s interim CEO. “We ...

Michigan defense firms could see $186 million boost from new fighter craft to replace A-10
Sun, 30 Nov 2014 19:32:14 -0800

Chad Halcom - An ongoing debate in Congress about preserving a fleet of A-10 aircraft for the U.S. Air Force could affect Michigan companies generating a $186 million local impact as suppliers to a newer fighter craft, according to data from its prime contractor. Lockheed Martin Corp., the prime contractor on the F-35 Lightning II that is in low-rate initial production for the U.S. Air Force ...

Congress halts A-10 aircraft retirement at Selfridge, other air bases
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 15:16:25 -0800

Chad Halcom - A compromise reached in Congress this week again saves the A-10 aircraft from mothballs at Selfridge Air National Guard Base and elsewhere — but allows the U.S. Air Force to put some planes on backup status if they hold up deployment of the new F-35 fighter plane.   A new version of the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act drafted by negotiators from the House and Senate armed ...