3 weeks ago
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“I hate chicken” hats honor Jackson Standefer

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Jackson’s family and friends found a unique way to honor him. It is also helping them grieve during this difficult time. Mark McOmie looks through boxes of hats. There are 400 hats here. They read “I Hate Chicken.” “Sometimes in your life through a symbol or a couple of words, you can […]
3 weeks ago
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Grand Canyon National Park confirms McCallie student body found

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – The Grand Canyon National Park’s PIO confirmed today that the body found Friday is Jackson Standefer. Jackson Stadefer is the 14-year-old McCallie School student who went missing last month on a backpacking trip with his mother and her in-laws on the north rim. As the group were making their way through a water crossing, […]
4 weeks ago
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Celebration of life tonight for McCallie 8th grader Jackson Standefer

We have a link to photos taken by Jackson while on the hike.
4 weeks ago
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Celebration of life planned for Jackson Standefer

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) -- A celebration of life will be held for Jackson Standefer, the McCallie student that went missing in the Grand Canyon last week.
1 month ago
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McCallie student missing in the Grand Canyon

"During periods of high water hikers must use a sketchy, seldom-used trail that stays west of the creek all the way to the river."
2 years ago
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McCallie School students make sure Chattanooga area families get a happy Thanksgiving

The Salvation Army signed up 75 Chattanooga area families for Thanksgiving Baskets.