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Historical Notebook: ALBION HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1924

Historical Notebook: ALBION HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1924

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20243 min read

Each year at this time we feature the Albion High School Class of 100 years ago. The Class of 1924 had 94 members; 39 were boys, and 55 were girls. Most of them had been born around 1906. It was…

Delinquent water bills to be added to summer tax bills, Senior Housing coming closer to reality for Albion

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20245 min read

Those who owe delinquent water bills can expect to see them added to their summer tax bill. At Monday’s meeting, the Albion City Council voted to approve the addition of delinquent water bills and receivables owed to the city to…

Obituary: Laureen Ann (Lark) Thomason

Obituary: Laureen Ann (Lark) Thomason

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20242 min read

Laureen Ann (Lark) Thomason was 69 when she passed peacefully surrounded by family at her side on May 5, 2024. Laureen was born July 28, 1954, in Albion Michigan. After graduating high school, she went right into the workforce in…

180 graduate at Marshall High School Commencement

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20246 min read

Albion High School graduate, Dr. Chris D. Coleman, is guest speaker, urges graduates to “focus on the task and the effort at hand, but don’t limit your possibilities” By John Hendler On a sunny, cloudless evening, 180 students were given…

Looking Out: The Mick

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20243 min read

Two days ago I met a guy from Chicago.  He was trying to sell me a car and must have thought it was important to tell me that he used to be a major league baseball pitcher. I needed new…

Mike’s Musings: My Father, MY Hero

Mike’s Musings: My Father, MY Hero

Editorial StaffJun 12, 20243 min read

(I wrote this a year ago but wanted share it again. Heck I might share this column over and over for years to come. The man meant so much to me) This week I give pause to reflect on my…

Michigan Poor Homes: A Librarian’s Personal Quest

Michigan Poor Homes: A Librarian’s Personal Quest

Editorial StaffJun 7, 20244 min read

After his talk, Adam Oster answered questions and was explaining a point to this member of the audience Library of Michigan official Adam Oster showed this slide of several poor home buildings from the 19th century. The talk was given…

ALBION HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1924

ALBION HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1924

Editorial StaffJun 7, 20243 min read

Each year at this time we feature the Albion High School Class of 100 years ago. The Class of 1924 had 94 members; 39 were boys, and 55 were girls. Most of them had been born around 1906. It was…

Delinquent water bills to be added to summer tax bills, Senior Housing coming closer to reality for Albion

Editorial StaffJun 7, 20245 min read

Those who owe delinquent water bills can expect to see them added to their summer tax bill. At Monday’s meeting, the Albion City Council voted to approve the addition of delinquent water bills and receivables owed to the city to…

Obituary: Laureen Ann (Lark) Thomason

Obituary: Laureen Ann (Lark) Thomason

Editorial StaffJun 7, 20242 min read

Laureen Ann (Lark) Thomason was 69 when she passed peacefully surrounded by family at her side on May 5, 2024. Laureen was born July 28, 1954, in Albion Michigan. After graduating high school, she went right into the workforce in…

180 graduate at Marshall High School Commencement

Editorial StaffJun 7, 20246 min read

Albion High School graduate, Dr. Chris D. Coleman, is guest speaker, urges graduates to “focus on the task and the effort at hand, but don’t limit your possibilities” By John Hendler On a sunny, cloudless evening, 180 students were given…

Looking Out: The Mick

Editorial StaffJun 7, 20243 min read

Two days ago I met a guy from Chicago.  He was trying to sell me a car and must have thought it was important to tell me that he used to be a major league baseball pitcher. I needed new…

Mike’s Musings: No fun being trapped in an elevator

Mike’s Musings: No fun being trapped in an elevator

Editorial StaffJun 5, 20243 min read

Have you ever been trapped in an elevator?Until last week, I could unequivocally say “no.” Now having been around for a while, I have ridden up and down on my share of elevators and never gave it a second thought…

CONCORD:  Honey bees hitch a ride out of downtown Concord

CONCORD:  Honey bees hitch a ride out of downtown Concord

Editorial StaffJun 3, 20246 min read

Earl Miller, Spring Arbor beekeeper, poses next to the shrub where he found the “beard” of bees a few days ago. Earl Miller looks up at a second-story window where a cluster of bees could be seen from the sidewalk.…

Marshall High School seniors march through downtown Albion

Marshall High School seniors march through downtown Albion

Editorial StaffJun 3, 20241 min read

Marshall Public Schools held their Senior Parade in downtown Albion on Wednesday, May 29. Parents, community members and businesses gathered on the sidewalks along Superior Street between Cass and Ash Streets to celebrate the Class of 2024 and wish them…

New War Memorial unveiling at the Springport Cemetery

New War Memorial unveiling at the Springport Cemetery

Editorial StaffJun 3, 20242 min read

Memorial Day in Springport was extra special this year, as the Adams-Rockey VFW Post 6056 dedicated a new War Memorial at the Springport Cemetery. The post had received a $2,500 donation from Harold Webb’s Trust fund. Webb was a past…

City temporarily closes water system to Riverside Cemetery, Council discusses various other items

Editorial StaffJun 3, 20243 min read

Those who attended Albion’s annual Memorial Day celebration at Riverside Cemetery may have noticed some recent improvements. The City of Albion is working to clean up Riverside Cemetery and is collaborating with members of Friends of Riverside Cemetery, Albion VFW, and…

Obituary: John Edward McGonigle

Obituary: John Edward McGonigle

Editorial StaffJun 3, 20243 min read

John Edward McGonigle, age 71 peacefully passed away on Sunday, May 19 at his beloved home on Lake Diane in Camden, Michigan. He was born on Aug. 1, 1952, in Lafayette, Indiana to John and Eileen McGonigle. John was not…

Marshall Girls Soccer advances to District Final

Editorial StaffJun 3, 20242 min read

Marshall traveled to Jackson Northwest High School Wednesday and came away with a 1-0 victory over Jackson (Parma) Western High School in an MHSAA District Semifinal game to advance to Friday’s final against Mason. The game was originally scheduled for…

Looking Out: Pigs on the wing

Editorial StaffJun 3, 20243 min read

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a column about our daily raccoon visitors, the placid Creampuff and the more aggressive Bismarck. Both spend time each day beneath our bird feeder, picking up uneaten seeds dropped by the birds. I…

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