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Morning Star Delivery Locations

Jordan WilcoxJan 27, 20242 min read

Dear Valued Readers, Starting with the February 3rd issue we will no longer provide home delivery of the Morning Star. Instead, copies of the Morning Star will be available for FREE pickup at nearly 700 local businesses in Calhoun County,…

Historical Notebook: THE RECORDER—A SHORT HISTORY

Historical Notebook: THE RECORDER—A SHORT HISTORY

Editorial StaffJan 19, 20244 min read

By Frank PassicAlbion Historian In the 1860s, political alliances were strong, and newspapers were major avenues of espousingthe political views of the Democrat or Republican parties. In Albion, the Albion Mirror newspaper, founded in 1855, espoused the views of the…

Looking Out: Childspeak

Looking Out: Childspeak

Editorial StaffJan 19, 20243 min read

By Jim Whitehouse Having recently spent some time driving in southern Florida’s major metropolitan area, Ihave some Yankee country boy observations to share. Given the total lack of freeze/thaw cycles and given that the roads in Florida are built onsand,…

Yellowjackets rout Spartans, Wingfield gets 1,000th career point

Editorial StaffJan 19, 20246 min read

By Bill MullalyContributing Writer The huge battle on Wednesday night between Big 8 Conference rivals Springport and Concordwas a crucial mid-season contest played in the Yellowjacket home gym. The game was postponed oneday due to the bitter cold weather in…

Library parking issue a challenge in Concord

Library parking issue a challenge in Concord

Editorial StaffJan 19, 20244 min read

Concord’s library parking issue a challenge | Photo by Ken Wyatt By Ken WyattContributing Writer Concord’s gift of its 1901 opera house to the county library system is causing a new round ofparking issues in the village. The matter has…

Area struck by extreme cold temperatures with rest of nation

Area struck by extreme cold temperatures with rest of nation

Editorial StaffJan 19, 20243 min read

The City of Albion’s declared snow emergency allowed the city workers to quickly plowthe streets downtown. Walking on Saturday morning was slick because of ice under the snow. Marshallresident Chris Curtis had the weekend off, but his curiosity wanted to…

Overall new year goals lack measurements and benchmarks for success for Albion’s EDC board and president/CEO

Overall new year goals lack measurements and benchmarks for success for Albion’s EDC board and president/CEO

Editorial StaffJan 19, 20247 min read

Virgie Ammerman By Sylvia BenavidezContributing Writer Board members Ben Wallace, Victoria Garcia Snyder, Vicky Clark, and Chair Jerome Harveywere at the first Albion Economic Development Corporation board meeting of the new year. During theEDC president and CEO’s report, interim Virgie…

Mike’s Musings: Local newspapers are the lifeblood of the community

Mike’s Musings: Local newspapers are the lifeblood of the community

Editorial StaffJan 17, 20243 min read

I have a confession to make. I’m a local newspaper addict. I write them, I sell them, and most importantly I read every single one I can get my hands on.Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately depending on your viewpoint, I also…

Mike’s Musings: Ditch the resolution, for promises that can be accomplished

Mike’s Musings: Ditch the resolution, for promises that can be accomplished

Editorial StaffDec 27, 20233 min read

I never thought I would be writing about 2024. When I was a youngster, the year 2000 seemed so futuristic, let alone 2024. We are almost a quarter of the way through the 21st Century, yet my mind always reverts…