Albion Recorder & Morning Star

Mike’s Musings: Tone down political Rhetric demand answers from ss

Mike’s Musings: Tone down political Rhetric demand answers from ss

Editorial StaffJul 17, 20243 min read

Like many of you I was in shock when I heard there was an assassination attempt on former president Trump’s life while he was speaking at a rally in Pennsylvania. It had been 43 years since the barbaric act of…

Mike’s Musings: STR’s Are They good or bad?

Mike’s Musings: STR’s Are They good or bad?

Editorial StaffJul 10, 20243 min read

STR’s, or in layman’s terms, Short Term Rentals are a hot topic all over the United States, and even abroad, but nowhere are they a heated topic of discussion than in resort communities.In the areas, some of my newspapers cover,…

Obituary: Dominik Ashton Warner “Domo”

Obituary: Dominik Ashton Warner “Domo”

Editorial StaffJul 5, 20242 min read

Dominik Ashton Warner “Domo”, mournfully gained his eternal wings at the early age of 21 on, June 12, 2024. Dominik brought joy to the world on Sept. 6, 2002, in Marshall, Michigan to Brandi Warner and Josh Warner. His infectious…

Obituary: Ann Marie Reed Davis

Editorial StaffJul 5, 20241 min read

Ann Marie Reed Davis, 64, of Bradenton, Florida passed away on June 22, 2024, with her husband by her side.  She was born in Battle Creek, Michigan to Virginia and George Reed and moved to Florida in 1995.  Ann was…

Gov. Whitmer Lowers Flags to Honor Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Deputy William Butler Jr.

Gov. Whitmer Lowers Flags to Honor Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Deputy William Butler Jr.

Editorial StaffJul 5, 20244 min read

Law enforcement officers from all over the state attended funeral services for Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Deputy William “Bill” Butler on July 3 at the Hillsdale College Chapel. A police-escorted procession to the Lakeview Cemetery took place after the service. Governor…

Albion’s City Council had a light agenda for Monday’s meeting.

Albion’s City Council had a light agenda for Monday’s meeting.

Editorial StaffJul 5, 20243 min read

Items of note include the approval of a Department of Public Works request for two additional pickup trucks to be added to the Enterprise fleet vehicle lease, and the approval of resolution 2024-22, awarding the MSHDA CDBG Improving Local Livability…

A Concord renovation: Doors, floors and more

A Concord renovation: Doors, floors and more

Editorial StaffJul 5, 20244 min read

This lovely door, with an inset of stained-glass, comes from the Netherlands This lovely door, with an inset of stained-glass, comes from the Netherlands This lovely door, with an inset of stained-glass, comes from the Netherlands By Ken Wyatt It…

Albion’s City Council had a light agenda for Monday’s meeting.

Editorial StaffJul 5, 20243 min read

Items of note include the approval of a Department of Public Works request for two additional pickup trucks to be added to the Enterprise fleet vehicle lease, and the approval of resolution 2024-22, awarding the MSHDA CDBG Improving Local Livability…

Looking Out

Editorial StaffJul 5, 20245 min read

“Admit it. You’re a pruning freak,” says my beloved wife Marsha with a pretty smile.             “I do enjoy trimming things,” I say. “But I’m not abnormal about it.”             “Wait a minute,” she says. “I appreciate that you give…

Saving minutes can save lives

Editorial StaffJul 5, 20243 min read

Oaklawn provides bleeding control kits for City of Marshall vehicles and Marshall Fire Department On June 28, Oaklawn provided 28 bleeding control kits to the Marshall Fire Department as well as to the City of Marshall where the kits will…

Mike’s Musings: Assange finally freed, but more accountability needed

Mike’s Musings: Assange finally freed, but more accountability needed

Editorial StaffJul 3, 20243 min read

One could not escape all the clutter on the airwaves and internet concerning the debate between Biden and Trump this past week. The subject was pontificated on at length, everywhere. How badly did Biden, lose, everyone asked. Will he pull…

Obituary: Frank Angelo Paniccia

Obituary: Frank Angelo Paniccia

Editorial StaffJun 28, 20243 min read

“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.” Frank Angelo Paniccia, 91, of Naples, Florida, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2024, supported by his large loving family. Formerly of Columbus, Ohio he moved to Bonita Springs, Florida in 1988…

Historical Notebook: RAILROAD ARRIVED HERE 180 YEARS AGO

Historical Notebook: RAILROAD ARRIVED HERE 180 YEARS AGO

Editorial StaffJun 28, 20243 min read

We have a special anniversary coming up here in Albion on July 4. It was 180 years ago that the first railroad train arrived in Albion. The State of Michigan financed the building of a strap-iron railroad across Southern Michigan…

Obituary: George David Williamson, Jr

Obituary: George David Williamson, Jr

Editorial StaffJun 28, 20243 min read

George David Williamson, Jr., age 69, a lifelong resident of Albion passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, June 16, 2024, under the loving care of his family. George was born May 2, 1955, in Albion the son of…

Obituary: Jean Ryland Taylor

Editorial StaffJun 28, 20244 min read

Jean Ryland Taylor, a 60-year Albion, Michigan, resident who worked as a journalist, served on the Albion Board of Education and was active in many civic organizations, died June 23, 2024, at her home. She was 91. Mrs. Taylor worked…

Mike’s Musings: Lawmakers misbehavior goes unpunished

Mike’s Musings: Lawmakers misbehavior goes unpunished

Editorial StaffJun 26, 20243 min read

Nobody knows who, nobody knows why, but $17 million of our money (taxpayers) has been paid out to federal lawmakers accused of sexual (as well as other types of discrimination) misdeeds from 1997 to 2017.Personally, I think this is despicable.…

Looking Out: Oops

Editorial StaffJun 21, 20243 min read

Yard work must be done, so I’m out pruning and clipping when my old pal Tikins calls. As we talk, I stroll up into the shade next to the garage door. Tikins begins telling me a funny story which  is…

Mike’s Musings: Make peace with Russia, align against China

Mike’s Musings: Make peace with Russia, align against China

Editorial StaffJun 19, 20243 min read

Don’t condemn me before I lay out my logic. Don’t call me a Putin lover or a Russian agent, I’m neither, but do have an opinion that differs from many in power these days.I’m not concerned with Russia. I don’t…

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…

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