Albion Blog

This page is where you can see the most recent posts. At the bottom of this page you can find all of the posts about each of the categories.

Albion Michigan continues to go through many changes. This website offers content on this page AlbionMich.net, and also now offers history by Frank Passic, and news from The Recorder newspaper.

Our goal is to support local businesses, educational institution, and local news sources.  See news from local restaurants who are offering carryout food during the rapidly developing Coronavirus crisis.  See the local news page with official news sources streaming, and also a page that relate to the Coronavirus news from Michigan.  See the Index of Albion Websites, where we link to official and community websites.

We look forward to seeing everyone in person, and wish the best to people now, wherever they are.  Below, we share some current posts, including a new directory of Albion Churches Online .


Fall 2020 Snapshots - What's OPEN - Page 2

Fall 2020 Snapshots – What’s OPEN – Page 2

The Albion Snapshot Series continues with page 2 of What's OPEN for business in Fall 2020. There is an index at the bottom of ...
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Fall 2020 Snapshots - What's OPEN

Fall 2020 Snapshots – What’s OPEN

The Albion Snapshot Series continues with a selection of businesses and organizations that are OPEN for business in Fall 2020. This is Page 1 ...
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Fall 2020 Snapshots - What's Closed

Fall 2020 Snapshots – What’s Closed

The October snapshot series has covered a few things in Albion that are coming back after the pandemic shutdowns and special services that are ...
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Bohm Theatre Activities -  Fall 2020

Bohm Theatre Activities – Fall 2020

Art Bohm events are part of our October snapshot series! Bohm Theater in Albion offers a special exhibit and purchase opportunity Saturday, October 24, ...
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Voting Information for Greater Albion Area

Voting Information for Greater Albion Area

A drop box for ballots and bill payments is available at Albion City Hall. As of October 20, 2020, it is too late to ...
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COVID-19 Neighborhood Testing in Albion Michigan - 2020

COVID-19 Neighborhood Testing in Albion Michigan – 2020

FREE COVID-19 COMMUNITY TESTING SITE OPEN IN ALBION The State of Michigan free community testing site is live IN ALBION at Washington Gardner from ...
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Candidate Clips, 2020

Candidate Clips, 2020

Jesse Whitfield, current President of the Albion Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) invited local candidates to create their own short ...
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Flash Friday Forum, September 20, 2020

Flash Friday Forum, September 20, 2020

Residents of Albion, MI care about knowing the city’s leaders. On Friday, September 19, 2020, a new round of candidates running for public office ...
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FLASH FRIDAY FORUM INVITE

FLASH FRIDAY FORUM INVITE

Click the image to learn more about FLASH FRIDAY FORUM  Albion's first Flash Friday Forum was held at the Victory Park Bandshell from 6 ...
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KCC announces support for Futures for Frontliners

KCC announces support for Futures for Frontliners

BATTLE CREEK, Sept. 10, 2020 -- Kellogg Community College announced today it will serve as a Frontliners Champion to support the Futures for Frontliners ...
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Election 2020 -  Albion Local Candidates

Election 2020 – Albion Local Candidates

This page has links to all of the candidates' Facebook pages and websites.  There is also a new page with videos from the Flash ...
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Walk the Trails Near Albion!

Walk the Trails Near Albion!

Labor  Day Albion - Walk the River Trail - has been a popular event for a decade.  Albion is becoming known as a Hub ...
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Summer 2020 Free Movies & Music

Summer 2020 Free Movies & Music

Even though the Bohm Theatre is closed for now, due to the pandemic, the movies are still rolling on!  There is also live music ...
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Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased social and economic hardships for many people. Please click this link for resources based on specific needs. Topics include: ...
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General Guide - 2020 Resource Edition

General Guide – 2020 Resource Edition

General Guide to 2020 Resources Be on the lookout for a special mid-year General Guide – 2020 Resource Edition! The guide will be delivered ...
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ALBION BAND SHELL SCULPTURE ARTIST DISCOVERED! - by Frank Passic

ALBION BAND SHELL SCULPTURE ARTIST DISCOVERED! – by Frank Passic

This has been a mystery for many years: Who designed the two musical sculpture reliefs on the Band Shell in Victory Park? Morning Star, ...
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Vote by Mail

Vote by Mail

This year Michigan voters may vote by absentee ballot without any reason required.  Every registered voter in Michigan will receive an application to vote ...
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Albion Philanthropic Women - September 2019 Awardee

Albion Philanthropic Women – September 2019 Awardee

At their September 2019 meeting, the Albion Area Philanthropic Women agreed to provide funding for the Coca-Cola Mural Restoration project. Below is a video ...
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Albion Auto Mart

Albion Auto Mart

Albion Auto Mart has been serving the transportation needs of the Albion area since 1951. We are a family business and a member of ...
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Albion College Extends Michigan Promise Deadline for Free Tuition

Albion College Extends Michigan Promise Deadline for Free Tuition

If you are a high school senior on track to graduate in 2020, put this note on your to-do list and calendar: Apply for ...
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Historical Marker for Mother's Day

Historical Marker for Mother’s Day

The first known observance of Mother's Day occurred on May 13, 1877, and was held in Albion, Michigan over a dispute related to the ...
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Albion Guide to Mother's Day 2020

Albion Guide to Mother’s Day 2020

Mother's Day 2020 might be a little different.  See below for some gift ideas, local history about Mother's Day in Albion and a new ...
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May 1, 2020 - Updates

May 1, 2020 – Updates

Looking west over Victory Park waterfall. Albion, Michigan. May 1, 2020 Even as we learn of the extended orders to stay at home in ...
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The black-white divide continues in coronavirus deaths

The black-white divide continues in coronavirus deaths

By MICHELLE MUELLER Contributing Writer ©The Recorder April 23, 2020 As of today, over 40 percent of COVID-19 deaths in Michigan are African Americans. Yet ...
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How one Albion man is making a difference: Sewing face masks to help people feel better

How one Albion man is making a difference: Sewing face masks to help people feel better

By MICHELLE MUELLER Contributing Writer ©The Recorder April 2, 2020 Twenty three. That is the number of confirmed local cases of COVID-19, the disease ...
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Albion and Homer seniors get extra food relief during coronavirus threat

Albion and Homer seniors get extra food relief during coronavirus threat

By Sylvia BenavidezContributing Writer April 2, 2020 Senior residents from Albion and Homer receive food from volunteers working with Albion Food Hub “So if you ...
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OVERVIEW - Albion’s 2020 Economic Forecast includes surprises and unknowns – An Overview

OVERVIEW – Albion’s 2020 Economic Forecast includes surprises and unknowns – An Overview

By Maggie LaNoue Contributing Writer March 19, 2020 The Albion Economic Development Corporation hosted Albion's 2020 Economic Forecast Thursday, March 5, at the Marriott ...
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Mayor Dave Atchison presents a report of accomplishments and goals for the City of Albion to a group of about 125 people at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel on Thursday, March 5.

OUTLOOK – The City of Albion Outlook – 2019 Review and 2020 Preview

By Maggie LaNoue Contributing Writer March 19, 2020 The Albion Economic Development Corporation hosted Albion’s 2020 Economic Forecast Thursday, March 5, at the Marriott ...
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THE OLD RUGGED CROSS HAS STOOD THE TEST OF TIME -  WRITTEN IN ALBION - by Frank Passic

THE OLD RUGGED CROSS HAS STOOD THE TEST OF TIME – WRITTEN IN ALBION – by Frank Passic

The Old Rugged House Rev. Bennard once quipped, “I’ve been introduced as the author of ‘The Old Gray Mare,’ ‘The Old Oaken Bucket,’ and ...
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Data shows that African Americans are dying from COVID-19 at a higher rate

Data shows that African Americans are dying from COVID-19 at a higher rate

By MICHELLE MUELLER Contributing Writer ©The Recorder April 2, 2020 Albion resident Maurice Barry has already lost a first cousin to COVID-19. “I didn’t ...
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A Song for Good Friday, written in Albion

A Song for Good Friday, written in Albion

The Old Rugged Cross The Old Rugged Cross is a song that was written in Albion, and it is about Good Friday. It is ...
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"THE OLD RUGGED CROSS" WRITTEN IN ALBION - by Frank Passic

“THE OLD RUGGED CROSS” WRITTEN IN ALBION – by Frank Passic

The Old Rugged House In 1912 Rev. Bennard lived in an apartment at the home of Professor Delos Fall (formerly the Andrew Mason Fitch ...
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Dr. Marcy Sacks Gives Lecture to Albion Area Lifelong Learners

Dr. Marcy Sacks Gives Lecture to Albion Area Lifelong Learners

Lecture presents info that bursts knowledge bubble about Civil War era northern and southern white racism Black History Month Series 2020: Part 2 By ...
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Habitat for Humanity breaks ground for their first veteran-owned home in Albion

Habitat for Humanity breaks ground for their first veteran-owned home in Albion

By Sylvia BenavidezContributing Writer March 5, 2020 This Albion house will have a new roof and new front porch. “We are excited to be in ...
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Albion Area Philanthropic Women offer support to Albion Food Hub Plans to Offer Special Dinners in Upgraded Dining Area

Albion Area Philanthropic Women offer support to Albion Food Hub Plans to Offer Special Dinners in Upgraded Dining Area

By Maggie LaNoue Contributing Writer March 19, 2020 A group of about 45 women met at the soon to be opened Senior Care Partners ...
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Censor Theatre Early Albion Cinema - by Frank Passic

Censor Theatre Early Albion Cinema – by Frank Passic

Censor Theatre, Albion, Mich, 1916 The first “talkie” movie that came to Albion was shown at the Censor Theatre in May, 1929; it was ...
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The endangered Midwest hug — not yet, please!

The endangered Midwest hug — not yet, please!

Albion Through My Eyes / Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful 3-27-20 The Endangered Mid-West Hug - Not Yet Please! The Earth is finally getting a break, ...
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Contribute to the Albion-Homer United Way Relief Fund

Contribute to the Albion-Homer United Way Relief Fund

You can help the Albion-Homer areaby contributing to the Albion-Homer United Way Emergency Relief Fund! See the official website for up to date information ...
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The Recorder Newspaper - by Frank Passic

The Recorder Newspaper – by Frank Passic

THE ALBION RECORDER HAS BEEN AROUND A LOT LONGER THAN YOU THINK Albion Recorder, October 4, 2001, pp. 2, 37 As the Recorder begins ...
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SHERIDAN TOWNSHIP - Advanced Planning makes nearby Sheridan Township Future Home to Michigan’s Largest Field for Solar Power

SHERIDAN TOWNSHIP – Advanced Planning makes nearby Sheridan Township Future Home to Michigan’s Largest Field for Solar Power

By Maggie LaNoue Contributing Writer March 26, 2020 Perhaps the most surprising report from Albion's 2020 Economic Forecast was the first report from Richard ...
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Albion Project Rising Tide Celebration

Albion Project Rising Tide Celebration

Project Rising Tide had a Community Celebration scheduled for Monday, March 23, 2020, at the Ludington Center.  Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and statewide ...
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Michigan Stay At Home Order

Michigan Stay At Home Order

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has enacted a stay-at-home order for Michigan residents as her latest attempt at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. The order ...
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Albion - Monday, March 23, 2020

Albion – Monday, March 23, 2020

The city of Albion closed all nonessential city operations effective at 12:01 AM on Monday, March 23, as a result of the growing number ...
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Homework: File Your Census

Homework: File Your Census

Although filing our census questionnaires may not help people financially in the immediate future, there are some immediate benefits and many long term benefits ...
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City of Albion Covid-19 Update as of 3-19-20

City of Albion Covid-19 Update as of 3-19-20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAox9LjV4PUMayor Dave Atchison, City Manager Darwin McClary, with Calhoun County officials discuss the current state of the Coronavirus outbreak.  They list steps for citizens ...
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Robert Wall gives Black History Month talk at AAUW meeting

Robert Wall gives Black History Month talk at AAUW meeting

Black History Month Series 2020: Part 3  By MICHELLE MUELLER Contributing Writer ©The Recorder February 27, 2020 Robert Wall, often called “Bob” or “Bobbie,” ...
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Old Downtown Postcard  - by Frank Passic

Old Downtown Postcard – by Frank Passic

Photo card from circa 1907 by the acclaimed photographer Pesha who went all over Michigan producing picture postcards. Morning Star, December 16, 2012, pg ...
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CALHOUN COUNTY - W.E. Upjohn Institute Forecasts 2020 Foreshadowing Virus Impact

CALHOUN COUNTY – W.E. Upjohn Institute Forecasts 2020 Foreshadowing Virus Impact

By Maggie LaNoue Contributing Writer March 12, 2020 Jim Robey, Upjohn Institute The keynote speaker for Albion's 2020 Economic Forecast was Jim Robey, Ph.D., ...
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