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 .


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 WriterMarch 19, 2020 The Albion Economic Development Corporation hosted Albion's 2020 Economic Forecast Thursday, March 5, at the Marriott Courtyard ...
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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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Union Steel to come down, some Union Steel cats saved

Union Steel to come down, some Union Steel cats saved

By Sylvia BenavidezContributing Writer March 5, 2020 Union Steel a couple of days before preparations to tear the building down begins. “The Land Bank wants ...
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Downtown Albion March 16, 2020

Downtown Albion March 16, 2020

Albion gears up for the latest challenge, this one is world wide.  Michigan restaurants are now carry out only, schools are closed, and the ...
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EXTRAS - Albion 2020 Economic Forecast Featuring Jim Robey, Economist, W.E. Upjohn Institute

EXTRAS – Albion 2020 Economic Forecast Featuring Jim Robey, Economist, W.E. Upjohn Institute

On Thursday, March 5, 2020, the Albion Economic Development Corporation hosted Albion's 2020 Economic Forecast at the Marriott Courtyard in downtown Albion. About 125 ...
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Depression Era Parade  - by Frank Passic

Depression Era Parade – by Frank Passic

Morning Star, June 28, 1994, pg 17 Following the stock market crash in 1929, major financial reverses occurred in this country. There were bank ...
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UNION STEEL ARMY-NAVY “E” AWARD  - by Frank Passic

UNION STEEL ARMY-NAVY “E” AWARD – by Frank Passic

Massive Army-Navy “E” Excellence Award Presentation Ceremony Wednesday, May 5, 1943 Morning Star, November 23, 1997, pg. 12 It certainly was good news to ...
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The Merger  - by Frank Passic

The Merger – by Frank Passic

Morning Star, June 30, 2002, pg. 16 With the recent shocking and historically pivotal announcement of the closing of Harvard Industries/Hayes-Albion, the year 2002 ...
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A UNION STEEL PRODUCTS SALUTE TO VETERANS - by Frank Passic

A UNION STEEL PRODUCTS SALUTE TO VETERANS – by Frank Passic

Morning Star, November 4, 2007, pg. 18 With next Sunday, November 11 being Veteran’s Day, we are reminded of the dwindling number of World ...
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FROM BOMBS TO FLOWERS  - by Frank Passic

FROM BOMBS TO FLOWERS – by Frank Passic

Morning Star, October 3, 2014, pg. 22 If you read this article before Sunday afternoon, be sure and come to my annual guided tour ...
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UNION STEEL INDEX  - including stories by Frank Passic

UNION STEEL INDEX – including stories by Frank Passic

Union Steel was the world’s largest manufacturer of oven and broiler pan shelves More articles that mention Frank Passic from this website. See much ...
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Bohm Theatre opening Christmas Day 1929

Bohm Theatre opening Christmas Day 1929

Albion Evening Recorder, December 26, 1929 With the opening Christmas day of the Bohm Theatre, located on the east side of South Superior street ...
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Citizens to Beautify Albion

Citizens to Beautify Albion

Flower Planting needs helpers! Saturday, May 25 2019. Click here for the info for the location to pick up flowers and directions to plant ...
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CALLING ALL BOHM VOLUNTEERS

CALLING ALL BOHM VOLUNTEERS

CALLING ALL BOHM VOLUNTEERS The Friends of the Bohm Theater needs your help. We are calling on Friends of the Bohm to participate as ...
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Albion & Marshall celebrate the art of winter

Albion & Marshall celebrate the art of winter

By Sylvia BenavidezContributing Writer February 6, 2020 Six-year-old Emerick's dark blue cardboard shark sled won first place while nine-year-old Vivian's purple sled with delicate trim ...
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Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Responds to Mental Health Needs of Albion

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Responds to Mental Health Needs of Albion

By Sylvia BenavidezContributing Writer January 30, 2020 Calhoun County Commissioner, 7th District, Gary Tompkins, State Senator Dr. John Bizon, and Dr. Michelle Kachman, M.D. of ...
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Friends of Albion's Animals Build Cat Shelters for the Community

Friends of Albion’s Animals Build Cat Shelters for the Community

By Sylvia BenavidezContributing Writer January 30, 2020 Fred, one of many adoptable cats available from the Friends of Albion's Animals Feral and outdoor cats have ...
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Starr Commonwealth 100 Year Anniversary - by Frank Passic

Starr Commonwealth 100 Year Anniversary – by Frank Passic

Morning Star, February 24, 2012, pg. 16One of Albion’s most revered institutions will be celebrating a very big anniversary later this year. It was ...
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The Pagoda (Little Red Lunch Box) - by Frank Passic

The Pagoda (Little Red Lunch Box) – by Frank Passic

Morning Star, February 17, 2002, pg. 11 There’s a business in town that is 75 years old this year and doesn’t know it yet ...
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Citizens to Beautify Albion celebrates its 35th anniversary

Citizens to Beautify Albion celebrates its 35th anniversary

By MICHELLE MUELLER Contributing Writer ©The Recorder February 20, 2020 Citizens to Beautify Albion is a grassroots non-profit organization founded by Richard and Elverta ...
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December Snapshots Gallery

December Snapshots Gallery

The Albion Aglow Parade often takes place on the first Friday in December. The week before has fun events, including one to support small ...
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Gwen Tabb

Cozy Up with Art 2019

Cozy Up with Art is an Albion tradition that began in 2003 as an event to spend time with friends and neighbors.   Albion Heritage ...
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Starr CEO Elizabeth Carey honored with first Dr. Sheryl Mitchell Servant Leadership Award

Starr CEO Elizabeth Carey honored with first Dr. Sheryl Mitchell Servant Leadership Award

By MICHELLE MUELLER Contributing Writer ©The Recorder February 13, 2020 This is the story of two awesome women with strong ties to the Albion ...
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Forks Senior Center activities will help keep older community members busy this winter

Forks Senior Center activities will help keep older community members busy this winter

  By MICHELLE MUELLER Contributing Writer ©The Recorder January 16, 2020 During the chilly first three months of 2020, some special activities that may ...
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E-ntroductions

E-ntroductions

Upon returning from Albion, I resume walking in the Bronx with the intention of finding a place in its day-to-day, again, within my already ...
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Albion’s Suicide Prevention Coalition begins its work

Albion’s Suicide Prevention Coalition begins its work

  By MICHELLE MUELLER Contributing Writer ©The Recorder January 16, 2020 In October 2019, a trio of Albion non-profit groups - the Albion Community ...
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A poem about Albion by Robert Holland, Jr. changes history

A poem about Albion by Robert Holland, Jr. changes history

Albion’s segregated ice cream parlor was immortalized in a poem by native son Robert Holland, Jr.Black History Month Series 2015: Part 3By MICHELLE MUELLERContributing ...
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1901 GEORGE DEAN SIDEWALKS  - by Frank Passic

1901 GEORGE DEAN SIDEWALKS – by Frank Passic

G. E. DEAN 1901 Sidewalk Stamp Morning Star, June 14, 1998, pg. 2 I’d like to add an historical footnote to my article on ...
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