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Tuesday September 8th, 2020 - 10:41 am

Albion Department of Public Safety

At 6:30 AM this morning ADPS along with Sheridan Township and Albion Township Fire Departments respond to Baldwin Hall on the Albion College campus for a structure fire. On arrival we found fire coming from the south peak of the attic. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire with minimal damage to the building. The fire appears to have been started by a lightning strike to the building. There were no injuries reported. ... See MoreSee Less

At 6:30 AM this morning ADPS along with Sheridan Township and Albion Township Fire Departments respond to Baldwin Hall on the Albion College campus for a structure fire.  On arrival we found fire coming from the south peak of the attic.  Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire with minimal damage to the building.  The fire appears to have been started by a lightning strike to the building.  There were no injuries reported.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Great job Albion Department or Public Safety.

Lora Lopez

Glad they got there in time...

Great job !!! Thanks for your service!

Jonathan Lawrence

Glad is was detected in time! And great work from public safety.

Amazing job by all!

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Saturday September 5th, 2020 - 12:30 am

Albion District Library

See what's new this week at Albion District Library!

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There are three new children's books and two other new books, including five that are available online.
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There are three new childrens books and two other new books, including five that are available online.

Friday September 4th, 2020 - 5:04 pm

The Recorder

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Friday September 4th, 2020 - 4:35 pm

The Recorder

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Thursday September 3rd, 2020 - 4:18 pm

Ad-visor&chronicle

MHSAA Council Reinstates 2020 Football Season; Full Fall Competition Schedule Authorized

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Sept. 3 – The Fall 2020 football season has been reinstated today by the Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association after Governor Gretchen
Whitmer’s Executive Order 176 lifted restrictions that previously did not allow the sport to be played.
Whitmer’s executive order also allows for an immediate start of competition boys soccer; Lower Peninsula girls swimming & diving and girls volleyball on Wednesday (Sept. 9) for schools located in Regions 1-5 and 7 based on the MI Safe Start Plan. It also sets spectator limits of two per participant for outdoor and indoor events in Phase 4 of the MI Safe Start Plan.

Statewide football, and competition in those regions for volleyball, soccer and swimming & diving, had been restricted as part of EO 160, which ordered gyms and pools to remain closed and required social distancing in competition to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in areas under Phase 4 of the Safe Start plan. Schools in Regions 6 and 8 have been able to play volleyball, soccer and swim because those regions have been under fewer restrictions while in Phase 5 of the reopening process.

The MHSAA’s Council had authorized on Aug. 20 the start of competition in volleyball, soccer and swim statewide, pending the authorization of that activity in the specific regions by Whitmer’s office. The Council also on Aug 14. postponed the Fall 2020 football season to Spring 2021, but voted today to allow for a shortened season this fall.

Schools are not required to play any of those sports this fall, and may postpone until the spring. However, the MHSAA will conduct its postseason events in those four sports only for the Fall 2020 season.

“We are thankful for the opportunity for kids to get back on the field in all fall sports, and we appreciate Governor Whitmer providing that opportunity with Executive Order 176 ,” MHSAA Executive Director Mark Uyl said. “We share the Governor’s priorities of putting health and safety first, and the COVID-19 guidance and protocols designed by the MHSAA at her request have led to the safe starts in all sports across the state.

“Thirty three other states are currently participating in all fall sports, and the MHSAA and its member schools are committed to doing this as safely as possible. We are ready to again provide those experiences to students and communities that have hoped for a return of some normalcy. Given the challenges of online education in many school districts across the state, providing sports and a daily routine may be more important than ever in motivating students and providing a safe outlet for physical activity, competition and socialization.”

Football teams previously had been allowed to practice in helmets only during the traditional first week of practice, which began Aug. 10, and then during Council-approved offseason “contact” days beginning Aug. 24. With the reinstatement of this fall’s season, football teams must cease all activity until Tuesday, Sept. 8, then practice two days in helmets and shoulder pads before adding full pads Sept. 10.

They may begin regular-season games Sept. 18, and will play six games beginning with their originally-scheduled Week 4 contests. All football teams in 11 and 8-player football will qualify for the playoffs during this fall’s shortened season, and then advance through their usual postseason progression with 8-Player Finals the weekend of Nov. 27-28 and 11-Player Finals the weekend of Dec. 4-5.

All other Fall 2020 tournaments will be conducted as previously scheduled.
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Thursday September 3rd, 2020 - 12:33 pm

The Recorder

Charitable Union at St. Paul's Lutheran Church 100 Luther Blvd off of Orchard Dr until 5 p.m. today (9/3/20). Bring D.L., Medicaid, WIC, or Bridge card and get clothes for school age kids. ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday September 3rd, 2020 - 10:09 am

Albion Department of Public Safety

🚒Fire Training Thursday! ... See MoreSee Less

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Sunday August 30th, 2020 - 4:32 pm

Albion District Library

Albion District Library will remain closed for the next several weeks as we work with our insurance company and licensed contractors to address the water damage and mold that was discovered in late August. More information will be shared when the discovery phase is completed and remediation timelines are available.

Patrons are encouraged to visit and check out items from OverDrive, our digital collection, and asked to hold all returns, as staff are not onsite to empty the drop boxes. Library card expiration dates and item due dates have been extended until 10/15/2020. Curbside service will not be offered during this closure.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but the health and safety of our staff and patrons, and the well-being of the library facility itself, are our highest priorities.
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Saturday August 29th, 2020 - 12:01 am

Albion District Library

See what's new this week at Albion District Library!

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There are two new movies, three new audiobooks, three new children's books, and 13 other new books, including 14 that are available online.

The new movies this week are "Mira, Royal Detective: On the Case!" and "WWE: Finn Bálor: For Everyone."
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See whats new this week at Albion District Library!

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There are two new movies, three new audiobooks, three new childrens books, and 13 other new books, including 14 that are available online.

 The new movies this week are Mira, Royal Detective: On the Case! and WWE: Finn Bálor: For Everyone.

Tuesday August 25th, 2020 - 12:48 pm

City of Albion, Michigan

Walk the Albion River Trail

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will not be an official Labor Day Albion - Walk the River Trail event for 2020. Nevertheless, the Albion Recreation Department invites the public to get outdoors to enjoy the trail, and the historic displays at Holland Park this year.

Labor Day is a good day to take a free, self-guided walk along Albion’s scenic river trail. If you do come, please practice social distancing and bring your own face mask, water, bug repellent, phone, sunscreen, hiking shoes, etc.

Hikers are encouraged to stop by the beautiful displays at History Hill in Holland Park, near the corner of Cass Street and Albion Street, to read about the history of Albion’s West Ward School. The school closed in 1953, as students’ parents recognized the school as “separate but unequal” within the Albion school district. In previous years, the Labor Day event has included a special talk about History Hill in Holland Park. Walkers can still learn about how Albion’s leaders helped to improve educational segregation and disparities in Michigan, thanks to the historical markets installed at the park.

Check out more information about the prior years' Labor Day Albion – Walk the Trail, including maps and photos, at albionmich.net

The City of Albion does not assume any liability for trail hikers.
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Thursday August 20th, 2020 - 5:44 pm

City of Albion, Michigan

This was written by a Clerk in Alpena. I think she answers a lot of questions voters may have pertaining to elections. It is very important for everyone to vote and for that vote to count! Hopefully this helps 🙂

1. In a primary election, you must vote straight party. It's the law and I can't change that. My duty is to uphold the election laws.

2. There is a difference between mail-in voting and absentee voting. Before November 2018, Michigan voters could vote absentee but needed to provide a reason (age, disability, out-of-town, etc.) to obtain an absentee ballot. Proposal 18-3, which passed, allowed voters to obtain an absentee ballot without providing a reason. Agree with it or not, it was passed by the voters. Not by the Secretary of State or the Governor...it was passed by the VOTERS. There are five states that have mail-in voting and Michigan is not one of them...neither is Florida in case you were wondering. In a mail-in state, once a person registers to vote then they are automatically sent a ballot for every election.

3. In Michigan you MUST complete a ballot application in order to receive a ballot. NO ONE in the State of Michigan was automatically sent a ballot without requesting one. We would be in a lot of trouble and probably in jail if that happened.

4. Every jurisdiction in Michigan has the ability to maintain a permanent absentee voter (AV) list. This list is made up of those voters who have indicated that they want to automatically receive a ballot application for every election. My office sent ballot applications to those voters. Secretary of State Benson then sent ballot applications (NOT BALLOTS!) to all registered voters that were not on our permanent AV list. This was done to encourage voters to vote absentee instead of in-person to help stop the spread of Covid. This worked. In the City, our number of absentee ballots issued doubled because of Secretary Benson's initiative. As a result, there was a low turnout at the polls. This satisfied those who were hesitant to vote in-person due to Covid, and also satisficed those who wanted to vote in person. Please don't criticize or force your beliefs if one method is better than the other because both methods are allowed under the law and voters have the right to choose. Don't forget that voters are the ones who voted for no-reason absentee voting.

5. Is it safe to still mail your absentee ballot? EXTREMELY!! On Monday afternoon, I spoke with the Postmaster. He said that every day since about February/March, he has to complete a political mail survey. He has to certify that he doesn't have any political mail that was left behind at the post office. If he does, he would lose his job and be in a lot of trouble. He mentioned to me twice during our conversation, that every vote counts. He has proven this. He told me that last year, two ballots arrived on election day after the deadline to send out mail had passed. He personally drove those ballots to Cheboygan and St. Ignace on election day! Now if that isn't dedication and upholding the integrity of his commitment to elections, then I don't know what is. If an Alpena resident (City or Township) drops their ballot at the post office or sends in their mailbox, the ballot does not leave Alpena. I repeat, the ballot DOES NOT leave Alpena. It does not go to the Traverse City processing center. The folks at the post office work hard to ensure that all ballots are delivered and are committed to all votes being counted on election day. I encourage you to support the post office more by sending payments, letters, etc. or else it may be a thing of the past and we certainly don't want that to happen. If you still don't feel comfortable, we will have a ballot drop box in our parking lot and as always ballots can be brought inside. You can even request, vote and turn in your ballot in our office. This way your ballot never leaves City Hall.

6. Voters cannot receive more than one ballot. Not possible. If you received double of something, it was a ballot application, not a ballot. If we don't receive a ballot application back, you don't get a ballot. Also, if your signature doesn't match the signature on file in our Qualified Voter File, you don't get a ballot. The Michigan Bureau of Election has created a system that prevents the issuance of more than one ballot.

7. If the signature on the ballot application or ballot, does not match, it will be rejected. You will be contacted (provided you gave us this information) and will be asked to stop by City Hall to provide a signature sample. This is to prevent fraud.

8. If you are being forced by someone in your household to vote a certain way on your absentee ballot, then vote at the polls.

9. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO VOTE FOR EVERY SINGLE RACE ON A BALLOT! Many voters do not know this. You can vote for whatever you choose. You can actually even submit a blank ballot. Not sure why anyone would, but it is allowed. You just can't cross-vote on a primary ballot. Sorry, that's the law. Again, I didn't create that. Do your homework before you vote. An educated vote is the best vote.

10. For the presidential primary election in March 2020, a voter had to choose either a democratic, republican or non-partisan ballot. It's not so that we can find out what party you associate with. Honestly, we don't care. Michigan is not a state that requires you to declare a party when you register to vote. Again, that is what the election law requires for a presidential primary election.

11. Now let me talk about absentee ballot counting. An Absentee Voter Counting Board (AVCB) CANNOT count ballots prior to the open of polls at 7 am under the current law. Also, they stay until the job is complete. The AVCB is sequestered in a room with the ballots that we have received, verified, bundled and sealed in a ballot transport container. Once they arrive, they cannot leave until after the close of polls at 8 pm. In smaller elections, they arrive later in the day so that they don't have to be there all day. If they finish early, they cannot leave until after 8 pm. They cannot have cellphones. This is so that they cannot communicate any results to the outside. They can step out to use the restroom, in case you were wondering. They cannot leave for lunch. They verify that there is a signature on the envelope (keep in mind that we already verified it against what is in the system). They open the envelope and pull out the ballot which is contained in the secrecy sleeve. They verify that the ballot number matches to what is on the envelope. Sometimes members of the same household put them in the wrong envelopes by mistake. Once verification is complete, the ballots are then put into the tabulator. If there is an over vote, a cross vote, or stray marks, they cast the ballot as it is. There is nothing that can be done at this point. If the ballot needs to be duplicated, two workers of differing political parties work together to duplicate the ballot. One worker reads the ballot, while the other fills in the circles.

12. An eligible person can register to vote all the way up to 8 pm on election day. However, only newly registered voters or emergency ballots can be issued from our office on election day. A voter can only obtain an absentee ballot up until 4 pm on the day before the election.

13. Photo ID is not required to vote. This allowed under current election law. Voters not in possession of ID at the polls sign the back of the application to vote which is the affidavit stating that they are not in possession. We report these to the state after every election.

14. Before every election and before we even distribute ballots, we are required to perform testing on the tabulators and run sample ballots through. I am also required to perform a public accuracy test. Anyone can attend to view the process.

15. In order for any write-in votes to count, that candidate must be a registered write-in candidate for that election. If you write Mickey Mouse on your ballot, that doesn't count. Sorry, Mickey. You must try to write in as closely as possible the candidates correct name as to how they filed. For instance, if I file as Anna Soik then close variations would count such as A. Soik, Anne Soik, Ann Soik, but Anna Kroll may not count because that wasn't the way that I filed.

16. Do not fill in a bubble on the ballot if there isn't anything written next to it! who are you voting for...air?

I apologize for the lengthy post, but if you read it all and still have questions please send me a private message. I am happy to answer any questions you may have and I want all Michigan voters to be ensured that our elections are safe, secure and that the Bureau of Elections, Secretary of State and all clerks have put in a lot of work to uphold the integrity of elections. Every vote counts and we live and practice that to the core.
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Tuesday September 8th, 2020 - 2:37 pm

One of the many beauties of teaching at a small college - the United Methodist Church gave my students and I access to their large hall so we could take a break from the hyflex arrangement and all be together for class while still socially distancing.

Team trivia competition is happening as we kick off the topic of teams as a result of their generosity.
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One of the many beauties of teaching at a small college - the United Methodist Church gave my students and I access to their large hall so we could take a break from the hyflex arrangement and all be together for class while still socially distancing. 

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Monday September 7th, 2020 - 10:58 am

The Albion Pleiad

Having "mascne" and not sure how to get rid of it? Aura Ware offers some tips and tricks.

www.albionpleiad.com/2020/09/skincare-tips-and-tricks-for-mascne/
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Wednesday September 9th, 2020 - 12:15 am

Albion, Michigan News

Albion Weather Radar Update (1:05AM-3:00AM Forecast)
Updated: September 9, 2020 at 01:05AM
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Tuesday September 8th, 2020 - 11:47 pm

Albion, Michigan News

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Tuesday September 8th, 2020 - 11:40 pm

Albion, Michigan News

Current Regional Radar
Updated: September 8, 2020 at 11:40PM
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Tuesday September 8th, 2020 - 11:39 pm

Albion, Michigan News

Current Albion Weather
Updated: September 8, 2020 at 11:30pm
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Updated: September 8, 2020 at 11:30pm

Tuesday September 8th, 2020 - 6:47 pm

Albion, Michigan News

September 8, 2020 | Marshall Public Schools

We recently became aware that another one of our students at Marshall High School tested positive for COVID-19. We were notified today, September 8, 2020 by the Calhoun County Public Health Department that the test came back positive. At this time, it has been determined that both of these cases are not associated with each other and both originated from outside of Marshall Public Schools. Read the attached letter for more information.We recently became aware that another one of our students at Marshall High School tested positive for COVID-19. We were notified today, September 8, 2020 by the Calhoun County Public Health Department that the test came back positive. At this time, it has been determined that both of these cases are not associated with each other and both originated from outside of Marshall Public Schools. Read the attached letter for more information.
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September 8, 2020 | Marshall Public Schools

We recently became aware that another one of our students at Marshall High School tested positive for COVID-19. We were notified today, September 8, 2020 by the Calhoun County Public Health Department that the test came back positive. At this time, it has been determined that both of these cases are not associated with each other and both originated from outside of Marshall Public Schools. Read the attached letter for more information.

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