Marshall Community Foundation

Oakridge Cemetery-Marshall

Marshall Community Foundation was a co sponsor of General Guide XXVII, The Giving Edition, featuring Giving Tuesday.

The Marshall Community Foundation has awarded thousands of Grants and Scholarships.  These grants can be measured in terms of there impact on individuals, vital community services and the quality of life in Marshall and all of Calhoun County.

Since the Foundation was established, grants totaling over $4 million have been made to:

  • help strengthen families and provide help in times of crisis.
  • preserve our community’s history and heritage.
  • sponsor cultural events.
  • develop parks and provide recreational opportunities.
  • preserve the environment.
  • provide educational assistance.

Visit their website at:

http://www.marshallcf.org/

Schuler’s Restaurant Marshall

 

 

Schuler’s history of hospitality is closely tied to Marshall Michigan’s fame for hospitality.  Hear the story of this history as told by Hans Schuler.

 

 

Thank you to Schuler’s Restaurant of Marshall for being a sponsor of General Guide XXIV, the Local Food Edition.

 

Read more of Schuler’s history.  Source:  https://schulersrestaurant.com/about/history/

Schuler’s Restaurant’s founder, Albert Schuler, was a native of Rome, New York. The adopted son of a traveling butcher, Albert migrated to Marshall in the early 1900s. The owner of a local lunch counter and cigar shop befriended him, and after learning the trade Albert opened a similar business on Main Street in 1909.

In 1920, he purchased a hotel with a small dining room on Main Street, and named it The Albert. It was during this period that Albert became deputy sheriff. It wasn’t unusual for Albert to be summoned at the restaurant to attend to matters of the law. He would take off his apron and was out the door. Minutes or hours later, his apron was back on and it was business as usual.

In 1924, he was ready to expand his business. He sold the hotel on Main Street and purchased the Royal Hotel and Restaurant in Marshall, and changed the name to Schuler’s. He built a seven-lane bowling alley and soon the combination hotel/restaurant/bowling business became a popular gathering spot for locals and visitors.

Win Schuler, Albert’s son, joined the family business in 1934. In 1936, Win, a former high school history teacher and coach, became full owner of the restaurant while his father continued to run the hotel and serve as sheriff of Calhoun County.

In 1959, Win’s son, Hans Schuler became the third generation to join the family business.  Like his father, Hans enjoys greeting his customers. He also has an unusual ability to develop the people working on his team.

Larry Schuler, a fourth generation member of the Schuler’s Restaurant family, followed the long-standing tradition of ‘working’ at the restaurant since childhood and has been involved in the restaurant industry ever since.

Encouraged by his grandfather, Win Schuler, and father, Hans, Larry pursued a broad, well-rounded work experience in the field of hospitality management.

Larry returned to Michigan in 1986 and served as Vice President and General Manager of Schuler’s in Marshall, MI and subsequently as owner and operator of Schu’s Grill and Bar in St. Joseph. MI.

General Guide XXIV May June 2017 Inside News

We hope to be posting more photos and stories about each of the items listed on this page.  We aren’t there yet.  We are now covering Marshall Michigan as well as Albion.

We do have some links – many are to outside sources – for each of the pictures shown in the Guide above:

MAEDA

 

Thank you to Marshall Area Economic Development Alliance for sponsoring the General Guide XXII, the History Edition.

JANUARY 2017- – ISSUE XXII – HISTORY AND BLACK HISTORY EDITION

 

Marshall is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is part of the Battle CreekMichigan Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 7,088 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Calhoun County.[7] The town operates a student exchange program with its sister city, KōkaJapan.

Marshall is best known for its cross-section of 19th- and early 20th-century architecture. It has been referred to by the keeper of the National Register of Historic Places as a “virtual textbook of 19th-Century American architecture”. Its historic center is the Marshall Historic District, one of the nation’s largest architecturally significant National Historic Landmark Districts. The Landmark has over 850 buildings, including the world-famous Honolulu House.

 

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