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By SYLVIA BENAVIDEZ Contributing Writer Albion- In May of 1981, Homestead Savings Bank was completed where it stands now. The building is twice the size from where it came from on 211 Superior Street in downtown Albion, and back then, that was something to celebrate. But Homestead Savings Bank has served Albion and the surrounding area for 130 years now and that service is worth celebrating according to Scott Evans, President and CEO of the bank. Evans estimates that 100 to 150 people came through their lobby on Friday, June 21st during their business hours. Evans said, "We had a ... Read More
Albion Through My Eyes - Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful October 24, 2019 If, as Emily Dickinson’s poem says, ‘“Hope” is the thing with feathers,’ what would “Love” be? I am tempted to give this a tail and four paws instead of the two wings and the beak that are suggested in Dickinson’s piece. Love in my case would be a furry thing that purrs or barks, warm and fuzzy, sometimes flipping on its back for one to scratch its belly, other times giving one a gentle bite with its sharp fangs. There are of course endless iterations of this furry ... Read More
By Sylvia Benavidez Contributing Writer Albion- Albion-A few months ago, Sylvia (Syd) Dulaney walked through Victory Park and crossed paths with a trail hiker who had a backpack. "I thought to myself someone should offer him a welcome and maybe he would like to pitch his tent in the yard because he can't in Victory Park." So began Dulanley's venture to become a host for trail users whether by the river, bike or hiking trails. She is now part of two groups that offer shelter or support to trail users: the facebook group North Country Trail Angels and http://www.warmshower.org, a site ... Read More
Ditzler Extends Service to College for Two Additional Years to Focus on Special Projects Albion, Michigan, December 3, 2019 – After a distinguished career in higher education spanning more than four decades, Dr. Mauri A. Ditzler has informed the Board of Trustees he plans to retire from his role as President of Albion College at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. During a town hall meeting with students, faculty, staff and community leaders, Ditzler shared the news he will step back from day-to-day leadership of the liberal arts college in June 2020, transitioning into a new role where he ... Read More
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