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  • Family Fare
  • Parks Pharmacy
  • Albion Shell
  • Speedway
  • PS Food Mart
  • Kelly Express
  • Marathon Gas Station
  • Snack Shop
  • YellowBird Chocolate
  • Stirling Books

Other locations

  • Marshall Family Fare
  • Springport Marathon
  • Duck Lake General Store
  • Hutch’s Food Center – Spring Arbor
  • Weatherwax Pharmacy – Spring Arbor
  • Spring Arbor Express
  • Concord PS Food Mart
  • Holton’s Hardware – Concord
  • Pulaski Mall

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History of The Recorder Newspaper


A story by Frank Passic (dated 2001)

A stable presence in downtown Albion for 133 years has been the Albion Recorder newspaper, which has had several locations during its history.

The Albion Recorder has been around a lot longer than you think–even longer than the Marshall Chronicle.

In fact, the Recorder dates back to the post-Civil War era when political alliances were strong, and newspapers were the “right arm” of propaganda for the Democratic or Republican parties.

Back in 1855 the Albion Mirror newspaper was founded, and expressed the views of the Democratic party which leaned against the coming Civil War and our participation in it. Albion had several prominent “Copperheads”(as they were called) living here…

Read more of Franks’s history of The Recorder by clicking here!

Contact Information

The Recorder office is located near the Cass Street bridge, across from Lloyd Park. We are open most weekdays from 9-5. Stop by here to buy a subscription to the Recorder, or to place an ad in the Recorder or the Morning Star.

The Recorder Newspaper
125 E. Cass Street
Albion,, MI 49224
Phone (517) 629-0041
Fax (517) 629-5210

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View of The Recorder building and the Cass Street Bridge

Lloyd Park, Albion, Michigan
View of Lloyd Park with The Recorder and Morning Star building in the center.

Albion’s wealth of public parks is captured in this mixed media rendering of “Park Place” that includes Lloyd Park.
The art was created by Maggie LaNoue by a commission from John Geyer. His business, “Park Place Apartments” is located in this area, as are the Morning Star/ Recorder offices.

The bridge shown is the Cass Street bridge, which was first built in 1896. Peeking out above the bridge is Albion’s famed Coca-Cola mural.

Prints and cards with art by Maggie LaNoue are available at or visit Pure Albion, Jolly Green Junction, or Eastend Studio & Gallery.

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