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- City of Albion Michigan
- The Recorder
- Albion Public Safety
- Greater Albion Chamber of Commerce
- Albion College
- The Pleiad, Albion College Student Newspaper
- The Ad-Visor & Chronicle
- Albion District Library
We also offer Facebook news feeds about Mid Michigan News, including local arts, local entertainment, and local “Healthy Living.” See menu above.
Albion News from Facebook
Albion Department of Public Safety updated their profile picture.
Wednesday June 3rd, 2020 - 4:23 pm
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We love YOU 🙏👮♀️👮♂️🚓
Wednesday June 3rd, 2020 - 12:22 pm
Everyone of us at ADPS would like to thank our community for the continued support. We love each and everyone of you and strive to be the best public servants we can be for our entire community. ... See MoreSee Less
Tuesday June 2nd, 2020 - 6:42 pm
Several hundred people took part in a peaceful protest march along Michigan Ave in downtown Marshall this evening to protest the death of George Floyd and to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Marshall Public Safety Chief Scott McDonald, Marshall Police Chief Josh Lankerd and Calhoun County Sheriff Steve Hinkley walked alongside the protesters. ... See MoreSee Less
Tuesday June 2nd, 2020 - 4:02 pm
Governor lifts stay-at-home order; eases library restrictions
Yesterday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer lifted the stay-at-home order and the order that closed libraries across the state. This new executive order (2020-110) allows libraries to reopen, subject to guidelines established in several executive orders.
Our outside dropbox is OPEN, effective immediately, and patrons are encouraged to return their items, including MeLCat items.
Please be patient with us as we slowly navigate reopening. We are just as excited as you are, but there are many pieces that need to fall into line and it will take some time. Staff will return on-site next week to check-in returned materials, process new materials, ready the building, train on new procedures, and prepare for curbside service.
“We know that our community is excited to return to the library, and so are we! We're working hard to adjust the logistics of our phased reopening with this surprise announcement, and appreciate your patience. We have missed seeing all of you, and look forward to beginning curbside service in the next few weeks,” ADL Director Cynthia Stanczak said.
We will continue to phase in services gradually, consistent with executive orders, OSHA & MIOSHA standards, and public health guidelines. The health and safety of our patrons and staff is our highest priority, so please expect some new procedures when the library reopens.
Please watch our website and Facebook page for updates. More details about how curbside service will work at ADL will be shared in the coming days. ... See MoreSee Less
Tuesday June 2nd, 2020 - 1:58 pm
Update on shooting last night on 24 Mile Rd in Marengo Township. ... See MoreSee Less
The Recorder was live.
Sunday May 31st, 2020 - 5:51 pm
Pastor Paul Koehn of St. Paul's Lutheran Church was among many church leaders, community leaders, and city residents invited to speak at this peaceful call for unity on Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Holland Park. Organizers were Ronnie Sims and Sonya Brown, both of Albion. ... See MoreSee Less
The Recorder was live.
Sunday May 31st, 2020 - 5:19 pm
City of Albion Mayor Dave Atchison talks about the community partners and the work it took to make this weekend's coronavirus testing by the Michigan National guard such a success reaching almost 700 people. ... See MoreSee Less
Where is his mask???? Just asking
Thursday May 28th, 2020 - 3:57 pm
Mass testing for COVID-19 will take place this Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Opportunity High School, 225 E. Watson Street in Albion.
Testing is being conducted by the National Guard with follow up results, whether positive or negative, being provided by the Calhoun County Health Department, Deputy Health Officer Brigette Reichenbach said.
People can drive up, can bring others, should bring valid identification and everyone should stay in their cars and wear masks or face coverings. Testing is FREE, no doctor's order nor pre-registration is required. Walk-up testing is also allowed and those folks are also asked to keep their distance from others, to provide valid ID and wear masks. Results should come back in 48 to 72 hours, said Reichenbach.
The purpose of the mass testing in Albion this weekend is to make it accessible in an area that has a lack of health care providers. People who are not symptomatic and want a test can get a test at this event, too, said Reichenbach, who said another purpose for the event is to not only help individuals find out if they have COVID-19 but to help the county keep track of the infection rate.
“The testing is just a snapshot in time," she said. "It's true, you could leave there and go to a gas station or someone could cough on you and you could get infected but we encourage people to get tested so we get a better idea of where we stand in the county." All Calhoun County residents of all ages welcome. ... See MoreSee Less
Any antibody testing?
If it's not the antibody test its tells you only that you aren't infected at that moment in time. It doesn't tell you whether or not you've been infected in the past, recovered and possibly have immunity. Unless you have symptoms or know you've been around a person confirmed to be currently ill from Covid-19, it's a waste of time.
Thanks but no thanks
Not doin’ it.
Calhoun Residents only?
Angela Proudfit Whitesell
Thursday May 28th, 2020 - 10:28 am
MPS SUMMER SCHEDULE FOR LUNCHES ANNOUNCED
Lunches will cease to be delivered as of Friday, May 29th. Please adhere to the schedule and share with friends and family. Thank you Marshall Public School system, Substance Abuse Prevention Services (Harry Bonner Sr.) and Elijah Armstrong Jr for your commitment to the youth of Albion and making sure that families received nutritious meals in their neighborhood during the remainder of the school year.
Opportunity High School
Kids N Stuff
For more information contact the Food Service of the Marshall Public Schools at (269) 781-1323. ... See MoreSee Less
Albion College News from Facebook
Friday April 24th, 2020 - 5:26 pm
That’s a wrap on the 2019-2020 academic year for the Pleiad. Thank you for your continued support as we made tremendous growth throughout the... interesting... year. It has been a blast to bring you the latest Albion news and interact with our loyal followers. As we transition into summer, continue to stay home and stay safe, but don’t forget to reach out to friends and family. Don’t worry, we’ll be back in August to continue our awesome student-journalism work for you. ... See MoreSee Less
Well done! Your alumni readers appreciate all of your editorial contributions to The Pleiad.
This was amazing work!!! Thank you for showing that journalistic integrity still exists. I also appreciate the Pleiad staff's ability to adapt to unknown changes. This academic experience has provided you all with many unforseen and unique situations and throughout it all the staff has provided a voice not for just those on campus, but all who sought out information. You have raised the journalistic bar high! This alumna is looking forward to future editions, and to those seniors graduating I know you will achieve greatness in your next area of life.
Very well done Pleiad staffers. It’s been a pressure-packed year. This alumnus looks forward to seeing you in August.
More Albion News from Facebook
Wednesday June 3rd, 2020 - 4:48 pm
Michigan Municipal League
Governor Gretchen Whitmer has lifted the stay at home order. Join us for a webinar on what that exec order means for municipalities, Open Meetings Act & more, June 8, 10am. Register now. bit.ly/2z4nPT0Governor Gretchen Whitmer has lifted the stay at home order. Join us for a webinar on what that exec order means for municipalities, Open Meetings Act & more, June 8, 10am. Register now. bit.ly/2z4nPT0 ... See MoreSee Less
Wednesday June 3rd, 2020 - 4:28 pm
Albion Farmer's Market
Market today! 4-7! ... See MoreSee Less
Wednesday June 3rd, 2020 - 4:05 pm
ACE Real Estate
And another one! The market right now is on 🔥! This new construction 3 bedroom 2 bath on a double lot wasn’t going to last long and it didn’t. #BuildingABetterAlbionAnd another one! The market right now is on 🔥! This new construction 3 bedroom 2 bath on a double lot wasn’t going to last long and it didn’t. #BuildingABetterAlbion ... See MoreSee Less
Wednesday June 3rd, 2020 - 3:30 pm
We have a new record for the Ocqueoc River! The hoist at the Ocqueoc River sea lamprey trap met its match last week when Hammond Bay Biological Station (HBBS) technicians, Trisha Searcy and Tyler Bruning (pictured), discovered a record number of adult sea lamprey in a single Ocqueoc River trap – 2,363! The trap was so full that the hoist couldn’t lift the slimy load from the water, so Tyler and Trisha dipped the sea lamprey out one writhing net-full at a time.
Sea lamprey traps across the Great Lakes are operated in partnership among the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, tribes, and other contracted entities. This year, with the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on travel, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) staff at HBBS are operating traps on local streams through an agreement with the GLFC and USFWS. Procurement of live sea lamprey by HBBS staff is essential to USGS and GLFC-funded research efforts to develop and test control methods for sea lamprey, as well as the GLFC’s communications program. Northeastern Michigan, where HBBS is located, is the “sea lamprey capital” of the Great Lakes - more sea lamprey are trapped there than any other location. Consequently, operation of those traps is also critical to the GLFC’s ability to track sea lamprey population sizes over time.
On the day of the record-setting single-trap catch (Sunday, May 24), Tyler and Trisha also trapped a record 2,843 total sea lamprey from the Ocqueoc River, breaking the previous record of 1,414 by more than double. In total that weekend, Tyler and Trisha removed almost 6,000 sea lamprey from three streams: the Ocqueoc River, Cheboygan River and Carp Lake Outlet. The total collection so far this spring is 8,500 sea lamprey. Current trap efforts will continue through June!
For anyone wondering: the record-setting trap catch does not indicate an exceptionally large or increasing Great Lakes sea lamprey population. More likely the large catch reflects the rapid temperature change in northeastern Michigan from below-freezing temperatures in early-to-mid May to much warmer temperatures in late May, when this catch occurred. Warming water triggers sea lamprey movement in streams, and the rapid change in weather this year likely kick-started the migration in a big way, causing most of the sea lamprey to migrate over a few days as opposed to a few weeks, which is more typical. Most of this year’s total catch to-date occurred during a single weekend, supporting the rapid start to the spawning season as an explanation for the large catch, as opposed to a larger sea lamprey population in general.
Oh, and did you notice those great masks?
Photo credits: Tyler Bruning, USGS (photo on left); Andrea Miehls, GLFC (photo on right).
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Wednesday June 3rd, 2020 - 2:57 pm
Tuesday March 17th, 2020
Albion MI 49224
SUBJECT: Notification that your water service line is unknown
Dear Water Customer
Your drinking water service line material is unknown, but the City of Albion is working toward identifying service line materials throughout the water supply. Because your service line material is unknown, there is the potential that some or all of the line could be made of lead or galvanized pipe that was previously connected to lead. People living in homes with a lead service line have an
increased risk of exposure to lead from their drinking water.
Why are you receiving this letter?
Lead can cause serious health and developmental problems, especially in developing fetuses and young children.
If your home service line contains lead you are at an increased risk of lead exposure
This letter serves to notify you of this risk and provides information to help you reduce the risk of lead exposure.
What can I do to reduce my risk?
Review the enclosed flier for steps you can take to reduce your exposure to lead in drinking water. In addition to your service line, other plumbing in your home may contain lead and could increase the levels of lead in your drinking water. These may include faucets, valves, and soldered joints.
It is recommended that homeowners contact a licensed plumber and have a plumbing assessment done to determine if your in-home plumbing is a source of lead in your drinking water.
Please contact the City of Albion at 517-629-7866 if you have questions regarding this letter.
Please visit Michigan.gov/MILeadSafe for more information about sources of lead and what you can do to reduce your exposure.
For additional information about your water system, or a copy of Albion Water System's Consumer Confidence Report, an annual report on what is in your drinking water, please Lindsey Collins at 517-629-7866.
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So are we all responsible to find out if their service lines have lead or not?
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- Greater Albion Chamber of Commerce
- Albion Recorder
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