The Recorder – 4th Q 2019

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The black-white divide continues in coronavirus deaths

The black-white divide continues in coronavirus deaths

By MICHELLE MUELLERContributing Writer©The Recorder April 23, 2020As of today, over 40 percent of COVID-19 deaths in Michigan are African Americans.Yet only 14 percent of Michiganders are black.Why the disparity?“We know that generations of racial disparities and inequality has a detrimental impact on the lives of people in the black community, where the health of our friends and family has been disproportionately impacted,” said Albion community leader Harry Bonner. “The coronavirus pandemic has shown this inequity to be particularly true, and because of that, we in the African American community need to make good choices right now – and take charge of our health from now on. Our local health disparity task force is ...
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How one Albion man is making a difference: Sewing face masks to help people feel better

How one Albion man is making a difference: Sewing face masks to help people feel better

By MICHELLE MUELLER Contributing Writer ©The Recorder April 2, 2020 Twenty three. That is the number of confirmed local cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, as reported by the Calhoun County Public Health Department in an update released on Wednesday.  The number of confirmed cases is expected to continue to increase. Jackson County has reported 56 positive cases. No deaths have been reported in Calhoun County, and two have been reported in Jackson County.. Early on, once the outbreak had started building in the U.S., panicked citizens started hoarding two things: toilet paper and face masks ...
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Albion and Homer seniors get extra food relief during coronavirus threat

Albion and Homer seniors get extra food relief during coronavirus threat

By Sylvia BenavidezContributing Writer April 2, 2020 Senior residents from Albion and Homer receive food from volunteers working with Albion Food Hub “So if you have extra food share with your neighbors, bring it to me, and I will share it with people that contact me and are in dire need of food.”- Laura Overholt, Albion Food Hub Thanks to the senior mileage, 275 seniors in Albion and the surrounding area received the first delivery of food due to the Michigan governor’s executive order that people stay home to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Thanks to the coordinating efforts of ...
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OVERVIEW - Albion’s 2020 Economic Forecast includes surprises and unknowns – An Overview

OVERVIEW – Albion’s 2020 Economic Forecast includes surprises and unknowns – An Overview

By Maggie LaNoue Contributing Writer March 19, 2020 The Albion Economic Development Corporation hosted Albion's 2020 Economic Forecast Thursday, March 5, at the Marriott Courtyard in downtown Albion. There were more surprises and unknowns at forecast than in previous years. The surprises included some local farmers near Albion landing windfalls without needing to farm, due to incoming solar farm developers. The City of Albion ended up with a $75,000 surplus over what had been budgeted. The surplus was somewhat of a surprise due to legal and other challenges. The unknowns were more in the keynote presentation on Calhoun County using ...
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