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Albion city manager says health benefit decision will save city $105,581

By RJ Walters / For the Jackson Citizen Patriot Albion City Manager Mike Herman said the city will save $105,581 after the city council approve amending health benefits for union employees. Mayor Joe Domingo, however, is upset that the move comes with a stipulation that will drain funds from the city’s undesignated fund balance to … Continue reading

City of Albion splitting a $550,000 bill three ways to pay for costs associated with soil, water contamination

By RJ Walters / For the Jackson Citizen Patriot The city of Albion is splitting a $550,000 bill with SEMCO Energy Gas Co. and the Michigan Department of Transportation to pay for cost overruns associated with soil and water contamination that increased the costs of a 2006 bridge project. Council approved the settlement with a … Continue reading

Albion College student who witnessed burning of gay pride flag apologizes; college issues statement about Oct. 18 incident

By RJ Walters / For the Jackson Citizen Patriot An Albion College student who witnessed the burning of a gay pride flag on campus stepped forward and apologized Tuesday, a day before the college president issued a statement nearly a month after the incident took place. Freshman Salaina Catalano apologized to Break the Silence — … Continue reading

Professional wrestlers coming to Jackson High School on Saturday to raise money for softball team

By RJ Walters / For the Jackson Citizen Patriot The season doesn’t start for five months, but the Jackson High School softball team is already preparing to lay a smackdown on the Jackson area — the kind that consists of big-time wrestling. The Vikings softball squad is raising money for equipment by hosting a Championship … Continue reading

Albion voters give face-lift to city council

By RJ Walters / For the Jackson Citizen Patriot The Albion City Council has gone through a major face-lift, and residents now can see if positive restructuring to their city and schools will follow. Joe Domingo is back in the mayor’s seat after a Tuesday victory over Bill Wheaton, but on Dec. 6 his fellow … Continue reading