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>Albion College students teach Albion Public Schools students lessons ‘beyond the walls of the classrooms’

>On May 7, Melissa Shaw turned her tassel at Albion College’s graduation ceremony. By May 9, she played “fitness bingo” and taught second-graders at Harrington Elementary School how to use pedometers as part of the Maymester Boundary Crossing program. As one of 30 Albion College students who implemented interdisciplinary lessons as full-time interns with Albion … Continue reading

>District official says closing Albion High School would net savings of only $116,000 per year

>Albion Public Schools is in danger of becoming a deficit district by 2012, but even a measure as drastic as closing the high school would not result in much savings, the district’s accounting supervisor said. At a school board work session Tuesday, John Waugh said closing the high school would result in a net savings … Continue reading

>College Positive Community program making ripple in Calhoun County schools

>Albion College is trying to create a college-bound culture in Calhoun County through its new Albion College Positive Community program. With $12,000 in grant money from a state coalition called the Michigan Campus Compact, the college has partnered with the Greater Albion College Access Network of the Albion Community Foundation to start getting local middle … Continue reading

>Albion city manager keeps job despite pressure, while city attorney’s contract is terminated

>Albion City Manager Mike Herman survived with his job intact following an hour-and-a-half executive session discussing his possible dismissal Monday night. The city attorney did not. Council voted 4-3 to terminate the services provided by Robison Law Office — which has served the city for more than 30 years — after discussing the attorney’s evaluation … Continue reading

>Waterloo Needlework Club celebrates 100 years of camaraderie, community outreach

> What started as eight women sewing for a widower in 1911 has turned into a century of sowing friendships and alliances with needles and thimbles as the primary instruments. On Thursday, the Waterloo Needlework Club celebrated 100 years of handiwork and companionship at a luncheon at the Hankerd Inn Bed and Breakfast in Pleasant … Continue reading