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City of Albion passes no-idling policy for vehicles city owns, rents or leases

The city of Albion is no longer standing idle on city vehicles blowing unnecessary dollars out of their exhaust pipes. On Monday, city council unanimously passed a no-idling policy for its fleet in an effort to preserve the environment and possibly put some money back into the city’s budget. The policy states that drivers of … Continue reading

Officials say cuts are coming, but Jackson Community College’s flight school will not be grounded

Jackson Community College’s fight school at the JacksonCounty Airport will see reductions, but officials say the program is not being grounded. JCC President Dan Phelan said this week that school officials will cut the flight program’s budget by reducing staff. The flight school spent $35,000 more on operations than it took in for the 2010-11 … Continue reading

Albion School District gets donation, ‘sizable contribution’ to help it hire full-time nurse

Facing the possibility of limited or no health care in its schools most of next year, the Albion School Board received a timely donation from a local health-care organization this week. Thanks to a gift of $12,500 from the Albion Health Care Alliance and $5,000 the board agreed to put forth from its general fund, … Continue reading

>Two candidates withdraw from Albion interim superintendent search

>The search for an interim superintendent in Albion is thinning out but will take a few weeks longer than planned. On Monday, school board President Dan Skean announced Paula Steele and Daniel Heckman had removed themselves as candidates for the one-year position for personal reasons. Skean said Heckman, a retired superintendent from Plainwell Community Schools, … Continue reading

>Slow start spells end to record-setting season for Springport softball

>Taylor Heisler’s bomb over the left field fence with two outs in the seventh inning Saturday afternoon was an exclamation point on a season full of them for the young Springport High School softball team. But it was one of the few high notes the Spartans hit in the Division 3 regional final as veteran-laden … Continue reading