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Any photos not otherwise credited are from the personal collection of Frank Passic, Albion Historian.


Morning Star, September 4, 2011, pg. 4

It has been great to see all of the reconstruction and repaving projects accomplished around town this past summer: Berrien, Cass, Cooper, and Hannah Streets, as well as the additional parking area in the Market Place. It was especially heartening to see the Rieger Park shelter being used again after many years, this time for swimming. Little by little, Albion is moving forward.

Being a paperboy for the Albion Evening Recorder in the 1950s and 1960s was a big responsibility for some youth in Albion during those years. Not only were you expected to deliver newspapers, but you were expected to solicit subscriptions, too. Often boys would get their relatives to subscribe, which resulted in interesting travel routes.

It was on January 16, 1966 that a group of six Albion Evening Recorder paperboys left for a two day educational trip to Chicago. These boys had won the trip in a competition for paper subscriptions around town. They visited the Brookfield Zoo, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Planetarium, the Aquarium, and other sites in the Windy City.

From our Historical Notebook this week we present a photo of the boys sitting on the back of the Chevrolet Bel Air station wagon furnished by Gene Fanning Chevrolet, ready to leave for their trip. This photo was taken in front of the Albion Evening Recorder building at 111 W. Center St. Front row, left to right: Robert Brown, Terry Tawney, Randy Stanham. Back row: Mark Brown, Danny Signor of Homer, Tim Kurtz, and Albion Evening Recorder circulation manager Clarence Hagerman.

Albion Recorder Paperboy Trip in 1966


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