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Morning Star, October 9, 2011, pg. 11

Last week’s unidentified 50th anniversary couple from the 1960s has been identified as Clement (1885-1962) and Susan (Wood) (1892-1977) Scribner. They were the parents of Don and Max Scribner, and three daughters. Special thanks to Hilda Ebbinghaus for the identification of her husband Carl’s grandparents. The Scribners were married on October 29, 1908 which would make this photograph from 1958 on their 50th wedding anniversary.

We were sorry to see Burger King suddenly close on Thursday morning, September 15. Now we have two "big name” restaurants at the very entrance to our town on N. Eaton St. at I-94 which are boarded up. It doesn’t look good for our town. Can anything be done to improve our major entranceway into Albion?

If you’ve been following our 100 Years Ago theme this year, you know that 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the erection of the Charles F. Austin Elementary School. It opened in January, 1912. Many children on the "west end” of town went here until the school was closed in June, 1968, and used as administrative headquarters until the end of 1979.

From our Historical this week courtesy of Joe Romanchuk, we present a photo of 6th grade girls at Austin School, taken around the spring of 1946. Only three girls have been identified. In the front row, the tall girl in the center with black hair and her hands all the way down is Barbara Nutt. Mary Jo Romanchuk is the tall girl in the back (number five), and the other tall girl in the back second from the right end is Lorraine Kracko. Can you recognize anyone else?

6th Grade Girls at Austin School


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