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Morning Star, June 27, 1990, pg. 2

With the death of Rae Stephen Corliss on June 16 at age 89, Albion has lost a great newspaper man, who has truly left a legacy in Albionís history. His local feature paper, the Journal of Albion, served as a unique contribution to Albionís heritage for over 30 years. Rae was a seasoned newspaper man, having published or edited numerous area newspapers such as: the Parma News, the Jackson Republic Oak, the Spring Arbor Times, the Horton Journal, Charlotte Republican, as well as working for larger papers such as the Albion Recorder, Battle Creek Enquirer & News, and the Jackson Citizen Patriot.

The Journal of Albion first appeared November 3, 1956, and soon became a valuable resource tool for anyone wishing to learn more about Albion and its heritage. It was an honor to work with Rae in the final years the Journal was in existence. Rae spent thousands of "free" hours putting together articles and trying to collect advertising in order to supply Albion with this publication. Even after the last issue appeared May 20, 1989, Rae still hoped of getting out "just one more issue," as he loved the Journal. Only his deteriorating health prevented him from carrying on.

It was in the Journal that this column had its origins, and other local writers, too, were able to share their thoughts and recollections. From our Historical Notebook this week we present a photograph of Rae S. Corliss (1900-1990).

Rae S. Corliss (1900-1990)


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