Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Few towns face a bigger decision next week than Albion. That’s when voters will decide whether neighboring Marshall should permanently absorb Albion’s school district. Faced with dwindling enrollment, Albion sent its high school kids to Marshall in 2013 - and its middle school kids earlier this year.

But annexation would still be a big step beyond that. Those in favor see it as relief for a struggling district, while those against say it would be the undoing of local control over education.

Robbie Feinberg/WMUK

With only 10 years in the business of stringed instruments, Marshall's Northfield Mandolins is relatively new to the new game. But by taking an approach of working internationally, and literally working around the clock -- 24 hours a day -- Northfield is already making a name for itself around the globe. All from a small workshop in a small, Southwest Michigan town.

MARSHALL – Construction of an experimental law enforcement building is ahead of schedule and coming in under original cost estimates. “More weather like this and we will be looking good,” Andy Kinloch said Friday afternoon. Kinloch is project manager for Clark Construction Co. of Lansing, which is building the Marshall Regional Law Enforcement Center. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

Magic Museum Full of Surprises, Not Secrets

Oct 6, 2014
American Museum of Magic Director Jeff Taylor stands in front of a large milk can Houdini escaped from in one of his acts.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

The American Museum of Magic in downtown Marshall looks like any other storefront. But inside there’s a collection more eclectic and more thorough than anything you’ll see in the country.

Contract is more expensive than deal with Battle Creek Unlimited, but it includes additional services