On March 28, Hattie Lafayette, Albion resident, celebrated her 112 birthday. Lafayette, born in 1897, is a supercentenarian, or someone who has lived past age 110. She is also verified as the 27th oldest person alive.
For John Lautenslager, owner of Lautenslage-Lipsey appliance store in downtown Albion, business has been good. In recent weeks, the business has experienced an increase in customers rushing to purchase analog-to-digital converter boxes to prepare for the upcoming digital transmission. Now, owners of analog TV sets have more time to prepare for the switch over.