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New playscape

Ben Foster, at left, and Christopher Tremblay try out the new playscape at the Shiawassee Basin Preserve off Davisburg Road in Springfield Township. Springfield Township Parks and Recreation are preparing for the new Springfield Farmers' Market at Shiawassee Basin Preserve, 10 a....more >>
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Red Cross training

Larry D. Blevins of Independence Township taught CPR and first aid for more than 20 years with the U.S. Navy. Now he offers it to local residents with Lay Responder Training, which he founded last January with Janice Grier and Allene Mack....more >>
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Born September 18th
1827: John Towsend Trowbridge, poet and author of books for boys, wrote the Jack Hazzard and Toby Trafford series.
1839: John Aitken, physician and meterologist.
1895: John G. Diefenbaker, prime minister of Canada from 1957 to 1963.
1905: Greta Garbo, actress nominated for Oscars for her roles in Anna Christie and Ninotcha.
1951: Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson, Sr., African-American neurosurgeon.
September 18th
in history
1939: A German U-boat sinks the British aircraft carrier Courageous, killing 500 people.Captain Johnnie Walker, R.N., and the U-boat menace.
1948: Margaret Chase Smith becomes the first woman elected to the Senate without completing another senator's term when she defeats Democratic opponent Adrian Scolten. Smith is also the only woman to be elected to and serve in both houses of Congress.
1960: Two thousand cheer Castro's arrival in New York for the United Nations session.
1964: U.S. destroyers fire on hostile targets in Vietnam.New light on Gulf of Tonkin.
1980: Cosmonaut Arnoldo Tamayo, a Cuban, becomes the first black to be sent on a mission in space.