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There are some events in life that neither the printed word nor the photograph can do justice. "Man vs. Man vs. Food II" was one of those events. Sponsored by 'Wiches, located at 40 N....more >>

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Monday, October 25 - Village Police are investigating a fraud report after an employee of a business on W. Burdick reported someone electronically taking money out of their business accounts....more >>
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Born March 6th
1899: Richard Leo Simon, publisher, partner of Max Schuster.
1908: Lou Costello, American comedian, partner of Bud Abbott.
1928: Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, Columbian-born novelist (One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera).
1937: Valentina Nikolayeva-Tereshkova, Russian astronaut, the first woman to orbit the Earth.
1944: Dame Kiri Te Kannawa, operatic soprano.
March 6th
in history
1820: The Missouri Compromise is enacted by Congress and signed by President James Monroe, providing for the admission of Missouri into the Union as a slave state, but prohibits slavery in the rest of the northern Louisiana Purchase territory.
1836: After fighting for 13 days, the Alamo falls.
1853: Giuseppe Verdi's opera La Traviata premieres in Venice.
1857: The Supreme Court's Dred Scott decision holds that blacks cannot be citizens.
1860: While campaigning for the presidency, Abraham Lincoln makes a speech defending the right to strike.