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Richard Lee Billman

Richard Lee Billman, age 81, of Roscommon, formerly of Columbiaville and Goodrich, died suddenly July 21, 2012 at Lake St. Helen following a wonderful afternoon outing doing the things he loved, being with his family, boating and fishing....more >>

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Kristine Beebe

Kristine Sue (Rosebush) Beebe, age 61 passed away Sunday, August 12, 2012 at home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 16,2012 at the Avram Funeral Home in Mayville, MI....more >>

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Robert Barnhart

Robert James Barnhart, of Oakland Township, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. He was 67. Beloved father of Kevin (Tammy) Kowalski, Amy (James) Fiser, Ali and Noah Barnhart. Dearest son of Robert H....more >>
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Born July 31st
1912: Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize-winning economist.
1919: Primo Levi, Italian writer and scientist (Survival in Auschwitz).
1921: Whitney Young, Jr., civil rights leader and executive director of the National Urban League.
1928: Horace Silver, jazz pianist, composer and bandleader.
1951: Evonne Goolagong, Australian tennis player.
July 31st
in history
1882: Belle and Sam Starr are charged with horse stealing in the Indian territory.
1891: Great Britain declares territories in Southern Africa up to the Congo to be within their sphere of influence.
1904: The Trans-Siberian railroad connecting the Ural mountains with Russia's Pacific coast, is completed.
1917: The third Battle of Ypres commences as the British attack the German lines.
1932: Adolf Hitler's Nationalist Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazis) doubles its strength in legislative elections.