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Scholarships Above from left, McKenzie Frantz, Brooke Buchanan, Tyler May and Andrew Grix received $500 scholarships on June 24 from the Ortonville Women's Club. Right, Joyce Atkin, Ortonville Women's Club president and Christopher Wilson, who received an $800 scholarship....more >>

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Christmas in July

From 1 -3:30 p.m., July 25 the Community Christmas Toy Store will host a charity picnic at the Brandon Township Park, 1414 Hadley Road. The picnic, which will include a barbecue, hotdogs, soda and snacks, will be held to recognize past supporters and to collect toys for Christmas distribution....more >>

Groveland Township

At a regular meeting of the Groveland Township Board held on June 14, 2010, the following ordinance was approved by a vote of 5 to 0. ORDINANCE #175 (ADDITION TO ARTICLE XXII ORDINANCE #119)

LEGAL NOTICE At a regular meeting of the Groveland Township Board held on June 14, 2010, the following ordinance was approved by a vote of 5 to 0. ORDINANCE #175 (ADDITION TO ARTICLE XXII ORDINANCE #119) Amend Sec....more >>
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Born August 23rd
1883: Jonathan Wainwright, U.S. general who fought against the Japanese on Corregidor in the Philippines and was forced to surrender.
1898: Albert Claude, biologist who won the 1974 Nobel for his work on the sub-structure of the cell. He never graduated from high school.
1912: Gene Kelly, dancer, choreographer and actor.
1931: H.O. Smith, molecular biologist credited with helping 'open the door' on genetic engineering.
1934: Sonny (Christian) Jurgensen, professional football player and sports announcer.
August 23rd
in history
1927: Immigrant laborers Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti are executed for a robbery they did not commit. Fifty years later, in 1977, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis establishes a memorial in the victims' honor.
1939: Joseph Stalin and German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop sign a non-aggression pact between the Soviet Union and Germany, freeing Hitler to invade Poland and Stalin to invade Finland.
1942: German forces begin an assault on the major Soviet industrial city of Stalingrad.
1944: German SS engineers begin placing explosive charges around the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
1950: Up to 77,000 members of the U.S. Army Organized Reserve Corps are called involuntarily to active duty to fight the Korean War.