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Academics Tyson Delandsheer of Ortonville graduated May 16 from Lawrence Technological University, receiving a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering. Amanda M. Steenson of Ortonville has been named to the president's list at Saginaw Valley State University for the winter 2010 semester....more >>

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Litterbug On Aug. 9, at 7 p.m., a Brandon deputy responded to the 1100 bock of Hurd Road for a report of littering. The complainant said he was in his garage when he saw a driver throw a McDonald's bag out the window....more >>
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Born December 20th
1868: Harvey Firestone, industrialist and tire maker.
1881: Branch Rickey, president of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
December 20th
in history
1948: U.S. Supreme Court announces that it has no jurisdiction to hear the appeals of Japanese war criminals sentenced by the International Military Tribunal.
1960: National Liberation Front is formed by guerrillas fighting the Diem regime in South Vietnam.
1962: In its first free election in 38 years, the Dominican Republic chooses leftist Juan Bosch Gavino as president.
1963: Four thousand cross the of Berlin Wall to visit relatives under a 17 day Christmas accord. Operation Vittles: the 1948 Berlin airlift.
1965: In the largest U.S. drug bust to date, 209 pounds of heroin is seized in Georgia.