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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 May 3rd
1919: Betty Compden, lyricist.
1919: Pete Seeger, folksinger and songwriter.
1920: John Lewis, jazz pianist.
1920: Walker Smith, Jr. (Sugar Ray Robinson), champion middleweight boxer.
1933: James Brown, American singer and songwriter.
May 3rd
in history
1952: The first airplane lands at the geographic North Pole.
1968: After three days of battle, the U.S. Marines retake Dai Do complex in Vietnam, only to find the North Vietnamese have evacuated the area.
1971: James Earl Ray, Martin Luther King's assassin, is caught in a jail break attempt.
1979: Margaret Thatcher becomes the first woman prime minister of Great Britain.
1982: A British submarine sinks Argentina's only cruiser during the Falkland Islands War.