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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 24th
1878: Lillian Moller Gilbreth, pioneer in time-motion studies.
1895: Samuel I. Newhouse, American publisher.
1903: Arthur Vineberg, Canadian heart surgeon.
1905: Mikhail Sholokhov, Russian novelist (And Quiet Flows the Don).
1928: William Trevor, Irish short story writer and novelist (The Old Boys, The Boarding House).
May 24th
in history
1878: The first American bicycle race is held in Boston.
1930: Amy Johnson becomes the first woman to fly from England to Australia.
1941: The British battleship Hood is sunk by the German battleship Bismarck. There are only three survivors.
1951: Willie Mays begins playing for the New York Giants.
1961: Civil rights activists are arrested in Jackson, Mississippi.