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90th Birthday, Florence Bowren Rader

Florence Bowren Rader celebrated her 90th birthday Wednesday with family and friends. Florence was born Aug. 25, 1920, in Groveland Township, still resides here, and enjoys crocheting....more >>

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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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Community stunned by stabbing, ruinous blaze

Richard Darrin saw movement in the woods ahead. A woman, lying on the ground, raised her arm in the air. "I think she was trying to get someone's attention," said Darrin, who alerted firefighters Sunday after he found Rosemary Rangi, covered in soot and suffering from multiple stab wounds, behind her Orion Township home....more >>
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Born August 20th
1886: Paul Tillich, theologian and philosopher who wrote Systematic Theology.
1890: H.P. Lovecraft, author of horror tales.
1905: Jack Teagarden, jazz trombonist.
1944: Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minster of India.
August 20th
in history
1940: After a previous machine gun attack failed, exiled Russian Leon Trotsky is assassinated in Mexico City, with an alpine ax to the back of the head.
1940: Radar is used for the first time, by the British during the Battle of Britain. Also on this day, in a radio broadcast, Winston Churchill makes his famous homage to the Royal Air Force: Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
1941: Adolf Hitler authorizes the development of the V-2 missile.
1944: United States and British forces close the pincers on German units in the Falaise-Argentan pocket in France.
1971: The Cambodian military launches a series of operations against the Khmer Rouge.