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Soccer coach Army bound

From the Goodrich soccer fields to the battle fields of Iraq—Ryan Pfeiffer—the head coach for the Martian JV boys' soccer team had a slight change of plans "I had every intention of coaching for the boys again this year but as the season started I was notified that I had been accepted to Army Flight School and I still needed to go to Military Intelligence School, said Pfeiffer....more >>

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Dayten Ray Thompson Dayten Ray Thompson celebrated his first birthday Aug. 21 with his family and lots of friends. Dayten is the son of Kelly and Josh Thompson of Ortonville. Big sister is Kayla and big brother is Micah....more >>
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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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Take that, Wildcat!

The Dragons engage in their traditional victory celebration with fans after Friday's 45-6 blowout victory over Oxford. See this week's print edition, or check out our Facebook page for more photos from the game....more >>
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Born October 24th
1788: Sarah Josepha Hale, magazine editor and poet whose book Poems for Our Children included Mary Had a Little Lamb (the first words to be recorded in sound)
1904: Moss Hart, American playwright who, with George S. Kaufman, wrote plays such as You Can't Take it with You and The Man who came to Dinner.
1911: Sonny Terry, blues performer.
1923: Denise Levertov, English poet.
1929: George Henry Crumb, American composer.
October 24th
in history
1938: The Fair Labor Standards Act becomes law, establishing the 40-hour work week.
1944: The aircraft carrier USS Princeton is sunk by a single Japanese plane during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
1945: The United Nations comes into existence with the ratification of its charter by the first 29 nations.
1945: Vidkun Quisling, Norway's wartime minister president, is executed by firing squad for collaboration with the Nazis.
1952: Presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower announces that if elected, he will go to Korea. In 1950, as U.S. Marines tried to fight their way out of a Chinese trap, Korea suffered its worst winter of the century. The men who struggled there suffered accordingly.