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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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Birthday

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 July 27th
1870: Hilaire Belloc, French writer (Cautionary Tales).
1906: Leo Durocher, baseball player and manager.
1908: Joseph Mitchell, writer for The New Yorker.
1930: David Hughes, English novelist (The Horsehair Sofa, The Man Who Invented Tomorrow).
1939: Michael Longley, Irish poet.
July 27th
in history
1777: The Marquis of Lafayette arrives in New England to help fight the British.
1778: British and French fleets fight to a standoff in the first Battle of Ushant.
1793: Robespierre becomes a member of the Committee of Public Safety.
1861: President Abraham Lincoln replaces General Irwin McDowell with General George B. McClellen as head of the Army of the Potomac.
1909: Orville Wright sets a world record for staying aloft in an airplane--one hour, 12 minutes and 40 seconds.