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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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Latchkey The Brandon latchkey program is now enrolling for the 2010-2011 school year. The program offers care between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Daily activities and crafts are offered, as well as family discounts....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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SYNOPSIS March 8, March 22,

SYNOPSIS charter township of brandon special meeting March 8, March 22, April 26, May 17, June 17, 2010 Members present: Thurman, McCreery, Beltramo, King, Stowell, DeWitt, Gault 1....more >>
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Born March 5th
1824: James Merritt Ives, lithographer for Currier and Ives.
1853: Howard Pyle, writer and illustrator (The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood).
1870: Frank Norris, novelist (McTeague, The Octopus).
1887: Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazillian composer.
1938: Lynn Margulis, biologist.
March 5th
in history
1624: Class-based legislation is passed in the colony of Virginia, exempting the upper class from punishment by whipping.
1766: Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans.
1793: Austrian troops crush the French and recapture Liege.
1821: James Monroe becomes the first president to be inaugurated on March 5, only because the 4th was a Sunday.
1905: Russians begin to retreat from Mukden in Manchuria, China.