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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 August 1st
1779: Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner.
1818: Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the U.S.
1819: Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick
1942: Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead.
1951: Jim Carroll, musician and writer of The Basketball Diaries.
August 1st
in history
1759: British and Hanoverian armies defeat the French at the Battle of Minden, Germany.
1790: The first enumeration by the U.S. Census Bureau is completed. It shows a population of 3,939,326 located in 16 states and the Ohio territory. Virginia is the most populous state with 747,610 inhabitants. The census compilation cost $44,377.
1791: Robert Carter III, a Virginia plantation owner, frees all 500 of his slaves in the largest private emancipation in U.S. history.An 1839 mutiny aboard a Spanish ship in Cuban waters raised basic questions about freedom and slavery in the United States.
1798: Admiral Horatio Nelson routs the French fleet in the Battle of the Nile at Aboukir Bay, Egypt.
1801: The American schooner Enterprise captures the Barbary cruiser Tripoli.Often venturing into harm's way, America's most famous sailing ship, the Constitution, twice came close to oblivion.