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Tom Gunnels, a Grand Valley State University senior, won second place in the 2010 Norman Mailer College Writing Award for Creative Nonfiction, which draws thousands of submissions each year....more >>

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Madelyn Grace Mackinder Stephanie and Matt Mackinder of Goodrich are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Madelyn Grace Mackinder. Madelyn was born at 9:30 p.m., Oct. 4, at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester....more >>
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Blaschek-Kuffa Sybil and Robert Kuffa of Ortonville are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Matthew Kuffa, to Michelle Blaschek, daughter of Linda and Hans Blaschek of Champaign, Ill....more >>
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Fondaw-Schumacher Ann and James Schumacher of Goodrich are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Michael Schumacher, to Cameron Fondaw, daughter of Cathy and Robert Fondaw of Livonia....more >>
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Morgan Joan Sims Craig and Kim (Farnsworth) Sims of Metamora are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Morgan Joan Sims. Morgan was born at 4:31 p.m., Oct. 29, at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc....more >>

Dragons blaze trail to Ford Field

An explosion of green and white erupted from the as the final 30 seconds of the Division 1 football state semi-finals ticked off the clock. Lake Orion was up a scant three points over Cass Tech, 24-21, with the Technicians poised to make a final touchdown and take the game when junior ironman Andrew Shafkalis ruined everything....more >>
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Born August 27th
1871: Theodore Dreiser, novelist (Sister Carrie).
1899: C.S. Forester, novelist and author of the Horatio Hornblower series.
1908: Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th president of the United States (1963-1969).
1910: Mother Teresa, founder of the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
August 27th
in history
1894: The United States congress passes an income tax law as part of a general tariff act, but it is found unconstitutional.
1910: Thomas Edison demonstrates the first talking pictures--using a phonograph--in his New Jersey laboratory.
1912: Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes first appears in a magazine.
1916: Italy declares war on Germany.
1928: Fifteen nations sign the Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact, outlawing war and calling for the settlement of disputes through arbitration. Forty-seven other countries eventually sign the pact.