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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 October 26th
1854: Charles William Post, food manufacturer, creator of Grape Nuts and Post Toasties.
1879: Leon Trotsky, a leader of the Bolshevik Revolution.
1901: Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer.
1902: Beryl Markham, aviator and writer.
1916: French leader Francois Mitterrand.
October 26th
in history
1825: The first boat on the Erie Canal leaves Buffalo, N.Y.
1881: Three Earp brothers and Doc Holliday have a shootout with the Clantons and McLaurys at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona Territory. Revisiting 'Doc' Holliday.
1905: Norway signs a treaty of separation with Sweden. Norway chooses Prince Charles of Denmark as the new king; he becomes King Haakon VII.
1918: Germany's supreme commander, General Erich Ludendorff, resigns, protesting the terms to which the German Government has agreed in negotiating the armistice. This sets the stage for his later support for Hitler and the Nazis, who claim that Germany did not lose the war on the battlefield but were stabbed in the back by politicians.
1942: Japanese attack Guadalcanal, sinking two U.S. carriers. Marine Sergeant Al Schmid's heroics during the bloody fighting on Guadalcanal.