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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 1st
1904: Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-born American virtuoso pianist.
1924: Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the U.S. (1977-1981)
1932: Albert Collins, guitarist.
1935: Julie Andrews (Julia Elizabeth Wells), actress and singer whose films include Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.
1946: Tim O'Brien, novelist (The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods).
October 1st
in history
331: Alexander the Great decisively shatters King Darius III's Persian army at Gaugamela (Arbela), in a tactical masterstroke that leaves him master of the Persian Empire. Alexander's First Great Victory.
1273: Rudolf of Hapsburg is elected emperor in Germany.
1588: The feeble Sultan Mohammed Shah of Persia, hands over power to his 17-year old son Abbas.
1791: In Paris, the National Legislative Assembly holds its first meeting.
1839: The British government decides to send a punitive naval expedition to China.