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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 April 24th
1856: Henri Philippe Pétain, French Marshall, WWI hero, Nazi collaborator.
1900: Elizabeth Goudge, English author.
1904: Willem de Kooning, abstract impressionist painter.
1905: Robert Penn Warren, novelist, America's first poet laureate.
1906: William Joyce, 'Lord Haw-Haw,' British traitor, Nazi propagandist.
April 24th
in history
1948: The Berlin airlift begins to relieve surrounded city.
1953: Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
1961: President John Kennedy accepts sole responsibility for the failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs.
1968: Leftist students take over Columbia University in protest over the Vietnam War.
1980: A rescue attempt of the U.S. hostages held in Iran fails when a plane collides with a helicopter in the Iranian desert.