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Folk Ensemble From 1-2 p.m., Dec. 4, the Brandon Township Public Libary, 304 South St.,will host the band Folk Ensemble during the library's 10-year anniversary celebration. Holiday favorites as well as traditional folk music will be performed, and is suitable for all ages....more >>

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Hometown heroes: on duty during the holidays

Editor's note: The Citizen will recognize our local military men and women serving our country away from home during the holiday season by publishing their names, photos and some information on each of them....more >>

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Military

Army Reserve Pvt. Leslie L. Coffer has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During nine weeks of training, Coffer studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics....more >>
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Birth

Eric DeShannon Hunt Kari and Eric Hunt of Ortonville are proud to announce the birth of their son, Eric DeShannon Hunt. Eric was born at on November 2 at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc....more >>

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Achievement

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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Birth

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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Born October 21st
1772: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan).
1833: Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite and founder of the Nobel Prizes.
1917: Dizzy Gillespie, jazz trumpeter.
1929: Ursula K. Le Guin, science fiction writer (The Left Hand of Darkness).
October 21st
in history
1096: Seljuk Turks at Chivitot slaughter thousands of German crusaders. Taking Jerusalem.
1529: The Pope names Henry VIII of England Defender of the Faith after defending the seven sacraments against Luther.
1600: Tokugawa Ieyasu defeats his enemies in battle and affirms his position as Japan's most powerful warlord.
1790: The Tricolor is chosen as the official flag of France.
1805: Vice Admiral and Viscount Horatio Nelson wins his greatest victory over a Franco-Spanish fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar, fought off Cape Trafalgar, Spain. Nelson is fatally wounded in the battle, but lives long enough to see victory. Nelson and the Nile.