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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 July 25th
1880: Morris Raphel Cohen, American philosopher and mathematician.
1902: Eric Hoffer, American longshoreman and philosopher (The True Believer, Before the Sabbath),
1907: Johnny Hodges, jazz musician.
1927: Midge Decter, writer and editor.
1935: Barbara Harris, actress.
July 25th
in history
1799: On his way back from Syria, Napoleon Bonaparte defeats the Ottomans at Aboukir, Egypt.
1814: British and American forces fight each other to a standoff at Lundy's Lane, Canada.
1845: China grants Belgium equal trading rights with Britain, France and the United States.
1850: Gold is discovered in the Rogue River in Oregon, extending the quest for gold up the Pacific coast.
1861: The Crittenden Resolution, calling for the American Civil War to be fought to preserve the Union and not for slavery, is passed by Congress.