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Adalyn Marie Vollmer David and Lindsey Vollmer are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Adalyn Marie Vollmer. Adalyn was born at 8:44 p.m., Oct. 24, at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital in Ft....more >>

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Jacob Robert Jones Katie and Brad Jones of Clarkston are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jacob Robert Jones. Jacob was born at 11:43 p.m., Oct. 23, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac....more >>

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Hays-Romano Michael and Carolyn Hays of Ortonville are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Hillary Anne Hays, to Daniel John Romano, son of John and Debbie Romano of Saint Clair Shores....more >>

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Teare-Mauro Steve and Wendy Teare of Georgia, formerly of Ortonville, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Marie Teare, to Joseph Mauro of Falls Church, Va....more >>

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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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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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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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Born August 1st
1779: Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner.
1818: Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the U.S.
1819: Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick
1942: Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead.
1951: Jim Carroll, musician and writer of The Basketball Diaries.
August 1st
in history
1943: Over 177 B-24 Liberator bombers attack the oil fields in Ploesti, Rumania, for a second time.
1944: The Polish underground begins an uprising against the occupying German army, as the Red Army approaches Warsaw.
1950: Lead elements of the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division arrive in Korea from the United States.
1954: The Geneva Accords divide Vietnam into two countries at the 17th parallel.
1964: Arthur Ashe becomes the first African-American to play on the U.S. Davis Cup tennis team.