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Hannah Stowers, a 2010 Brandon High School graduate, was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Central Michigan University. She is the daughter of Russ and Holly (Downing) Stowers....more >>

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Marine Corps Pfc. Samantha B. Donders recently completed the basic electrician's course. During the course at Marine Corps Engineer School, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, N.C., students receive instruction on the repair and maintenance of generators, transformers and power lines....more >>
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Born September 30th
1908: David Oistrakh, violinist.
1924: Truman Capote, author and playwright whose works include Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood.
1927: W.S. Mervin, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.
1928: Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, writer, best known for his first book Night about his own experiences in concentration camps.
1935: Johnny Mathis, singer.
September 30th
in history
1949: The Berlin Airlift is officially halted after 277,264 flights.
1950: U.N. forces cross the 38th parallel separating North and South Korea as they pursue the retreating North Korean Army.In 1950, as U.S. Marines tried to fight their way out of a Chinese trap, Korea suffered its worst winter of the century.
1954: The first atomic-powered submarine, the Nautilus, is commissioned in Groton, Connecticut.
1954: NATO nations agree to arm and admit West Germany.
1955: Actor and teen idol James Dean is killed in a car crash while driving his Porsche on his way to enter it into a race in Salinas, California.