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Alex and Janis Nemer Alex and Janis Nemer of Ortonville will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary, Jan. 29. The Nemers have two children, Jennifer (Chris) Duffy of Virginia Beach, Va....more >>

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Christy Robinson was named to the dean's list for the fall 2010 semester at Alma College. She is studying to be an anesthesiologist. The 2010 Brandon High School graduate is the daughter of Brian and Cheryl Robinson of Ortonville....more >>
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Lucas Jacob Bolinger Clinton and Brandi Bolinger of Grand Blanc are proud to announce the birth of their son, Lucas Jacob Bolinger. Lucas was born at 12:18 p.m., Dec. 30 at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc....more >>

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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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Born August 1st
1770: William Clark, American explorer, led the Corps of Discovery with Meriwether Lewis.
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.
August 1st
in history
0: The Aghlabid rulers of Ifriqiyah (modern day Tunisia) capture Taormina, Sicily.
1096: The crusaders under Peter the Hermit reach Constantinople.
1464: Piero de Medici succeeds his father, Cosimo, as ruler of Florence.
1664: The Turkish army is defeated by French and German troops at St. Gotthard, Hungary.
1689: James II's 15-week siege of Londonderry, Ireland, ends in failure.It was a shaken and demoralized English column that returned to its northern Irish base at Newry on the evening of May 28, 1595.