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40th anniversary

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 30th
1871: Ernest Rutherford, physicist who discovered and named alpha, beta and gamma radiation and was the first to achieve a man-made nuclear reaction.
1893: Huey P. Long, Louisiana politician who served as governor and U.S. senator, known as The Kingfish.
1918: Ted Williams, Hall of Fame outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, the last man to hit .400 in a season.
August 30th
in history
1860: The first British tramway is inaugurated at Birkenhead by an American, George Francis Train.
1861: Union General John Fremont declares martial law throughout Missouri and makes his own emancipation proclamation to free slaves in the state. President Lincoln overrules the general.
1892: The Moravia, a passenger ship arriving from Germany, brings cholera to the United States.
1932: Nazi leader Hermann Goering is elected president of the Reichstag.
1944: Ploesti, the center of the Rumanian oil industry, falls to Soviet troops.