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Academics

Nicholas Schummer has been named to the president's list at Northwood University for the fall 2010 semester with a 3.94 grade point average. Only 4.8 percent of Northwood University students are eligible for the president's list....more >>

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Births

Macey Audrey Toutant Steven and Jessica Toutant of Ortonville are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Macey Audrey Toutant. Macey was born at 11:45 p.m., Nov. 8 at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc....more >>

Jessica Irene Marie Stefko and Benjamin Andrew Wright

John and Dana Stefko of Oxford are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jessica Irene Marie Stefko to Benjamin Andrew Wright, son of Sarah Wright and the late Luther Wright of Lake Orion....more >>
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Engagement

William and Carol Millar of Ortonville are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Aaron Jonathan, to Rhonda Leigh, daughter of Roland and Frances Moody of Florida. The bride-to-be graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2000 with a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design....more >>

Studying hard

Ann Seeloff Ann Seeloff from Lake Orion was named to the Dean's List at Davenport University for the fall 2010 semester. Erin M. VanDellan Lake Orion resident Erin VanDellan, a senior at Hope College, made it to the Dean's List for the fall 2010 semester....more >>
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Born September 5th
1638: Louis XIV, The Sun King of France who built the palace at Versailles.
1842: Jesse James, legendary outlaw of the American West.
1897: A.C. Nielson, founder of the Nielson Ratings.
1905: Arthur Koestler, Hungarian novelist and essayist who wrote about communism in Darkness at Noon and The Ghost in the Machine.
1912: John Cage, inventive composer, writer, philosopher, and artist.
September 5th
in history
1792:
1804: In a daring night raid, American sailors under Lieutenant Stephen Decatur, board the captured USS Philadelphia and burn the ship to keep it out of the hands of the Barbary pirates who captured her. Often venturing into harm's way, America's most famous sailing ship, the USS Constitution, twice came close to oblivion.
1816: Louis XVIII of France dissolves the chamber of deputies, which has been challenging his authority.
1859: Harriot E. Wilson's Our Nig, is published, the first U.S. novel by an African American woman.
1867: The first shipment of cattle leaves Abilene, Kansas, on a Union Pacific train headed to Chicago.