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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 >>



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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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 >>

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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 October 4th
1862: Edward Stratemeyer, author, creator of the Hardy Boys, Rover Boys, Nancy Drew and the Bobbsey Twins.
1879: Edward Murray East, botanist whose research led to the development of hybrid corn.
1884: Damon Runyon, journalist and short story writer.
1895: Buster (Joseph F.) Keaton, star of silent film comedies including Sherlock, Jr. and The General.
1919: Rene Marques, Puerto Rican playwright and short story writer.
October 4th
in history
1914: The first German Zeppelin raids London. The J.V. Martin Kitten failed at intercepting Zeppelins.
1957: Sputnik 1, the first man-made satellite, is launched, beginning the space race. The satellite, built by Valentin Glushko, weighed 184 pounds and was launched by a converted Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). Sputnik orbited the earth every 96 minutes at a maximum height of 584 miles. In 1958, it reentered the earth's atmosphere and burned up. Just nine months after President John F. Kennedy called for the U.S. to put a man on the moon before 1970, Mercury astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth.
1968: Cambodia admits that the Viet Cong use their country for sanctuary. As America's involvement in Indochina came to an end in the spring of 1975, the Khmer Rouge closed in on Phnom Penh for the kill.
1972: Judge John Sirca imposes a gag order on the Watergate break-in case.
1976: In Gregg v. Georgia, the U.S. Supreme Court lifts the ban on the death sentence in murder cases. This restores the legality of capital punishment, which had not been practiced since 1967. The first execution following this ruling was Gary Gilmore in 1977.