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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 >>

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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 >>

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 October 21st
1772: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan).
1833: Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite and founder of the Nobel Prizes.
1917: Dizzy Gillespie, jazz trumpeter.
1929: Ursula K. Le Guin, science fiction writer (The Left Hand of Darkness).
October 21st
in history
1837: Under a flag of truce during peace talks, U.S. troops siege the Indian Seminole Chief Osceola in Florida.
1861: The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Va. begins, a disastrous Union defeat which sparks Congressional investigations.
1867: Many leaders of the Kiowa, Comanche and Kiowa-Apache sign a peace treaty at Medicine Lodge, Kan. Comanche Chief Quanah Parker refused to accept the treaty terms. Used by most American Indians, bows and arrows made their mark on the frontier even when guns were around, and arrowhead wounds kept army surgeons plenty busy.
1872: The U.S. Naval Academy admits John H. Conyers, the first African American to be accepted. Naval historian and theorist Alfred Thayer Mahan.
1879: After 14 months of testing, Thomas Edison first demonstrates his electric lamp, hoping to one day compete with gaslight.