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Michael G. Wohlwend of Goodrich and Kathleen K. Flood, Nicholas A. Kwasiborski, and Chad E. Powers, all of Ortonville, have been named to the dean's list at Northwood University for the fall 2010 semester....more >>

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Harper Marlene Dalton Jamie Dalton and Anne Miracle of Charleston, S.C. are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Harper Marlene Dalton. Harper was born at 1:15 p.m., Dec....more >>

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Kalyn Justice has been named to the dean's list at Grand Valley State University for the fall 2010 semester. To be named to the dean's list, GVSU students must earn a 3.5 grade point average on a 4....more >>

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Tristan Alan Titus Shaun and Kara Titus of Ortonville are proud to announce the birth of their son, Tristan Alan Titus. Tristan was born at 8:54 a.m., Dec. 8, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac....more >>
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Born August 21st
1904: William Count Basie, American band leader and composer.
1936: Wilt Chamberlin, four-time MVP for the National Basketball Association and only player to score 100 points in a professional basketball game.
1938: Kenny Rogers, country singer.
August 21st
in history
1808: Napoleon Bonaparte's General Junot is defeated by Wellington at the first Battle of the Peninsular War at Vimiero, Portugal.
1831: Nat Turner leads a slave revolt in Southampton County, Virginia that kills close to 60 whites.
1858: The first of a series of debates begins between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. Douglas goes on to win the Senate seat in November, but Lincoln gains national visibility for the first time.
1863: Confederate raiders under William Quantrill strike Lawrence, Kansas, leaving 150 civilians dead.
1864: Confederate General A.P. Hill attacks Union troops south of Petersburg, Va., at the Weldon railroad. His attack is repulsed, resulting in heavy Confederate casualties.