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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 December 22nd
1858: Giacomo Puccini, Italian operatic composer best known for Madam Butterfly.
1883: Arthur Wergs Mitchell, first African-American to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
1912: Claudia Lady Bird Johnson, wife of President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
December 22nd
in history
1944: During the Battle of the Bulge, General Anthony McAuliffe responds to a German surrender request with a one word answer: Nuts!
1945: The United States recognizes Tito's government in Yugoslavia.
1965: The EF-105F Wild Weasel makes its first kill over Vietnam.
1966: The United States announces the allocation of 900,000 tons of grain to fight the famine in India.
1988: A Pan Am airliner is blown up in mid-air and crashes onto Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 295 on board and 11 people on the ground.