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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 October 24th
1788: Sarah Josepha Hale, magazine editor and poet whose book Poems for Our Children included Mary Had a Little Lamb (the first words to be recorded in sound)
1904: Moss Hart, American playwright who, with George S. Kaufman, wrote plays such as You Can't Take it with You and The Man who came to Dinner.
1911: Sonny Terry, blues performer.
1923: Denise Levertov, English poet.
1929: George Henry Crumb, American composer.
October 24th
in history
1863: General Ulysses S. Grant arrives in Chattanooga, Tennessee to find the Union Army there starving. Escaping a Rebel siege at Chattanooga.
1897: The first comic strip appears in the Sunday color supplement of the New York Journal called the 'Yellow Kid.'
1901: Anna Edson Taylor, 43, is the first woman to go safely over Niagara Falls in a barrel. She made the attempt for the cash award offered, which she put toward the loan on her Texas ranch.
1916: Henry Ford awards equal pay to women. Industrialist Henry Ford helped lead American war production with the gigantic facility at Willow Run.
1917: The Austro-German army routs the Italian army at Caporetto, Italy.