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And then there were none: Board moves toward November election

Jim Weidman surprised at least a few people at last week's board of education meeting when he took the proverbial bull by the horns and proposed a change many in the community have asked about....more >>
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Kerpan-Scully David and Sharon Van Dis of Ortonville are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katrina Genevieve Kerpan, to Michael Christopher Scully, son of Robert and Bonnie Scully of Grafton, Mass....more >>
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Tiffany Underwood of Brandon Township has been named to the dean's list for the fall 2010 semester at Oakland Community College, Highland Lakes campus. Tiffany is also a student at Oakland University, majoring in social work....more >>

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Charles Montgomery Morgan Jennifer and Montgomery Morgan of Fenton are proud to announce the birth of their son, Charles Montgomery Morgan. Charles was born at 8:36 a.m., Feb. 1, at St....more >>
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Born October 20th
1901: Adelaide Hall, cabaret singer.
1925: Art Buchwald, humorist.
1931: Mickey Mantel, baseball great who played for the New York Yankees
1932: Michael McClure, beat poet.
1940: Robert Pinsky, former U.S. Poet Laureate.
October 20th
in history
1870: The Summer Palace in Beijing, China, is burnt to the ground by a Franco-British expeditionary force.
1903: The Joint Commission, set up on January 24 by Great Britain and the United States to arbitrate the disputed Alaskan boundary, rules in favor of the United States. The deciding vote is Britain's, which embitters Canada. The United States gains ports on the panhandle coast of Alaska.
1904: Bolivia and Chile sign a treaty ending the War of the Pacific. The treaty recognizes Chile's possession of the coast, but provides for construction of a railway to link La Paz, Bolivia, to Arica, on the coast.
1924: Baseball's first 'colored World Series' is held in Kansas City, Mo. The talented athletes of the negro leagues.
1938: Czechoslovakia, complying with Nazi policy, outlaws the Communist Party and begins persecuting Jews. The unprecedented Nuremberg Trial.