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The following local students have been named to the dean's list at Grand Valley State University for the fall 2010 semester: Jill M. Docter, Sarah L. Harlow, and Kimberly R. Michal, all of Goodrich, and Lauren A....more >>
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Short Donald and Beverly Short recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. The couple, childhood sweethearts, were married March 13, 1950 in Pontiac. Donald is the owner of Clarkston/Brandon Glass and Beverly is the owner of Lamplighter Gift Shop in Holly and the former owner of Beverly's in Clarkston....more >>

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Landon Lloyd Venner Glen and Stephanie Venner of Ortonville are proud to announce the birth of their son, Landon Lloyd Venner. Landon was born at 7:48 p.m., Feb. 25, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Pontiac....more >>

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Mom-2-Mom From 9 a.m.-3 p.m., March 26, The Point Church, 9430 Perry Road, Goodrich will host a Mom-2-Mom sale. Rent a table for $20 ($35 for two) limit two. A $1 charge for larger items....more >>
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Born September 17th
1883: William Carlos Williams, poet, playwright, essayist and writer who won a Pulitzer prize for Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems.
1907: Warren E. Burger, chief justice of the Supreme Court.
1923: Hank Williams, Sr., singer, songwriter and guitarist known for Lonesome Blues and Your Cheatin' Heart.
1935: Ken Kesey, author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion).
1947: Jeff MacNelly, political cartoonist, creator of the comic strip Shoe.
September 17th
in history
1796: President George Washington delivers his Farewell Address to Congress before concluding his second term in office.When George Washington announced that he would retire from office he set the stage for the nation's first two party presidential campaign.
1862: The Battle of Antietam in Maryland, the bloodiest day in U.S. history, commences. Fighting in the corn field, Bloody Lane and Burnside's Bridge rages all day as the Union and Confederate armies suffer a combined 26,293 casualties. New York Tribune reporter George Smalley scooped the world with his vivid account of the Battle of Antietam.
1868: The Battle of Beecher's Island begins, in which Major George Sandy Forsyth and 50 volunteers hold off 500 Sioux and Cheyenne in eastern Colorado.
1902: U.S. troops are sent to Panama to keep train lines open over the isthmus as Panamanian nationals struggle for independence from Colombia.
1903: Turks destroy the town of Kastoria in Bulgaria, killing 10,000 civilians.