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 Air Force Airman Jennifer L. Howell graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. She completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills....more >>
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Medals in Marine Service

Jonathan Roberts  took the Bronze in Marine Service Technology division at the 2011 State Conference was held on April 15-17, in Lansing.  He is a graduating senior at Lake Orion High School and also attends Oakland Technical Center Northeast....more >>

Milestones

Academics

Jennifer Brothers graduated from Michigan State University with honors on May 7, receiving a bachelor of arts degree in human development and family studies. The 2007 Goodrich High School graduate will further her education in the fall at MSU in the master's of social work program....more >>

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Wedding

Teare-Mauro Shannon Teare and Joseph Mauro were united in marriage May 21 at the First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor. The ceremony was officiated by the Reverend Robert Roth and a reception followed at the Polo Fields Golf and Country Club of Ann Arbor....more >>
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Birth

Lillian Mae Waters Ray and Liz Waters of Ortonville are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Lillian Mae Waters. Lillian was born at 10:52 a.m., April 15, at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak....more >>
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Engagement

Stewart-Douglas Gary Douglas and Midge (Mary Jane) Stewart are happy to announce their engagement. Gary and Midge were the best of friends at Birmingham Groves High School. After a 34-year absence they reconnected and the rest is history....more >>

In Service

 Air Force Airman Jennifer L. Howell graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. She completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills....more >>

Milestones

Academics

William E. DeHerder III of Goodrich graduated Cum Laude from Central Michigan University on May 7 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in psychology and creative writing. While at CMU, he made the deans list for five semesters, was a member of the CMU marching band and was featured in Central Review Literary Magazine....more >>
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Born October 21st
1772: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan).
1833: Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite and founder of the Nobel Prizes.
1917: Dizzy Gillespie, jazz trumpeter.
1929: Ursula K. Le Guin, science fiction writer (The Left Hand of Darkness).
October 21st
in history
1837: Under a flag of truce during peace talks, U.S. troops siege the Indian Seminole Chief Osceola in Florida.
1861: The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Va. begins, a disastrous Union defeat which sparks Congressional investigations.
1867: Many leaders of the Kiowa, Comanche and Kiowa-Apache sign a peace treaty at Medicine Lodge, Kan. Comanche Chief Quanah Parker refused to accept the treaty terms. Used by most American Indians, bows and arrows made their mark on the frontier even when guns were around, and arrowhead wounds kept army surgeons plenty busy.
1872: The U.S. Naval Academy admits John H. Conyers, the first African American to be accepted. Naval historian and theorist Alfred Thayer Mahan.
1879: After 14 months of testing, Thomas Edison first demonstrates his electric lamp, hoping to one day compete with gaslight.