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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

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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 >>

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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 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
1939: With the German army already attacking western Poland, the Soviet Union launches an invasion of eastern Poland.The Polish submarine Orzel escaped from internment and went on to fight the Germans against long odds.
1942: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill meets with Soviet Premier Josef Stalin in Moscow as the German Army rams into Stalingrad.The Krummer Lauf allowed German infantry and motorized artillery units to actually fire around corners.
1944: British airborne troops parachute into Holland to capture the Arnhem bridge as part of Operation Market-Garden. The plan called for the airborne troops to be relieved by British troops, but they were left stranded and eventually surrendered to the Germans.
1947: James Forestall is sworn in as first the U.S. Secretary of Defense. President Harry S. Truman relied heavily on Dean Acheson for his most significant foreign policy achievements.
1957: The Thai army seizes power in Bangkok.