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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 August 30th
1871: Ernest Rutherford, physicist who discovered and named alpha, beta and gamma radiation and was the first to achieve a man-made nuclear reaction.
1893: Huey P. Long, Louisiana politician who served as governor and U.S. senator, known as The Kingfish.
1918: Ted Williams, Hall of Fame outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, the last man to hit .400 in a season.
August 30th
in history
1932: Nazi leader Hermann Goering is elected president of the Reichstag.
1944: Ploesti, the center of the Rumanian oil industry, falls to Soviet troops.
1957: In an effort to stall the Civil Rights Act of 1957 from passing, Senator Strom Thurmond (D-S.C.) filibusters for over 24 hours. The bill passed, but Thurmond's filibuster becomes the longest in Senate history.
1961: President John F. Kennedy appoints General Lucius D. Clay as his personal representative in Berlin.
1983: Lieutenant Colonel Guion S. Bluford, Jr., becomes the first African-American astronaut to travel in space.