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      Macomb celebrates birthday of its namesake

      The city of Macomb plans a giant birthday party Tuesday night in honor of it's namesake.

      April 3 is the 230th birthday of the city of General Alexander Macomb who was an important figure in the War of 1812.

      Tuesday night a community birthday party celebrating the day will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. in Chandler Park, next to the monuments for General Macomb.

      As with any birthday party, there will be cake along with period music and a presentation on the life and contributions of General Macomb.

      Click here to read more in the McDonough County Voice.

      Click here to read more from Tri-State Public Radio.