I finally saw my first Aurora! I looked up at Cass around 8:30pm and saw a red band of light about 30 degrees in width going northwest! At first I thought it was glare from some Halloween display. A check of spaceweather.com verified that it was indeed caused by an CME!
I called Joe to let him know and various others in my excitement. Unfortunately it is now dissipating as I write this. Scratch one more from the bucket list!
Northern Lights as seen from East Martin Michigan on October 24 2011