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Honesty tops wishlist for new superintendent

Responses were quick as the small audience listed skills and characteristics they wanted in their next superintendent. Honesty, effective communication skills, active listener, sense of humor, nondictator, and treating everyone with respect came from the audience as Richard Dunham from Michigan Association of School Boards quickly typed it onto the list Monday night during the community forum....more >>

Survey: LOHS teachers worried by modified block

But administrators claim new plan for class scheduling is 'best of both worlds'

A big change at the high school, over three years in the making, is about to debut. Back in 2007, a committee examining the possibility of penny-pinching scheduling plans came up with a modified block concept....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
1879: After 14 months of testing, Thomas Edison first demonstrates his electric lamp, hoping to one day compete with gaslight.
1904: Panamanians clash with U.S. Marines in Panama in a brief uprising.
1917: The first U.S. troops enter the front lines at Sommervillier under French command. World War I propagandist George Creel.
1939: As war heats up with Germany, the British war cabinet holds its first meeting in the underground war room in London.
1940: Ernest Hemingway's novel For Whom the Bell Tolls is published.