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Kingsbury honors local veterans

Kingsbury Country Day School in Addison Township celebrated Veterans Day on Monday with some local servicemen. After being treated to a delicious breakfast, the veterans introduced themselves, then listened as students talked about what Veterans Day means, read original poetry and even sang "America the Beautiful....more >>
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Iraq veteran visits Clear Lake

Michael Brennan was just a fresh-faced student at Royal Oak Kimball High School when Islamic terrorists launched devastating sneak attacks on New York City and Washington D.C. on Sept....more >>
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Leonard: Thank you vets!

Leonard Elementary's fifth-graders honored local veterans Friday by inviting them to their school to enjoy breakfast and tell their stories. Students asked the veterans questions about their service, their fears, their accomplishments and what life was like in the military....more >>
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Teacher earns more than $3,600 for classroom

Show me a resourceful teacher, and I'll show you some smart students. Webber Elementary teacher Michele Smyth is just such a teacher. By partnering with education fundraising website Donors Choose, Smyth has garnered $3,631 in materials for her classes....more >>
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Born December 25th
1841: Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross.
1870: Rosa Luxemburg, Polish-born founder of the Spartacus League which later became the German Communist Party.
1907: Cab Calloway, band leader, the first Jazz singer to sell a million records.
1918: Anwar Sadat, Egyptian president (1970 to 1981) and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
December 25th
in history
1939: Finnish troops enter Soviet territory.
1941: Free French troops occupy the French Islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon off the Canadian coast.
1944: Prime Minister Winston Churchill goes to Athens to seek an end to the Greek civil war.
1946: Chiang Kai-shek offers a new Chinese constitution in Nanking pledging universal suffrage.
1950: Scottish nationalists steal the Stone of Scone from the British coronation throne in Westminster Abbey. The 485 pound stone was recovered in April 1951.