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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 July 29th
1883: Benito Mussolini, Dictator of Italy (1922-1945).
1887: Sigmund Romberg, composer.
1900: Owen Lattimore, writer.
1905: Stanley Kunitz, poet.
1905: Dag Hammerarskjold, Nobel Peace Prize winner, secretary-general of the United Nations (1953-1961).
July 29th
in history
1858: Japan signs a treaty of commerce and friendship with the United States.
1862: Confederates are routed by Union guerrillas at Moore's Mill, Missouri.
1875: Peasants in Bosnia and Herzegovina rebel against the Ottoman army.
1915: U.S. Marines land at Port-au-Prince to protect American interests in Haiti.
1921: Adolf Hitler becomes the president of the Nationalist Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazis).