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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 August 1st
1779: Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner.
1818: Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the U.S.
1819: Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick
1942: Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead.
1951: Jim Carroll, musician and writer of The Basketball Diaries.
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in history
1914: Germany declares war on Russia.
1937: The Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany becomes operational.The Nuremberg Trial brought high-ranking Nazis to justice.
1939: Synthetic vitamin K is produced for the first time.
1941: The Grumman TBF Avenger torpedo plane makes its first flight.
1942: Ensign Henry C. White, while flying a J4F Widgeon plane, sinks U-166 as it approaches the Mississippi River, the first U-boat sunk by the U.S. Coast Guard.