Crystal Lake Mayor Aaron Shepley walked a few short blocks to Husmann Elementary in Crystal Lake on Monday to welcome students back to school.
During a brief speech followed by a ringing of the bell, the mayor mentioned to students that he, too, attended Husmann Elementary as did his daughters, Madison and Chase.
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Husmann is one of nine K-5 schools in Crystal Lake Elementary District 47.
Its location (McHenry Avenue between Franklin and Paddock Streets) has been home to a school for more than 100 years, so its history, beauty and integrity are celebrated in keeping with this centennial year for Crystal Lake.