Roy L. Moore
Woodford County School Bulletin
Monthly by the County Supt. of Schools
Vol. IV, Eureka, Illinois
Roy L. Moore
Superintendent of Schools, Term begins Dec. 5, 1910
transcribed and contributed to Woodford County,
Illinois Genealogy Trails, by Dena
Corn Exhibit and Corn Judging Contest of the
Woodford County Country SchoolsTen boys and
one girl entered the contest. The names of the contestants and the
Glenn E. Dorward...Cruger
Irvin Reeser...Panther Creek
of the Jefferson School
who won first place in the
Corn Judging Contest
DEATH OF W. J. WHETZEL.
The people of
Woodford County will he deeply grieved to hear of the tragic death
of W. J. Whetzel who was caught in a shaft at his electric light
plant shortly after eleven o'clock Satur day morning. November 26,
and almost instantly killed. Many of the teachers and hundreds of
the children of the county will long remember Mr. Whetzel with the
definition found, memories and will look back upon his eight years
of faithful and efficient service as County Superintendent of
schools with a feeling of thankfulness that such a man had been sent
them. The love and respect which his teachers felt for him was shown
by the beautiful floral offerings that came from many of the towns
of the county with heartfelt sympathy to his wife and four little
Charles Crawford, Webster School, Received
Second Place [wrote about Our National Emblem], pages 12-14
||Pupils, Teachers and Directors of the Bethel
The girls in the front row graduated last spring
and are all in high school at El Paso this year. This School
having won the banner for the best general exhibit for two
years in succession, will under the rules adopted last year be
permitted to keep it. [page 15]
Mr. H. A. Winter of Wenona
had charge of the corn judging contest of the schools of Woodford
county at Eureka, Nov. 12. He also judged all the corn in the
general exhibit. There is not a corn judge in Illinois whose
services are more in demand than Mr. Winter's.
and luncheon were recently held at Low Point for the benefit of the
school library and $31.51 was recieved.
There are a few extra
copies of the Second Biennial Report at the County Superintendent's
office. They will be given to those who first call for them.
Garmire, primary teacher in the Eureka public
schools, now has 97 pupils enrolled. As soon as the new
school building is completed another teacher will be employed to
take charge of a part of this number.
The directors of the
Lourdes school in Worth township have purchased new
dictionaries and two new pictures.
The Happy Hour
school, near Metamora, taught by Miss Lillian Theena has
jsut put in a Waterbury heating plant.
Miss Alice Murphy of the
Cruger school brought her pupils to Eureka on
Monday afternoon, Nov. 14, to see the corn exhibit. The children had
paper and pencil and took notes for sue in their language
The country store and box supper given by Miss Esther
Bohlander of Dist. 61 was well attended.
The Oak Hill
school taught by Miss Ethel Boyer gave an entertainment and
box social Nov. 12.
The teachers of Metamora have had perhaps
the most successful series of Reading Circle Meetings in the
Miss Edna Kirby of the Clark school had
a very bad night for her box supper but in spite of the inclement
weather a large crowd attended.
The new wall paper at the
Douglas school adds much to the appearance of the
The school board and teachers of Metamora have held several
meetings at the suggestion of Prin. H. C. Whetzel to consider the
advisability of introducing domestic science and manual training in
An entertainment and box social were given by Miss
Eunice Nellinger and her pupils at the Jackson
school on the evening of Nov. 18.
school near Minonk has jsut purchased a Beckwith
Corn Day was observed by a large number of rural schools
in the county. At the Tool school a program was
given after which the visitors were served with corn bread,
molasses, and pop corn balls. The Webster and
Thorp schools also served appropriate corn Day
refreshemnts; and the Roth school after the program treated the
seventeen guest to pop corn balls and candy.
Miss Dora Nebel and
her pupils of the Panola school gave an
extertainment and box supper in Hart's Hall, Oct. 31.
of the grades in the Eureka public schools took up a collection and
bought twenty-six Pupils' Reading Circle books
Miss Grace Beecher
and pupils of the Bricktown school gave an ice
cream social and entertainment recently and the proceeds were used
in buying library books and necessary supplies for the
Clarence Wertz of the Versailles school
penned up a 94 lb. hog on Oct. 11 and fed it for thirty days,
weighing all the food he gave it....
Woodford County School Bulletin
Aug. 1912 - May
Vol. 6, Eureka, Illinois, May, 1912
Officers Board of Supervisors
N. L. Davison...Minonk Township
Roy L. Moore...County Superintendent
The sixth annual commencement for the eighth grade
and the third annual play festival held on the Chautauqua grounds
July 11th, was a great success. In spite of the rain of the previous
day, which made the roads bad for travel with automobiles, there was
a splendid crowd, and the program passed off without interruption.
The exercises opened with the commencement program, at which Hon. J.
V. Graff, ex-congressman from Peoria district, made the address. It
was well received by the great, audience that heard it. The music by
the pupils of the Eureka, Panola, Roanoke and Congerville schools
were thoroughly enjoyed. Diplomas were granted to 124 graduates from
the eighth grade in the county. Of this number 78 were from one-room
After this program a number of drills and games were
given by the pupils from the various schools. In the afternoon the
spelling contests were held, the winner of the first place receiving
a gold medal and the second place, a silver medal. The winners are
1st Esther Gulp, Versailles.
2nd Walter Wolpert, Partridge.
2nd Grace Hettinger, Secor...
feature of this portion of the program was a contest between the
winners of the preceding contests. Esther Gulp who represented the
rural schools won the medal as the best speller of the county. The
athletics were interesting and there were many enteries.
Prof. W. P. Miller of El Paso, will give several
talks before the young teachers, taking up subjects that are of
special interest to those who are just beginning their work as
teachers. In the course of his talks he will discuss the following
topics: Discipline, The Teacher's Personality, The First Day of
School and kindred subjects. The talks will be on an informal
character and opportunities will be given for teachers to ask
questions whenever they wish to do so.
The primary work will
again be in chare of Miss Lura M. Eyestone of Normal,
who had charge of the work last year. The observation
work will be given at the morning period. The
afternoon talks will be as follows.....
Boys' State Fair School
committee on the selection of boys to represent this county at the
Boys' school conducted during the State Fair at Springfield have
chosen Rolland Tucker of Minonk and Bennie Bratt of
Woodford County's Exhibit at the
The schools of Woodford county sent a very
interesting exhibition to the State Fair at Springfield this year,
the exhibit consisting of work from a number of schools of the
county. Some of the most interesting exhibits are as follows: A
collection of twenty specisupervision of Miss Lydia Builta; a series
of maps of Illinois, showing the products, glaciations. railroads,
etc., made by the pupils of the eighth grade of the Eureka school,
taught by Miss Delia Gaddis; a set of water color maps, showing the
various sections of the United States, made by the pupils of the
Jefferson school, taught by Miss Martha Swan. Aside from these there
was an exhibit of sewing, a set of water color pictures, a set of
language papers and drawings from Miss Pierce's school.
Lillian McDermott...Dis. No. 40
Eyster......Dis. No. 128
Elsie Marquet....Dis. No.
Frank Hexamer... Dis. No.
Percy Lawyer.....Dis. No. 97
Proctor......Dis. No. 57
Josephine Meek....Dis. No.
John Heiken......Dis. No. 28
Sharp........Dis. No. 55
Carl Bechtel.......Dis. No.
Hermon Claymon. .Dis. No. 59
Knapp......Dis. No. 130
Cecil Johnson......Dis. No. 114
Hannah Dora Knack... Dis. No. 1
Knack.....Dis. No. 1
Erma loerger......Dis. No.
Fae Tomb.........Dis. No. 88
Camp........Dis. No. 88
Frank Klopfenstein Dis. No. 88
Reynolds.....Dis. No. 88
Arthur Klaus.......Dis. No.
Florence Hopping...Dis. No. 88
joy.....Dis. No. 88
Charlie Knapp.....Dis. No. 130
Johnson.......Dis. No. 88
Lizzie Smellie......Dis. No.
Leah Bowald......Dis. No. 88
Brown......Dis. No. 88
Myron Higby.......Dis. No. 88
Musick Diskinson.Dis. No. 88
Gladys Malone.....Dis. No.
Lena Bachman......Dis. No. 33
Hazel May Hahn...Dis. No. -
Madeline lsch......Dis. No.
Ida Hoffman.......Dis. No. 68
Warnke.....Dis. No. 28
Norma Esther Bullock.Dis. No.
Roy Pinkham......Dis. No. 79
Dressler......Dis. No. 96
The following is a
list of Normal scholarships issued by the
State Superintendent of
Frances G. Blair, for Woodford county: Otilda Ferhing,
Mary Gerner, Walter Dyar, Charles Crawford, Mabel Winkler, Arthur
Smith, Lawrence Heintzman, Theresa Theobald, Clarence Wertz, Ethel
Haggard, Mary Kelly, Esta Hefler, Marguerite Cleary, Esther Culp,
Maurine Lantz and Mary Robinson.
School Improvement Column.
directors in District No. 92 have purchased a Waterbury heater and
ventilator. A new chimney will be put in and the heater placed in
the corner of the room. The directors are Henry Culp, Joseph Roth
and Christian Wertz.
The directors in District No. 44 are erecting a new
school building. It is located on the site of the old building and
it will be a great improvement to the district. The directors are,
John Imhoff, Oscar Unsicker and John Keller.
The school building in District No. 49 is being
improved by the addition of a hall. This is a convenience that every
rural school building should have. The board of directors are also
making other The directors in District No. 128 are improving their
school by the construction of a new hall. The directors are, H. L.
Guengerich, Jacob Wolber and J. W. Rich.
District No. 233, in Panola township is another school which
is being improved by the addition of a Waterbury heater and
ventilator. The directors are, Geo. Wilkey, Archie Nethercott and
District No. 33 is to have a new school building,
built in accordance with the modern plans for rural school
buildings. The directors in this district are, Sol. D. Schertz,
Peter Bachmman and Peter Schrock.
The interior of the Benson school is to be greatly
improved by calcimining this with other improvements that are to be
made will add much to the appearance and comfort of the school. The
directors are H. R. Keiken, J. E. Eckhart and Theodore
District No. 111 is erecting a new school house,
which they hope to have ready for use for the opening of school.
This is a great improvement and will add greatly to the school
equipment of Kansas township. The directors are, E. S. Mishler, W.
N. Kunkler and John Hart.
The school in District No. 130 is being improved
by the installation of new slate blackboards and the erection
of a new porch. The directors are, Ben Rider. Charles Knapp and
District No. 119 has been improved by the addition
of a Smith heater and ventilator. This school is another of the many
aiming to secure the State diploma as a Standard School. The
directors are, Andrew Woltzen, M. R. Fischer and John W.
The directors of District No. 41. John Shea, Jr..
Ed. C. Schertz and Fred Bohlander, have purchased a Smith System
heater and ventilator, which will he ready for service by the
opening of school.
The directors in District No. 83 have purchased a
new heater. This with other improvements recently
made will entitle this school to inspection
for the State diploma when Mr. Hoffman visits the county this fall.
The di-rectors are as follows: W, F. Sutton, Byron Stitt and Michael
District No. 100 has replaced the jackated stove
that has been in use for several years with a Hero heater and
ventilator. The directors in this district are, E. T. Benson, R. L.
Ackerman and John E. Breese.
District No. 4 has purchased a Hero heater and
ventilator. This improvement will be greatly appreciated by the
pupils of the district. The directors are as follows : George
Ruestman, A. J. Parks and William Barth.
District No. 80 is another of those purchasing a
Hero heater and ventilator. This school is rapidly nearing the
Standard list The Directors are as follows: Albert Blackmore, Joseph
P. Haase and William Eft.
A number of important changes are being made in
District No. 56 this year. By a unamious vote it was decided to move
the school building from its present location to a site on the
public road, west of Patton's bridge. This will make a much more
satisfactory location for those living in the eastern part of the
district,. The directors are also planning several important
improvements, among these being the installation of a new heater and
ventilator. These improvements mean the opening of a new era of
prosperity in this district. The directors are as follows: Wm.
Mannings, Charles H. Hammers and Ernest Ray.
District No. 40 has installed a Smith System heater
and ventilator in their school. The directors in this district are:
Frank W. Wagner, Wm. F. Rohman and Frank C. Smith.
District No. 27 is making extensive improvements in
its school property this term. New single
seats will be installed, some painting will
be done and other improvements made. The directors are, Frank Hock,
Joseph Koch and Barney Brockling.
District No. 13 has been greatly improved by the
installation of a Waterbury heater and the purchase of new
seats. This will be a great improvement to
school. The directors are as follows: Louis Poignant, Wm.
and Ernest De Guibert.
The school in District No. 46 has been nicely
equipped with new single seats. The directors in this district are:
A. F. Benders, E. A. Woltzen and Fred Weasel. Among other
improvements in this district are a new floor, newly built
The new school building in District No. 111 will be
equipped with a Smith heater and ventilator and new single seats.
The directors are, E. S. Mishler, W. H. Kunkler and John Hart The
Lowell school building, with the outbuildings and fence are to be
nicely repainted before the opening of school. This with other
improvements will put this school in first-class condition The
directors are. C. W. Camp, J. D. Smith and Samuel Leman.
District No. 37 is another district that has been
greatly improved by the installation of a Waterbury heater and the
purchase of new seats. This will greatly improve school conditions
in this district. The directors are, Herman Bodinus, Sol. Winkler
and Hubert Bishell.
District No. 21 has been equipped with a new Smith
heater and ventilator. The director are as follows: Otto Uphoff,
Chas Koch and Chas. Von Behren.
The school in District No. 76 will be supplied with
a Smith heater and ventilator when school opens this fall. The
directors are David Ulrich, J. J. Hunzinger and Ben
District No. 32 has purchased a Hero heater and
ventilator and the same will he installed prior to the opening of
school. The directors are Ludwig Tjaden, Herman J. Tjaden and Peter
A Smith heating and ventilating system is to be
installed in District No. 78. This is another of the many schools
aiming forthe Standard list. The directors are, Jerry Ray, W. H.
Ambrose and J. E. Koerner.
District No. 35 has placed an order for a Smith
Sanitary heater and ventilator to be installed later in the season.
The directors are, Edward McFarlin, Frank Carrithers and John
District No. 10 is among those districts that will
install new single seats for the opening of school. The building has
been weatherboarded and will be repainted. The directors are, Joseph
Fox, Edward C. Cluerr and William Shugart.
District No.96 has purchased a Hero heater to be
installed before the opening of school. This school aims to bring
the Standard of its equipment up to the point which will entitle it
to the State Diploma within a short time. The directors are as
follows: S. K. Sutton, C. E. Armstrong and Richard Mayne.
The directors in District No. 50 and
erecting a new building to take the place are erecting a new
building to take the place of the one destroyed by fire several
months ago. The building is being erected on the same site. The
directors are as follows: H. G. Crawford, Henry Krug and John E.
District No. 79 has purchased a Hero heater, which
will be installed before the opening of school. Other improvements
will be made, which will add to the comfort and appearance of the
school room. The directors are, George Burroughs, S. C. Barringer
and A. F. Johnson.
The Metamora and Low Point schools have each
purchased a Smith Sanitary Bubbling fountain to be installed for use
of the pupils.
A modern school building is being erected in
District No 31. The building will add another to the increasing list
of good school buildings in Woodford county.
A Smith heater and ventilating plant will be installed in this
structure. The directors are, Henry Harms, John Rogge and William
District No. 93 is installing a new Hero heater and
ventilator in place of the furnace that has been in use for several
years. The directors are, John Reeser, L. K. Grove and Harvey
The directors in District No. 69 are making a number
of improvements this year. A new Smith heater and ventilator has
been purchased, new slate blackboards will be installed and an
addition made for a coal room. The directors are, Theodore Miller,
George Wernsman and Wm. Nauman.
The directors of district No. 33 have purchased new
single seats. This will place the equipment of the Spring Hay school
in first-class condition. The directors are, Peter Fischer, John
Winkler, Jr. and L. G. Scheerer.
The directors of District No. 66 have purchased new
seats. These will he installed for the opening of school. The
directors are, Henry Greiner, Frank Kohl and Henry
The directors in District No. 77 are planning some
very satisfactory improvements in their school. A hallway will
he built, a new floor put in and new single seats will be
Woodford County School BulletinWoodford County
Teachers in in Summer School Woodford county was well represented in
the various summer schools this year. The following is a fairly
complete list of those attending:
6, Eureka, Illinois, Sept. 1912
Irene Banta, Elsie Kerrick.
Guy R. French, Ruth Jackson.
Ruth Kerrick. Edna Hester, Frances Kelly, Edna
Campbell, Nell Goodrich, Florence Hughes, Burton Shapland, Clara
Sneed, Charlotte Nellinger, Henry Livingston, Myrtle Tucker, Camilla
Thorn, Leora Janssen, Minnie Janssen. Mae Raub, Edith Reibschlager,
Sadie Philippi, Mabel Dearth, Pearl Kershaw. Austin Kershaw, Nora
Davidson. Hazel Bamber, Florence James, Zella Howell,
Charlotte Vogelsang, Ochel haines, Sara Robinson, Bertha Ehringer,
T. L. Black, Frank L. Black, Glenn W. Stephens, Harry R. Jones,
Henry W. Schroeder, fred L. Dye, Edith Jenkins, Lucy Spires, Lydia
Schroeder, Frances Stambach, Blanche Schweitzer, Gertrude
Wheelwright, Pauline Petri, Edward Woltzen, Vida Davis, Elizabeth
Evey, Elizabeth Vogel, Frank Damman, David Ritz, Mary Ritz, Jessie
Patterson, Vera Patterson, Chester Chism, Nell Patterson. Mary
Lyons, Lida Rock, Ella Yoder, Ruth Gaddis, Delia Gaddis, Ethel
Gaddis, Angie Haas, Mack Evans, Beula Howell, Ruth Smith, Juanita
Norton, Esther Bohlander, Myrtle Rehner, Alta Murray, Hazel Grove,
Elizabeth Roe, Kathleen Roach.
Resolved: That we
greatly appreciate the work of Miss Lura M. Eyestone, Mr. D. C.
Ridgley, Dr. Search, Miss Beulah Hootman, Dr. Paulson, Mr.W. P.
Miller and Mr. B. R. Morris and endeavor to carry out their
Resolved: That the resolutions be published in the
Woodford County School Bulletin and a copy of the same be sent to
each of the instructors. Committee: Frank Damman Minnie B. Janssen,
Nettie Dawson, H. G. Dougherty, Minetta Courtright.
diplomas of standard schools have been renewed this month for the
year that has just opened:
District No. 73-Directors, J. W.
Kuntz, John Bittner and S. S. Fehr.
District No. 72-Directors,
Cari Volz, J. L. Rocke and H. A. Isch, District No. 62-Directors,
Sam Leman, S. E. Smith and Joseph Leman.
63-Directors, C. W. Camp, Christ Leman and J. D. Smith.
No. 70-Directors, Geo. I. Sommer, Fred E. Zimmerman and John G.
District No. 71-Directors, Wm. A. Kern, Geo. Rexroth and
Geo. G. Steiglitz.
The following list shows the schools in
which the various teachers are employed for the coming
Minonk-Supt. B. R. Morris; Prin.
Marie Jensen; Ass't Prin. Marguerite Watson; Domestic Science,
Lenora Higgins; 7th and 8th grade, Anna Kraker; 6th grade, Alice
Beck; 5th grade, Lottie Benedict; 4th, Daisy Christians; 2nd and
3rd, Elsie Kerrick; 1st and 2nd, Minnie Janssen; West side-3rd and
4th grades, Mary O'Rourke; 1st and 2nd, Julia
Maple Grove-Edna Campbell.
G. E. Clark grammar grades,
Intermediate, Alice Hughes; primary, Etta
Point-Prin. H. G. Dougherty; primary, Sarah
Oaken Wald - Esther Bohlander.
Spring Bay-Katherine Roach.
Metamora-Prin. W. C. Stautor;
grammar grades, Agnes Robertson; intermediate, Minetta Courtright;
primary, Madalon Caroll.
Maple Grove-Lulu Koch.
Roanoke-Supt. D. W. McCartney; Prin.
Elizabeth Roe; grammar grades, Gertrude Wheelwright; 5th and 6th,
Harriet McLemore; 3rd and 4th, Annie B. Smith; 3rd, Mildred Davis;
2nd, Bess Reeder; 2nd primary, Lava Yeck; 1st primary, Louise
Pleasant Valley - Frances Wertz.
Willow Tree-F. B.
Hill Grove-Clara Carlson.
West Point-Ena Jergensen.
McKinley-Prin. and teacher of the grammar
grades, Etta Cusey; 5th and 6th grades, Emma Michel; 3rd and 4th,
Nettie Dawson; 1st and 2nd, Ethel Corbin.
grades, Mabel Pumphrey; 5th and 6th, Mary Gregory; 3rd and 4th, Ruby
Ried; 1st and 2nd, Edith Shiner.
Union High School-Supt. C. H.
Brittin; Prin. Isabelle M. Vandervort; 1st as't. Glen Griggs; 2nd
asst., Florence Baker.
Grand View-Jennie Gunn.
Walnut Grove - Winfred Thompson.
Secor-Prin. J. M. Kirby; intermediate, Mrs. Ritz;
primary, Grace Davis.
Versailles-Mrs, E. T.
PantherCreek - Vera Patterson.
Eureka-Supt. Guy R.
French; Prin. Mabel Dearth; Asst. Ruth Jackson; 8th grade, Delia
Gaddis; 7th, Lula Cressey; 6th, Ethel Gaddis; 5th, Laura Kice; 4th,
Coral Norton; 3rd, Jennie McCord; 2nd, Jessie Petri; 1st, Frances
Davis; music, Ada Holbrook; art, Ida Campbell.
Young; primary, Mary Reag.
Science Hill-Lydia Bolliger.
Consolidated-Prin. F. L. Dye;
primary, Faye Nixon.
North Carlock-Ella Yoder,
Isabel Vandervort of the El Paso High School, and Ruth Jackson of
the Eureka High School, have received state certificates as the
result of the recent examination given by the State Superintendent
The following are appointed as managers of
the various circles for the coming season's
El Paso town
El Paso Rural School-Lydia
Secor-F. B. Damman.
Congerville-Fred L. Dye.
School Improvement Column.
school room in District No. 51 has been improved by the laying of a
new floor and making various other changes. The directors are, E. S.
Phillips, Christ Wagner and Geo. F. Bell.
A fine woven wire fence with iron posts has been
erected around the school yard in District No. 43. This is a
splendid improvement. The directors are, G. W. Robinson, John Leman
and J. J. Bauchman.
In District No. 63 a number of improvements have
been made including a numeral frame, a twelve inch globe, the
repainting of all the buildings and the fence and other
improvements. The directors are, C. W. Camp, Christ Leman and J. D.
Many improvements were made in the Goodfield school
during the vacation months. The interior has been repainted and the
walls nicely tinted, so that school opens under very favorable
conditions. The directors are, C. D. Heiser, S. E. Naffziger and
In District No. 76 a number of very substantial
improvements are being made. A new foundation has been placed under
the building, a new chimney erected, a new roof put on and a heater
installed. A new coal house will soon be erected and other
improvements made. The directors are. David Ulrich, J. J. Hunzinger
and Ben Ludwig.
The school room in District No. 77 has been improved
by the installation of adjustable seats. This is a very satisfactory
improvement. The directors are, Floyd Ekiss, W. H. Armstrong and J.
A Smith system heater and ventilator is one of the
improvements in District No. 9. The directors are, Bloom Faw, Chas.
B. Safford and W. F. Peabody.
District No. 27 has purchased new seats and the same
will be installed for use this fall. This with other improvements
made during the year will add much to the comfort and appearance of
the school room. The directors are, Fred Kock. Joseph Koch and
A Smith sanitary bubbling fountain is one of the
improvements in the Spring Bay school, District No. 38. The
directors are Peter Fischer, L. G. Scherer and John
A new floor is being put in the school house in
District No. 14. The directors are, Theodore
Braun, Otto Staudemeyer and James
District No. 68 has purchased new single seats. This
improvement will put this school in first-class condition. The
directors are, Wm. Collins, M. A. Brautigan and Alfred
District No. 22 has purchased new single seats and a
Hero heater. These improvements will make this school one of the
best equipped in that part of the county. The directors are, J. H.
Harms, Fred Broers and George Ketwich.
District No. 75 is being improved by the setting of
window-guards and by other improvements. The directors are, J. J.
Schoor, David Leman and Samuel Blunier.
The directors in District No. 32 have been making a
number of very satisfactory improvements. The exterior has been
nicely painted, the seats have been revarnished and the walls
repapered. Considerable concrete work is being done around the
building. The directors are, P. J. Saltzman. Frank M. Taylor and E.
District No 79 has added a number of new seats to
its equipment. This school is now ready for inspection by Mr.
Hoffman on his visit to this county. The directors are, George
Burroughs and S. C. Barringer.
The interior of the school in District No. 73 has
been nicely repainted thruout [sic]. The directors are, J. W. Kuntz,
John Bittner and S. S. Fehr.
The directors in District No. 16 have purchased a
Smith system heater and ventilator. The directors are, N. B.
Crawford, F. O. Jury and Thos. D. Parkins.
District No. 40 is expending considerable money in
school improvement this year. Aside from the installation of a Smith
heater and ventilator, they will build a coal house in connection
with the school building and make other improvements. The directors
are, Frank C. Smith, Frank W. Wagner and Wm. T. Rohman.
The school in District No. 71 has been nicely
repainted and the interior revarnished. New single seats will be
purchased and other satisfactory improvements made. The name of the
school has been changed to the Maple Lawn. The directors are, Jeff
Rocke, Emil Martin and Andrew Schertz.
District No. 11 has purchased a Smith system heater
and ventilator which will be installed with the coming cold weather.
The walls are being repapered and other improvements made. The
directors are, David Knoblauch, Henry Davis and Victor
New window guards will be placed on the windows of
the Gayley school in District No. 106. The directors are C. A.
Pepper, Harry Grossman and R. L. Lockwood.
A Smith system heater and ventilator has been
purchased in District No. 102, and will be installed in a short
time. The directors are, Levi Riehl, Fred C. Meyer and Albert
A concrete walk and platform and a concrete cover
for the well have been constructed on the school grounds in District
No.72. The directors are, Carl Volz, J. L. Rocke and H. A. Isch.
Woodford County School Bulletin
Vol. 6 Eureka,
Illinois, October, 1912
The following is a
list of the schools visited which received the
Rock Quarry School. District No. 103.
Directors, Albert Schiller, Basil Hallam and Henry Sauder.
Teacher. Ruth Smith.
Hopewell School, District No. 83. Directors,
W. F. Sutton, Byron Stitt and Michael Fitzgerald. Teacher, Ursula
Douglas School, District No. 50. Directors, H. G.
Crawford. Henry Krug and J. E. Jannsen. Teacher, Ruth
Harmony School, District No. 44. Directors, John Imhoff,
Oscar Unzicker and John Keller. Teacher, Sadie Philippi.
School, District No. 40. Directors, Frank Smith, Frank Wagner and
Wm. T. Rohman. Teacher, Bessie Bonner.
School, District No. 33 Directors. Sol. Schertz. Peter Baehman
and Peter Schrock. Teacher. Charlotte Vogelgesang.
Pigeon School, District No. 47. Directors. John Schroeder, George
Hinrichs and George Reintz. Teacher, Richard
Enterprise School, District No. 78.
Directors, W. H. Ambrose. J. E. Koernner and Jerry Ray.
Teacher. Frances Stamhash.
Eagle School, District No. 27.
Directors, Frank Hock, Joseph Koch and Barney Brockling. Teacher.
Center School, District No. 22. Directors, J. H.
Harms, Fred Broers and George Ketwich. Teacher. Nina
McOmber School. District No. 233. Directors. George
Wilkey. Archie Nethercott and Charles Brown. Teacher,
Partridge School. District No. 37. Directors.
Herman Boninus, Sol. Winkler and Hubert Bishell. Teacher. Pauline
Spring Bay School, District No.38. Directors. L. G.
Scheerer, John Winkler and Peter J. Fischer. Teacher,
Diplomas have been issued for the following
schools, to be delivered as soon as the suggested changes have been
Tool School. District No. 49. Directors, Henry
Waldschmidt, Frank Vogel and C. E. Greene.
Hazel Dell School.
District No. 41. Directors, John Shea, Jr.. Ed. C. Schertz and Fred
Franklin School, District No. 8. Directors. John
Winkle. Jr.. Wilke Arends and James Hawk.
Center School. District
No. 8. Directors, Wm. Kolb, J. P. Oyer and John Trantina.
View School, District No.68. Directors, W. Collins, M. A. Brautigam
and Alfred Hoshor. Teacher, Chester Chism.
District No. 13. Directors, Louis Poignant, Wm. Jones and Ernest
Guibert. Teacher, Ruth Borton.
School. District No. 75. Directors. J. .J. Schoor; David Leman and
Winkler School, District No. 117. Directorss, Otto
Boehle, Peter Winkler and Michael Staab.
Sherman School. District
No. 18. Directors, Reuben Faw, Wm. H. Reinken; Herman
Panther Creek School, District No. 93. Directors, John
R. Reeser, Leslie Grover and Harvey Wright.
District No. 87. Directors, John Martin, John Pfister and Amos
Cruger School, District No. 90. Directors, W. H.
Nafziger, John W. Dorward and G. G. Ludwig.
District No. 92. Directors, Joseph Roth, Henry Culp and Chris
Reid School, District No. 128. Directors, R. H.
Guengerich, Jacob Wolber and J. W. Rich.
Olive Branch District
No. 84. Directors, A. M. Dearth, Mrs. Carrie A. Snyder and B. F.
Dipolmas and Pins Awarded
following have received diplomas for 18 months and pins for 36
months for perfect attendance:
Diploma-Henry Reich, District No.
Pin-Charles Kaufman, District No. 90.
Patron's Day at the Eagle and Adams
A union patron's day program was given by
Misses Daisy and Camilla Tom. teachers in District 21 and 27
respectively. Both districts Mere well represented, and those
present enjoyed the address given by Rev. dames Thomas Ph. D. of
Chicago. He opened his address by setting forth the advantages of
educational advancement. He then spoke of his extensive travels
abroad. This is the first of a series of meetings to be held during
School Improvement Column.
school in District No. 61. has been greatly improved by tinting the
walls, oiling the floor and making other changes. The directors are
J. J. Camp, Ben. Schertz and Casper Blunier.
The Garfield school in District No. 48 has been
nicely painted inside and out, the floor has been oiled and some new
seats ordered. The directors are Dick Behrns, Frank X. Vetter and H.
One of the improvements in District No. 75 is a
well. A pure water supply is one of the essentials of a well
equipped school. The directors arc J. J. Schoor, David Lernan and
Supplementary readers for the primary grades have
been purchased at the Rock Quarry school in District No. 103. The
directors are Basil Hallam, Henry Sauder and Albert
The interior of the Sherman school in District No.
18 has been nicely repainted. The directors are Ruben Faw, Wm. H.
Reinken and Herman Meinhold.
The directors of the Winkler school in District No.
117 have sunk a well. This with some grading of the school grounds
will be a great improvement. The directors are Otto Boehle, Peter E.
Winkler and Michael Staab.
The directors in District No. 61 have had the walls
nicely tinted and the floor oiled, The directors are J. J. Camp, Ben
Schertz and Casper Blunier.
A contract has been let by the Metamora school board
for the installment of more radiators in the various school rooms.
This will heat the rooms much more satisfactorily.
The board have also ordered some additional seats for the room
that were crowded. The directors are J. W. Theena, P. O. Belsly and
J. A. McGuire.
The interior of the Bethel school, District No. 96,
has been nicely repainted. The directors are S. K. Sutton, C.
E. Armstrong and Richard Mayne.
A new recitation bench has been ordered in District
No. 45. The directors are J. C. Kamm, Alvin Kauffman and Wm.
The school in District No. 76 has been greatly
improved during the past few weeks. Aside from the heater, coal
shed, roof and concrete foundation, new single seats are
contemplated and a new fence will be built. These improvements will
entitle this school to the diploma as a Standard school. The
directors are David Ulrich, J. J. Hunzinger and Ben
The interior of the Franklin school in District No.
8 has been repainted. Other improvements arc contemplated. The
directors are John Warnke, Jr., Wilke Arends and James
The school room of the North Carlock school in
District No. 30 has been repainted. Several new desks have also been
added to the school to accommodate the increased attendance. There
is talk of a new school building in that district next year. The
directors are George W. Karl, Herman Moritz and Frank
The Hopewell school. District No. 83 has
been supplied with new single seats.
The directors are W. F. Sutton, Byron L. Stitt and Michael
The directors of the White Pigeon school in District
No.47 have ordered a set of maps and a number of pictures for the
walls. The directors are Jacob Schroeder, Geo. Hinrichs and George
Vol. 6, Eureka, Illinois, November,
The following is the list of the cities and villages
of the county showing the name, location, population and date of
founding of each:
Woodford county derived its name from
Woodford county, Kentucky. El Paso is from the Spanish, meaning, "
The Pass." Eureka is from the Greek, meaning, "I have found it."
Minonk is presumably an Indian name. Roanoke was named for Roanoke,
Virginia. Secor was named for Zeno Secor, who held a position with
the T. P. & W. R. R. when Secor was established. Benson was
named for S. H. Benson, who was connected with the Chicago Pekin and
Southwestern R. R. (Now the Pekin Branch of the Sante Fe) at the
time Benson was established. Kappa is an Indian name. Cruger was
named for W. H. Cruger, who was connected at that time with the T.
P. & W. R. R. Cazenovia was so named for the
township which was originally named for Cazenovia Lake, N. Y. Low
Point derived its name from the low point of land on which the
original town was located, a short distance from its present site.
Washburn was originally called Uniontown and later changed to it's
present name. Spring Bay is so called because of the number of
springs in the bay there. Metamora derived its name from
Several of the townships of the county have no
cities or villages in them, while a few, as will be seen from the
above list have two and one township, Cazenovia, has three. The
townships in which there are no towns are as follows: Linn,
Partridge, Greene. Worth and Kansas.
Several towns that were at one time of considerable
importance, have passed out of existence. Versailles, in what is now
Olio township named for Versailles. Kentucky; and
Bowling Green in what is now Palestine, named for Bowling Green,
Kentucky, at one time held quite prominent places in the life of the
county, but each has ceased to exist, and nothing remains to mark
the site the once occupied.
diplomas have been renewed as Standard schools since the last issue
of the Bulletin:
District No. 128, Directors, R, H. Guengerich,
Jacob Wolber, J. W. Rich.
District No. 5, Directors, J. J. Camp,
Ben Schertz, Casper Blunier.
District No. 52, Directors. P. J.
Saltzman, Frank M. Taylor, E. H. Schrock.
District No. 34,
Directors, Henry Bachman, John Ivins, L. T. Bradburn.
No. 36, Directors, Jesse Bohlander, Andrew Elbert. Ottis
District No. 23, Directors, Herbert Spires, C. F.
Hasselman, Jno. Tammen.
Several Schools Receive the
The directors in District No. 96 have arranged
the seats in their school and made other changes that entitle the
school to the diploma as a Standard school The directors are: S. K.
Sutton, C. E. Armstrong and Richard Mayne.
The new school
building in District No. 31 is completed and the single seats and
the heater have been installed. The school is now entitled to the
diploma. The directors are: Henry Harms, John Rogge and Wm.
The directors in District No. 20 have met with the
conditions for the state diploma, and the school is now entitled to
hold the diploma. The directors are: W. B. Uphoff, Wm. Uphoff and
The directors in District No. 49 have met the
conditions for a state diploma and the diploma has been issued. The
directors are: Henry Waldschmidt, Prank Vogel and C. E.
Diplomas and Pins.
been issued to the following pupils who have been perfect in
attendance for eighteen months.
Minnie Aesehliman, Dist.
Anna Schieber, Dist. 90.
Harold Punke, Dist. 54.
Laws, Dist. 88.
Isabelle Faux, Dist. 59.
Walter Sander, Dist.
Eugene Audi, Dist. 59.
Henry Sands, Dist. 59.
Gudeman, Dist. 59.
Ida Beer, Dist. 59.
Laurice Orussa, Dist.
Pins have been granted the following pupils who have been
perfect in attendance thirty-six months:
Wilma lsch, Dist.
Charles Kaufman, Dist. 90.
Dorothy Wright, Dist.
Paul Audi, Dist. 59.
have been purchased for the school in District No. 31. The board of
directors is composed of Henry Harms, John Rogge and Wm.
District No. 41 has purchased new single seats,
which will be installed as soon as received This will entitle this
school to the diploma as a Standard school. The directors are John
Shea, Jr.; Ed. C. Schertz and Fred Bohlinder.
New slate blackboards have been purchased for the
Kappa school. The directors are James A. Langen, H. W. Crowe and A.
The directors in District No. 105 have purchased
some seats of the smaller sizes, and new blackboards. This school is
aiming for the Standard list. The directors are Wm. Ludwig, R. Prank
Dorward and Jacob King.
The Board of
Education in Eureka has purchased a number of supplementary readers
for the various grades and a set of reference books for the eighth
Miss Marion Wilkinson of Bloomington, is teaching
the primary room of the McKinley school in the absence of Miss Ethel
Corbin, who is on the sick list.
A country store was given at the Hazel Dell school
taught by Miss Emily Theena,Tuesday evening. October
29th. It was very I well patronized and the evening was
enjoyed by all. The entertainment netted
$26.81 for the school.
A pleasant social was given at the Union school,
District No. 102, recently. The program, which was in charge of Miss
Kershaw, was enjoyed. The receipts of the evening amounted to
Woodford County School BulletinCHAPTER.
Vol. 6, Eureka,
Illinois, December, 1912
The first railroad to be constructed thru
Woodford county was the Illinois Central. This soon became, and has
since remained, an important factor in the industrial life of the
eastern portion of this county. Work was begun in 1852 and
continued tor a number of months before the line was ready for
active service. Four towns soon sprang up along this line of road,
Minonk, Panola, El Paso and Kappa. At a much later day Woodford was
founded midway between Panola and Minonk. The operation of this road
served to open a wide territory that previously was practically
unsettled. A market was opened close at hand and it became an
inducement for farmers to secure farms in that region. The broad
prairies were soon a scene of activity.
The road is an
important means of connecting this county with the outside world,
both by its passenger and freight service.
The line which
extends thru this county directly connects New Orleans, Louisiana,
and Madison, Wisconsin, so that cities and villages along its right
of way, not only have the means of direct intercourse between these
cities, but with a great number of other cities, such as LaSalle,
Freeport, Bloomington, Cairo and Jackson, Miss.
line was not, however, to remain the only railroad thru the county
for many months, for in 1855-56 the eastern branch of the Peoria
& Oquakwa, later known as the Toledo, Peoria & Warsaw, now
the Toledo, Peoria & Western railway, was constructed, crossing
the Illinois Central railway at right angles at El Paso. Other
cities soon sprang up along the road, among these being Eureka,
which had previously had its beginning a mile south of the present
location of the business portion of the city. Secor, midway between
Eureka and El Paso, and Cruger two miles west of Eureka, were also
started. The construction of this road along present right of way
was a source of disappointment to at least two villages in the
county, for Kappa and Panola had hoped to be the points at which the
new road would cross the Illinois Central. The crossing at El Paso
gave that city a prestige and advantage that neither of the
neighboring villages enjoyed.
This railway is important as a
connection with the large eastern cities. It connects Keokuk, Iowa,
and Effner, Illinois. At the latter point it makes connection with
the Pennsylvania system for the large cities of the east, including
New York. The western division not only connects with Keokuk, but
also with Davenport, Iowa, and Warsaw, Illinois.
For a number
of years these were the only two railroads in the county. Not until
several years after the Civil war were any other roads constructed-
The early seventies witnessed the completion of several lines that
have done much to develop the wealth of the county.
the St. Louis, Jacksonville and Chicago railroad was built to
Metamora, and was later finished to Washington. This road is now a
part of the Chicago & Alton system, and is known as the Dwight
division. The line connects Peoria and Chicago, its trains using the
T. P. & W. tracks from Peoria to Washington. At Dwight it
connects with the main line of the C. & A. and runs directly
into Chicago. As in the case of the other railroads constructed,
this road had much to do with shaping the geography and history of
the portion of the county it touched. Washburn, which had its
beginning a short distance north of its present site, just across
the line in Marshall county, moved so as to be near the railroad.
Low Point also changed its location, while Cazenovia was established
a short distance southwest, of Low
In 1872 the
Chicago, Pekin & Southwestern, road was built between Pekin and
Streator and has direct connection with Chicago. This is now a part
of the Santa Fe system and is known as the Pekin branch. It is
completed from Pekin to the main line of the Santa Fe at Ancona,
with the exception of a strip of probably six miles of track from
Pekin junction east of Washington to the Streator junction east of
Eureka. The T., P. & W. tracks are used for this distance, a
stipulated rental being paid for the use of them. This line
cononnected Eureka and Minonk with Streator and Pekin. Two other
towns were soon established between the above named points, Benson
and Roanoke. This brings a wide and very futile territory in touch
with the markets of Chicago. It also connects at Streator with the
great main line of the Santa Fe, which touches many of the great
cities of the west and southwest.
About 1873 another branch
of the Illinois Central was constructed, which connects this county
with the cities and villages of Livingston and Kankakee counties.
This is known as the Middle division and extends from Minonk to
Kankakee. It enters Woodford county a short distance south of the
line running east and west thru the middle of Minonk township. It
extends west until it connects with the origjnal line of the
Central, a mile and a half south of Minonk and its trains run
into that city on the north and south line. This road makes Minonk
one of its division points and there is a small round house located
in the southern part of the city. The Central coal chutes are also
located south of Minonk and many engines on both lines of the
Central coal ? each day. The chutes were recently erected at a
considerable expense and have every convenience for coaling an
engine without loss of time. The coal cars are run on a switch, the
coal is unloaded and then elevated by means of a stationary engine,
so as to be ready to supply engines needing fuel.
point and station was later established on this road in the eastern
part of Minonk township, known as Spires. This road gives direct
connection with Pontiac and Kankakee, and, from the latter point,
The latest railway to he constructed in this
county was the Lake Erie & Western, which passes thru the
southern portion. This line is now a part of the New York Central
system and connects Peoria, Illinois, and Sandusky, Ohio, passing
thru numerous important cities midway. The road was constructed
about 1888 and touches a portion of the county that previously had
been a considerable distance from any line of road. Two villages
soon sprang up within the borders of the county, both of these in
Montgomery township These were Congerville and Goodfield. There
were, in addition to these, two other villages that were established
along this road, just across the line, each of which draws much of
its trade from Woodford county. One of these is Deer Creek, in
Tazewell county, and the other Carlock, in McLean county.
construction of this line has placed the southern part of this
county in direct and very convenient connection with both
Bloomington and Peoria, as well as many other important points on
From the above it will be seen that Woodford
county is connected by the rail, with the great cities in all
directions, and that these are within comparatively easy access. The
Santa Fe opens the great western region for convenient
communication. The T., P. & W. making its connection with the
Pennsylvania system and the L. E. W. as a portion of the New York
Central system, places the people in touch with the east. The
Chicago & Alton branch makes possible easy communication with
the cities of the main lines of that great system, while the
Illinois Central opens the regions of the southern states as well as
those of the north and northwest.
These lines are so well
distributed over the county that practically every township is
touched by one or more of the great arteries of commerce. Of the
townships of the county, but five are without a railroad. Kansas,
Spring Bay, Partridge, Worth and Linn. Three of those have a road
within less than a mile, from its border.
The river traffic
merely touches the western boundary of the county. The extreme west
is not touched by any railway system, hence it is necessary to use
the steamers for transportation. An elevator is located on the edge
of the river at Spring Bay. The ease with which transportation is
carried on there is due to whether or not the water is high enough
to come within reason-able distance to the elevator. Boats stop at
Spring Bay during the season for passengers and also to deliver
freight. Before the railroads became so numerous this traffic was of
more importance than it is at present.
THE NEW OFFICERS.
in the county should be familiar with the names of the county
officers. Those who were recently, elected were installed into
office Monday, Dec 2. The list as it now stands is as
Circuit clerk, D. C. Belsley county clerk, Joseph
Hertschuh sheriff, John E. Woltzen; treasurer, D. H. Bedinger;
county judge. A. C. Fort; state's attorney, Thos. Kennedy; surveyor,
W. T. Jackson; coroner, Ferd. Seidl; county superintendent of
schools, Roy L. Moore.
The newly elected state officers will
not be duly installed until next month. They are as follows
Governor, Edward F. Dunne; lieutenant-governor, Barratt O'Hara;
secretary of state, Harry Woods; auditor of public accounts, James
J. Brady; state treasurer, William Ryan, Jr.; attorney general,
Patrick J. Lucy,
Members of the legislature
recently elected for the 16th district are: Senator, Christian
Haase; representatives in the legislature, Michael Fahey, Henry A.
Foster, Charles H. Carmon.
The newly chosen national officers
will assume the duties of their offices March 4th. They are:
President, Woodrow Wilson; vice president, Thomas R. Marshall;
member of congress from 17th district Louis Fitz Henry.
The diploma in
Dist. No. 16 has been renewed for the current year. The directors
are, N. B. Crawford, F. O. Jury and Thos. Parkins, teacher, Glenn
The diploma of the Jefferson school
in Dist. No 6 has been renewed. The directors are, Frank Swan, Paul
Davidson and Henry Barth, teacher, Martha Swan.
The diploma of
the Walnut Grove school, Dist. No. 100, was also renewed for the
year. The directors are, E. T. Benson,R. L. Ackerman and John
Breese, teacher, Winfred Thompson.
The Tucker school, Dist. No.
97, was inspected recently and the diploma was renewed. The
directors are, Judson Bigger, F. L. Jones and Joseph Wadsworth,
teacher, Mack Evans.
During the past month
the following received diplomas of honor indicating eighteen months
of perfect attendance:
Clarence Willman, Dist.
Ella Dick,........Dist. 86.
Albert Schwenk,..Dist. 67.
. .Dist. 67.
Clara Beuer,........Dist. 67.
John Proctor,......Dist. 59.
Parkhouse,. Dist. 55.
George Parkhouse, Dist. 55.
Stimpert,. .. .Dist. 55.
Thomas Harris,. .. .Dist.
Lauretta Morrow,. .Dist. 91.
past month the following received punctuality pins, indicating
thirty-six months of perfect attendance:
Frank Hexamer... Dist. 102.
Corn Day Awards
Wistenhuff, Ray School, Dist. No. 91; second-Alvin Yordy, Meridian
School. Dist. No. 94; third-James Bentfield, Tool School, Dist. No.
There were not so many exhibits of com as there were essays,
but the corn chosen indicated careful selection by the
The decision of the judge was as follows:
Wright, Dist. No.93.
2nd-Judd Evey, Dist. No. 48.
Dingledine, Dist. No. 91.
The Ray School, Dist. No. 91, having
the highest average retains the banner for the coming
fixed by Mr. Hoffman for Dist. No. 32 have been met, and the school
will now receive the diploma. The directors are, Ludwig Tjaden,
Herman Tjaden and Peter Unzicker.
The Hodgson school, Dist. No. 79, has met the
requirements for the standard school diploma. The directors are,
George Burroughs, S. C. Barringer. The teacher is Edith
The school room walls of
the Low Point school, Dist. No. 15, have been nicely tinted, greatly
improving their appearance. A substantial gas pipe fence has been
erected in front of the grounds. These improvements place the school
property in first class condition. The directors are A. D. Banta,
E. R. McBroom and Val Garber.
The directors in Dist No. 74 have purchased new single seats and
window guards. The improvements will put this school in excellent
condition. The directors are, Jeff Rocke, Emil Martin and Andrew
An addition of 24 books has been made to the library in Dist. No.
33 by the directors of that district. The directors are, Sol. D.
Schertz, Peter Bachman and Pete Schrock.
A teachers' desk and chair and a dictionary have been purchased
by the directors in Dist. no. 32. The directors are, Ludwig Tjaden,
Herman J. Tjaden and Peter Unsicker.
The Garrison school in Dist.
No. 11 has been greatly improved. The building has been repainted
inside and out, a new heater has been installed and some new seats
purchased. The directors are, David Knoblauch, Henry Davis and
The interior of the Congerville school is to be
nicely repainted greatly improving the appearance of the
The directors of the Rock Quarry school, Dist. No. 103, have
installed some new seals of the smaller size. The directors are
Albert Schuler, Basil Hallam and Henry D. Sauder.
Dist. No. 79 has installed a number of small single seats
and rearranged the remaining seats in the room. The directors are,
George Burroughs and S C. Barringer.
H. G. Dougherty's pupils of:
Low Point school have purchased the Wreath Music Series tor use in
Miss Alice Hughes has resigned her position as
teacher in the intermediate room at Benson, owing to the death of
The vacancy has been filled by the selection of Mrs.
Jennie B. Jones.
Miss Sadie Philippi, who has been teaching the
Harmony school in District No. 44 has resigned.
A pleasant social
was given by the pupils of District No, 105, on the evening of Nov.
22nd- An interesting program was prepared by the school under the
direction of the teacher, Miss Blanche Dillard. The proceeds will be
used for the benefit of the school.
Miss Edith Jenkins, teacher
of the Hodgson school, Dist. No. 79 is doing some hand work that is
commendable. She has purchased a set of scroll saws and carvers, and
the pupils are doing some good work. The smaller pupils arc working
A pleasant social was given at the Maple Lawn
school, Dist. 74, Wednesday evening, November 27th. There was a good
attendance, a number being present from Eureka. The Thanksgiving
program which was rendered was enjoyed by all. The proceeds, which
amounted to about $25.00, will be used for the benefit of the
school. Miss Nell Patterson had charge of the program.
evening, November 27th, a pleasant social was given at the Belsley
school, taught by Miss Irene Banta. A very pleasant program was
given, including selections by pupils and visitors.
pleasant and successful social was given at the North Carlock school
in Dist, No. 261, in which Miss Ella Yoder is teacher, Tuesday
evening, November 26th. There was a good attendance and the
exercises of the evening were greatly appreciated by those present.
The net proceeds were $45.00 which will be used to purchase books
for the school library and other school