- - 1912 - - TEACHERS WANT NINE MONTHS SCHOOL
[Source: Aitkin Independent Age (Aitkin, MN) Aug. 3, 1912, page 8] mkk
The Country Life Club of Aitkin county which is an organization of teachers of the county, held their annual meeting Thursday and Friday. The following officers were named: E. H. Hall, president, Miss Edith Simpson, secretary, Miss Lillian Kordes, treasurer.
The following resolutions were adopted:
Be it resolved by the County Life Club of Aitkin County, in regular session assembled,
First, that we favor the adoption of a state law requiring a nine months term in all rural schools.
Second, That the state give aid to assist in maintaining such term where such aid is necessary.
Third, that we urge school officers and the legislative committee of the M. E. A. to secure said legislation.
Be it further resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be transmitted to the local papers, a copy to the M. E. A. legislative committee, and a copy to the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
- - 1915 - - INDUSTRIAL COURSES AT AITKIN HIGH SCHOOL
[Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Tuesday, August 31, 1915] mkk
AITKIN, Minn., Aug. 30.-Aitkin high school will enter next Monday on its first year as an industrial high school, having been granted an appropriation of $1,600 annually for Agriculture and domestic science. Ezra Colquhoun, a graduate of Ames college, Iowa, will be in charge of the agricultural department, and Miss Berdine Phillips, graduate of the Thomas Training school will teach domestic science.
New rooms in the high school building have been fitted up for the additional departments. John Wilson, instructor in manual training, has arrived from Indiana.
- - 1917 - - NEW SCHOOL AT LAWLER
Source: Aitkin Independent Age (MN) May 26, 1917; submitted by Robin Line
State Rural School Commissioner C. C. Swan will dedicate the new consolidated school at Lawler, June 1st.