Day: May 1, 2021

Roberts Elementary School

ROBERTS SCHOOL The first school was held in the Roberts District in 1879 in a building on the site of the present Grange Hall. At that time the district was called Croston. The term was of 6 months duration extending from April 13, 1879, to October 3, 1879, with the exception of the month of […]

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Salem Heights Elementary School

SALEM HEIGHTS SCHOOL The first four rooms, office, and supply room of the present school were built in 1929. Ten years later, in 1939, four more I rooms were added, making the two wings to the West. Still another ten years later, in 1949, the addition to the North was added; this addition included three […]

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Hazel Green Elementary School

HAZEL GREEN SCHOOL The Hazel Green School District was organized in 1865, the year the Civil War ended. The school was called Hazel Green because of the under- growth of hazel. The first schoolhouse. frame building, was located south of the Forest Simmons home near the edge of the woods on the Amer Wood’s farm. […]

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Bethel Elementary School

BETHEL SCHOOL Bethel District, one of the older outlying communities, is situated about five miles east of the city lim- its on State Street. In the early days this locality was covered with very large timber, and a sawmill owned by Dan Early was operated on the present site of the school building. The commercial […]

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Fruitland Elementary School

FRUITLAND SCHOOL By: Charles Baker, Principal Fruitland District 113, Marion County, was founded February 18, 1889 during the office of D. W. Yoder, County Superintendent of schools. The meeting for organization was held at the old Slocum place presently the residence of the Leo Newell family. It seems fitting that the organizational meeting place is […]

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