Section 2, Post township
1886 Warner-Foote Plat map, showing the location of the Evergreen school
(image captured from HistoricalMapworks.com)
Evergreen school children, ca spring
The school was closed, and the building auctioned off August 4, 1955.
Front row: David Hagemeier, Jerry Starkey, Janice Starkey, David Lawson, Larry Gelo, unknown boy (possibly Alvin Linville), John Roffman, Marion Brainard
2nd Row: Janice Wittenberger, Karen Beall, Janeen Lawson, Linda Gelo, Sharon Coates, ?Janice Lawson, George Brainard, John Wittenberger, Larry Gruel, Richard Beall
3rd Row: Mrs. Reincke (teacher), Beverly Starkey, Shelby Gelo, Frank Wittenberger,
Robert Beallunknown boy (*possibly Frederick Heins)
~Source: scan of original photograph
~Contributed by David Hagemeier
* 6/10/2016 from Bob Beall: "The person in the far right back row is incorrectly identified as Robert Beall. I don't know who he is, it may be Fredrick Heins as he did go to the Evergreen school, but I don't know if he is the right age for the photo."
~Note: if you can positively ID the boy in the white shirt & dark jacket (front row), please contact the Allamakee coordinator
Evergreen school students
Teacher, Mrs. Iva Reincke
came down to Evergreen school house on the invitation of
Miss Purman, the teacher, and took one of the finest
groups ever seen of 52 scholars and 10 visitors.
Miss Tierney, teacher of the Evergreen
school, wants the prize for the largest ungraded school
in the county, having 57 scholars on the register and
more to come.
The Julius Krousie family, living out on route two,
Postville, had a contest all of its own that has just
been definitely settled to the satisfaction of all
concerned. Earl and Eunice Krousie, students in Evergreen
school, were the best spellers and when the tests were
given to decide which one should represent their school
in the county spelling contest, the battle for supremacy
raged on for weeks without a decision. Last week,
however, Earl won out over his sister and will represent
Evergreen school at the Waukon contest to be held
Saturday, April 8th.
Dr. Kiesau of Postville was called to the
Evergreen school last Wednesday, where he vaccinated
twenty pupils against smallpox. Mrs. Russell Enyart is
the teacher of this school.
Mrs. John Dundee, Mrs. Jess Uhl, Mrs. Frank Roffman,
Mrs. Milton Helgerson, Mrs. Herbert Miene, Mrs. Martin
Vickery, Mrs. Julius Krousie and daughter Helen, Mrs.
Herman Nuehring and Oliver, Mrs. Arthur Ricker and sons,
Mrs. Geo. Brainard and Bernice, Mrs. Melvin Helgerson and
Elizabeth, and Viola Miene enjoyed the Thanksgiving
program and lunch at the Evergreen school on Tuesday
afternoon, where Vera Stieber is the teacher.
A new 4-H Girls' Club was organized in
Post township in the Evergreen school district. The
following were enrolled: Virginia Kalke, Barbara
Brainard, Janice Brainard, Laura Coates, Hazel Marie May,
Esther May, Eunice Krousie, Marian Gelo, Margaret Gelo,
Iva Phipps, Mae Phipps and Leota Phipps.
We have completed our eighth month of
school. Our school will close May 22 with a picnic on the
school grounds. We are proud of the successful little
program of a few weeks ago. From the money we earned, we
purchased a lamp and a water can. A recent entertainment
brought a new bulletin board. Miss Peterson has been
having three interesting contests: spelling, reading and
citizenship. Virginia Kalke was awarded an autograph
book. The pupils have all enjoyed writing in it. Robert
Krousie got an aeroplace book for winning in spelling.
The citizenship contest is between the boys and girls. We
hope the best side wins.
Evergreen school in Post township, Esther Peterson,
teacher, was awarded first place in the floats at the
Waukon corn day festivities last week. There were 31
floats entered in the parade.
The Post township spelling contest was
held at the Myron school last Friday afternoon. Virginia
Kalke of Evergreen school was the fiinal winner. She will
go to Waukon to the county spelling contest on March 30.
Oran Engelhardt and Laura Coates, students at
Evergreen school in Post township, have been placed on
the honor roll of 8th grade rural school children
graduating in Allamakee county on May 28th, according to
County Superintendent Lois Grimm.
Commencement exercises for rural eighth
grade students of Allamakee county will be held in the
Waukon high school on Wednesday, May 26, at two o'clock.
Among the graduates to receive their diplomas are Bernice
Brainard, Evergreen school, Post township, who is on the
honor roll of the class.
|The Evergreen school in Post
township is paying Miss Ella Williams of Waukon $90 per
month to teach the Spring term, the highest salary ever
paid by a rural school in Allamakee county.
~Postville Herald, March 22, 1944
Ralph Prescott is wielding the birch in the Evergreen
school for his sister, Belle, the regular teacher, who is
ill in her home here.
A.B. Cook will teach the Evergreen school
Donald Roffman of Evergreen school was a
contestant in the spelling contest held at Waukon
Doris Ann Lawson won first place in the
spelling bee held at Evergreen School.
Eighth graders from rural Allamakee
county schools wrote their eighth grade examinations in
Postville last Tuesday. Among them were Marilyn Bray,
Keith Roffman and Arthur Hagemeier from Evergreen school.
Water being used for drinking water for
the nine one-room schools was tested by the state this
fall. The water being used by five schools was found
unsafe for drinking purposes. These were the four schools
in Grand Meadow township [Clayton county] and the water
from the well at the Evergreen school. The teachers for
these schools are carrying water from town, and are being
supplied with chemicals that can be placed in the water
to assure that it is safe for drinking purposes. The
pupils in Evergreen school are enjoying the new text
books; also the music with Miss Dougherty. Shelby and
Linda Gelo have returned their dental cards.
Linda Gelo had a birthday last week and
treated the whole school to popcorn balls. Carl Coates,
an eighth grader, treated his classmates and the other
children to candy bars. The first graders are beginning
to read in their first grade reader entitled, "On
Cherry Street." Second graders are learning how to
cut objects into parts which are called ½'s and ¼'s.
They use small flannel boards to show this so they can
see that two halves make a whole thing. Third grade is
learing the 2's multiplication tables.
The third graders have had a new
experience in writing letters in ink to their relatives,
and sending them. They are waiting for answers to them.
Wednesday, Mr. Cook brought out a science kit and the
seventh and eighth rades performed experiments with the
batteries, tubes, magnets and etc. They proved air has
pressure, what causes a door bell to ring, how to make an
electro-magnet and several other experiments. George
Brainard, the only pupil in the fourth grade took a
reading achievement test and got a perfect score. The
following pupils had birthdays during March and brought
treats to their classmates: Frank and Janice
Wittenberger, Larry Gruel, George Brainard and Larry
Gelo. Mrs. Reincke and Shelby Gelo each brought a gold
fish for their classroom so they have something to make
the room more interesting.
There are 21 pupils in the Evergreen
School this year and all grades are represented. Johnny
and Janice Wittenberger have returned their dental cards.
Students have formed a Current Events Club and elected
new officers fro one month: President, Johnny
Wittenberger; vice president, Larry Gruel; secretary,
Clinton Lawson; editor, Shelley Gelo. Each pupil pays his
dues for each month, then they will decide what to do
with the money.
From the Evergreen school we have a
report of three recent birthdays: Frank and Janice
Wittenberger and Larry Gruel. Alvin Linville has
scarletine and will be out of school for at least two
weeks. Enrollment has jumped another notch, as Gordon
Brainard has entered their kindergarten.
Evergreen school teachers
Note: the dates shown for the teachers are not all-inclusive of terms taught.
Clarence Wood, unknown dates
Anyone wishing to share Evergreen school photos, student rosters, names of teachers or other information about this school, please contact the Allamakee coordinator.