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Elkader Public Schools
Independent School District

Miscellaneous information from various sources

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The following are the officers and directors of Elkader Independent School District:
President - H. C. Grotewohl
Secretary - W. A. Preston
Treasurer - F. H. Carter
Directors - D. R. Mills, C. Reinecke, F. D. Bayless, Marvin Cook, C. F.
~Elkader Register, Thur., 28 March 1878 ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson

A meeting of the school board of Elkader Independent School District, held on Tuesday evening, the following teachers were employed for the departments named:
Principle - J. F. Thompson
Grammar Dept. - John N. Hamilton
Intermediate Department - Miss Caddi Richardson
Primary Department - Miss Kate Vaupel
German Department - George Kuessner
~Elkader Register, Thur., 20 June 1878 ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson


The Elkader public school opened on Monday with a largely increased attendance, the enrollment being 166. There were twenty-two foreign scholars enrolled as follows:

Rose Quinn
Elsie Simmons
Eddie Gates
Mamie Pimley
Mary Johnson
Cora Reynolds
Rose Downie
Eliza Reynolds
Stephen Donlan
Henry Schecker
Mary Lucy
Nellie Lown
Annie Hayes
Carrie Jacobia
Albert Meder
D. Donahue
Maria Roach
Martha J. Wooldridge
Hattie B. Pimley
Rosanna Underwood
John Behn

~Elkader Register, Fri., 8 Sept. 1882 ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson
~note: "foreign" students likely are those new to the school and not necessarily from foreign countries


Elkader Girls Win
A very interesting game of basketball was played at Turner Opera House Saturday evening between the Volga High School Girls and the '02's of Elkader. The Elkader team played the more scientific game and were easy winners, the score at the end of the first half being 4 to 1 in their favor, and at the end of the game 9 to 5. The teams lined up as follows:

Volga -
Helen Whitford, C.
Ada Whitford, F.F.
Lizzie Brabrandt, B.F.
Gusta Brabrandt, F.G.
Frances White, B.G.
Elkader -
Amella Becker, C.
Kate Kramer, F.F.
Carrie Schmidt, B.F.
Eva Jack, F.G.
Anna Stemmer, B.G.

After the game light refreshments were served to the guests from Volga. About 30 of Volga's young people were over to cheer for the girls. Receipts at the door were over $30.
~Elkader Argus, Wed., January 27, 1903


1924 Elkader Public school graduates:

Ruth Adele Bayless
A. Ivanelle Beamer
Mildred G. Becker
Gladys B. Cook
Leroy H. Benschneider
Stella M. Downey
Gerald G. Bock
Edith Marie Lange
Vernon A Coutant
Rosella Larson
Joseph J. Hyde
Ruth V. Perry
Marguerite Hyde
Alma B. Rugland
Clarence R. Jacobson
Eleanora W. Taake
Vallie Ress Klink
Zita I. Uriell
Cyril O. Koehn
Jeanette W. Walz
Orvald E. Larson
Marie A. Lenth
Veronica M. Mathews
Iva Meder
Helena Niemeyer
Pearl M. Taacke
Clarence E. Nugent
Marjorie Richardson
Carl F. Rothmeyer
Leota Ann Schmitt
Lillian R. Thompson
Milton W. Uecker

Salutatory - Joseph Hyde
Valedictory - Leroy Benschneider

~Elkader Register, Thur., May 29, 1924 ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson


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