Pleasant Valley TwpSummary from the survey completed in 1997
- 3 homes
- 3 other uses
- 3 unknow fate
Pleasant Valley No. 1 a.k.a. Jungling SchoolSection 1 Northeast corner
- Dewayne Johnson Home - almost same place - moved south a bit - lived in until 60s or 70s
Pleasant Valley No. 2Section 4 Southeast corner
- GONE - torn down - new home on site
Pleasant Valley No. 3 a.k.a. Akkerman SchoolSection 5 - Southwest corner
- Brick - torn down
Pleasant Valley No. 4Section 18 - Southeast corner
- Used as a church also - moved - was used as post office in Austinville - now owned by elevator and used
Pleasant Valley No. 5Section 21 Northeast corner
- (HOME) Clarence Bergman lives in it - school moved in from German Twp - Original school blew away in 1952 tornado in Buck Grove (Sec. 16) - little Miller girl died in Tornado
Pleasant Valley No. 6Section 24 Northwest corner
- Old school house is a hog house on Paul Aswegan farm
New building - sold to man from Holland - taken down???
Pleasant Valley No. 7Section 35 - Northeast corner
- PV school near PV German Reformed Church - Bought and moved to Fern - behind feed store (Beaver Twp.) only 1/2 exist today for storage - needs paint
Pleasant Valley No. 8 a.k.a. Tiger HillSection 28 - Southeast corner
- moved to German Twp. Sec. 23 by Bob Renken for daughter Rosalite Renken (Ron Brass). Now Brad Aukes, Bob's grandson (other daughters son)
Pleasant Valley No. 9 a.k.a. Sietsema SchoolSection 31 - Northeast corner
- moved Wumpkes farm 1/2 west of Lincoln Center Church - bulldozed whole building site
Colfax Township School Areas Assigned By BoardUnassigned Portions of Colfax No. 2 and No. 5, and 3/4-Section in Pleasant Valley Township To Become Part of Grundy Center Community School District July 1st.
The Grundy County Board of Education in an organization meeting in the courthouse Monday evening, passed a resolution by unanimous vote to assign rural school areas in Colfax and Pleasant Valley townships to the Grundy Center Community school district. The total area consists of approximately 10 1/2 sections of land. The landowners and tenants in these areas have expressed a desire to become a part of the Grundy Center district. This area had not been assigned previously to any community school.
The Colfax School District No. 1 has expressed a desire to become part of the Grundy Center Community school district. The rural school was closed this year, and all of the pupils are attending the Grundy Center school. A petition for merger between Colfax No. 1 and the Grundy Center district has not been filed, but it is expected that such will be filed with the county board of education within a few weeks.
A merger with a school district is accomplished in the following manner:
(1) A petition signed by at least 20 per cent of the qualified voters of a school district not operating a high school, proposing that said district be included in a high school district, shall be filed with the county superintendent of the county.
(2) The school board of the high school district involved shall, after the filing of the petition, take action at the next regular board meeting or a special meeting called for that purpose, agreeing to accept said school district not operating a high school into the high school district and filing a record of this action with the county superintendent.
(3) The county superintendent shall fix a time and place for filing any objections.
(4) If there are no valid objections to the procedure, an election shall be held in the school district not operating a high school, and if approved by a majority of those voting, said district shall become merged with said high school district on the July 1st following the election.
The Grundy Center Community school district would not be required to vote in this merger procedure. The board of education would approve the action of the majority of the votes in Colfax No. 1.
At present there is approximately 3/4 of a section of land in Pleasant Valley township that had been assigned July 1 to Colfax No. 1, which will probably join with the Grundy Center District in the near future. Colfax No. 1 is the district two miles north of Holland.
Unassigned Portions of Colfax To GC Community School
The Grundy County Board of Education at their meeting Monday, in a roll call vote, agreed to attach certain un-assigned portions of Colfax No. 2 and Colfax No. 5 to the Grundy Center Community School district. This is area which was not included in the Wellsburg reorganization program.
In Colfax No. 2, 1 3/4 sections of land is assigned to the Grundy Center district. In Colfax Dist. No. 5, 3 5/8 sections of land were assigned to the Grundy Center district.
The assigned area will become a part of the Grundy Center district the 1st of next July and will almost complete the reorganization of unassigned rural school areas in Grundy county.
Representing the Grundy Center board of education at the meeting Monday evening were Dr. E. A. Reedholm, president of the Grundy Center board, and Supt. Walter Fredrick of the Grundy Center Community school.
Several of the farms which are affected by the action of the county board are as follows:
In Pleasant Valley township, the Harold and Andy Meester home place and the residence of Harry Meester.
In Colfax District No. 2: The Gerald Meester farm; the Philip Tack farm, tenanted by Marvin Tack; land in section 10 owned by Annie Andreessen; a small area owned by Fannie Claassen. The eastern portion of the district which was not included in the Wellsburg reorganization will become a part of the Grundy Center district.
In Colfax District No. 5, sections 15, 21 and 22 were assigned to the Grundy Center district, and section 16, except for the John Freese farm and the 80 acres of the Joe Knock farm tenanted by Cliff Rogers. The balance of the area in Colfax No. 5 will go to the Grundy Center district.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 5 October 1961, pg 1