Source: Jefferson Township Schools, Warren County Historical Library
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(Information derived from Mrs. Homer
Lockwood, Mrs. Ethel Smith, and others)
The school was located 2 ˝ miles west
of Spring Hill near the Powers farm. It burned once, was rebuilt,
and upon reorganization to form the
For years or as long as the Spring Hill
High School continued, the Brush College record books were kept in
the library there. The teachers used to look them over and marvel at
how well records were kept in those early days and how those early
teachers excelled in penmanship. (I was one of the Spring Hill
teachers and regretted it so much when the janitor had a
housecleaning spree and burned "the old books that nobody
Teachers included Anna Beverly (Mrs.
Jim Lundy), Doris Snyder, Belva Perkins, Bertha Higgens Foust,
William Stephens, Esther Lockwood, and Carl Millslagle.
Families in the district included the
Powers, Anderson, Geo. Martens, Pratt, Frank Wild, Lockridge, and
In the Advocate Tribune for February
23, 1885 appeared this item under the heading of Prole items: "
The same bit of news was given in a
more nostalgic manner in the Linn Grove items.
(The writer goes on to tell of the many
types of instructional and entertaining functions that were held at
the school and finishes like this:)
" …we are somewhat relieved in
the thought a more commodious and imposing structure will soon adorn
the ruins, so now we are compelled to take our long last
In March, 1905, the district decided to
submit a proposition to vote bonds of $800 to rebuild the
schoolhouse. It passed and the bonds were sold to local residents.
The history of
In the Indianola Record, January 11,
1901, the correspondent writes: "Miss Ethel Adams of Summerset
who finished her first term of school here this week has given
complete satisfaction. The school was orderly, the scholars took
great interest and therefore learned much."
Another item says that
Item from paper: "James, 7, and
Alice, 6, Wood were neither absent or tardy in four months."
Additional teachers in the school were:
(gleanings from papers)
Mr. Coe; Cora Vance
Mrs. Walter Chiles
Verda Shaw; Iamar; Ethel Adams
Hallene Haworth; Miss Jenks
Transcribed by Juanita Ott
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