Fredonia No. 4
Newspaper Articles in chronological date order
LeMars Sentinel, Feb. 18, 1895
SOUTH FREDONIA: (Special Correspondence)
Through an error in the last correspondence, it was stated that the school
LeMars Sentinel, September 1, 1939
NEW SCHOOL IN FREDONIA
Fredonia Township News
Le Mars Globe Post, September 24, 1953
James Varnum and his son Eugene of Centerville was renewing old friends on Saturday. He left here 55 years ago. His father was secretary many years on the school board, Chris Kloster took his place. He called at his old home where Nels Mortensen lives. Mr. and Mrs. Mortensen and boys had gone to California for a two weeks visit to see their daughter, Leona and husband when he was traveling through the country. John Varnum taught the north school some years ago.
Transcriber Note: The “north school” was probably Fredonia # 4 (also called the Mortensen School). The Varnum family lived in section 4 of Fredonia Township. James’ parents were Richard and Harriett Varnum, both born in Canada per the 1880 Census. James was born about 1872. John Varnum was a brother to James according to the 1900 Census. According to funeral home records on this web site, Centerville is a town in South Dakota.
Le Mars Sentinel, Sept. 21, 1955
The Nels Mortensen school started Monday with seven children present.
LeMars Globe-Post, May 30, 1957
Fredonia #4 school visited the Globe-Post Wednesday morning, May 29. Mrs. Dirl (Shirley) Steffe, the teacher, was accompanied by the following pupils: Gary Larson, Duane Lassen, Gaylan, Lassen, Bonnie Larson, Becky Lund, Nancy Lienemann, Twila Lassen and Karen Bouman.
Mrs. Don Lienemann and Diane, Mrs. Melvin Bouma, Mrs. Martin Larson, Mrs. Ervin Lassen and Delwyn and Mrs. Donald Lund and Billy were also with the group.
They visited the Fire Station and Vander Meer Bakery after leaving the Globe-Post.
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